Las Vegas Restaurant Week

The third annual Restaurant Week started last week here in Las Vegas.  By dining out in participating restaurants (which include some of the finest on the Strip), locals and tourists can contribute to Three Squares Food Bank by having a portion of their meal donated to this great cause.

This year they extended the event to two weeks instead of the usual week so diners have an extra week to take advantage of the deals.  Each participating restaurant offers either a $30 lunch, a $50 dinner or both.  A list of participating restaurants and their menus can be viewed here:

http://www.helpoutdineoutlv.org/index.php

As a “seasoned” restaurant week diner, I highly recommend reviewing the menus before making a reservation.  Some restaurants offer excellent prix fixe menus highlighting their best dishes while others only offer the cheapest dishes on their usual menu.  Some restaurants also place restrictions on dates so make sure you review all the fine print before booking.

Here is our list for this year:

Blue Ribbon (Located in Cosmopolitan.  The most famous sushi restaurant from NYC.  Weekdays only, their signature Fried Chicken is included in the resturant week menu)

Julain Serrano (Located in Aria.  Julian Serrano also owns Picasso, the expensive French restaurant in Bellagio)

D.O.C.G (Cosmopolitan.  We have dined in its neighbor Scarpetta before and really enjoyed the food.  Scarpetta to me was like a less expensive version of B&B in Venetian)

Stripsteak (Mandalay Bay.  My favorite steakhouse on the strip by Michael Mina.  They have excellent steak tartare and truffled mac and cheese)

Payard (Caesar’s Palace.  Famous French bakery from NYC.  I’ve never tried this place but looking forward to their desserts)

 

Bon Appetit!