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Thanksgiving Dinner

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by elika42, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. elika42

    elika42 Tourist

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    My wife and I will be in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving this year and want to have a (mostly) traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We are staying on the strip, but will travel a bit for a good meal. As of now, there aren't many restaurants that are posting their Thanksgiving menus but we want to make a reservation soon regardless. Price is not a concern as it is a holiday meal. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Kickin

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    We are going to be there for Thanksgiving as well and were just looking into this. You're right, a lot of the restaurants reference thanksgiving and sometimes a prix fixe menu but they haven't posted what it actually contains.

    I am thinking it could be a good day to try one of the better buffets like Bacchanal which does serve thanksgiving dishes. It's only two of us and this way we can get a variety of things and celebrate the day in its typical glutton fashion. We would probably only do one buffet for the trip so that might be the best time.

    But I'd love to hear some other suggestions as well.
     
  3. BlueSkadoo

    BlueSkadoo VMB Sweetheart

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    I would avoid a buffet like the plague on Thanksgiving! I've done it before, and the wait was over 2 hours at the Wynn. I watched a girl pass out while she waited, even.

    Perhaps if you had a Noir/7 stars card, it wouldn't be such a big deal or long of a wait, but without it...no way!
     
  4. Kickin

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    Good point. I am Diamond which would help at Bacchanal but even that could be a wait if its that's busy. Plus then waiting at stations for the food could suck.

    I know a bunch of the restaurants do Thanksgiving prix fixe menus, they just haven't posted them. I guess it's too early.
     
  5. BlueSkadoo

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  6. elika42

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    Thank you, I didn't even think about opentable. That is a great list.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    We were there one year at Thanksgiving. Wanted to do Bellagio Buffet to get a little bit of MANY items. WRONG.

    Even the Plat line was long. Regular line went way back down the hall past the elevators.

    Most of the restaurants will have special menus. I think we did something light at a bar somewhere - maybe Olives.
     
  8. tizzy

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    My wife and I have been to Vegas on thanksgiving and SW at Wynn had a really good turkey dinner with all the traditional sides like stuffing and such. It's was really really good and not to busy either I might add!
     
  9. M_ILIS

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    I, too, will be there and have been researching. So far I hadn't found any info aside from what's been posted in this thread. As BlueSkadoo said, it seems the Las Vegas Sun and Review Journal each put out an annual list, but not until a week or so before Turkey Day. I'm staying at Downtown Grand so I'll probably prefer something Downtown. Based on last year's offerings, so far I'm leaning toward Second Street Grill at the Fremont. Sounds like sort of a cool place.
     
  10. JosieCat

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    I've never used opentable. I have heard good things about Nine Fine Irishmen's Thanksgiving dinner (around $30 for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner) - but am not seeing it on Open Table yet. Do you have to wait until the Thanksgiving menu appears. If I just go in without choosing the Thanksgiving option it will let me book the time I want.

    I did try to book America (also at NY NY) which is on opentable's Thanksgiving list, but no matter what time I put in it says the following:

    "No tables are available within 2.5 hours of your 3:00 PM request." I tried 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. and I get the same message.

    I'm not that fussy and have a food comp at NY NY, so that's where I'd like to eat.

    Thanks.
     
  11. LA2VegasTrekkers

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    Just my $0.02, but I've eaten out at restaurants for Thanksgiving before and if you order the "traditional" Thanksgiving dinner in most restaurants, the food and even sometimes the plate have been prepared in advance and sitting around for a bit so they can get as many of them out to the tables quickly as possible. Often dry and tasteless and no opportunity to have more of what you like and less of what you don't.

    For the past almost a decade, my husband and I have been spending Thanksgiving in Las Vegas because we don't have any family close by and I refuse to try to do the dinner for just the two of us. We have found that, in truth, the buffets are the best option, IF you go early or at an off time. For one, with so many people, the food turns over pretty quickly so is generally fresh. Two, most buffets have a selection of variously prepared favorites, so if you prefer brown grave or au jus, or if you like sausage stuffing or cornbread, etc., you are likely to find something that fits what you want. Three with the quantity and selection, you can make the Thanksgiving plate that is exactly what you want.

    We've never had a problem. YMMV.
     
  12. frcblake

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    most all the buffets have nice turkey and fixing most of the year.
    I like sunset station. roast turkey, mashed potatos, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce. and lots for dessert. wierd thing thou, the same foods seem to cost more on thanksgiving.
     
  13. Cherrymilf

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    Article on PRWeb today

    They have MGM, Palms, Luxor, Bellagio, and PBR Rock Bar Planet Hollywood on this list for Thanksgiving 2013.
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/thanksgiving-vegas-2013/vegas-thanksgiving-menu/prweb11272291.htm
     
  14. paperposter

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    i live here and looking at the same thing.

    so far i got a palms mailer for turkey day.

    ill post any other stuff that im sent
     
  15. Traveling1

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    Last year on Thanksgiving day I went to the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars. I went at 2 pm and there was probably around a 1.5-2 hour wait. You could pay additional money (Can't remember.... 15 or 20 $) and go to the shorter line.

    I met another solo traveler in line and we opted to pay the additional for the shorter line and we shared a table together. I think overall it was around a 45 minute wait. I did not find a long wait at any of the food stations. The only disappointment was that they ran out of mashed potatoes and they were never really replenished during the time we were there. (How you could run out of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving is beyond me) They also seemed to run short on the pumpkin pie desert.

    Overall the dinner experience was good and we were able to find traditional Thanksgiving foods (minus the mashed potatoes).

    I went to see Absinthe later that evening and heard folks say there was a 2-3 hour wait for the buffet.

    If you are diamond or above you can get into the shorter diamond line, but even that line was quite long later in the evening.

    Keep in mind too that the traffic on the strip was horrible that day, so if you plan to drive between casinos, leave a lot of extra time!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving in Vegas!! I know I did!
     
  16. TheCanoe

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    Did Bouchon on thanksgiving last year, it was pretty traditional and amazing.
     
  17. elika42

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    Thanks for all the info. We made a reservation at the Eiffel Tower restaurant just so we have a nice place to go. While it is not my first choice, my wife loves it there. Once the menus are released I may change the reservation. Does anyone have any experience at the Eiffel Tower for a holiday meal?
     
  18. mcaulay777

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    Im going to Las Vegas that weekend for A family Reunion and we are different none of us like Turkey or the Thanksgiving Meal.So we are looking for a restaurant that night when we get there that will have a regular menu or We will just eat at the Bar.
     
  19. DeMoN2318

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    Man...sounds like Thanksgiving is a pretty busy time in Vegas...
     
  20. M_ILIS

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    Does anyone know if this is the case or not? I've read that Vegas gets busy for Thanksgiving, but hotel rates would indicate that it's not busy at all, especially compared to other holiday weekends.
     
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