Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving Day surrounded by their family in their homes, filling themselves with delicious foods and watching football. Some people, and the number is growing every year, who choose to instead take a less traditional route. My family was once very traditional when it came to Thanksgiving, you know the classic: giant turkey made by mom, the clueless uncle who only contribution is a can of jelly cranberry sauce, all the men surrounding the television watching football, etc. But as my siblings and I started to get older the traditions started to fade aways and each year brought a new “temporary” tradition. A couple of years ago we went on vacation on Thanksgiving weekend and ate Italian food. While last year we ended up just ordering a pizza and watching re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond.
A traditional Thanksgiving is slowly starting to be a thing of the past and restaurant are well aware of this new movement. That is why more and more restaurants are starting to create a Thanksgiving special on their menus in the hopes that you will chosen them to share your holiday cheer.
And what better place to practice an unconventional traditions then Las Vegas? Here are some of the top restaurants to head to on Thanksgiving Day.
- Charlie Palmer Steak
Located on 3960 Las Vegas Blvd South, Charlie Palmer Steak offers guest a delicious Thanksgiving prefix dinner of only $65 per person.
First Course: Baby Iceberg, Bibb Lettuce Salad, Chef Steve’s Caesar Salad, Carmelized Apple and Celery Root Soup, Diver Sea Scallops.
Main Course: Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Maine Lobster and 8 oz. Filet Mignon, Charcoal Grilled Filet Mignon, Charred Bone-in NY Strip Steak, Pan Roasted Sea Bass.
Sides: Sweet Potato Pomme Puree, Brussel Sprouts with Togarashi.
Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake, Bourbon Pecan Tart, Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, Peanut Butter Bar.
- Delmonico Steakhouse
Located in the Venetian Las Vegas, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Delmonico Steakhouse serves up mouthwatering food for your special Turkey Day.
Appetizers: Butternut Squash Bisque with Local Pear Pecan Salad and Fall Spiced Crème Fraiche (14), Abita Root Beer Braised Pork Belly with Pumpkin Puree and Creole Spiced Pepitas (17).
Salad: Local Apple Croustade with Mache, California Camembert and Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette (16).
Entree: “Traditional Turkey Dinner” including Roasted Breast, Braised Leg & Thigh, Cornbread Dressing, Stewed Green Beans and Natural Gravy (40).
Dessert: Cheesecake, Bread Pudding and Ice Cream (12)
Located on 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Picasso serves up delicious French dishes for a prefix menu of $150.
First: Crème of Butternut Squash Soup, Maine Lobster Salad or Center of Alaskan King Crab.
Second: Sautéed “A” Steak of Foie Gras, Kobe Spheres or Sautéed Ruby Red Shrimp.
Third: Sautéed Filet of Turbot, Roasted Milk-Fed Veal Chop, Braised Idaho Wagyu Short Rib, Prime Filet Mignon or Roulade of Sonoma Turkey Leg Confit.
Dessert: All Tables Receive Complimentary Brioche Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce.
Located in the Mandalay Bay Resort, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Aureole dishes out amazing dishes with light flavors for a prefix menu of $80.
First Course: Winter Black Truffle Scented Hudson Valley Foie Gras Au Torchon.
Second Course: Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli and Confit Chicken Oyster.
Third Course: Herb Roasted Striped Bass. Main Course: Chestnut Crusted Venison Loin.
Dessert: Petit Brown Butter Roasted Apple with Harvest Fruit Chutney.
So for those of you who decided to hit up Las Vegas as a Thanksgiving trip, be sure to stop by one of these amazing restaurants. You may not get your fill of your uncles jelly cranberry sauce, but you sure will not be leaving with an empty belly.