There are a myriad of places in Las Vegas to indulge in Thanksgiving dinner. From upscale and multiple courses to laid back buffets, there are no end in options if you don’t want to cook. But if you’re looking for something special, unusual, and unique, check out these non-traditional homages to Thanksgiving in Las Vegas.
Baja Miguel’s at South Point features a Mexican twist on Thanksgiving classes. For your first course, choose a unique option like Mole Turkey Flautas or Chicken Tortilla Soup. Halibut Veracruz with spanish rice and refried beans makes for a non-traditional second course. Or you can go more standard with a Herb Roasted Young Turkey with giblet gravy and the usual fixins. Dessert options include Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin Flan with seasonal berries. This three-course meal runs you about $18 – a steal – and includes a glass of wine or margarita. 11am-9pm.
At Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, the Thanksgiving menu is a la carte, but you might as well go for it all – start with an appetizer of Poitrine de Porc, crispy pork belly with red wine braised cabbage, persimmons, and Bayonne ham vinaigrette ($18), before digging into the main course – Dinde Rotie, turkey with stuffing, pumpkin croquettes, cranberry-apple relish and turkey gravy ($46). And lest we forget, the Trio of Pies, a veritable flight of desserts including pumpkin, apple, and pecan ($15). There are other, less traditional options, including salads, fish, caviar, hors d’oeuvres, and more.
Start your Thanksgiving meal off right at Cleo, where you’ll find Mediterranean-style options such as roasted heirloom carrot salad with smoked feta, pistachio, dates, and vadouvan (curry spice blend) for $15. Graduate to a flatbread with squash, tahini, pomegranate, burrata, hazelnuts, and parsley ($14), and cap it all off with a feast of Moroccan fried turkey with apricot mustard, harissa aioli, gravy, and a falafel waffle ($35).
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
As the name suggests, the Thanksgiving menu at Ferraro’s is Italian inspired, where you’ll find a four-course menu for $45 ($16 for kids). Try a Foglie di Cavolo salad with mixed nuts, ricotta, and spice squash dressing; or soup with parsnip and celery root. Then indulge in purple potato gnocchi and, finally, the traditional turkey with cranberry sauce, green beans, brussels sprouts, etc. For dessert, enjoy a spiced sweet potato bread pudding. If that’s a bit too close to the usual for you, try the classic Italian dinner instead ($65).
For another Italian-inspired Thanksgiving, try Giada’s delicious antipasti platter with mushroom ricotta crostini, truffle salumi, and aged parm. For round two, make the excruciating decision between pumpkin and persimmon soup or stuffing arancini. Celebrate the main course, a turkey breast porchetta, with crispy confit dark meat, pancetta ciabatta stuffing, with classy twists on classic sides like green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and so on. For dessert, choose between apple walnut tart or pumpkin cranberry cheesecake with gelato. Or don’t – get both. You deserve it.
Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho
This Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving meal has brilliant mash-up options like mole verde braised turkey (with cilantro rice and borracho beans) for $21, spiced turkey breast with chorizo and chile poblano stuffing for $25, and pumpkin empanadas ($10).
Hash House A Go Go
No matter your location. Hash House A Go Go is always here for you. Check out the pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes, the turkey pot pie with a cracker crust, a stuffed turkey burger with cranberry sauce, a huckleberry cocktail, and other delicious and unique options.
At Lucky Dragon, you don’t have to wait til dinner to enjoy all that goodness. Thanksgiving brunch starts at $25 for 3 courses, $30 for four courses, and include unique options like Turkey Pot Stickers, Braised Beef with demi-glace in a pumpkin bowl, Egg Custard Bao, and Peking Turkey with bao, gravy and garlic stir fried green beans.
If you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, check out Pink Taco’s Thanksgiving options, such as roasted cumin and carrot soup with cotija and candied almonds, turkey confit enchiladas and cranberry cilantro rice, and/or dessert empanadas filled with pumpkin spice, apple compote, or cherry cream cheese.
Sinatra at the Wynn is offering up holiday specials in addition to their usual menu. Take a chance on the pumpkin soup with amaretto foam, the turkey milanese with cranberry-pear marmalade, and don’t forget the dark chocolate mousse with Jack Daniel’s milk chocolate panna cotta.
At this Venetian bar, try lobster shepherd’s pie, Vadouvan kabocha squash bisque, smoked turkey wings, and a pumpkin whoopie pie. They also have more traditional options, like a stuffed turkey breast with all the usual fixings.
A sushi place doesn’t seem like the place to be for Thanksgiving, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you check out these option for dinner. Try the braised short rib gyoza ($14), mojo roasted turkey ($27), and kabocha (a winter squash) cheesecake ($12)