Let’s talk turkey: Thanksgiving Day in Vegas


By Nikki Neu

Ah, Thanksgiving…I can taste the cranberry sauce already.

It wasn’t long ago when we were carving pumpkins and floating ice eyeballs in our punch bowls. Now, we’re turning pumpkins into pumpkin pie and, well, using regular ice cubes in our punch bowls.

Actually, strike that.


I dislike cleaning after turkey so much I had to draw you a picture.

Let someone else deal with the prepping, the decorating, the cooking and most importantly, the cleaning. Come to Vegas, where all of that is done for you. All you have to do is show up and say, “turkey, please!”

No clean up required? For that, I give thanks.

Here are some delightfully delectable dishes from Vegas’ restaurants who know how to celebrate a feast, with or without a holiday.

* Unless noted, prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.


Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Description: Ago is offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu that includes a savory butternut squash tortelloni, saltimbocca main dish with pumpkin polenta  and a cranberry pannacotta dessert.
Cost: $39 per person, $49 with wine pairings.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Location: Wynn Las Vegas
Description: A decadent three-course meal that includes Nantucket Bay scallops, confit pear and toasted hazelnut puree and turkey breast with turkey roulade and cranberry compote.
Cost: $145 per person
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

FIRST Food & Bar

Location: Palazzo Las Vegas
Description: A four-course meal that starts with hot apple cider and roasted pumpkin corn bisque. You choose the salad course from options like roasted beet salad or a roasted garlic Caesar with butternut squash ravioli croutons. Traditional turkey with all the fixings and a pumpkin pie dessert bar makes this Thanksgiving Day come in FIRST.
Cost: $39 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day

Le Cirque at Bellagio

Le Cirque at Bellagio

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Location: The Forum Shops at Caesars
Description: A traditional three-course meal with roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Cost: $26.95 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day

Le Cirque

Location: Bellagio
Description: A meal fit for a king, this Italian holiday feast isn’t your average holiday fare. Lobster and avocado salad, foie gras, wild boar civet with chestnut mousseline, a fluffy pumpkin soufflé and a traditional opera cake are some of the options available on the special four-course prix fixe menu.
Cost: $155 per person, additional $65 for wine pairing.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Mr. Lucky’s 24/7

Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Description: For guests on a budget, this is the way to go: a traditional three-course meal with lots of options. First course includes dishes such as a winter salad with candied walnuts and blue cheese, shrimp cocktail or roasted potato corn chowder. For your main course, choose from an herb-roasted organic turkey or prime rib. If you have room for dessert, choose from pumpkin pie, apple crumble or pecan pie.
Cost: $15.99 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Munchbar at Caesars Palace

Munchbar at Caesars Palace


Location: Caesars Palace
Description: A great deal and a fun environment. At Munchbar, there’s no need to choose between dinner or watching the big game. Enjoy a meal of turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes all while watching football on one of Munchbar’s flat screen televisions. A bottle of wine is also included and the meal serves two people.
Cost: $50 for two people, bottle of wine included.
Available: Thanksgiving Day

Osteria del Circo

Location: Bellagio
Description: For an extraordinary Italian feast fit for the Maccioni’s themselves, Thanksgiving Circo will consist of dishes such as braised salted cod, semolina gnocchi, butternut squash dumplings and a turkey platter.
Cost: $85 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Location: Bellagio
Description: Chef Julian Serrano’s menu doesn’t have turkey on it, but I doubt you’ll miss it. The four-course meal consists of dishes like lobster salad, poached oysters, roasted langostines and filet of swordfish.
Cost: $150 per person, additional $95 for wine pairing.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Pinot Brasserie

Location: Venetian Las Vegas
Description: A three-course or four-course menu with lots of possibilities. Choose from cold-weather favorites like pumpkin or onion soup, pork belly with warm green lentils or pan-seared scallops. Of course, a turkey dish makes the special menu, served with forest mushrooms and truffled poultry jus.
Cost: $55 for three-course menu or $65 for four-course menu.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 3 p.m. – close


Location: Venetian Las Vegas
Description: A three-course meal with traditional flavors. Start with pumpkin soup, continue with turkey and herb stuffing and conclude with triple silken pumpkin pie topped with cranberries and spiced crème fraîche.
Cost: $39 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day

Primarily Prime Rib

Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Description: This four-course meal boasts variety. So, your Aunt Molly, who only eats chicken and your cousin, Bill, who’s a carnivore of the highest order, can dine at the same table (provided they get along.) It’s your choice of appetizer and soup or salad to start the meal. Continue with your choice of traditional roast turkey, chicken with a red wine demi sauce, prime rib, maple glazed salmon or beef medallions in a Merlot reduction. Your choice of two side dishes and a dessert with coffee or tea complete your meal.
Cost: $27 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Society Cafe Encore

Society Café Encore

Society Café Encore

Location: Encore Las Vegas
Description: Have a little fun with your food as Chef Kim Canteenwalla takes a playful approach to Thanksgiving. The three-course Thanksgiving menu includes kabocha squash soup with cinnamon apple chips and a slow-roasted turkey with pancetta sage stuffing.
Cost: $39 per person.
Available: Thanksgiving Day, noon – 9 p.m.

Sushi Samba

Location: Palazzo
Description: Moho roasted organic turkey, a Peruvian twist on a classic favorite. Served with linguiça quinoa stuffing and brussel sprouts.
Cost: $24 for the entrée.
Available: Thanksgiving Day.


Location: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
Description: A spectacular five-course menu for a truly elevated Thanksgiving experience. I can almost guarantee you won’t be having clam and leek fondue anywhere else on the Las Vegas Strip for Thanksgiving. Of course, Chef Pierre Gagnaire puts his signature twist on turkey, poached in citrus with mango, cucumber and cilantro sauce. Turkey never looked so good.
Cost: $145 per person or $165 with welcome glass of Champagne.
Available: Thanksgiving Day.