Help out by dining out during Las Vegas Restaurant Week

We like to eat. When we can eat at a good restaurant for a good price and a good cause we like it even more.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives everyone a chance to enjoy prix-fixe meals ranging from $20.15 to $50.15 with a fixed portion of the proceeds going to Three Square food bank.

Those visiting Las Vegas June 15 – 26 are invited to explore the more than 140 restaurants participating in the citywide culinary event. It’s a great way to try restaurants you’ve never been to for an affordable price.

Participating restaurants include Alizé, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, Charlie Palmer, Don Vito’s, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Gilley’s, Hakkasan, Pizza Rock Downtown, Searsucker, Stack, The Capital Grille and many others.

Here’s a sampling of what we’ll be sampling during Restaurant Week:

Buddy V's, photo by Bill Milne

Buddy V’s, photo by Bill Milne

Buddy V’s at the Venetian

Price: $40.15 for dinner

What You Get: A choice of Grandma’s Meatballs, Caesar salad or panzanella salad as an appetizer; an entrée choice of pasta Bolognese, Mediterranean sea bass or bucatini carbonara; and tiramisu and cookies for dessert.

Olives at Bellagio.

Olives at Bellagio

Olives at Bellagio

Price: $50.15 for dinner

What You Get: A choice of charcuterie board, apple salad or oysters for an appetizer; sweet pea ravioli, cast iron trout or Olives meatloaf as an entree and seasonal sorbet or banana tiramisu for dessert.

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace

Price: $20.15 for breakfast

What You Get: A choice of coffee or orange juice; entrée choice of cinnamon roll French toast or breakfast quesadilla and Oreo Kiss and Frrrozen Hot Chocolate for dessert.

Culinary Dropout fried chicken.

Culinary Dropout fried chicken

Culinary Dropout at Hard Rock Hotel

Price: $30.15 for dinner

What You Get: A choice of Yesterday’s Soup, house salad or soft pretzels; a choice of fried chicken, Ma…The Meatloaf!? or sweet corn cannelloni and a choice of dessert of bourbon black bottom pie or salted caramel custard.

db Brasserie, photo courtesy of The Venetian.

db Brasserie, photo courtesy of The Venetian

Db Brasserie at the Venetian

Price: $20.15 for lunch

What You Get: An appetizer choice of gazpacho, salmon rillettes, Caesar salad or heirloom tomatoes; an entree choice of pea rigatoni, steamed black mussels, curry chicken salad or Yankee burger and a choice of a two-cheese plate, dulce cherry bomb or trio of melon sorbets for dessert.

For a complete list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week and to see menus, go to

Since its inception in 2007, Las Vegas Restaurant Week has raised nearly $1 million for Three Square and its mission to provide meals to more than 315,000 hungry residents in Southern Nevada.

Three Square currently provides more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 28 million meals – per year to more than 1,300 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites.


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