15 Las Vegas Restaurants That Have Christmas Dinner Covered
Unwrap those presents and celebrate with a holiday meal.
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling and ring ting tingling too—or is that your stomach growling? The winter season is a time for holiday cheer and putting others first. It's also a season of great food and fortunately, Las Vegas has no shortage of awesome restaurants. Some are even ready to accommodate large parties and host all of your out-of-town relatives. But here's the bad news: not all of them will be open Christmas Day. So we put our holiday shopping on hold, did the research, and put together a festive list of restaurants welcoming guests on Sunday, December 25. Some have special dishes, some have multi-course menus, and some are just doing the same thing they always do. Each one, however, has delicious food to share for the holiday.
How much can you fit onto one plate? Expect virtually any buffet in Vegas to have a selection of seasonal surprises for Christmas. The Buffet at Wynn is a great example, with stations serving Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin sliced to order, Steamed Crab Legs, Pork Osso Bucco, Truffled Seafood Risotto, and other dishes along with a lineup of holiday-themed desserts from 1-9 pm.
Cost: $69.99 per person.
How to book: Pay in advance online for priority seating.
Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse
If you're looking for a convenient dining experience with free parking in the heart of the Strip, Galpao Gaucho is open 12-9:30 pm on Christmas Day. Located on the Strip side of the Fashion Show mall, this Brazilian restaurant is offering its traditional Rodizio dining experience–a format perfect for parties large and small. At least 17 different cuts of meat will be offered throughout the dining room with sides presented in a buffet with a salad bar.
Cost: $69 per person.
How to book: Book a reservation on the restaurant's website.
Hank's Fine Steaks
Hank's continues to be one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas with a Henderson-area location at the Green Valley Ranch casino. The menu will feature a la carte specials on Christmas, including a Nigerian prawn appetizer with crab and mushrooms; a 43-ounce double-bone Ribeye for two to share with potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and bordelaise; and Loup De Mer with cabbage, leeks, and macadamia pistou.
Cost: Prices vary.
Christmas dinner doesn't have to be expensive in Las Vegas. Siegel's 1941, inside the locals-friendly El Cortez on Fremont Street, has a three-course meal from 11 am-9 pm. Enjoy a tossed green salad or Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and a main course of Roasted Turkey with gravy sage dressing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce or Smithfield Ham with brandy-pineapple sauce and sweet potatoes. Both options come with Green Bean Amandine too. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie.
Cost: $28.95 (or $23.95 with a player's card) per person.
Kassi Beach Club
Kassi Beach House has three seafood specials for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Order the Squid Ink Bucatini with Manila clams and bottarga, Roasted Sea Bream with tomato and white wine sauce, or Shellfish Cannelloni with lobster, shrimp, and ricotta. Come a few days early on Wednesday, December 21, when Kassi Beach House will host a Naughty or Nice House Party at 9 pm with 50% off all pasta and select booze, holiday cocktails, and a DJ.
Cost: Squid Ink Bucatini $29, Sea Bream $68, Shellfish Cannelloni $45.
How to book: Book a table (or daybed on the patio) online.
It's a cowboy Christmas at Gilley's, where you can fill up on a three-course meal after a round of line-dancing. Begin with a Grilled Bread Salad with heirloom tomatoes or Roasted Purple and White Cauliflower Cheddar Soup, followed by Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with andouille brioche stuffing, Yukon gold garlic-whipped potatoes, sauteed veggies, and gravy. That will leave just enough room to wolf down a strawberry shortcake dessert.
Cost: $50 per person.
How to book: Secure a reservation online.
Brezza is open 4-9 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Choose dishes from the regular menu, featuring an enticing selection of steaks and pasta or go with a special multi-course truffle menu, which includes Hamachi with black truffle vinaigrette, Cauliflower Flan with white truffle, Tajarin Pasta with white truffle, Florentine Steak with black truffle, and a Goat Cheese Crostata with glazed fig and black truffle honey.
Cost: Regular menu is a la carte. Truffle menu is $350 per person with an optional $150 for wine pairings.
How to book: Book a reservation via Seven Rooms.
Spend Christmas Day sipping on Margaritas and wishing everyone Feliz Navidad. Guadalajara is an affordable holiday option inside the Boulder Station casino. Tacos are just $3-4 on the regular menu, but make sure to try the Pozole Rojo, a Christmas special that combines pork with crispy hominy, lime, onion, cilantro, cabbage, and radish. Follow up with an order of buñuelos for dessert. The sweet fritters are topped with strawberry sauce, cinnamon sugar, chocolate, and whipped cream. Guadalajara is open 11 am-9 pm on Christmas Day.
Cost: Pozole Rojo $9.99, buñuelos $7.99.
Here's a deal for locals throughout the valley. Brass Fork locations inside Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, and Boulder Station are all serving the same a la carte menu of Heirloom Beet Salad; Pan-Seared Red Snapper with bacon and fingerling potato hash, mushrooms, asparagus, and apple cider beurre blanc; and Eggnog Tres Leches cake. The same dishes are also available at Lucky Penny inside the Red Rock Resort or Green Valley Ranch, but with a few more dollars added to the bill.
Cost: Beet salad $6.99-8.99, snapper $23.99-25.99, and tres leches cake $4.99-6.99.
How to book: Book a reservation online for Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Boulder Station, Red Rock, or Green Valley Ranch.
One of the hottest restaurants in Vegas is mixing things up for Christmas. Guests can order from the regular menu as well as a trio of holiday specials: Chestnut Veloute with brioche, foie gras, and huckleberry; Roasted Rack of Colorado Lamb with apricot, black olive, and celeriac; and Santa's Hat, a coconut and raspberry tart with marshmallow and raspberry sorbet. Don't be surprised to see the supper club's live entertainers dig into some holiday classics on stage.
Cost: Prices vary.
How to book: Call 702-770-3300 to inquire about reservations.
Buddy V's Ristorante
Buddy Valastro's Las Vegas restaurant has an affordable holiday prix-fixe menu with Lobster Soup; Grilled Double-Cut Lamb Chops with Wild Truffle Mushroom Risotto and asparagus; and Chocolate Bread Pudding with cinnamon gelato. Don't leave without visiting Valastro's Carlo's Bakery across the hallway to pick up some holiday treats to go.
Cost: Prix-fixe menus are $64 per person (plus optional wine pairing $32 per person or bottle of prosecco for $34).
How to book: Call 702-607-2355 or book a reservation online.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Enjoy the towering Strip views and a three-course holiday menu featuring scallops, foie gras, or winter greens as the appetizer and Loup de Mer, Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Breast, or Roasted Honeynut Squash as the main course. Dessert is a White Chocolate Peppermint Souffle or Creme Brulee. The meal is available Christmas Day 5–10 pm. Come by earlier in the day for a festive holiday brunch from 10 am–2 pm.
Cost: $155 per person. Brunch is $79 per person.
How to book: Call 702-948-6937.
Head to Downtown Summerlin where Jing will have a DJ spinning holiday-themed music while the kitchen serves Christmas Day dishes (2–8 pm), including A Christmas Story-inspired Peking Duck, a Black Truffle and Blue Fin Tuna Roll, Australian Wagyu Beef Wellington for two, and Buche de Noel (yule log). The restaurant is also running a special holiday happy hour 2-4 pm on Christmas Eve.
Cost: Prices vary per dish.
How to book: Call 725-735-7172 or book a reservation online.
Michael Mina's eponymous restaurant (one of the best places for seafood in Las Vegas) has a five-course Christmas Day menu with Ahi Tuna Tartare, Phyllo-Crusted Sole, Lobster Pot Pie, Rossini-Style Filet Mignon with foie gras, and a vanilla-bourbon Mont Blanc dessert. A special a la carte menu will also be available Christmas Eve. Michael Mina is next to the winter holiday display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, a convenient detour on Christmas weekend.
Cost: Tasting menu is $149 per person with a $135 wine pairing.
How to book: Receive at table online via Seven Rooms.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Go big with French fine dining this holiday season. Restaurant Guy Savoy has a prix-fixe Christmas Prestige menu Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with delicately prepared dishes, including Foie Gras Terrine, Lobster Pierogi, and of course, the chef's signature Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup. The main course is a choice between Seared Duck Breast and Japanese A5 Wagyu.
Cost: $545 per person. Some upgrade charges may apply.