BLT Steak is an interpretation of an American steakhouse with traditional fare and a bistro ambiance.
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If you can’t be home for the holidays, you might as well be in Las Vegas. We know it’s not Grandma’s cooking, but we do have a lot of restaurants that serve some pretty delicious food. You’ll find all of your traditional holiday favorites as well as some unique twists and gourmet options. Enjoy your holiday meal at these Las Vegas restaurants.
BLT Steak is an interpretation of an American steakhouse with traditional fare and a bistro ambiance.
The Bacchanal Buffet features more than 500 daily food offerings. Fill your plate for the holidays with crab legs, prime rib, suckling pig, beef brisket, herb brined turkey breast, tamales and much more.
This legendary New York restaurant serves delicious Southern Italian fare. Enjoy the traditional Italian-American Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve as well as a special Christmas Day menu.
This New York City landmark serves traditional East Coast-style steakhouse fare. Enjoy a prix-fixe menu for Christmas.
The most authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas, as only chef Gordon Ramsay can provide. Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu for Christmas.
Acclaimed Restaurant Guy Savoy serves a multi-course gourmet French dinner for Christmas. A vegetarian menu is available.
On Christmas Eve, Carmine’s will feature a slow roasted double cut prime rib on the bone that is served with sautéed portebollo mushrooms, potatoes and broccoli rabe and topped with gravy. Also available is the rack of lamb served with red wine sauce, black and green olives and sun-dried tomatoes. On Christmas Day, the Italian restaurant will feature the rack of lamb special as well as the four pasta special, which comes with vegetable lasagna, manicotti, ziti bolognese and gnocchi pesto.
This buffet features staples like slow roasted prime rib, crab legs, peel and eat shrimp and other favorites.
Enjoy the restaurant’s famous sizzling steaks in a setting with Strip views. The celebration menu includes a starter, entree, side and dessert.
This chef-driven marketplace offers various selections made fresh throughout the day.
This Vegas buffet features live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood and all-you-can-eat crab legs.
This restaurant combines down-home Southern favorites and live country music.
Burger Brasserie offers a French interpretation of a classic American staple—the hamburger—in a lively sports bar environment.
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavors of a Parisian sidewalk café experience right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
The French village setting of this buffet is highlighted by live-action stations and food cooked to order.
As the name suggests, this restaurant serves American favorites like steak, seafood and burgers. There will be special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus.
Guy Fieri serves flavorful Mexican dishes with his signature flair. The restaurant will serve Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials.
Enjoy 300 selections of food from across the world at this buffet. The buffet will have a special Christmas menu.
Located on the 50th floor of Rio Las Vegas, VooDoo Steak offers Strip views and prime steaks and chops.
They don’t call Las Vegas Sin City for nothing. It’s the perfect place to indulge in the 7 deadly sins.
Get gluttonous at a buffet. Own your greed when you hit the jackpot on the slots. Satisfy your lust with an R-rated show. No matter what sin you choose to indulge in, Vegas has you covered.
Las Vegas might be known more for its palm trees than its Christmas trees, but the city is still full of festive things to do during the holidays.
Catch a special holiday-themed show, admire the decorations at Caesars Palace or take a stroll through the Winter PARQ at The LINQ Promenade. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas to celebrate the season.
Legends in Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas is the longest-running show in Las Vegas. For more than 33 years the show has been wowing crowds with its uncanny tributes to artists like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Tina Turner.
Each year the show goes all-out for the holidays with a special production. The stage is decked out with garlands, lights, snowflakes and poinsettias. The tribute artists perform their regular routines but they also sing special holiday songs in the voice of the artist they are impersonating. You’ll hear Elvis singing “Blue Christmas,” Garth Brooks singing “The Christmas Song,” Michael Jackson singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and Barbra Streisand singing her version of “Jingle Bells.”
The performers are also joined on stage by a local dance troupe and a local high school choir that sings holiday carols.
For the finale, the cast performs “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the Legends band performs a tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” (“Carol of the Bells”).
The holiday production continues through December 29.
Join Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr Piffles, the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua, for the 32 days of Piffmas. “Piff’s Piffmas Piff-tacular” at Flamingo Las Vegas features new magic tricks and special guest stars. We don’t really know what to expect from the holiday show, but Piff promises to “spread festive joy and good cheer like a particularly irritating rash.”
In addition to providing holiday cheer for all of Las Vegas, Piff will make the season a bit more enjoyable for Las Vegas’ furry friends. Each holiday show will culminate with the auction of “Piff’s Magic Muffin,“ with sales benefiting the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and its dog shelter program.
The holiday show will run from Dec. 5 – 14, 19 – 30 and Jan. 1 – 4 at 8 p.m. There will be an additional 5:30 p.m. show Dec. 8 –11 and 22 – 30.
The LINQ Promenade, a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining district, is decorated throughout with festive lights and a dazzling 35-foot decorated tree. Stroll through the area and you’ll hear holiday music and you just might encounter some of the white stuff. Snow falls nightly across the promenade every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to midnight.
The LINQ Promenade is also home to Winter PARQ, a holiday show that takes place nightly through Friday, Dec. 30. The 15-minute show features costumed dancers and characters, a stilt walker and juggler. Live entertainment begins at 6 p.m. each night and features holiday performances on stage until 10 p.m.
Opportunity Village Magical Forest is a Las Vegas holiday tradition that is celebrating its 25th season this year.
The Magical Forest is a great family attraction featuring a forest filled with decorated trees as well as food, live entertainment, a train, a carousel, a slide, mini-golf, photos with Santa and more.
The attraction is open nightly at 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. through Jan. 1 (closed Christmas day) and is located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Admission starts at $9.99 for kids and $11.99 for adults. Rides cost more. Proceeds benefit Opportunity Village, which assists individuals with intellectual and related disabilities.
Caesars Palace has decked its halls for the holidays. Check out the lobby and outside the main entrance for festive decor. Rao’s restaurant always decorates for the season and be sure to stop into Payard Patisserie for chocolate Christmas trees and Santas.
Want to look at lights and not even get out of your car? Head to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the annual Glittering Lights holiday drive-thru light show. The attraction features more than 3 million lights throughout a 2.5 mile course that intertwines with the speedway. Glittering Lights is open nightly through Jan. 7.
Ethel M Chocolates hosts one of Vegas’ most popular holiday attractions. They have lit up their 3-acre Botanical Cactus Garden in more than one million colorful lights for the holidays. The garden features more than 300 species of plant and cacti for visitors to view nightly through Jan. 1. Bonus: You can head inside to the Chocolate Tasting room and retail store to grab some sweet treats and hot chocolate.
Ethel M is located in Henderson at 2 Cactus Garden Dr.
Get into the holiday spirit at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village and fun family activities like photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more.
Trips to Santa’s village depart 10 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for members; $10 for non-members and free for ages 2 and under. Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Get ready to kick up your boots and get in touch with your country roots, because music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are extending their Las Vegas residency one more year.
The trio’s show “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” is the longest running country show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and fans can’t get enough. Back in Vegas for a series of performances during the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, they’ll be raising the roof with shows on Dec. 2-3, 7, 9-10.
Shows for 2017 include:
In celebration of one more year of country fabulous, we’ve got five fun facts you may not know about Reba, Brooks & Dunn.
Reba, Brooks & Dunn stay busy performing while they’re in Vegas, but that doesn’t mean they miss out on having a good time. Ronnie Dunn told “Taste of Country” website that they made a pact not to just stay in their rooms. Instead the trio has been out seeing concerts and enjoying all that Vegas has to offer.
“We took in a bunch of shows. There’s always crazy stuff going on. The new ‘Jason Bourne’ movie, they did the premiere in Vegas at Caesars and we got invited to do that. We went to Jennifer Lopez’s birthday party,” Dunn said.
They’re also enjoying good food. The three talked with “Vegas Player” magazine about their fave Vegas restaurants. Reba loves Rao’s in Caesars Palace, Brooks is fan of the Gotham Ribeye and Lobster Mac & Cheese at Old Homestead Steakhouse and Dunn loves them all.
Long before the National Finals Rodeo came to Las Vegas, the McEntire family was competing in and winning championships. Reba McEntire’s grandfather, John Wesley McEntire, won the Steer Roping World Champion title in 1934. Her father, Clark McEntire (who’s in the Cowboy Hall of Fame) won the same title in 1957, 1958 and 1961. Reba was discovered by Red Steagall while singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in December 1974. If NFR had cowboy royalty, the McEntire family would be a part of it.
Reba was chosen by “Titanic” director James Cameron to play Molly Brown in the 1997 movie but she had to decline because of her music tour schedule. Kathy Bates would go on to play the role. However, when we think of the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown — who survived the sinking of the Titanic, ran for the Senate in 1914 (before women got the right to vote), worked to help destitute children and served on the American Committee for Devastated France — we envision a firebrand like Reba playing the role.
Reba was the first to the presses, writing “Reba: My Story” with Tom Carter in 1992 and “Comfort from a Country Quilt: Finding New Inspiration and Strength in Old-Fashioned Values” in 1999.
In 2008, Brooks, Dunn and Bill Fitzhugh wrote the book “The Adventures of Slim and Howdy.” The novel follows the exploits of Brooks and Dunn’s alter egos — Slim and Howdy — on a cross-country adventure that includes honky-tonk bars, a rigged poker game, a snake handler and do-it-yourself amputation kit, kidnapping and more. Sounds like a weekend in Vegas.
This fall, Kix Brooks released “Cookin’ It With Kix: The Art of Celebrating and the Fun of Outdoor Cooking.” While we’re intrigued by the recipes for crawfish etouffée, venison salami, duck gumbo and more, what we really want to try is the “Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It” Squirrel Stew.
In 1990 Reba played survivalist Heather Gummer in the cult classic “Tremors.” The movie was set in the fictional town of Perfection, Nevada, and featured underground worm-like creatures called Graboids that attack the town residents. If you haven’t seen it, stream it today. As “People” Magazine explains it’s “the greatest film ever made about carnivorous subterranean worms.” Reba stars in the movie with Michael Gross (of “Family Ties” fame) who played her husband survivalist Burt Grummer, and Kevin Bacon who plays Val McKee. That’s means in the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, Reba has a Bacon number of one.
We could keep going on (Did you know Reba is the only female country solo act to have a No. 1 hit single in four straight decades – ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and the ’10s?), but we suggest you put on your party boots because “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” is way more fun.
Everyone loves to party on New Year’s Eve. If your idea of celebrating is eating an amazing dinner and enjoying some cocktails, then Las Vegas is the place to do it. We’ve got everything from endless buffets to gourmet restaurants to casual pubs with special menus for the holiday. Toast to 2017 at these Las Vegas restaurants.
The Bacchanal Buffet features more than 500 daily food offerings. Fill your plate with everything from pork belly to crab legs, lamb chops and prime rib.
This legendary New York restaurant serves delicious Southern Italian fare. Enjoy a three-course dinner for New Year’s Eve.
This New York City landmark serves traditional East Coast-style steakhouse fare.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay’s Southwestern-style Mesa Grill will serve a two-course dinner for New Year’s Eve for $85 per person.
The most authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas, as only a native UK chef can provide. The space is comprised of two unique restaurants in one, a mix conceptualized by chef Gordon Ramsay.
Fine dining reaches its peak at Restaurant Guy Savoy, featuring delicate, acclaimed French masterpieces created by the famed Michelin-star chef.
For New Year’s Eve, MR CHOW will offer two seating times with a special three-course menu.
Nobu Restaurant will serve a $500 chef’s Omakase menu for two for New Year’s Eve. The meal will be served family style.
The Strip-side Serendipity 3 will have a $50 food and beverage minimum on their patio starting at 10 p.m. Specials include $25 Miller Lite buckets, $8 Fireball shots and $5 Hot Chocolates at the Grab n Go window.
Choose from two decadent menus at Searsucker. The Preview menu features four courses while the Baller menu will have six. Each option features some Seriously Fun Eats.
Sushi Roku at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace rings in 2017 in style with an Omakase ($170) and à la carte menu, featuring signature dishes such as Hanabi and Yellowtail Diced Chilies, as well as newer items like Seared Salmon Togarashi and Tuna Tartare Phyllo Cups. There will be three available reservation times during the evening: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 11:15 p.m. All reservations after 9:30 p.m. will enjoy an exclusive party favor and the 11:15 p.m. seating will feature a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
For New Year’s Eve, Carmine’s in The Forum Shops at Caesars will host their annual party complete with a dinner buffet and carving station, open bar, live entertainment, firework viewing and champagne toast at midnight. Guests will enjoy a selection of Carmine’s favorites including penne alla vodka, chicken alla Romana, seafood stuffed salmon, New York strip loin and more. A DJ will set the tone as guests dance the night away before viewing fireworks from the restaurant’s Strip-view balcony. Tickets are available for $225 per person.
Come in for some Vegas buffet staples like slow roasted prime rib, crab legs, peel and eat shrimp and other classic favorites.
This location boasts the restaurant’s famous sizzling steaks in a setting with panoramic Strip views.
High-quality fresh steamers, shrimp, lobster, crab, clam chowder and calamari are served up by the friendly chefs at Harrah’s Oyster Bar.
As the name suggests, this restaurant serves American favorites like steak, seafood and burgers. There will be specials for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Guy Fieri serves flavorful Mexican dishes with his signature flair.
Enjoy 300 selections of food from across the globe at this buffet. The buffet will have a special New Year’s Day menu.
Hash House A Go Go serves farm fresh food with a twist.
Set on the 50th floor of Rio Las Vegas, VooDoo Steak offers remarkable views and prime steaks and chops.
Sin City is known for its gorgeous neon that lights up the Strip. And it’s not just the lights that dazzle on hotel exteriors — we have friends who gawk at our bright, oversized motion graphic billboards. Throw a massive fireworks show into the mix and you end up with this crazy, wondrous eye candy spectacular. It’s no wonder more than 300,000 visitors flock to Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
Since there are so many spots to watch the fireworks in Vegas (and frankly, no spot is really a bad one), we’re rounding up a few of our favorites. Check them out, as well as tips on making your New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas as smooth and orderly as possible. Speaking of orderly, how cool would it be if thousands of people stayed still for the ultimate Las Vegas Strip mannequin challenge?
Hmm… let’s just stick to the sparkling fireworks, shall we?
Perfect for: Those who aren’t afraid of heights and ready to party up, up and away.
There’s really no better time to ride the 550-foot-tall High Roller than New Year’s Eve. The fireworks view from the world’s tallest wheel is phenomenal. Add in aerial Strip views and you’re totally wheeling into 2017 in style. Toast the New Year y by renting your own cabin, reserved for you and your posse for $6,000-plus. You can always join a cabin full of strangers too, which is more affordable at $275 a person. And who knows? You might even find someone special to toast with before the countdown.
Tickets: Call for reservations (702) 322-0537.
Perfect for: A romantic date paired with the perfect midnight smooch.
Ooh la la, baby. Eiffel Tower Experience’s observation deck is a lovely way to ring in the New Year with your sweetie. After a 460-feet-high ride up to the top (in a glass elevator, we’d like to add), you’ll get a 360-degree view of the city. This is easily the most romantic place to watch the fireworks. The deck may be a bit on the tight side, but it’s more of a reason to get cozy with your honey. Plus, Vegas does get chilly at night, so sharing body heat is the best. If you’re looking to wine and dine before the fireworks extravaganza, the Eiffel Tower restaurant is a quick elevator ride down but make your reservations early.
Tickets: New Year’s Eve tickets yet available for the experience, but call (888) 727-4758 and ask for the Tower box office for information. Restaurant reservations available online or by calling (702) 948-6937.
Perfect for: Those seeking an enchanted garden atmosphere, right in the heart of the Strip.
Since we’re still swooning over Paris, we’re adding Chateau Nightclub and Rooftop to the list. The Eiffel Tower Experience is magnifique but if you’re looking to show off your slick dance moves on New Year’s Eve, this is the place to boogie. The three-story nightclub has two outdoor levels with a garden setting and overhead twinkling lights. You’re also in the center of the Strip, which means you’re right in the middle of the Strip’s fireworks show. Admission is $136.25 a person and includes open bar.
Tickets: New Year’s Eve tickets available online.
Perfect for: Those who want a great view of the Eiffel Tower across the street, as well as EDM fans.
This New Year’s Eve, club goers can get the best of both worlds at Omnia. Not only will Calvin Harris spin into the New Year, but the nightclub’s spacious rooftop area is the ideal place to take a breather, catch the fireworks and a snazzy view of Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower across the street. Pre-game for New Year’s Eve with a Dec. 30 performance by DJ Kaskade.
Tickets: New Year’s Eve tickets available online.
Perfect for: Hip hop fans and people-watchers alike.
The rooftop’s view itself from Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub is a true crowd pleaser. Not only do you get an unobstructed view of the Bellagio fountains across the street, you can people-watch and see the New Year’s Eve craze from a bird’s-eye view. When you’re done admiring the splendor from the fireworks above and happy chaos below, you can go right back inside and get your dance on. Ring in the new year at Drai’s is Grammy Award-winning artist Kendrick Lamar.
Tickets: New Year’s Eve tickets available online.
Perfect for: Those who want to avoid the craziness of Strip but still be near all of the action.
Located 51 stories high, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is popular for both visitors and locals alike. It’s an indoor/outdoor venue, it’s off the Strip, plus the flair bartenders add spunk to the club’s unique vibe. For $125 (pre-sale) / $150 (at the door), you’ll get to see awesome fireworks, delight in an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Plus you’ll get one ride on the zipline. Not only do you get a great view of the whole Strip, you can cool off and dance into the New Year on the outdoor patio. If you want to eat before the fireworks show, there’s a steak house right below the club.
Tickets: Prices start at $125 (pre-sale) / $150 (at the door) per person with table packages costing more. Individual tickets are available online. To inquire about a table package email VoodooVIPSales@caesars.com.
Perfect for: Those who love being a part of the energetic New Year’s Eve crowd.
So we’ve been talking about all the great spots high above the Strip, but you can definitely enjoy the fireworks show on ground level also. Most people do. Every year, Caesars Palace showcases the stellar fireworks as one of the seven hotels the show is launched from. You’ll be right below it. It can get a bit crowded, so be prepared for that. But if you’re going to sight-see on the Strip and you’re looking for a stopping point, we recommend here.
This year you can enjoy a VIP option for watching the fireworks at Caesars Palace. Located next to Serendipity 3 restaurant, the Absinthe tent courtyard will be transformed into a fabulous open air New Year’s Eve bash from 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Tickets start at $149 per person and the party includes prime views of the fireworks, all-you-can-drink bar, desserts, VIP seating areas, space heaters and a champagne toast. The VIP package includes private seating for eight, a bottle of Belvedere and a bottle of Dom Perignon for $2,000 total. Tickets for the VIP Fireworks Viewing Area bash at Caesars Palace can be purchased online.
Perfect for: Those who want something right in the middle — a bit elevated from the ground, but not several stories high either. We can call this Goldilock’s zone.
Pedestrian bridges in Vegas have become our best friends for two reasons: One, they protect us from the traffic below and two, they provide the perfect photo opportunity. Whether you’re on the pedestrian bridge between Bally’s and Bellagio or the one between The Cromwell and Caesars Palace, you’re in luck. Both bridges are center Strip. And there’s no cover charge. Score!
So you weighed your options, decided what you’re doing and where you’re going to see the fireworks in Vegas to ring in 2017. Now what? Here’s some quick advice to help make the craziest night in Vegas a breeze:
Brunch has become one of the most popular ways to spend a lazy weekend afternoon and it’s easy to see why.
You can sleep late and still get breakfast food. Brunch combines the best of two meals into one. It’ll help cure your hangover. And, most importantly, brunch makes it totally socially acceptable to day drink.
Here are some of our favorite places for brunch in Las Vegas:
Sundays, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
For more than 30 years, one of the best places to splurge in Vegas has been the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s. We’re talking bottomless Perrier-Jouet Champagne, unlimited American Sturgeon Caviar and tuxedo-clad waiters providing impeccable service.
This Las Vegas Brunch is served buffet-style and includes things like Alaskan king crab legs, lamb, lobster tails, prime rib, sushi, fresh-shucked oysters, truffle mashed potatoes, banana bread pudding French toast, a custom omelet station and more.
In addition to the self-serve buffet, you can also order food from your server, including lobster bisque, Caesar salad, eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles.
Be sure to visit the dessert bar before you leave, which offers fruit tarts, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate truffles and more.
Friday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
GIADA, the namesake restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, serves all kinds of brunchy goodness starting with an assortment of pastries like orange sticky buns, cheese Danishes, hazelnut brownie bites, rosemary scones and more.
Main courses include strawberry polenta waffles, Caprese frittatas, lobster hash, salmon cake Benedict and Italian chicken and waffles with cacciatore spiced chicken and polenta waffle. You can also get salads, pizzas and sandwiches. Trust us, you’ll want to try the lemon pesto grilled cheese.
If you just can’t decide and want to try a bunch of food, go for the brunch tasting menu for $45, which includes a pastry basket, antipasti platter, choice of select entrée and choice of dessert. We love the lemon ricotta cookie ice cream sandwich with raspberry and buttermilk gelato.
Bonus: You can add limitless La Marca mimosas to your brunch for $30.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spice your brunch up with some Southwestern flair from Bobby Flay.
Start out your Mesa Grill brunch with tuna nachos, smoked salmon quesadilla, goat cheese queso fundido or a crispy bacon and hash brown quesadilla.
Brunch entrees include a New Mexican spiced pork tenderloin sandwich, green chile cheeseburger, ancho chile honey glazed salmon, ranch-style egg tostada and a blue corn buttermilk waffle.
Throw in a side like spicy chorizo sausage, spicy mango glazed bacon or house ground hominy grits.
Pair your food with a spicy Bloody Mary, fresh juices or cactus pear iced tea.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If you’re really hungry or you have some picky eaters in your group, Bacchanal Buffet is where you want to go for brunch. They have more than 500 items to choose from, which means there is something to satisfy everyone.
Some of the things you can choose from include fried chicken and waffles, red velvet pancakes, eggs, seafood, carving stations, mashed potatoes, sausage, bacon, salads, desserts, pizza, pasta, crepes, pastries…and the list goes on. And on.
As long as you’re going all-out with an all-you-can-eat buffet, you might as well add bottomless mimosas too.
7 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday
We love the atmosphere for brunch at Mon Ami Gabi. Be sure to grab a table on the Strip-side patio where you’ll feel like you’re in a sidewalk café in Paris.
Start out with a Bloody Mary, made with house-made Bloody Mary base, vodka, bacon, country pate, gruyere cheese, olive and celery. We also love the mimosas, which come with your standard orange juice or more exotic flavors like pear and ginger or blood orange and cardamom.
Brunch offerings include eggs Benedict, French toast and corned beef hash and eggs. You can also order off the lunch menu starting at 11 a.m. Dishes include quiche Lorraine, a smoked salmon platter, savory crepes and sandwiches like the French classic croque monsieur.
Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If you’re looking for a gourmet fine dining experience for brunch, look no further than Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas.
Enjoy the view 100 feet above the Strip from floor-to-ceiling windows and try some brunch food with French flair.
Main courses include eggs Benedict, baked crepes, filet of trout, paillard of salmon, duck hash with roasted mushrooms, fried farmer’s egg and Cabernet jus and Luxury French Toast with foie gras, Calvados and caramel apple.
If that all sounds too fancy and French for you, you can also find salads, sandwiches and burgers on the brunch menu.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For a south-of-the-border-style brunch, head to Border Grill from chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Top Chef Masters and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales.”
The Border Brunch includes unlimited small plates for $34.99 and you can add bottomless mimosas for $10. If mimosas aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other brunch cocktails to choose from including margaritas, bacon Bloody Marys, blood orange screwdrivers and more.
Dishes include tres leches French toast, Yucatan egg Benedict, chilaquiles verde, shrimp relleno tacos, green corn tamales, churro tots, Serrano ham waffles, Peruvian shrimp and grits and more.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment and share 10 reasons why we’re so thankful for fabulous Las Vegas. The city has a lot to offer, and it’s no wonder why it’s such a world-famous travel destination. After our list, you’ll want to dust off your suitcase and join in all the fun.
Mmm mmm. And we’re not talking about roasted turkey or honey ham, either. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Chippendales at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino yet, now’s the time to plan a gals’ night out. This hot Las Vegas show also features celebrity hosts. Past guest stars have included Antonio Sábato Jr., Tyson Beckford and Ian Ziering (a.k.a. Steve Sanders), to name a few. But don’t forget about X Burlesque at Flamingo or X Rocks at the Rio — These girls are smokin’ hot, wowing us with their stunning costumes and sensual dance numbers. Plus both have been named Best of Las Vegas.
OK, now we’re talking about food. We’re thankful for all the buffets Vegas has to offer. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace will never, ever disappoint. The buffet offers 500 dishes served fresh daily in almost every cuisine imaginable. Harrah’s Flavors buffet is another fun bet too. How many buffets do you know that have a fresh cotton candy stand? Forget the carnival!
Nope — not that eye candy. We’ve already talked about Chippendales and X Burlesque. This one goes out to all the over-the-top features that make the Las Vegas Strip so gorgeous. The 550-foot-tall High Roller wheel, the 46-story Eiffel Tower replica and both Flamingo Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s bright neon marquees are just a few that make the Strip light up the night.
Vegas is called this for a reason. Billboard Magazine even named Caesars Entertainment the third largest entertainment promoter in the nation. Planet Hollywood has resident superstars like Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez and larger-than-life pop stars Backstreet Boys starting in March. The big-name list continues at Caesars Palace, where you can enjoy live performances by legends like Celine Dion, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Reba, Brooks & Dunn or Rod Stewart.
Hmm… Guy Fieri or Guy Savoy? Giada or Gordon Ramsay? Who says you have to choose? You can hit up all of these celebrity chef-owned destinations in one Vegas weekend. Gordon Ramsay has four Las Vegas restaurants – a steakhouse at Paris Las Vegas, a burger spot inside Planet Hollywood, a fish & chips joint at The LINQ Promenade and a pub and grill at Caesars Palace. Ready to stuff your face where you’ll be guaranteed a massive food hangover? That’s exactly what Guy Fieri’s restaurants El Burro Borracho at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will do. (Have you seen the Trash Can Nachos at El Burro Borracho yet? Craziness!)
Check out our celebrity dining page to learn more about other famed chefs like Giada, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and more.
Want to be a millionaire? Join the club. We’re thankful in Vegas that we could have that fairy-tale ending. And you just might hit the jackpot. Or if you play your cards right, you can win big by playing poker. Earlier this month, James O. won $1 million dollars playing 3 Card Poker at O’Sheas. And we’re proud to announce Las Vegas resident Qui Nguyen placed first in this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, raking in a whopping total of $8,005,310. Way to put Vegas on the map!
Forget the long lines and chaos of Black Friday. We’re all about the Cyber Monday sales. If you’re planning a Vegas trip, make sure to check our site for Cyber Monday Las Vegas hotel deals on Monday, Nov.28. Save on your room and you can spend more money on everything we just talked about — poker tables, headlining acts and celebrity restaurants.
At least that’s what we like to call them. We can’t get over all the tasty drinks in Vegas. We’re thankful for the bars on the Strip, along with Caesars Palace’s newest one, Alto Bar. The bar includes fun drinks like the Crown of the Gods, made with blood orange liquor and lime. Bound at The Cromwell offers a Breakfast Martini, which includes the finest orange marmalade and Bunny Bubbles, champagne with raspberry and pomegranate. We’re also thankful we can create our own cocktails during the High Roller’s Happy Half Hour, where you’ll sip on drinks in a cabin while admiring dashing views of the Strip.
We’re so thankful for all the many things to do in Vegas. Whether you’re a gambler, foodie or show lover (or all of the above), there’s always something on the itinerary. Shoppers can enjoy The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas. Looking to unwind after a crazy weekend? Look no further than Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. With winter right around the corner, the Arctic ice room is perfect. Snowfall isn’t always guaranteed in Vegas, but you can enjoy this refreshing retreat after your Roman bathing experience.
Last and most certainly not least, we want give a special shout out to you. Yes, we love you. Vegas wouldn’t be complete without all your fun stories, adventures and experiences. (Just avoid the temptation of jumping into the Caesars Palace fountains — not a good look!) Some of the craziest, and not to mention, most romantic stories come from Vegas. And we have you to thank for that.
Right now most of us are either loosening our pants from a day spent gorging on turkey and all the fixings or lying passed out on the couch from creating that very dinner and all its fixings.
So the thought of braving the consumer-crazed crowds of Black Friday holds no appeal. You’ll find us on the couch watching football and the National Dog Show (Go hound group!).
But what if we could have the best of both worlds – deals and dogs – all without moving from the recliner? Thank you Caesars Cyber Sale. It’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday all rolled into one delicious cornucopia of discounts (see how we worked in that Thanksgiving reference).
Starting today, you can score up to 25 percent off rooms at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas hotels as well as discounts at Caesars hotels around the country, including hotel stays in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and more.
After all the hard work you’ve done this year, you deserve a gift you want. So treat yourself to a vacation where grown ups play. Stay and save on our thousands of renovated rooms and suites, check out world-class entertainment with Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John and more. Still recovering from your holiday visitors? Then indulge yourself in a spa treatment to work out all those muscles left perpetually locked from family “discussions” about the 2016 election.
And this is just the appetizer in our Thanksgiving deal buffet. Return on Monday and score additional discounts on hotel rooms in Las Vegas and across the country for our Cyber Monday sale. Make sure to book by Dec. 8 for travel dates through Sept. 30, 2017.
Still not enough? Stuff your stocking with tickets for the High Roller. Make all your friends envious with Instagram-worthy shots of the Las Vegas Strip from atop the High Roller and save money while doing it. Buy your tickets online from Black Friday (Nov. 28) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) and get 20 percent off on select four-packs of High Roller tickets, including:
So sit back, relax and give yourself a gift this Black Friday — one that will give you way better memories than standing in line at the store.
You’ll see thousands of people dressed in cowboy hats and boots walking around Las Vegas this December. No, we’re not filming Hollywood’s next big Western here, we’re hosting the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Dec. 1 – 10.
Vegas goes country every December as the rodeo hits the Thomas & Mack Center to determine who’s the best in roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. That means Las Vegas is full of cowboys and country music fans. We like to welcome them all with parties, drink specials, shows and food.
Here’s where you can enjoy NFR activities in Vegas:
Country fans don’t have to look far to find things to do in Las Vegas this December. We’ve got everything from top country headliners to sexy adult shows with a country music soundtrack.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 , Dec. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10
Three of country’s biggest performers come together in one blockbuster show at Caesars Palace.
Fans know Reba McEntire from her career spanning music, TV and film. Over the years she has earned 35 No. 1 singles and has sold more than 56 million albums worldwide. You’ll recognize her hit songs like “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” “Does He Love You,” “Fancy,” “Turn on the Radio” and many more.
Popular country duo Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn released their first album in 1991 and have enjoyed a string of hits ever since including “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Hillbilly Deluxe.” The duo has amassed more than 80 industry awards, making them the most-awarded act in ACM history.
Expect to hear all of the greatest individual hits from both artists during the show as well as some cool performances from all three singers together.
4, 7:30 and 9 p.m. daily
Garth Brooks might not be in town during NFR, but if you’re a fan you can see a pretty amazing tribute to him at Legends in Concert. The show features a variety of music tribute artists who look, act and sound just like the originals.
Dean Simmons is a third generation country singer who portrays Brooks in the show. He started playing at age 7, started his first band at 21 and in 1992, after playing for American troops overseas with his own band, started listening to Brooks’ music. People started telling him that his renditions of the famous country singer were spot on and the rest is history.
Thursday – Tuesday at 10 p.m.
If you’re looking for an adult show with a country twist, X Country at Harrah’s fits the bill.
Billed as “A Kick’n Topless Revue,” X Country features sexy dancers strutting their stuff to both traditional and contemporary country music.
There are more than 20 steamy numbers in the show with music from Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton.
Country superstar Toby Keith’s restaurant and bar at Harrah’s is a great place for country fans to hang out, grab a beer and a burger and enjoy live country music. The restaurant features free live entertainment nightly beginning at 9 p.m.
Several bars will be running drink specials during NFR Dec. 1 – 10. Fuel up on these Jack Daniel’s cocktails, beer and more at Piano Bar at Harrah’s, O’Sheas, Montecristo Cigar Bar and Spanish Steps at Caesars Palace, All-American Bar and Grille, Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub and Lounge, iBar and Masquerade Bar at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and Extra Lounge at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. (Each bar has other signature drink specials as well.)
PBR Rock Bar is a popular place for the rodeo crowd. Monday is country night with a live band and bull riding. On Sundays at 9 p.m. there’s live music and a bull riding competition for those aspiring cowboys.
There are lots of restaurants in Las Vegas where hungry rodeo fans can satisfy their appetites. Here are some dining specials being offered during NFR:
Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill is serving up the Ultimate Cowboy Experience prix fixe dinner for $75 during NFR.
The first course is a choice of Gala Apple salad, jumbo lump crab cake or venison chili. The second course is a choice of fire roasted venison chop, double cut pork chop or shrimp and grits.
For dessert, enjoy a pecan tart with bourbon ice cream and bourbon salted caramel sauce.
East Coast-style steakhouse Old Homestead is offering a special menu during NFR. The three-course meal is $80 and starts with a choice of classic Caesar salad or French onion soup. The main course is a 12-ounce herb crusted prime rib with Yukon gold potatoes, wild mushrooms and truffle au jus. If you have a heartier appetite, you can upgrade to a 24-ounce cowboy cut for an additional $20. For dessert, choose between chocolate blackout cake with chocolate mousse and chocolate olive oil gelato or vanilla bean crème brûlée.
We know cowboys always love a good steak, so check out these other Las Vegas steakhouse options.
If you’re not lucky enough to get a ticket to the rodeo, you can still watch all of the action on live feeds at bars around town. Here’s where to go:
If you’re planning to attend the rodeo in person, there will be shuttle buses available to the Thomas & Mack Center from the LINQ Promenade (adjacent to High Roller), Bally’s Las Vegas (North Entrance) and Caesars Palace (tour bus area).
For full details check out: http://www.nfrexperience.com/home/shuttle_faq
There will also be a shuttle to the Cowboy Christmas gift show with daily round-trip service from Caesars Palace to the Las Vegas Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 1, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Piano Bar
Thursday, December 1, 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Toby Keith’s
Friday, December 2, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Piano Bar/Carnaval/Toby Keith’s: Beau Hill
Friday, December 9, 10 p.m.to 11 p.m. at Piano Bar
Friday, December 9, 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Toby Keith’s
Thursday, December 1, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Extra Lounge: Beau Hill
Friday, December 2, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Extra Lounge
Friday, December 2, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Montecristo: Rocky McDonald & Beau Hill
Saturday, December 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Montecristo: Rocky McDonald & Beau Hill
Saturday, December 3, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Montecristo
Saturday, December 10, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Montecristo
Saturday, December 3, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. at O’Sheas: Beau Hill
Thursday, December 8, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. at O’Sheas
Saturday, December 3, 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar: Rocky McDonald
Thursday, December 8, 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar