Go all-in for a Vegas-style ‘Drinksgiving’ and more
Did Thanksgiving sneak up on you again this year? It happens in Las Vegas, where people work different hours and nothing ever closes. We’ve all been so wrapped up with other business that we’re not even thinking about the fourth Thursday in November, and if you plan on living like it’s your last night on ‘Drinksgiving,’ then you’re even less likely to want to wake up and make a big meal the next day.
No worries. If there’s one thing to be thankful for this year, it’s the bounty of Thanksgiving options available at restaurants around town. Here’s eleven places that will do the cooking for you.
We have to put one buffet on the list, and why not one-time USA Today “Best Buffet in Las Vegas” winner Bacchanal? There will be holiday options galore on November 25, including apple cider brined roast turkey, herb-crusted smoked turkey breast, apple sausage and sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole with brûléed marshmallows, cranberry sauce with mandarin oranges, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes; with vegan and vegetarian options also available. caesars.com/caesars-palace/restaurants/bacchanal-buffet
If you haven’t yet gotten into Wynn’s talked-about supper club, what better way to make an introduction than on Thanksgiving. For its inaugural holiday meal, Delilah is offering an $89 three-course prix fixe menu with Honeynut Squash Soup and Roasted Turkey Wellington, served with pomme puree, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and candied yams; and a Pumpkin Tart spiced sponge cake with pumpkin mousse and whipped vanilla ganache. wynnlasvegas.com/dining/fine-dining/delilah
The classy AF restaurant and wine bar across from Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is doing Thanksgiving Italian style, with a four-course meal priced at $59 per person ($18 for kids under 12). That includes antipasti and salad options and a main course of slow-roasted Diestel Farm free-range whole turkey, cranberry chutney, sausage stuffing, Parmigiano mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy. When you’re done with your main course, you get to choose between Crostata or the dessert sampler. ferraroslasvegas.com/thanksgiving-dinner-2021
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
If you want to spend Thanksgiving in you-know-where then hit up Guy Fieri’s place at The LINQ, where they’re serving the Ultimate Turkey Feast; a combination that includes roasted turkey breast, bourbon candied yams, whipped mashed potatoes, chorizo cornbread stuffing, garlic parmesan green beans and Grand Marnier cranberry sauce for $34.99. There’s also a Turkey Carnitas Sandwich served “Motley Que Style” with cranberry barbecue sauce, chipotle citrus slaw, pickle chips, aged cheddar, onion straws and donkey sauce for $24.99. It’ll turn your hair blonde and make it stand straight up. caesars.com/linq/restaurants/guy-fieri-vegas-kitchen-and-bar
Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis
The Green Valley Ranch restaurant will be serving a roasted pumpkin soup ($21), Diestel Farms Turkey Dinner with truffle brioche stuffing, Yukon gold potato puree, sauteed green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy ($59), and pumpkin torte for dessert ($10). greenvalleyranch.com/eat-and-drink/hanks-menu
Hash House A Go Go
The five Hash House locations around Southern Nevada have added two Thanksgiving specials to their menus. First, there’s a Roasted Turkey Dinner with cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce, with pumpkin pie for dessert. There’s also a Big O’ Turkey Pot Pie packed with roasted turkey, shaved sweet corn, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, red potatoes, and gravy – topped with a rosemary black pepper crust. Both are priced at $18.99.
And lest you think it’s too late to order a to-go dinner for Thanksgiving, the Summerlin and West Sahara Hash House locations have a Turkey To Go Go meal for six that includes roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, buttermilk biscuits, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream – priced at $179.99. Decide fast because the restaurants only have 150 of those takeout meals between them. hashhouseagogo.com
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
The Red Rock resort destination has a menu that includes butternut squash bisque ($12); fall chopped salad with baby gem lettuce, croutons, roasted tomatoes, and feta cheese ($14); brined, herb-encrusted turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy ($29); vegetarian pasta verde with spaghetti, zucchini, and roasted poblano cream ($24); and a bevy of $9 sides: sweet potato puree with marshmallow fluff, sausage and fennel stuffing, haricot vert with preserved Meyer lemon, or loaded mashed potatoes. For dessert, there’s a sweet potato pie with spice maple Chantilly, pecan brittle, vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce ($12). hearthstonelv.com
The steakhouse at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be open on Thanksgiving, with its full menu and a one-night-only holiday dinner from Executive Chef Patrick Munster that includes herb-roasted turkey breast with a truffle-braised thigh and leg alongside sourdough stuffing, haricots verts with roasted mushroom cream, turkey jus, and cranberry port wine relish ($45). onesteakhouselv.com
Not everyone needs a five-course meal for Thanksgiving, so select PT’s locations, including all Sierra Gold and SG bars are offering up a Turkey Hero sandwich served on Italian bread and stuffed with everything that you’d expect from a traditional holiday dinner: roasted turkey, black forest ham, cornbread stuffing, cranberry mayonnaise, and provolone cheese; and it’s served with a side of sweet potato fries for $13. ptstaverns.com
If you’re dining downtown, El Cortez is offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu ($26.95, $21.95 w/player’s card) that includes a choice of fresh roasted turkey or Smithfield ham, tossed green salad or roasted butternut squash soup, and your choice of pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie for dessert. elcortezhotelcasino.com/dining/siegels-1941/thanksgiving-menu-21
Top of the World
The STRAT’s famous revolving restaurant is doing an à la carte Thanksgiving menu that includes cranberry-glazed turkey roulade sage and cornbread stuffing made with apple cider, whipped butternut squash and potato purée – all smothered in roasted turkey gravy ($45). There’s also a kale, farro, and barley salad, tossed with white wine poached apples and pears, dried cranberry and shaved red onion in a spiced apple and shallot vinaigrette ($19); and a bourbon-infused dark chocolate pot de crème ($12) for dessert. thestrat.com