This Monday kicks off the fourth annual Restaurant Week. I believe it is the most glorious week of the year. From August 30 through September 5th we can sample the finest meals Las Vegas has to offer at a discount. For seven days, famed restaurants partner with Three Square to create three-course prix-fixe menus at three price points: $20.10, $30.10 and $50.10 per person. A portion of each meal served is donated to Three Square to aid in their efforts to end hunger in Southern Nevada.
Few things bring me greater joy throughout the year than Restaurant Week. It is a great cause and it is a wonderful opportunity to try new restaurants. My husband and I have made it tradition to dine at a participating restaurant each day of Restaurant Week. As a result, we have experienced thirteen different restaurants and we’ve found some real gems along the way. Previous Restaurant Week’s allowed us to discover Stratta, Circo, and Andre’s. All of which became fast favorites.
We try not to make repeats but it’s going to be tough to resist a return visit to Osteria del Circo, this year, their menu again features the most excellent Ravioli and Tiramisu I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. Seriously, these are treats from the heavens. The restaurant is whimsy and romantic, the views are stunning and the service is stellar. If there was one restaurant not to miss – this is it.
The list of participating restaurants is varied, with more than seventy taking part, there is something for everyone. All types of cuisine are showcased from surf to turf, Asian to French… even burgers can be had. Dash over to Three Square’s website and peruse the menus. Additional menus can be added so check back often. I have been scanning the list for weeks and the options keep getting better and better.
New this year are a number of restaurants from CityCenter including American Fish, Blossom, Jean Georges, Lemongrass, MOzen Bistro, Sage and Union. Caesars, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Venetian and Bellagio are also well represented. Past Vegas Values are also on the billing like Andre’s, Aureole, Brand, Diablo’s, Fiamma and KGB. If you prefer to avoid the strip there are a dozen great options off the strip such as Vintner Grill, Todd’s Unique Dining and Marche Bacchus to name a few.
The options are a bit overwhelming but trust me too many options is a good problem to have. Get out next week and do your part to help end hunger in Southern Nevada by satisfying your own cravings. Please take part in Restaurant Week. Las Vegas can use your support.
Reservations should be made directly with the restaurant. You may want to give them notice that you’ll be in for the special Restaurant Week menus.