2011 Thanksgiving Guide: Where to dine in town

Foie gras stuffing at Comme Ca.

d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar offers a three-course menu that starts with an organic corn chowder with Pernod poached bay scallops followed by a roasted turkey breast with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, brown sugar-glazed yams, roasted green beans, chorizo sausage stuffing, giblet turkey gravy and cranberry chutney. Dessert is a warm pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and served with pecan ice cream. The menu is $26 per person. Call 702-730-7966 for reservations.

Thanksgiving at The Cafe at Monte Carlo begins with a choice of butternut squash bisque or baby lettuces with radicchio, endive, roasted candied walnuts and a citrus vinaigrette. Next up is a choice between the oven-roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, winter root vegetable and whipped potato or the stuffed pork loin with horseradish potato, baby vegetable and apple mash. For dessert, enjoy either traditional pumpkin pie or an apple crisp. The menu, which includes a non-alcoholic drink, is $20.95 per person. Call 702-730-7777 for reservations.

New York-New York:

Gonzalez y Gonzalez celebrates Thanksgiving with turkey enchiladas with chipotle turkey barbacoa and green chili stuffing, rolled in flour tortillas and covered with enchilada and queso sauces, served with sweet potato mash and cranberry orange relish. This dish is $13.95 per person and is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Call 702-740-6455 for reservations.

Il Fornaio offers a four-course feast with an authentic Italian flavor. The meal is available from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is $35 for adults, $18 for children 12 and under, and an a la carte menu also is available. Call 702-740-6403 for reservations.

America starts its holiday menu with a hydro bibb lettuce salad with caramelized bosc pear, honey walnuts and crumbled bleu cheese or winter squash soup with shave fennel, followed by home-style roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, baby carrots and candied yams. Enjoy pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. The menu is $19.95 per person and is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 702-740-6451 for reservations.

Executive Chef David Suppe has created a special menu for Thanksgiving at Nine Fine Irishmen. The meal starts with a choice of creamy corn chowder or a mixed green salad followed by a savory Guinness glazed turkey breast with apple sage cornbread stuffing or an herb-roasted prime rib with truffle macaroni and cheese. Both dishes are served with sauteed green beans and whipped potatoes. Dessert options include an eggnog trifle, lady fingers dipped in Irish coffee layered with an eggnog Bavarian creme and topped with cinnamon and nutmeg, or a slice of pumpkin cake served warm with spiced caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and fresh whipped cream. The menu is $29.99 per person. Call 702-740-6463 for reservations.

The Sporting House starts its holiday menu with a TSH salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, hot house cucumbers, red onions and garlic croutons. Next up is roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, sage stuffing, candied yams and fresh green beans. For dessert, enjoy pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream. The menu is $19.95 per person. Call 702-740-6766 for reservations.

Gallagher's Steakhouse presents a three-course meal starting with butternut squash soup or spinach salad. Next up is traditional oven-roasted turkey with sausage-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, candied yams, sauteed onions and green beans and fresh pear cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie rounds out the meal that's $49 per person. Call 702-740-6450 for reservations.


Tender Steak & Seafood starts off its Thanksgiving menu with a choice of an autumn garden greens salad or a wild mushroom soup followed by American heirloom organic turkey. This slow-roasted turkey breast and braised boneless turkey leg will be served alongside a dried fruit and foie gras sourdough bread stuffing, sage giblet gravy, fresh cranberry orange relish and sweet potato puree. Dessert options include caramelized pumpkin maple pie and the Pennsylvania Dutch apple tart. The menu is $45 per person. Call 702-262-4852 for reservations.

In addition to its daily offerings, More, The Buffet at Luxor is adding traditional Thanksgiving favorites such as turkey breast, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, dark meat turkey, butternut squash soup, sweet potato casserole and cranberry confetti rice pilaf. The menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and is $21.99 per person for adults and $13.99 for children ages 4 to 10.


Thanksgiving Day dinner at The Steakhouse at Camelot begins with a choice of a fall garden salad with roasted yellow beets, teardrop tomatoes, white Vermont cheddar cheese and a hazelnut vinaigrette or the roasted corn chowder soup. The main course is an oven-roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, traditional stuffing, sauteed green beans, baked sweet potatoes and a cranberry-orange relish. For dessert, selections include a pumpkin cheesecake or warm apple pie a la mode. The menu is $29.95 per person. Call 702-597-7777 for reservations.

The Roundtable Buffet offers traditional Thanksgiving offerings including oven-roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy, dark meat turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yam casserole, green bean casserole honey and brown sugar-glazed ham. Enjoy apple pie for dessert. The buffet is $21.99 per person, children 10 and younger are $13.99, and children 3 and younger are free. The menu is available from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

MGM Grand:

Seablue by Michael Mina's holiday menu begins with a Seablue Waldorf salad and a butternut squash soup. Next up is a sweet potato gnocchi and roasted turkey breast with potato puree, chorizo stuffing and green beans. For dessert, enjoy a pumpkin bread pudding. The menu is $100 per person. Call 702-891-3486 for reservations.

MGM Grand Buffet has added traditional Thanksgiving cuisine to its usual offerings. Guests can enjoy roasted white and dark turkey, honey-glazed ham, roast leg of lamb and casino roast of beef, plus sides including cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy and sweet potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar. Brunch is available from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is at $29.99 per person. Dinner is 3 to 9:30 p.m. and is $35.99 per person.

At Diego, enjoy the ensalada de otono, a spinach and frisse salad with granny smith apples, raisins and pepitas in an allspice and apple vinaigrette with crispy butternut squash. Next up is a dueto de pavo, roasted turkey breast with cranberry beans and braised turkey enchilada. For dessert, enjoy a pumpkin spice bar with candied sweet potatoes. The menu is $49 per person, or the items can be ordered a la carte. Call 702-891-3200 for reservations.

Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill's special menu features a first course of celery root and apple soup with black pepper fraiche. The second course is oven-roasted turkey with sides of sweet potato puree, haricot vert, cornbread stuffing, herb gravy and cranberry chutney. For dessert, enjoy a triple-layer pumpkin pie with cranberries and creme fraiche ice cream. The meal is $39 per person, or the turkey and sides a la carte for $27. The menu is offered from 11:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Call 702-891-3000 for reservations.


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