Las Vegas - Thanksgiving Ideas
A small group of us - all Northern California Chowhounds - will be celebrating multiple birthdays in Las Vegas over the week of Thanksgiving. I am feeling as if we waited too long to make reservations.
Any suggested restaurants to try for the big meal? Any experiences?
Thank you all in advance -
re: Mr Conlin
You are right. I should have posted our results. We ate at Delmonico's, Bouchon, and Bradley Ogden for the actual Thanksgiving meal.
Delmonico was acceptable, nothing special. Although my experience with Emeril's restaurant is limited, I find that the sides are great, but the centerpiece is lacking a bit. All I remember is the Mushroom Ragout and the bernaise. The steak itself was alright.
Bouchon for breakfast, and was exceptional. Had the boudin blanc and eggs with brown butter. Fantastic.
Thanksgiving dinner at Bradley Ogden. We thought it through, and couldn't get to Rosemary's, and decided that if we were going to eat the quintessential American meal, we might as well have it at Ogden's place, who specializes in American comfort. I have to say that this meal was exceptional - the turkey and fixins were classic examples of what we wanted. The white meat and dark meat were both moist and flavorful. The gravy was concentrated and balanced. Great overall.
We are also glad we made it to Lotus of Siam. I still dream of the raw beef salad and try to duplicate it at home.
re: Mr Conlin
This menu looks great - off strip so expensive cab or rent a car.
Enjoy Thanksgiving Day 2006 at Rosemary’s Restaurant
Thursday November 23rd, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Table d’hote Menu - $45.00 per person
excluding beverages, tax & gratuity
First Course Choice of:
Turkey Leg Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Wild Mushrooms,
Steamed Rice & Shaved Green Onions
Sweet Corn Custard with a Butter Poached Rock Shrimp & Slow Roasted
Tomato Ragout & Fried Zucchini Noodles
Watercress, Endive & Baby Arugula Tossed in a Blueberry Port Wine Dressing with
Sonoma Goat Toasts, Toasted Pistachios, Sherry Gastrique & Infused Basil Oil
Second Course Choice of:
Shaved Smoked Duck Breast with a Wild Rice, Red Grape & Spanish
Almond Salad & Champagne Fresh Herb Vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Tortellini with Fried Sage, Pepitos, Shaved Parmesan
Reggiano Cheese & Brown Butter Alfredo Sauce
Frisee Tossed in Warm Andouille Vinaigrette with Shitake Mushrooms,
Toasted Walnuts, Golden Beets & Aged Balsamic Extraction
Third Course Choice of:
Roasted & Sliced Breast of Turkey with Buttermilk Creamed Potatoes,
Roasted Baby Carrots, Cranberry Sauce & a Pecan Pan Gravy
Pan Roasted Salmon on a bed of Warm Wilted Greens with G-ma’s
Marinated Cucumbers & an Emulsified Ravigote Sauce
Wild Mushroom & Parsnip Gratin with Fried Parsnip Strips and Garlic Parmesan Toasts
Grilled Demi Rib Eye on a bed of Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary’s Own Steak Sauce
Fourth Course Choice of:
Chocolate Blackout Cake with Walnut Ice Cream & Espresso Anglaise
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce & Nutmeg Ice Cream
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Brown Sugar Ice Cream & Rum Caramel Sauce
* Sorry, regular menu not available on Thanksgiving Day * No substitutions please
* Call for reservations soon as this is one of the busiest holidays of the year at Rosemary’s!
When we were there we stayed downtown at The Golden Nugget. We had great steaks at Binion's...and we had a fabulous buffet at a place way off the strip...absolutely world class! I'll ask my son what the name of it is. I don't recall. He lived there for a long time and was a car valet for some top places while in school.
It was The Regent in Summerlin. Fabulous...worth every cent. We went for my sons graduation with a bunch a people...had a great time! Service was great as well. Very beautiful resort/casino off the strip. Lots of locals go there.
Here's what was posted last year (2005) in the Las Vegas Advisor to give you an idea:
Bradley Ogden's menu last year:
Bradley Odgen at Caesars Palace. The gourmet restaurant was cited in USA Today's list of "Ten Great Places to Enjoy a Traditional Feast." The meal includes "roasted sweet pumpkin soup and wood-grilled organic turkey with a corn and sage stuffing," plus "the Black Beauty--an apple and cranberry upside-down cake" for dessert. The price is $75 (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included).
Following is a list of Thanksgiving feasts offered around town this Thursday. Included are all the finds from last week and many more that we've uncovered since then.
Elements Steak & Seafood, 5-10 pm, $49 ($28 for children ages 12 and under)
Commander's Palace, 11:30 am-3:30 pm and 6-10 pm, fixed price menus from $48. Reservations recommended, 702/892-8272.
Tremezzo, 4:30-9:30 pm, $49 ($25 for children under 12)
Seatings at 2-2:30 pm, 4:30-5 pm, and 7-7:30 pm; $60.
Arizona Charlie's Boulder
Sourdough Café, from $8.99
Yukon Grille, from $19.99
Wild West Buffet, $8.99
Arizona Charlie's Decatur
Frisco Market Buffet, $9.99
Sourdough Café, from $8.99
Yukon Grille, from $19.99
Al Dente, 5:30-10 pm, $38.95
Big Kitchen Buffet, 11:30 am-10 pm, $19.95
Sidewalk Café, 11 am-11 pm, $14.95
The Steakhouse, 5:30-10 pm, $42.95
Aqua, 5-10 pm, $85.
Bellagio Buffet, 4-11 pm, $31.95
Café Bellagio take-out feast, $90 serves four to six, $175 serves 10 to 12. Requires 24-hour notice, 702/693-7372.
Le Cirque, 4-9 pm, $125
Nectar, 2-9 pm, $55.
Olives, 5:30-9 pm, $70. Reservations, 702/693-7223.
Osteria del Circo, 4-9 pm, $75
Picasso, 5:30-9 pm, $110
Prime Steakhouse, 5:30-10pm, $85
8-0-8, 5:30-10:30 pm, $47
Bradley Ogden, 2-10 pm, $75
Caesars Magical Empire,2-10 pm $75.50. Reservations recommended, 702/731-7333.
Café Lago, 11 am-9 pm, $19.99
Neros, 5:30-10:30 pm, $42
Palms Steakhouse, 4-9 pm, $38
Spago, 11 am-11 pm, from $25
Terazza, 5:30-10:30 pm, $42
Cannery Row Buffet, 11 am-10 pm, $12.95
Victory's Café, 11 am-11 pm, from $6.99
Waverly's Steak House, after 3 pm, from $19.95
Flamingo Las Vegas
Conrad's, 5-10:30 pm, $45
Lindy's, 11 am-10 pm, $14.95
Ventuno, 11 am-11 pm, $29
Carson Street Café, 11 am-10 pm, $14.95
The Buffet Champagne Brunch, 10 am-10 pm, $13.95
Green Valley Ranch Station
BullShrimp, 3-9 pm, $28.99 ($15 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under)
J.W. Marriott & Rampart Casino
Spiedini, 3-9 pm, $28.99 ($15 for children ages 4-12 and free for children ages 3 and under)
Turkey-to-go, $125 serves eight. Reservations, 702/869-8777.
Trattoria del Lupo, reservations accepted between 4:30-8:30pm, from $19.50.
CraftSteak, 3-9 pm, $75
Fiamma Trattoria, 3-9 pm, $55. Reservations, 702/891-7600.
Grand Buffet: brunch 11 am-4 pm, $14.99; dinner 4-10 pm, $19.99
Nobhill, 3-9 pm, $64
SeaBlue, 4-9:30 pm, $68.99. Reservations, 702/891-3486.
Studio Café, 11 am-11 pm, $24.99
André's, 3-8 pm, $75
Market City Caffé, 11 am-11 pm, $21.95
Monte Carlo Café, noon to 9 pm, $14.95
Monte Carlo Buffet, 11:30 am-10 pm, $14.95
New York-New York
America, 11:30 am-10 pm, $14.95. Reservations accepted, 702/740-6451.
Gallagher's Steakhouse, 4-11 pm, from $26. Reservations strongly suggested, 702/740-6450.
Sazio, 2-9 pm, $14.99 per person
Alize, seatings at 2:30-3 pm, 3-3:30 pm, and 7:30-8 pm; $85.
Fantasy Market Buffet, 11 am-10 pm, $14.99
N9NE Steakhouse, reservations accepted between 3-7 pm, a la carte
Sunrise Café, 11 am-10 pm, from $8.95
Le Provencal, 11:30 am-10:30 pm, $25
Les Artistes, 5:30 am-10:30 pm, $24.95
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas & Casino Montelago
Medici Cafe and Terrace, noon-9 pm, $42 ($21 children)
Buffet, 11 am-10 pm, $9.99
Caravan Café, 11 am-10 pm, $7.99
House of Lords, 1-9 pm, $24.95. Reservations recommended, 702/737-2111.
Nascar Café Feast to Go, $39.95 turkey only, $49.95 including fixings. Reservations, 702/734-7223.
Billy Bob's Steakhouse and Saloon, brunch from 11 am-3 pm starting at $24 and dinner from 4-10 pm starting at $14.99
Firelight Buffet, 10 am-9 pm, $10.99
All-American Buffet, 11 am-8 pm, $13.99
Sundance Grill, 11 am-9 pm, from $11
Twin Creeks Steakhouse, 3-10 pm, from $15.95
Smith & Wollensky
Noon-8 pm in main dining room and 11:30 am-9 pm in the grill, $50 ($25 for children ages 11 and under)
Top of the World, 3-10 pm, $65. Reservations, 702/380-7711.
Caribé Café, 11 am-midnight, $17.50
Kokomo's, 11 am-10 pm, $48
Onda, 2-10 pm, $46
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, 5-10 pm, $38.50
The Mirage Buffet, 8 am-10 pm, $19.95
Buccaneer Bay, 4:30-9:30 pm, $48
Steak House, 4:30-10 pm, $38
Calypsos, 11 am-10 pm, $13.95
Island Buffet, 11 am-10 pm, $13.95
Savanna, 5-11 pm, $35.95. Reservations required, 702/739-2376.
Lutèce, 4-8 pm, $105 ($75 more for wine pairing). Reservations strongly suggested, 702/414-2220.
Postrio, 11:30 am-10:30 pm, à la carte
Tsunami Asian Grill, 11 am-11 pm, $38. Reservations recommended, 702/414-1980