There are plenty of restaurants in Las Vegas that will be serving special meals for those who are away from home on Christmas or just prefer to eat out.
BEAUMONT'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN AT TEXAS STATION
Get in the holiday spirit at Beaumont's Southern Kitchen. Enjoy a delectable a la carte menu with dishes such as a Stuffed Whole Maine Lobster ($47); Southern Tradition Turkey Dinner with hickory smoked turkey cornbread dressing, pan gravy, baked yams, charred corn, cornbread, and a fresh cranberry relish ($18); and Peppermint Crème Brule ($6).
BEST FRIEND AT PARK MGM
Chef Roy Choi is offering a family style holiday menu for $50 per person (free for children under 7). Menu highlights includes an array of sharable bites such as Mole Tamales, Elotes, Kimchi Fried Rice, Wok Noodles, and Best Friend’s signature ramen dusted French Fries. Main course offerings that are sure to warm up a winter night feature guests’ choice of hotpot for the table as well as Choi’s famed Korean BBQ with options including melt-in-your-mouth Spicy Pork, Yuzu Shrimp and more. The feast is capped off with a dessert from the chef’s nightly selection. Available through Dec. 30.
BLT STEAK AT BALLY'S LAS VEGAS
he famed steakhouse, BLT Steak, will feature a variety of holiday blackboard special dishes beginning Tuesday, Dec. 24 and running through Monday, Jan. 6. For appetizers options, guests can experience butternut squash soup or seared foie gras. Entrée options include dry-aged prime rib, seared sea scallops and rack of lamb. Sides include braised Brussels sprouts with honey crisp apple, loaded sweet potato with spiced pecans and applewood smoked bacon. For dessert, try the chocolate-chestnut tart or cranberry spiced bread pudding. In addition to being available a la carte, guests can order these dishes in a holiday prix-fixe coursed special for $90.
BLVD & MAIN TAPHOUSE AT THE STRAT
BLVD & Main is offering a 3-course holiday menu on Dec. 24 and 25. Dinner will include a mixed greens salad, slow roasted prime rib prepared with garlic scalloped potatoes and fresh vegetable medley, and fresh Dutch apple pie, priced at $35 per person.
BOYD GAMING PROPERTIES
Boyd Gaming destinations citywide are offering special holiday buffets at Aliante, Cannery, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Fremont and Main Street Station on Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec. 25) from 11 a.m. to close. The holiday buffets feature brown sugar and mustard-glazed baked ham, roasted Prime rib, butter whipped potatoes, cranberry relish, classic lobster bisque, waldorf salad, Yule logs and other holiday favorites. Buffet prices vary at each property. For complete details, visit www.boydgaming.com/Holiday2019.
MRKT Sea & Land at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will serve a special Christmas menu on Christmas Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 24) from 5 p.m. to close and on Christmas Day from 3 p.m. to close for $75. Guests will begin their meal with a choice of lobster bisque, chive crème or a Boston Bibb salad. For the main course, MRKT will serve a Chilean seabass paired with king crab, truffle risotto and asparagus jus. Dessert will feature a chocolate raspberry torte with apricot coulis.
Aliante’s Bistro 57 is serving up a tantalizing Christmas Day special for $55 from 3 p.m. to close. The three-course special includes an arugula salad with glazed roasted pecans and a lemon vinaigrette, ribeye and seared scallops served with lobster sauce, and a warm panettone served with cinnamon ice cream.
Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining at The Orleans Hotel and Casino will offer two flavorful Christmas Day specials on December 25 from 4 p.m. to close. The first special features a stuffed turkey dinner served with haricot verts, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy and fresh cranberry sauce for $44. Diners can also enjoy the mixed grill trio for $46, featuring a filet topped with foie gras butter, lamb chop topped with tapenade and shrimp scampi served with tomato risotto and Parisian vegetables.
For $20.99, diners can savor a three-course, land and sea dinner at The Orleans’ Copper Whisk Café on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to close. Start the holiday dinner with a choice of a tortellini and spinach Christmas soup or house salad, followed by a petite filet mignon and seafood Newburg nestled in puff pastry served with croquette potatoes and fresh vegetables. A Christmas Yule log will be served for dessert.
SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar at Suncoast Hotel and Casino will offer several three-course menu options on Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to close. Start the meal with sausage and corn chowder or a baby gem lettuce wedge salad; then grilled filet mignon served with a petite crab cake and Madeira wine sauce for $58; pistachio-crusted Alaskan halibut served with sautéed shrimp, fingerling potato and baby spinach for $48; or pan-seared duck breast served with a wild rice pancake and port wine reduction for $38. For dessert, guests can enjoy a chocolate truffle cake with raspberry Chambord sauce and fresh berries.
Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery at Suncoast will serve up a traditional holiday menu on Christmas Day for $18.99. For starters, diners can choose from the cream of butternut squash soup or a house salad. The main entrée choices include a holiday roasted turkey or honey-baked ham, each served with savory stuffing, butter whipped potatoes, turkey gravy, candied yams, cranberry sauce and seasonal vegetables. For dessert, guests can choose a slice of freshly-baked pecan or pumpkin pie.
Redwood Steakhouse at California Hotel and Casino will serve delectable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner specials for $49 from 4 p.m. to close. The Christmas Eve dinner special includes butternut squash soup as the starter; broiled rib cap steak served with whipped Yukon potatoes and maple-glazed carrots as the main entrée; and a chocolate ganache torte for dessert. On Christmas Day, guests can enjoy a three-course special, featuring lump crab cocktail as the appetizer; beef wellington served with duchess potato and glazed carrots as the main entrée; and a Yule log for dessert.
Paradise Café at Fremont Hotel and Casino will serve a delicious Christmas Day meal for $16 from 11 a.m. to close. Diners can choose the roast Prime rib served with a baked potato and green bean almandine or the stuffed sole served with rice pilaf and green beans. All holiday meals include one trip to the soup and salad bar, plus the choice of a slice of chocolate ganache, carrot, coconut or black forest cake.
Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery at Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel will offer a tasty three-course Christmas Day special for $14.99 from 11 a.m. to close. As an appetizer, diners can enjoy a fresh garden salad. The main entrée features a crispy pork shank served with garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and red wine sauce. Guests can end their dinner with a slice of chocolate mousse cake.
Snaps Restaurant at Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel is making holiday dining easy, serving a scrumptious holiday platter on Christmas Day for $12.99. The holiday platter features sliced turkey, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing, sweet potato, green bean casserole and a generous slice of pumpkin or pecan pie.
Guests can enjoy a ham dinner special at Mary’s Diner at Eldorado Casino and The Court Café at Jokers Wild Casino on Christmas Day. The ham dinner special includes the choice of soup or salad, savory stuffing, root vegetables, candied yams and a slice of holiday pie. The special will be available at both properties from 11 a.m. to close for $9.99.
BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is offering 3 holiday feast options, including a holiday turkey special with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for $23.99; smoked ham with turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple compote, and a slice of pumpkin pie for $23.99; or the holiday ham and turkey combo with turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, apple compote and pumpkin pie for $25.99.
CHARCOAL ROOM AT PALACE STATION
Celebrate Christmas Day at Charcoal Room with its special a la carte menu. Guests are invited to indulge in holiday-inspired dishes such as Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque ($10); Shaved Apple Salad ($10); Roasted Beef Tenderloin ($55); Lobster Thermidor ($55); and Cinnamon Apple Crème Brulee ($7).
EMERIL'S NEW ORLEANS FISH HOUSE
Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House will offer a special menu featuring Mesquite smoked Creekstone Farm prime rib with grilled lobster salad and creole seared Hawiian ahi. Make sure to save room for the chocolate butter cake ($80 per guest or available a la carte).
Freed's Bakery is bringing back its popular cookie tins. Prices start at $34.95.
HASH HOUSE A GO GO
Hash House A Go Go is offering several specials for the holiday season including peppermint bark pancakes, cream cheese stuffed French toast, prime rib, shrimp scampi and angel hair pasta, and gingerbread bread pudding. They are also offering gift cards as stocking stuffers. Special holiday hours.
GIADA AT THE CROMWELL
The annual Feast of the Seven Fishes will start with antipasti platter of baccala arancini, Sicilian tuna crostini with sundried tomatoes and olives, coppa salumi and EVOO braised octopus. For the second course, choose between king crab with angel hair pasta with swiss chard and taleggio fonduta or spaghetti and clams with lemon gremolata and parmigiano-reggiano. For the third course, guests will have the difficult decision between grilled swordfish with farro risotto, tiny vegetables and fennel citrus salad or Hawaiian red snapper with black truffle parsnip “fettuccini,” pea shoots and lemon crema. For dessert, Chef Giada De Laurentiis is taking a page from her “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” tv show with Zuccotto with almond cherry semifreddo and panettone, or hot cocoa souffle with toasted marshmallow gelato and chocolate sauce.
GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL AT CAESARS PALACE
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is serving up its British twist to Christmas Day with a festive prix-fixe menu for $80. To start, enjoy pan seared diver scallops with roasted heirloom carrots, chickpeas and lemon. The entrée is Ramsay’s specialty, roasted beef wellington with black truffle potato, swiss chard and mushrooms and a red wine demi. Add a butter poached lobster tail for an additional $15. For dessert, experience another Ramsay signature with sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream and warm toffee sauce.
Greek Sneek at MGM Grand will celebrate Hanukkah with a twist on a traditional dinner from Dec. 22 through 30. The dinner will include roasted lamb loin, served with roasted kale, butternut squash and cranberry, priced at $36. Greek Sneek’s full menu will also be available, including branzino, Mediterranean seabass with broccolini, lemon, capers and Greek olive oil, priced at $39; and feta-stuffed half chicken, served with broccolini and chicken jus, priced at $31. Reservations can be made by calling 702.891.3222 or on the website at www.GreekSneek.com.
HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS
Oyster Bar & Grill will feature a few festive dishes to its already robust menu. A 10-ounce filet topped with truffle butter, served with garlic mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and asparagus and fresh truffle shavings will be available for $50. End with a choice of traditional pecan or apple pie, or pumpkin cheesecake for $8.
Flavors Buffet will make guests feel right at home with its Christmas Day menu that includes classic festive flavors in dishes like honey baked ham, cranberry and rosemary stuffed pork loin, herb and butter roasted turkey, roasted baby yams, eggnog pound cake and a selection of holiday pies. Other highlights include: crab artichoke salad, roasted butternut squash and bacon soup, salmon Oscar with bearnaise sauce, spinach crusted seabass with lemon herb, grilled oysters topped with herb garlic butter, Dungeness crab legs, pumpkin angel food cake, cranberry Christmas cake and more.
Enjoy a holiday dinner while taking in the incredible views from Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s floor-to-ceiling windows. On Dec. 25, enjoy a starter, entrée, side dish and dessert paired with a glass of house white or red wine for $95 per person. Selections include: lobster bisque or steak house salad; roasted turkey breast served with gravy, sausage and herb stuffing and cranberry relish or 16-ounce. prime rib served with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans; and additional sides of sweet potato casserole or cauliflower au-gratin. To end the evening on a sweet note, choose between white chocolate bread pudding or eggnog crème bruleé.
HANK'S FINE STEAKS & MARTINIS AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH
Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis at Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort & Spa will celebrate Christmas Day with a special a la carte holiday menu that is sure to please. Highlights include Butternut Squash Soup ($16); Roasted Baby Beet Salad ($14); Free Range White Ring Pheasant Breast ($45); Braised American Wagyu Short Rib ($65); and Organic Apple Tart ($14).
HOKKAIDO TEPPANYAKI STEAK HOUSE
The Downtown Summerlin Japanese restaurant is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day starting at 3 p.m. Hokkaido is known for their flair of cooking your meal in front of you and also their extravagant desserts like their made to order cotton candy that is a showpiece and their Flaming Fire Ball where they light the dessert on fire in front of you to expose the dessert inside the chocolate sphere.
HOOTER'S RESTAURANT & SALOON
Hooter's inside OYO Hotel & Casino is offering a special 3-course Christmas dinner for $19.99. The dinner will feature roasted corn chowder with Cajun rubbed smoked beef brisket, pineapple honey glazed ham served with rainbow cauliflower gratin, herb roasted fingerling potatoes and pancetta charred brussels sprouts, and white chocolate panna cotta with Grand Marnier Berries.
LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY
La Cave featured dish for the holiday is roasted turbot, served with caviar butter, mushrooms, cauliflower and potato, priced at $24. A recommended wine pairing for the meal is the Les Tourelles del la Crée, Chardonnay, Montagany, 1er Cru, Burgundy, France 2017, priced at $19. La Cave will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with reservations available now by calling 702.770.7375 or online at www.lacavelv.com.
THE LINQ PROMENADE
Off the Strip Bistro & Bar will celebrate Christmas Eve with festive specials. Check out the prime rib dinner served with fingerling potatoes, asparagus and au jus for $34 or the chicken cordon bleu made with Canadian bacon and cheese, served with mashed potatoes and topped with Beurr Blanc sauce for $29.
Looking for a quick festive bite? Stop by Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips on Dec. 25 for a beef wellington with sea salt chips, truffle mayo and bordelaise sauce, cost is 18.99 with a beverage included. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the sticky toffee pudding ice cream bar for $6.99.
LOCALE ITALIAN KITCHEN
This holiday season Locale Italian Kitchen will be offering a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu starting Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Christmas Eve. The menu features marinated Cetara anchovy with Italian butter and crostini, frittelle di baccalà, octopus and potato salad, ahi tuna crudo, baked oysters, seafood ravioli, and Tuscan seafood stew ($75 per person). All courses are served family-style and special wine pairings created to accompany the menu are available at an additional cost.
MORELS STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO AT THE PALAZZO
Morels Steakhouse & Bistro will offer a special Christmas menu, including a beet and goat cheese salad, slow roasted prime rib and holiday macaroons served with their specialty “What Plane?” eggnog ($85 per guest).
Oscar's Steakhouse at The Plaza will be offering several specials on Dec. 25 including butternut squash for $14, citrus glazed duck breast for $52, and pumpkin cheesecake for $9.
PANCHO'S MEXIAN RESTAURANT
Pancho's in Downtown Summerlin is toasting the season with a festive cocktail named Naughty Santa. It is made with Campo Azul Reposado, a float of Grand Marnier and a tajin rim. Cost is $13.50.
PARIS LAS VEGAS
Enjoy Burger Brasserie this Christmas with a specialty a la carte menu, featuring a roasted golden beet salad ($11); bacon wrapped beef tenderloin served with a twice baked loaded potato, roasted baby carrots and red wine demiglaze ($28); sweet potato pecan pie ($8) and pumpkin crème brûlée ($8).
Le Village Buffet brings the charm of France to a festive buffet setting. Holiday featured dishes include crab legs; roasted duck confit; a carving station of glazed ham, prime rib and roasted turkey; chicken supreme with black truffle; soy glazed salmon; crepes made to order; and a variety of traditional and non-traditional sides, salads, entrees and desserts. These specialty selections will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Make your reservation now on OpenTable.
Pinkbox Doughnuts has 10 new holiday-themed treats, available at all of their locations through December. Pinkbox’s December Doughnut of the Month, The Candy Cane, is a red frosted glazed doughnut twist drizzled with white icing and sprinkled with candy cane peppermint pieces, available from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31 and priced at $3 per doughnut.
Spice Market Buffet will spice things up this Christmas with a two-day holiday feast of specialty brunch and dinner dishes. From 7 a.m.-3 p.m., experience a mixture of festive flavors like roasted turkey breast and glazed ham coupled with brunch favorites like roasted slab bacon, pulled pork eggs benedict, spinach and artichoke frittata and more. For dinner, additional dishes include, chimichurri leg of lamb, roasted garlic thyme prime rib, crab-stuffed sole with roasted fennel cream, seafood paella, BBQ ribs and pork loin with red onion and pear compote. Don’t miss the customizable mac and cheese station as well as other international fare from Mexico, Latin America and the Middle East. These specialty dishes will be available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $32.99 per person, and dinner from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $35.99 per person.
RAO'S AT CAESARS PALACE
The iconic Italian institution, Rao’s at Caesars Palace, will offer a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu with a variety of à la carte seafood specials from Chef de Cuisine Fatimah Madyun including: Rao’s seafood tower featuring 1 pound of Maine lobster tail split, three snow crab claws, shrimp, calamari and more; baked clams; grilled octopus; linguini and clams; lobster and shrimp ravioli; frutti di mare; and pan seared branzino. This specialty menu is only available on Dec. 24.
On Christmas Day, Rao’s will feature several specialty dishes including: Italian wedding soup; potato gnocchi in sausage ragu; branzino livernese; and braised pork shank. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the chocolate peppermint yule log with gold dusted berries.
RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY
Restaurant Guy Savoy will serve its Christmas Prestige menu ($385 per guest) on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 and will feature exquisite courses including: crab salad and Osetra caviar; coco beans and foie gras terrine; octopus in cold steam; Chef Guy Savoy’s signature artichoke and black truffle soup; brie fermier black truffle; a choice between guinea hen, gnocchi and sauce albufera and A5 Kagoshima Japanese Wagyu beef; and more. For reservations, reach out to GuySavoy@caesars.com.
RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO
Celebrate with one of the best views from 50 floors above at VooDoo Steak. Guests can experience a prix-fixe menu with a choice of Caesar salad or lobster bisque to start, followed by an appetizer of applewood smoked slab bacon and then an intermezzo. For entrées, choose between a 20-ounce. bone-in ribeye or a 10-ounce center cut choice beef filet, both served with whipped potatoes and jumbo asparagus spears. For dessert, choose between crème brûlée or a melted chocolate dome with vanilla ice cream and Chantilly cream. The menu is available for $99 or $120 with Jack Daniel’s pairings. Call 702-777-7800 for reservations.
Santos Tacos is offering tamales begining Dec. 20 while supplies last. Tamales will be sold in packages of six for $18 and available in Cochinita Pibil, Pollo Verde and Mole.
SIEGEL'S 1941 AT EL CORTEZ
Starting Dec. 22 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Siegel's 1941 is offering a special Hanukah menu. Guests can start their meal with a choice of chopped chicken livers, matzo ball soup or a tossed green salad followed by a choice of beef brisket or roasted apricot chicken served with potato latkes, steamed broccoli as well as kasha and bowties. Dessert includes sweet raisin kugel or ice cream. The cost is $19.95 with players card and $24.95 without.
On Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Siegel’s 1941 is offering their annual Christmas Day menu. Guests can start with a tossed green salad or roasted butternut squash soup followed by a choice of freshly roasted tom turkey served with warm giblet gravy, fresh sage dressing, fluffy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans amandine or Smithfield ham served with brandy-pineapple sauce, sweet potatoes and green beans amandine. Dessert includes freshly baked pumpkin, pecan or apple pie. The cost is $19.95 with players card and $24.95 without.
SIENNA ITALIAN TRATTORIA & DELI
Sienna Italian Trattoria & Deli is offering a classic Italian Christmas Eve dinner menu inspired by the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Menu highlights include cod fish, baked stuffed clams, grilled octopus, sea snail, fritto misto with fried smelt, shrimp, calamari and scallops in spicy marinara sauce, and black ink linguinin with mussels, clams and scallops.
SLATER'S 50/50 is offering special items for a limited time including Mrs. Claus' butternut squash soup shooters, Christmas tree fondue, Santa's reindeer sliders, and Slater's holiday slider flight featuring their signature Best Dam Bacon Cheeseburger, a plant-based Impossible Meatball burger, and sweet-and-savory PB & Jellousy burger. They are also offering slices of peppermint cheesecake, bacon peppermint bark and 7 holiday-inspired cocktails.
SMITH & WOLLENSKY
Smith & Wollensky inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort will celebrate Christmas Day with a variety of a la carte steakhouse favorites for guests to enjoy. Celebrate the holidays with family and friends and enjoy dishes such as its Shellfish Tower for Two ($72); steaks to share with choice of a USDA Prime Dry-aged 46 oz. Porterhouse ($129), Snake River Farms Swinging Tomahawk 44 oz. Ribeye ($178), and a 24 oz. Châteaubriand ($110); Truffled Macaroni and Cheese ($14); and the restaurant’s iconic Coconut Layer Cake.
T-BONES CHOPHOUSE & LOUNGE AT RED ROCK RESORT
T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge invites family and friends to gather together on Christmas Day for a special holiday affair with its a la carte menu. Highlights include Tomato Crab Bisque ($18); Braised Lamb Shank ($60); Wood Fire Branzino ($60); and Yule Log with Orange-Cream Cheese Icing ($12).
TOP OF THE WORLD AT THE STRAT
The Top of the World restaurants will celebrate the holiday with a seasonal inspired menu on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Top of the World’s four-course meal will include roasted mushroom soup, confit of duck leg, cabernet braised short ribs and an eggnog custard tart for dessert, priced at $125.
STK LAS VEGAS AT THE COSMOPOLITAN
Join STK this Christmas for holiday vibe dining and a festive menu, including roasted Linz prime rib with truffle Madeira sauce ($58). Children’s menu includes 4-ounce beef filet with mac and cheese and sautéed broccoli ($24).
TERRA ROSSA AT RED ROCK RESORT
Terra Rossa at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa will deck the halls with its Italian-inspired a la carte menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy dishes such as Marinated White Artichokes in a crispy batter ($16); Squid Ink Spaghetti, Frutti Di Mare ($56); Grilled Lamb Chops with a fig honey demi-glace, fennel and gruyere dauphinoise ($69); Osso Bucco with a saffron risotto ($69); and Yule Log ($12).
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