The price is right for dining out in Las Vegas
By Jack Houston
A three-course dinner at RM Seafood for just $50.12? Lunch at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill for around $10 per course? A meal at Alizé, atop of one of the city’s most popular hotels, for a fraction of the normal menu price? If the discounts are any indication, Las Vegas Restaurant Week is back, Aug. 27-Sept. 2, bringing with it great deals at some of the top restaurants in the city.
Benefiting the local food bank Three Square, Restaurant Week gives diners the opportunity to sample from restaurants they might otherwise be priced out of, for just $20.12 to $50.12 per person.
Among the participating restaurants are Alizé (Palms), Andre’s (Monte Carlo), Central Michel Richard (Caesars Palace), Center Cut Steakhouse (Flamingo), Charlie Palmer Steak (Four Seasons Hotel), Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House (MGM Grand), Fogo de Chão (360 E. Flamingo Road), Grotto (Golden Nugget), Lavo (The Palazzo), Hussong’s Cantina (Mandalay Place), Martorano’s (Rio), Mesa Grill (Caesars Palace), Nove Italiano (Palms), Rao’s (Caesars Palace), Strip House (Planet Hollywood), Table 10 (The Palazzo), Tao (The Venetian) and The Range Steakhouse (Harrah’s).
Some restaurants such as Serendipity 3 (Caesars Palace) and Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro (The Palazzo) are offering Restaurant Week deals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Off-Strip restaurants are getting in the act, too, with local Italian hot spot Ferraro’s (4480 Paradise Road) rolling out a four-course, $50.12 menu featuring pasta, salad, dessert and a chance to try their famed osso buco. And it’s not all about fine dining, either—at the casual pizza joint Slice of Vegas (Mandalay Place), you can lunch on caprese salad, cheesesteak (with french fries or salad) and Italian lemon cream cake for just $20.12.
Restaurateurs love the exposure that comes from Restaurant Week, but they have to be cursing themselves for letting their food slip away for such low prices. Make them pay for their generosity, and support a good cause, too.
For a full list of menus and participating restaurants, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org.