Vegas restaurants open on Thanksgiving
The vegetarian options on Alizé’s menu will please picky herbivores without requiring fellow diners to go meatless. The four-course meal kicks off with an amuse bouche of roasted chestnut panna cotta and progresses to dishes like pumpkin soup with maple brown butter, seared scallop with braised leeks and Osetra caviar and, of course, a turkey dinner complete with sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing. And dessert is a trio: spiced cake with pumpkin and white chocolate mousse, cranberry pecan tartlet, and warm apple tart tatin. 702-951-7000. 5–9pm.
Kick off your meal at the elegant Four Seasons steakhouse with one of three salads, squash soup or sea scallops, then choose from five main dishes, including an herb-roasted turkey breast, charcoal-grilled filet mignon and California sea bass, served with crab risotto and basil emulsion. Family-style sides are included, and dessert options include a spiced pumpkin baked Alaska. Wine pairings are an additional $15. 702-632-5120. 2–8pm.
Savor a Mediterranean twist on the holiday meal with Cleo’s take on Thanksgiving. Start with marinated olives and your choice of hummus or baba ghanoush, then pick a salad and get down on spice-rubbed turkey with brussels sprouts, corona beans, apple puree and cranberry red wine gastrique. Finish on a sweet note with assorted seasonal desserts for the table. 702-761-7612. 6–10:30pm.
Price: $49, Las Vegas residents $39
Daniel Boulud’s French brasserie goes all-American for Thanksgiving, serving a three-course feast of traditional flavors. Start with an autumn salad or butternut squash velouté, then dig into the main event: a full turkey dinner with cranberry chestnut stuffing, caramelized yams, garlic mashed potatoes and bacon-wrapped green beans. For dessert, choose between pecan pie and pumpkin soufflé. 702-430-1235. 4–10pm.
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a heaping plate of spaghetti and meatballs. (If that’s how you want to roll, who are we to judge?) Dig into excellent Italian fare on the most American of holidays, including the aforementioned spaghetti, or linguini and clams. Turkey traditionalists need not panic: The restaurant will also offer a conventional—and inexpensive—Thanksgiving Day menu, complete with bird, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine. Start with the osso bucco ravioli for the best of both worlds. 702-797-8075. 2–9pm.
The off-Strip Brazilian steakhouse will be serving its regular selection of carefully carved and skewered meats, including beef ancho (rib eye), frango (chicken), and alcatra (top sirloin), with ample Brazilian sides. Also on offer: Thanksgiving specials like roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, and apple and sage dressing. 702-431-4500. 11am–9pm.
Price: $52, children ages 7–12 half price; children 6 and under free
This popular French bistro boasts some of the best tables in Las Vegas, overlooking the action on the Strip and the fountains on Lake Bellagio. Take in the view over a four-course Thanksgiving dinner that includes options like oysters on the half shell with calvados and apple mignonette, and cress, endive and blue cheese salad. The main course is classic roast turkey with all the fixings: cranberry-serrano relish, rosemary bread stuffing, haricots verts, sweet potato gratin, Yukon gold potato puree and Jack Daniel’s–spiked gravy. Don’t feel like eating out? Pre-order a family-style feast to go for $40 per person. 702-944-4224. 11am–11pm.
Tired of T-Day meals during which table talk descends into petty bickering? Take your crew to Top of the World, located on the 107th floor of the Stratosphere, where the views will stun your party into silence. Start your four-course meal with a choice of braised beef short ribs or butternut squash ravioli, followed by roasted pumpkin soup or salad. The main course keeps it traditional: free-range turkey with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, haricots vets, cornbread and Andouille stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Top it all off with pumpkin tart with butterscotch crème anglaise for dessert. 702-380-7711. 11am–11pm.
Award-winning chef Gagnaire’s 23rd floor eatery in the Mandarin Oriental offers a refined take on the holiday meal with a three-course menu of elegant enticements to match the upscale ambiance. Start with dishes like foie gras terrine or white truffle and pumpkin velouté, then continue with roasted turkey, New Zealand salmon or a fillet of American Wagyu ($30 extra), served with family-style sides. Close the evening with a signature Gagnaire dessert that boasts too many ingredients to list, or a classic apple and cranberry crumble with caramel thyme ice cream and chocolate ganache. 702-590-8888. Noon–8pm.
Price: $75 (noon–4:30pm), $95 (5–8pm)
Bazaar Meat (SLS Las Vegas), three-course meal $85, Las Vegas residents $75; 5–9pm. 2535 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-761-7610).Buddy V’s Ristorante (Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian/Palazzo), three-course meal (available à la carte; groups of four or more served family-style) $29, children under 10 $16; 1–10pm. 3327 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-607-2355).
The Capital Grille (Fashion Show Mall), à la carte menu; 11am–9pm. 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-932-6631).
Craftsteak (MGM Grand), three-course meal $85; 5–10pm. 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-891-7318).
Fiamma Trattoria & Bar (MGM Grand), three-course meal $59; 5–10pm. 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-891-7600).
Hash House A Go Go (LINQ Hotel), à la carte menu; 10am–11pm. 3535 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-254-4646).
Heritage Steak (Mirage), four-course meal (available à la carte) $75; 5–10pm. 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-791-7111).
Lakeside (Wynn), three-course meal $68; 4:30–9:30pm. 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-770-3310).
Rí Rá (Mandalay Place), à la carte menu; 11am-2am. 3930 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-632-7771).
Scarpetta (The Cosmopolitan), à la carte menu; 6–11pm. 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-698-7960).
Sinatra (Encore), à la carte menu; 5:30–10pm. 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-770-5320).
STK (The Cosmopolitan), à la carte menu; 5:30–11pm. 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S (702-698-7990).