20 Las Vegas Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Where to find the best holiday meals.

la strega
Photo courtesy of La Strega

The holidays are about friends, family, and of course, filling up on hearty meals that only come around once a year. Restaurants are doing their best to roll out a holiday meal that exceeds expectations, but Christmas is looking a little different this year. Prices may be higher and service stretched thinner, so show some patience and avoid the urge to post a nasty review online if things don't go quite as planned. We're all in this together, and while we do our best to move past the pandemic and its inflation, supply shortages, and employment issues, just remember—2021 is almost over and as much as it sucked, it wasn't nearly as bad as 2020. So spread some holiday cheer because some of our favorite Vegas restaurants have Christmas meals to help make the winter holiday season merry and bright.

Bacchanal Buffet
Photo by Lewis Phan, courtesy of Bacchanal Buffet

Bacchanal Buffet

Caesars Palace

How much can you fit onto one plate? Expect virtually any buffet in Vegas to have a selection of seasonal surprises for Christmas. The recently remodeled Bacchanal Buffet is a great example, with stations serving a Feast of Seven Fishes, peppercorn-crusted prime rib, apple cider-brined roast turkey, Christmas ham, French toast with foie gras and cranberry-ginger compote, and other festive dishes, including vegan options. Save room for the gingerbread tiramisu and Christmas tree cupcakes in the dessert area.
Cost: Dinner is $74.99, brunch is $54.99.
How to book: Make a reservation online.

Available for Reservations

This dark and seductive steakhouse has Christmas Day specials, consisting of slow-roasted prime rib with natural jus and horseradish cream, creamed spinach with bleu cheese and caramelized onions, and chocolate cream pie. Don't forget to spend a little holiday time in the restaurant's stylish speakeasy, hidden in the back corner of the dining room.
Cost: Prime rib $69, spinach $12, and pie $12.
How to book: Reserve a table online via Seven Rooms.

Buddy V's Ristorante

Grand Canal Shoppes

Buddy Valastro's Las Vegas restaurant has an affordable holiday prix fixe menu with roasted butternut squash soup; slow-roasted prime rib with smoked bacon horseradish cream, whipped potatoes and Brussels sprouts; and gingerbread trifle (sponge cake) with a cranberry and phyllo cup. Each dish can also be purchased separately. 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 $59 per person (plus optional wine pairing $24 per person or bottle of prosecco for $28).
How to book: Call 702-607-2355 or book a reservation online.

Available for Reservations
Bugsy & Meyer's
Photo by Anthony Mair, courtesy of Bugsy & Meyer's

The gangster-themed steakhouse is adding a few holiday dishes to the menu in time for Christmas. A poached Maine lobster in citrus butter is served with lobster mushroom risotto and shaved truffles, while a coffee-rub prime rib with horseradish cream comes with seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. Begin the meal with cold-smoked Scottish salmon and a winter greens salad with spiced pecans and charred citrus vinaigrette.
Cost: Smoked salmon $28.95, winter greens $17.95, poached lobster $105.95, and prime rib $75.95.
How to book: Make a reservation online.

Available for Reservations
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant
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Carmine’s

Forum Shops at Caesars

Carmine's is putting an Italian spin on Christmas Eve with a Feast of Seven Fishes, featuring oversized portions of fried calamari, clams, shrimp cocktail, pasta with clam sauce, mixed seafood pasta, shrimp scampi, and salmon oreganata—designed to feed a group of six to eight people. The restaurant is also serving three special dinners—roast beef with asparagus, potatoes, mushrooms and oreganata-stuffed tomatoes; penne boscaiola with sausage in a tomato cream sauce; and pan-seared sea bass—on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Cost: Feast of Seven Fishes $350, roast beef tenderloin dinner $175, penne boscaiola $45, and sea bass cioppino $140.
How to book: Make a reservation online.

Available for Reservations

Carve Prime Rib

North Las Vegas

Carve Prime Rib is living up to its name inside the Cannery casino. The restaurant's three-course holiday meal has a choice of slow-roasted prime rib or broiled halibut. Begin with wild mushroom bisque or a holiday ambrosia salad with raspberry vinaigrette. Wrap things up with a warm molten chocolate cake for dessert. The meal is available 4–9 pm on December 24-25.
Cost: $34.99 per person.
How to book: Call 702-507-5777 or book a reservation online.

Du-Par's is known for their pancakes—and you can still order them anytime you want—but check out their Christmas Day meal of pork medallions with roasted garlic shrimp and roasted potatoes. A slice of pie is included for dessert—your choice.
Cost: $19.99.
How to book: The meal is offered for dine-in customers only. Call 702-636-7111 to make a reservation.

Enjoy the towering Strip views and a three-course holiday menu featuring sea scallops or pork belly as the appetizer and seabass, beef tenderloin, chicken breast, or vegetarian blue cheese pudding as the main course. Dessert is warm chocolate molten cake or creme brulee. The meal is available Christmas Day 5–10 pm.
Cost: $145 per person.
How to book: Call 702-948-6937 or book a reservation online.

Available for Reservations

Save a few bucks on Christmas dinner at the locals-oriented Emerald Island casino off Water Street. The traditional dinner features a choice of prime rib with creamy horseradish or smoked honey-glazed ham. Both are served with candied yams, country green beans, potatoes au gratin, and apple pie 11 am–8 pm.
Cost: $14.99 for the prime rib, $12.99 for the ham.
How to book: Call 702-567-9160 to make a reservation.

Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Photo courtesy of Ferraro's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

One of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas has a four-course Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve with a few choices available (including a loaded seafood risotto, swordfish, or spaghetti with clams and mussels as the main entree). A special Christmas Day menu is also four courses (but with porchetta, lasagna, braised rabbit, or veal scallopini as the main). Reservations are available 4–10 pm both nights.
Cost: Christmas Eve menu $95 per person, Christmas Day menu $88 per person.
How to book: Call 702-364-5300 to confirm a reservation.

It's not quite a buffet, but the Fulton Street Food Hall has individually priced dishes from service counters representing a variety of cuisine. Try the Christmas Day specials, which include gingerbread french toast with candied pecans and cinnamon ice cream, peppermint cheesecake, and an assortment of Christmas cookies and pies.
Cost: French toast is $16.99, prices vary on other items.
How to book:Order online in advance to expedite your order for pickup.

Spend Christmas in Flavortown. Guy Fieri's restaurant has a 12-ounce prime rib with charred carrots, horseradish-whipped mashed potatoes, and crispy onion rings. After wrapping up the meal, take a stroll down The LINQ outdoor promenade to check out the holiday decorations.
Cost: $35.99.
How to book: Join the online waitlist online.

Available for Reservations

Jardin

Wynn Las Vegas

Choose from the regular menu or a three-course Christmas Day meal. The appetizer is a choice of roasted chestnut soup with black truffle or scallop crudo, followed by a main course of herb and butter-roasted prime rib with whipped potatoes, greens, and mushrooms or a lobster pot pie. Dessert is especially fun with an edible Christmas ornament made of white chocolate mousse, berry compote and vanilla bean sponge cake.
Cost: Prix fixe meal is $75 per person.
How to book: Reserve a table online via Seven Rooms.

Jing
Photo courtesy of Jing

Jing

Summerlin

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, and Buche de Noel (yule log). The restaurant is also running a special holiday happy hour 2–6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Cost: Prices vary per dish.
How to book: Call 725-735-7172 or book a reservation online.

La Strega
Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist

La Strega

West Valley

Chef Gina Marinelli has Christmas Eve covered. Stop by La Strega 11 am–3 pm for a pop-up fish market with a fish slicing demo, special wine list, and a choice of fresh fish, house-made sauces, spices, and rubs for your own at-home holiday cooking. Nibble on piadinas, pizzas, and cocktails while shopping. The restaurant hosts a Feast of Seven Fishes dinner later that night at 5 pm with five courses served family-style for the table with eel fritters, steelhead trout tartare, and a massive grilled seafood plate among the highlights.
Cost: Feast of Seven Fishes is $85 per person.
How to book: Call 702-722-2099 to make a reservation.

Michael Mina

Bellagio

Michael Mina's eponymous seafood-focused restaurant has special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus, highlighted by a different five-course tasting each day. We're especially excited about the phyllo-crusted sole, lobster pot pie, Wagyu filet with foie gras, and a chocolate pot de creme with burnt caramel ice cream on December 25. Michael Mina is next to the winter holiday display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, a convenient detour on Christmas.
Cost: Tasting menu is $149 per person with a $105 wine pairing. Prices on other dishes vary.
How to book: Receive at table online via Seven Rooms.

Mon Ami Gabi
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Mon Ami Gabi

Paris Las Vegas

Dinner reservations are available 4 pm–11 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a holiday a la carte menu featuring a festive salad, roasted butternut squash soup with an amaretto cream puff, petite filet with garlic shrimp, and yule log dessert with a Rudolph the reindeer gingerbread cookie.
Cost: $49.95 per person.
How to book: Call 702-944-4224 or book a reservation online.

Savoy Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Restaurant Guy Savoy

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Caesars Palace

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 foie gras, sea bass, saffron spaghetti and mussels, venison tenderloin, Japanese A5 Wagyu, and of course, the chef's signature artichoke and black truffle soup.
Cost: $445 per person.
How to book: Secure a reservation online.

Available for Reservations
SoulBelly BBQ
Photo courtesy of Soulbelly BBQ

One of the best BBQ joints in Vegas has a holiday takeout meal for pickup 2–4 pm on Christmas Eve. The feast includes a choice of orange bourbon glazed ham or smoked whole chicken with cranberry BBQ sauce, hatch chile and cheddar corn casserole, smoked maple glazed carrots, roasted fingerling potatoes, apple cranberry relish, rolls and butter with a choice of chocolate pecan pie or apple pie for dessert.
Cost: Packages are $175 (four to six people) and $325 (eight to ten people).
How to book: Call 702-483-4404 or order online.

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Triple B is taking a break from grilling up some of our favorite burgers in town to offer an ultra-affordable three-course Christmas meal at the Rainbow Club casino on Water Street 11 am–8 pm. Choose between mushroom beef barley soup or a mixed green salad with lemon honey vinaigrette, followed by a plate of honey-glazed honey ham, garlic mashed potatoes, and vegetables with brown gravy and cranberry sauce. Wrap things up with apple pie topped with caramel sauce.
Cost: $13.99 per person.
How to book: Just show up at the diner in the back of the casino.

Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than eight years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Trivago Magazine, Sophisticated Living, Modern Luxury, Leafly, Las Vegas Magazine, and other publications. He's hoping to see foie gras in his Christmas stocking. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.