Never worry about buying a turkey, timing every dish to come out at the same time, and cleaning up afterward when you et someone else do the cooking. Nearly every restaurant in a casino is open on Thanksgiving Day, and many have a dinner with traditional turkey, all the sides, and pumpkin pie. Make your Thanksgiving Day dining plans at one of these 10 restaurants on the Strip.
Top of the World at the Strat not only offers sweeping views of Las Vegas and a room that turns but a Thanksgiving feast with four courses. An heirloom squash soup with Neuske’s applewood smoked bacon lardon, garlic confit, and spiced crème fraiche starts the meal, followed by a roasted pear salad served with baby arugula, frisée, goat cheese mousse, candied walnuts, and aged sherry vinaigrette. The main course offers Diestel Farms turkey and truffle sausage stuffing served with glazed baby carrots, potato puree, and orange cranberry relish. Top off dinner with pumpkin tiramisu. The Thanksgiving menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at $106 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Go upscale for Thanksgiving dinner with a meal at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the Sahara. The dinner starts with a selection of small bites including Ferran Andrià olives served in modern and traditional styles, croquetas de pavo (turkey-bechamel fritters), Lucias’s salad with parmesan, anchovy, and air croutons, shrimp and crab cocktail with pineapple cocktail sauce and avocado, green bean casserole with wild mushrooms and crispy shallots, Delmonico potatoes with cream and cheddar cheese, spiced cranberries with confit mandarins and Ceylon cinnamon, and butifarra and cornbread stuffing with confit piquillo peppers. Save room for a Bill Niman Ranch Heritage turkey with a sous vide breast, confit leg with traditional gravy or a Josper-roasted turbot. Finish with pecan pie, pumpkin tart, or a roasted apple puff pastry. The Thanksgiving spread is $95 per person. Bazaar Meat will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28.
At $42 per person, La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway's Thanksgiving dinner at Wynn Las Vegas seems affordable, for a Strip restaurant. The restaurant starts serving at 11:30 a.m. with butternut squash soup with spiced brandy zabaione and candied cashews followed by kale and quinoa salad served family style. The main course features sliced turkey breast served with sage and vegetable stuffing, cranberry, sweet potatoes, and toasted marshmallow. The dinner finishes with pumpkin pie topped with sea salt and extra virgin olive oil ice cream.
"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro has a prix fixe option for Thanksgiving at his restaurant Buddy V’s Ristorante at the Palazzo for $48 per person, an optional wine pairing for $30 per person, or a bottle of Prosecco for $20. Children 10 and under are $15.95. Don't want as much food? A la carte options include roasted butternut squash soup with apple-squash compote, spiced pepitas, and panna dolce for $12; slow-roasted turkey breast served with turkey sausage, pancetta-herb stuffing, sweet yams, cranberry relish, and classic gravy for $30; and spiced pumpkin roll made with cream cheese frosting, caramel, and candied walnuts for $12.
The Thanksgiving dinner at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at the Forum Shops at Caesars runs from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. with sliced turkey breast with leg and thigh confit and pan gravy, as well as classic stuffing, cheesy mashed potatoes, citrus cranberry relish, green beans amandine, butternut squash with toasted marshmallow and a slice of pumpkin chiffon pie for dessert. The dinner costs $54.95 (plus tax, gratuity not included) for adults, and $27.95 for children ages 5-12. There is no charge for kids ages 5 and younger.
Michael Symon, formerly of "The Chew," goes all in on Thanksgiving at his restaurant at the Palms. The dine-in, three-course Thanksgiving dinner at Mabel’s BBQ features a kale and apple salad; smoked turkey with herb gravy, brioche and pecan dressing, roasted green beans, and mashed potatoes; and a slice of pumpkin pie for $35 per person.
Spago by Wolfgang Puck
Dine like Wolfgang Puck for Thanksgiving at his restaurant Spago at the Bellagio. The prix fixe menu for $84 per person features a choice of autumn chicory salad with shaved apple, cider vinaigrette, spiced walnuts, and dried cherries or roasted pumpkin soup with smoked chicken, maple crème fraiche, pepitas, and pumpkin seed oil. Then comes a turkey plate with brined and roasted Diestel turkey breast, sausage-brioche stuffing, Yukon gold potato puree, French beans, wild mushroom ragout, bourbon-brown sugar glazed yams, cranberry-apricot compote, and Parker House rolls. Dessert offers a choice of pumpkin soufflé with shortbread cookie ice cream and spiced caramel or apple pie with brown sugar-cinnamon ice cream.
Gordon Ramsay Steak
Gordon Ramsay may seem like the busiest chef in the world between his television shows and many restaurant locations, but he still found time to come up with a menu for Thanksgiving. Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas goes with an a la carte menu with roasted butternut squash with chicharron, caramelized apple and toasted pine nuts for $19; roasted heritage turkey breast, made of confit dark meat with cranberry chutney, pancetta dressing and foie pan gravy for $45; and pumpkin pie with citrus sable, Chantilly cream and salted caramel for $17.
The younger traveler might want to head to Catch at Aria for its take on Thanksgiving and selfie-worthy decor. The restaurant has Japanese ruby red snapper for $38; winter squash tortellini with roasted chestnut, porcini, and black truffles for $42; and turkey for two for $70 with stuffing croutons, roasted turnips, garlic pomme puree, and cranberry compote.
Go with a la carte options for Thanksgiving at Crush at the MGM Grand. A sliced turkey breast comes with sausage, bacon, and root vegetable stuffing, along with mashed potatoes and cranberry jelly for $32. Traditional Thanksgiving sides include roasted chestnuts and Brussels sprouts; maple glazed yams; sweet potato gnocchi with sage brown butter; and blistered green beans with beech mushrooms, each for $10. Dessert brings $10 traditional pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and apple pie options.