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Top Las Vegas Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

November 6, 2013 4:00 AM

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Considering Las Vegas is one of the best cities in the world to cure hunger pangs, it should come as no surprise that it’s also one of the best places to indulge in a lavish Thanksgiving feast. The majority of the Strip’s delectable restaurants will remain open on November 28, so whether you’re hungry for a traditional family-style dinner or you want to treat yourself to a real feast for the senses, the city’s many talented chefs are sure to be cooking up something for everyone. Here’s a look at five mouthwatering holiday menus guaranteed to leave taste buds giving thanks this Thanksgiving.

Andre’s At Monte Carlo
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 798-7151
www.andrelv.com

Legendary Las Vegas celebrity chef André Rochat’s AAA Four Diamond eponymous French restaurant will be serving a spectacular five-course menu on Thanksgiving priced at $85 per person. The decadent meal begins with an amuse bouche of foie gras and chestnut mousse with a green apple chip before the first course: a warm Kabocha squash soup with crispy duck confit and a port wine reduction. For the second course, guests can choose between the lobster sausage with a spicy crayfish sauce and fleuron or the mushroom ravioli with parsley-garlic butter and celery root purée—either way, you can’t go wrong. For the main course, diners can dig in to one of four entrée selections: André’s traditional turkey with giblet gravy, cranberry relish, leg confit, sweet potato croquette, dried fruit stuffing and green bean anglaise; the pan-roasted salmon with truffle jus, potato and crab gnocchi and butter-braised cabbage; the maple-glazed pork tenderloin with whole grain mustard jus, pumpkin and Gruyère purée, and crispy Brussels sprouts; and a warm vegetable tart. As if that wasn’t enough, a red and yellow endive salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts is served for the fourth course, followed by your choice of André’s pecan pie with a rum raisin ice cream and crème fraîche, a pumpkin pie with cinnamon Chantilly and crème anglaise or an apple tart tatin with a caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.

Carmine’s Inside The Forum Shops At Caesars
The Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 473-9700
www.carminesnyc.com

For a family feast Las Vegas style, head to one of the Strip’s newest restaurants: Carmine’s. In addition to its regular Southern-Italian menu, featuring portions that serve four to six, the restaurant will be offering a flavorful turkey feast with all of the trimmings for dine-in or take-out. Priced at $239.95, the massive meal feeds up to eight people and includes an 18-pound roasted turkey, sausage and sage stuffing with homemade cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts flavored by caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon, sautéed string beans complete with julienned red peppers and toasted hazelnuts, baby carrots featuring fresh dill, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy. For dessert, guests can indulge in pumpkin, apple or pecan pie. It’s Thanksgiving dinner just like mom used to make—only better!

Comme Ça At The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7910
www.commecarestaurant.com

Acclaimed chef David Myers will be offering a palate-pleasing, prix-fixe dinner menu from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving in addition to his regular menu of hearty brasserie classics. Priced at $55 per person ($85 with wine pairing), the three-course meal begins with your choice of one of three delicious appetizers: the roasted duck and chicory salad with pickled cranberry and a pistachio vinaigrette; the Cinderella pumpkin soup with green curry banana bread and cardamom butter; or, for a $25 supplement charge, the seared foie gras with roasted apples, chestnut waffle and calvados. For the entrée, guests can dig in to a “Trio of Goose” featuring a pan roast of breast with goose stuffing and pomegranate glace, confit leg pave with red kuri squash and mustard seed and goose bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts. Finally, for dessert, guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with some “pumpkin pie” – warm pumpkin ganache, fall spiced ice, vanilla streusel and Chantilly cream.

TENDER Steak & Seafood At Luxor
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4852
www.luxor.com

Palates and pocketbooks will be giving thanks this year to TENDER’s executive chef K.C. Fazel’s affordable three-course holiday menu. Priced at just $49 and available during regular dinner hours (in addition to the restaurant’s usual menu), the indulgent holiday feast begins with your choice of a butternut squash ravioli made with sage maple reduction and pickled ginger, a pumpkin and Fuji apple soup with roasted pumpkin, apples and apple cider and cream reductions or a garden greens salad—a mixture of baby greens tossed with Persian cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, fennel, radish and black currant balsamic vinaigrette. Then, for the main course, guests can enjoy a slow-roasted American Heirloom organic turkey with dried fruit and foie gras sourdough bread stuffing accompanied by an assortment of traditional sides served family style, including fresh cranberry orange relish, sweet potato purée with maple butter, braised Brussels sprouts with garlic and green bean casserole. Rounding out the exquisite meal is a holiday dessert tasting trio consisting of caramelized pumpkin maple pie, eggnog crème brûlée and a Pennsylvania Dutch apple tart.

Related: Top Chefs Heating Up The Culinary Scene In Las Vegas

Top of the World At Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 380-7711
www.topoftheworldlv.com

Offering diners a true feast for the senses, complete with breathtaking city views as the restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes from its perch 844 feet in the air, Top of the World will be offering a delightful three-course prix-fixe menu from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving in addition to its regular menu. Priced at $78 per person, guests can choose between a roasted butternut squash soup with pumpkin seed pesto and chestnut espuma or a field greens and root vegetable salad with blood orange segments, Italian white truffle oil essence and dried blueberries, and an apple cider vinaigrette with roasted shallot for the first course. That will be followed up by three tempting entrée selections for the main course: a roasted lamb chop with Dijon mustard and pistachio crust, a lobster ravioli and ricotta lobster mousse with herb fennel nage and a roasted free-range organic turkey with natural jus, Yukon Gold whipped potatoes with crème fraîche, haricots verts, chicken and apple sausage stuffing with cranberry and roasted Granny Smith apples, and cranberry sauce with ginger and orange. The meal ends with a scrumptious banana and chocolate bread pudding with pumpkin ice cream, caramel sauce and candied pecans.

Related: Top Tasting Menus In Las Vegas

When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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