Water Grill is best known for its fresh seafood, but is staying true to a traditional turkey meal for Thanksgiving. Enjoy Herb-Roasted Turkey, Sourdough Apple-Celery Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and gravy, with a choice of clam chowder or salad as the appetizer, and Caramel Bread Pudding or Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert. If you still want some fish, the full regular menu will be available on Thanksgiving too.
Cost: The Thanksgiving meal is $68 per person ($25 for children under 12).
How to book: Make a reservation via OpenTable.
Water Grill has some of the freshest fish you'll find inside a shopping mall. The California-based concept operates under King's Seafood, a company that sources fish directly—with a focus on quality control and sustainability—for its own lineup of restaurants (which also includes King's Fish House in Henderson). The Water Grill has a cool, contemporary style to match the energy of the Forum Shops near the Caesars Palace casino. It's not unusual for an order to arrive within 24 hours of being pulled from the ocean, so make a point to walk over and see what's new in the tanks outside the kitchen. Live King crabs, spot prawns, and spiny lobsters are all popular when in season, and taste just as fresh as advertised with no need for intrusive, heavy spices. Ask about the off-menu Whole Fish Ceviche, usually prepared with pink sea bream, branzino, or black sea bass. The biggest surprise is the sushi menu, which includes a California Roll made with King crab fresh from the tank.
How to book: Reserve a table online.