Whether doing some last-minute shopping, wrapping some final presents or maybe prepping for Christmas Day dining, hungry holiday warriors deserve a decadent feast. Kick off the holiday with a Christmas Eve dinner, whether it’s a swanky dinner at Michael Mina at the Bellagio or an ugly Christmas sweater party at Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel. Here, a last-minute guide to Christmas Eve dining in Las Vegas, listed from north to south.Read More
Where To Dine for Christmas Eve in Las Vegas
14 stellar choices from high-end to inexpensive
Diners choose between winter green salad with marinated squash, goat cheese mousse and pomegranate vinaigrette or New England clam chowder with spicy bacon, fingerling potatoes and ciabatta crostini. Entree course selections include herb-roasted prime rib served with twice-baked black truffle potato and pole beans, or California halibut oreganata with celery root, swiss chard and charred lemon. For dessert, diners select between yuzu panna cotta with Ruby Red grapefruit and caramel sauce, or peanut butter bar served with Chantilly cream and vanilla gelato.
Salvatore's Ristorante Italiano
Salvatore’s at the Suncoast serves a Christmas Eve dinner from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. with cream of wild mushroom bisque for $9.95; pan-seared barramundi with a holiday ginger sauce and served over creamy citrus risotto for $32.95; spaghetti Portofino with lobster, clams, shrimp, scallops and mussels in a rich tomato-basil seafood brood for $39.95; and slow-roasted prime rib au jus with the choice of potato and garden fresh vegetables.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin serves Christmas Eve specials including ahi tuna sashimi with grapefruit, citrus ponzu, and daikon for $19; porcini mushroom agnolotti with cipollini, goat cheese, and rosemary for $24; mixed seafood paella with grilled lobster, jumbo shrimp, and saffron for $39; prime beef filet with blue cheese potato gratin, and roasted root vegetables for $46; and peppermint hot cocoa crème brûlée with fudgy brownie bites, and candy cane whipped cream for $12.
Lagasse's Stadium from chef Emeril Lagasse at the Palazzo, is ringing in the holidays with a special Christmas menu available Dec. 24. Dishes include lump crabmeat remoulade with avocado and mixed baby greens tossed in herb vinaigrette; salmon carpaccio topped with pico de gallo and ponzu vinaigrette; grilled prime rib, sautéed haricot vert and roasted garlic mashed potatoes with sauce au poivre; and warm apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace will serve its Christmas Prestige menu ($385 per person) on Sunday, Dec. 24 with 10 courses including octopus in cold steam, seared foie gras with pear and turnip agro dolce, chef Guy Savoy’s signature artichoke and black truffle soup, American wagyu served two ways and cloud blueberry cheesecake.
Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace will serve holiday brunch ($59.99) and dinner ($79.99) on Dec. 24. Brunch includes lobster eggs Benedict, Christmas ham with pineapple glaze, Applewood smoked pork belly and home-style corned beef hash and eggs. For dinner, diners can grab slow-roasted prime rib, herb-roasted turkey, oysters Rockefeller, Peruvian scallops with black truffle butter, roasted quail with polenta and cherry gastrique, and a whole suckling rotisserie pig. Chocolate peppermint cheesecake, holiday-spiced mousse coupe, eggnog crème brulee and an assortment of Christmas cookies arrive for dessert.
Le Cirque’s holiday menu at the Bellagio on Dec. 24 goes for $155 per person with an optional $88 wine pairing. Dinner starts with Maryland blue crab with Russian osetra caviar, le cirque lobster and avocado salad, Japanese yellowtail, or alba white truffles carnolli risotto. The main course features Mediterranean sea-bass, moulard duck, or Japanese A5 wagyu beef striploin. For dessert, a chocolate ball with praline mousse or chestnut parfait.
Tuscany Gardens at the Tuscany has a three-course dinner on Christmas Eve from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for $44.95. Diners choose winter squash bisque or a Caesar salad, two entrée options and bread pudding for dessert. The entrées include La Vigilia, the feast of the seven fishes, with live Maine lobster, jumbo tiger prawns, mussels, clams, scallops, calamari and swordfish in a tomato fennel broth with crostini; and Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a grilled T-Bone steak served with winter vegetables, Dijon mustard cream, crispy Tuscan potatoes and green peppercorn sauce.
Michael Mina at the Bellagio has a Christmas Eve menu with a choice of winter truffle grougere with caviar crème fraîche and chive or Michael Mina's caviar parfait. Diners can choose Alaskan king crab, raviolo of truffle chicken mousse, or heirloom beet and chickory salad. The second course features lobster pot pie. Diners then choose American wagyu ribeye, butter poached pheasant, or wild turbot Rossini. Dessert features a roasted caramel apple. The dinner costs $138 per person with an $88 optional wine pairing.
Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel hosts the Ugly Sweater Christmas Eve Party with Night Before Xmas Punch with cranberry, orange, Wild Turkey bourbon, holiday spice and everything nice for $8. Diners enter the ugly sweater contest by posting a picture of themselves in their sweater at Culinary Dropout and tagging #averyuglyCDOxmas on social media. A tricked-out bartender kit and $100 Fox Restaurant Concepts gift card will be awarded to two lucky winners.
Mr. Lucky's 24/7
Mr. Lucky’s Café at the Hard Rock Hotel has Christmas Eve specials including ham and eggs with a cider-glazed pork chop, poached eggs and sweet potato pancakes ($13.99); shaved Brussels sprouts salad with dried cranberry, hazelnuts, parmesan cheese and lemon mustard dressing ($9.99); red wine braised short ribs with caramelized fall vegetables, garlic and parsley ($19.99); and Panettone bread pudding with crème fraiche sorbet and rum caramel ($6.99).
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ferraro’s has a Buon Natale tasting menu for $75 per person. Choices start with marinated grilled octopus, black olives, potatoes and capers; seared beef tenderloin “fagottino,” light tuna mousse, peppery croutons, and mini crown lettuce; or seared scallop, clams, fennel confit, prosciutto broth. Pasta course choices include spaghetti aragosta with lobster sauce; mall pocket burrata cheese ravioli, jumbo crab, butternut squash, and Nduja sauce; or pappardelle al tartufo d’alba for $50 extra. For the main course, diners can order braised veal cheeks, potato puree, spinach, and porcini mushroom or Chilean sea bass with braised leeks, chanterelle mushroom, and lobster consommé. Dessert features Il Babà.
MB Steak at the Hard Rock Hotel has a 20-ounce cut of prime rib roast with butter-braised marble potatoes, herb au jus and creamy horseradish ($49) and bourbon pumpkin toffee cake with ginger ice cream and honey Florentine ($16) on Christmas Eve.
Jean Georges Steakhouse
Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria offers its holiday menu on Christmas Eve from 5 to 10:30 p.m. French onion soup with shaved truffles and braised short rib goes for $18; a tomahawk prime rib with au jus and whipped horseradish is $105; and eggnog brûlée with ginger bread crumble and cranberry sorbet costs $14.