Mitchell Wilburn

Top 10 Las Vegas Restaurant Week Meals

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Ten of the best meal options for anybody looking to help out by eating out during Las Vegas Restaurant Week (August 22-28, 2014).

Three Square’s Restaurant Week is here upon us again, and once again we are given the chance to let our pleasure of a prixe-fixe meal develop into the assistance of thousands of hungry people in Nevada. For every set-price dinner or lunch you enjoy, between $4-$6 goes to the Three Square Food Bank, but not all meals are created equal. As Restaurant Week gets more and more popular, more and more restaurants sign on, but a few shine head and shoulders above the rest.

Andre’s

Andre's Restaurant & Lounge

Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International

Andre Rochat’s spot in the Monte Carlo has a menu of French inspired, unique dishes. With this one you can dole out an extra $15 for their seared foie, before trying their braised short rib or a creative vegan eggplant with quinoa cakes in a red pepper puree. 3770 Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 798-7151 andrelv.com

Aquaknox
Quietly one of the best places in town for really interesting fine dining, this is one menu you can sample not only truly select fish like Loch Etive Ocean Trout (with bacon ragout), but also a truly great steak. The USDA Prime Rib Cap with a Madeira demi-glace is a terrifically select cut. 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 414-3772 aquaknox.net

B&B Ristorante
Here is a very special dining choice, because in addition to the antipasti, the choice of entrée, and the dessert, they are doing a pasta course. Before you get the main of short rib “Al Barolo” or grilled pork chop with Frog Hollow peaches, you can choose between two pastas; goat cheese tortelloni with dried orange and fennel pollen, or Garganelli Bolognese egg pasta. 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 266-9977 bandbristorante.com

db Brasserie
Daniel Boulud came back to Vegas in a really big way, and those that have not tried their esoteric French bistro cuisine will get the choice of two ways to sample it. There is both a lunch and a dinner to choose from, both with incredible dishes like the “Fennel Three Ways” or either a Rainbow Trout or Sole Grenobloise. 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 430-1235 dbbrasserie.com

Estiatorio Milos
This renowned Greek restaurant is known for their unparalleled seafood sourcing and wine, but also for their somewhat high prices. While their weekday lunch special is the best way to try their cuisine, this dinner is an even easier way to take that plunge. You get to try both their salmon tartare and their famous grilled octopus, with a main course of grilled Mediterranean sea bass, flown in from the Greek island of Kefalonta. 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 698-7930 milos.ca

Julian Serrano

 Julian Serrano

The chef that brought the world Picasso has his own namesake, and this Spanish tapas place is doing some really fine dishes. With both a lunch and a dinner (both quite reasonably priced), has some truly unique things like lobster gazpacho, a rib eye steak with Chinese eggplant, or a sous vide pork chop. 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 590-8520 aria.com

RM Seafood
Chef Rick Moonen and team has a lovely selection of inspired plates, from creative sushi to a hearty grilled Niman Ranch skirt steak with Korean BBQ marinade. Or, to go in the direction of their special seafood, their butter basted True North salmon with “smoked tea” is likely to be one of the most incredible, memory-provoking fish dishes in town. 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, (702) 632-9300 rmseafood.com

Rose.Rabbit.Lie.
This is a restaurant with an out-of-this-world menu of small bites, and with this menu, you don’t have to choose! Between the first and second course, you get to choose three of the six selected dishes. Their specialties are re-imagined old-school Ritz Carlton classics, so try their “Waldorf Salad” the pan roasted Atlantic salmon with a lemon “cloud”. Be sure to have the chilled lobster cocktail with lemongrass and coconut foam, one of the best things on their menu. 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South , (877) 667-0585 roserabbitlie.com

Sage

The seasonal and world-class fare at Sage is worth frequent visits, especially now they have some dishes from their new Chef de Cuisine, Christoph de Lellis. Their sourcing of fine produce is second to none, and dishes like the summer melon salad or the chilled Brentwood white corn soup exemplify that. Braised beef belly with polenta is likely the only dish of its kind you’ll find in Vegas, and their Milk Chocolate and Earl Grey panna cotta proves to any diner why they are famous. And though it isn’t on the menu, always spring for the foie gras crème brulee. ALWAYS. 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd., (877) 230-2742 aria.com

Sirio Ristorante

Sirio Ristorante

Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International

As a tribute to the world-renowned restaurateur and father of the Le Cirque dynasty, Sirio does Tuscan-inspired favorites with unique, thoughtful twists. Antipasti like their Caprese salad lead into their braised veal dish, “Cavatelli alla Ragu.” Truly some terrific Italian, in a way that goes against the red-tablecloth trope. 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd., (877) 230-2742 aria.com

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