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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 -

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  1. Well, I guess noone has any experience with Vegas and Thanksgiving mashup. I'll report on what I find out.

    Oh well.

    1. 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).

      Thanksgiving Dining

      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.

      Aladdin
      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)

      André's Downtown
      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

      Bally's
      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

      Bellagio
      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

      Caesars Palace
      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
      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

      Golden Nugget
      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.

      Mandalay Bay
      Trattoria del Lupo, reservations accepted between 4:30-8:30pm, from $19.50.

      MGM Grand
      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

      Monte Carlo
      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.

      Orleans
      Sazio, 2-9 pm, $14.99 per person

      Palms
      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

      Paris
      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)

      Sahara
      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.

      Sam's Town
      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

      Silverton
      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)

      Stratosphere
      Top of the World, 3-10 pm, $65. Reservations, 702/380-7711.

      The Mirage
      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

      TI
      Buccaneer Bay, 4:30-9:30 pm, $48
      Steak House, 4:30-10 pm, $38

      Tropicana
      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.

      Venetian
      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

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      1. re: Budser1228

        Just so people know, Lutece at The Venetian is no longer in business. I will poke around the next time i'm there, and see if any other restos are doing anything special for Turkey Day and report back.

      2. 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.

        1. Just to clarify, the Regent is no more. It has been renamed the Rampart. Marriott runs the hotel part of the operation. I agree with your comments about the physical space -- I think it's the nicest casino in LV in many ways, and the hotel is lovely and quiet.

          1. Thank you all. I still don't know what we are doing. I'm formulating our plans right now. I'll post the plans soon.

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            1. 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
              -or-
              Sweet Corn Custard with a Butter Poached Rock Shrimp & Slow Roasted
              Tomato Ragout & Fried Zucchini Noodles
              -or-
              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
              -or-
              Butternut Squash Tortellini with Fried Sage, Pepitos, Shaved Parmesan
              Reggiano Cheese & Brown Butter Alfredo Sauce
              -or-
              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
              -or-
              Pan Roasted Salmon on a bed of Warm Wilted Greens with G-ma’s
              Marinated Cucumbers & an Emulsified Ravigote Sauce
              -or-
              Wild Mushroom & Parsnip Gratin with Fried Parsnip Strips and Garlic Parmesan Toasts
              -or-
              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
              -or-
              Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce & Nutmeg Ice Cream
              -or-
              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!

              1. re: Budser1228

                holy cow - that sounds great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder if i can come by the next day for leftovers ?!?!?

              1. Here are the current plans.

                Our hosts are taking us to Phantom on Thankgiving at 7pm. We made reservations at Delmonico's at 9:30pm. We'll see how busy Drai's is going to be for the afterparty.

                I will call Rosemary's to see what availability they have.

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                1. re: Mr Conlin

                  Did you end up having a nice time? It is 2007... Anyone care to recommend any new places to dine on Thanksgiving this year??

                  1. re: OtterPop

                    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.

                    1. re: OtterPop

                      Following Budser1228's recommendation from a different post, I found the link to the Las Vegas' Review Journal's Thanksgiving Restaurant List.

                      http://www.reviewjournal.com/entertai...