Empty out your refrigerator and forget about buying groceries next week. Las Vegas Restaurant Week kicks off next Monday through Sunday with more than 80 dining establishments rolling out special menus. You can find delicious deals from Craftsteak, BOA, Panevino, Todd English’s Olives, Vintner Grill and more, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Three Square Food Bank, which provides more than 13 million meals per year throughout Southern Nevada. Each three-course goes for $20.10, $30.10 or $50.10 per person.
Sorting through a list of restaurants to find the perfect meal can be difficult, so we’ve done the legwork for you. Here’s a look at where you should make your reservations each day of the week. Bon appetit!
Monday, Aug. 30
Kick off your week off right with the $50.10 dinner menu at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay. Start with your choice of a frisee salad “Gourmande” with foie gras torchon, poached egg and black mission figs or the braised octopus and Maine lobster salad with warm pewee potato and tarragon vinaigrette. For $10.10 more, you can add on a wine to go with each course (and that’s a steal!). Move on to an entree choice of crispy duck leg confit with Lyonnaise potatoes, wilted greens and an ice wine reduction or a beef short rib and Togarashi dusted Ahi tuna loin with broccoli puree, sautéed porcini mushrooms, hand-rolled potato gnocchi. Then save room for pastry chef Megan Romano’s toe-curling late summer peach brown butter tart with peach buttermilk sherbet, amaretto anglaise or dark chocolate peanut butter bar with dark chocolate peanut butter bar with candied peanuts and a honey caramel sauce.
Aureole also has a $30.10 dinner option.
Aureole is located at Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7401, www.charliepalmer.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 31
On Tuesday, you’re making it a late night with the Tease in the Kitchen at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand. This $70.10 special event serves up Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres while burlesque dancers perform in the open kitchen.
If that’s too late for you, sign up for the $50.10 three-course meal that starts with a chilled tomato gazpacho with croutons and king crab fritter with spiced guacamole. Next up is your choice of veal piccata served with arugula salad or halibut filet with vegetables and basil. Dinner ends with green chartreuse soufflé served with pistachio ice cream.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is located at MGM Grand, 702.891.7358, www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/atelier-joel-robuchon-french-restaurant.aspx.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Today you’re headed over to Sage at Aria for the $50.10 three-course meal from chef Shawn McClain. Start with your choice of a grilled summer peach salad with arugula, crispy bacon and bleu cheese or the smoked sweet corn chowder with Dungeness crab and ricotta dumplings. Then choose between pan-roast Alaskan halibut with an apricot vinaigrette, butter beans and mustard greens or the American Wagyu sirloin served with Boulanger potatoes, a red onion tart and pickled tomato. Top off dinner with Valhrona chocolate s’mores made with graham crackers and pine nut ice cream.
Sage is located at Aria at CityCenter, 702.590.8691, www.arialasvegas.com.
Thursday, Sept. 2
You can’t be full yet. Tonight you’re headed to Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace for a $50.10 dinner. Bradley Ogden complicates your night with three choices with each course. Start with the twice-baked potato Maytag bleu cheese souffle with charred plums, bleu cheese crumbles and Sausalito Springs watercress; the globe artichoke soup with crispy artichoke chips, marinated baby artichoke and basil oil; or Bradley’s signature Caesars salad. Move on to the pan-roasted Alaskan halibut with toasted sourdough, Piperada and Bouchot mussel broth; the Duroc pork loin with applewood smoked bacon, corn succotash or potato croquettes; or try the roasted Petaluma free-range chicken with goat cheese gnocchi, ratatoullie and roasted tomato salad. End dinner with a banana’s foster cake with macerated bananas, chocolate clusters and cream cheese ice cream; a selection of house-made ice creams; or a chocolate peanut butter brownie with a peanut butter milkshake, salted caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.
Bradley Ogden is located at Caesars Palace, 702.731.7410, www.caesarspalace.com/casinos/caesars-palace/restaurants-dining/bradley-ogden-detail.html.
Friday, Sept. 3
Save this one for the end of the night. Head over to Alex Stratta‘s other dining option at Wynn Las Vegas Stratta from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the starlight menu. Dive into the Caesars salad or the minestrone soup, then follow it up with a meatball sandwich with tomato sauce and provolone cheese; the eggs Benedict with short ribs, poached egg and chipotle Hollandaise sauce; or the Stratta burger made with cheddar cheese, Bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and red onion. Finish with homemade gelato.
Stratta is located at Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.2040, www.wynnlasvegas.com.
Saturday, Sept. 4
Congratulations if you made it this far, but you still have two days of Restaurant Week left. Save Saturday for André Rochat‘s Alize at top of the Palms and the $50.10 dinner with a $10.10 wine selection. Feast on Maine lobster bisque with lemon cream and puff pastry crouton or a mélange of field greens and herbs made with caraway crackers and fresh goat cheese. Then you have your choice of a pan-roasted chicken breast with crispy potato croquant, butter-poached leeks and bacon-wrapped Coq a Vin; a slow-roasted Loch Duarte salmon with pencil asparagus, Idaho potato and Alaskan king crab croustillant and béarnaise cromesquis; or grilled ribeye with Gruyère potato purée, braised asparagus and red wine beef jus. Finish with chocolate or Grand Marnier soufflé.
Alize is located at the Palms, 702.951.7000, andrelv.com/alize.
Sunday, Sept. 5
On Sunday, you’re headed to the new DW Bistro for a $20.10 Caribbean-inspired lunch. Start with the DW Spanish chorizo with shrimp served with summer tomatoes and crostini, the Jamaican chicken curry soup with fresh New Mexican green chilis or the jerk seared Ahi tuna salad with kumquat marmalade and fresh mango. Then choose among the DW pork two ways with New Mexican red chili and oven-roasted Jerk pork shoulder, a duo of sliders with the DW turkey burger and New Mexican green chili cheeseburger or the jerk chicken cous cous salad with summer tomatoes and fresh pesto. Finish it off with a tasting of red velvet, Jamaican carrot cake and lemon-lime pudding.
DW Bistro is located at 6115 S. Fort Apache Road, 702.527.5200, dwbistro.com.
For a complete list of restaurants participating and their menus, visit www.threesquare.org/events/event-calendar/restaurant-week.