Las Vegas has become one of the most popular culinary destinations in America. There are award winning chefs and restaurants everywhere you look. Beyond the awards there are simply a lot of great restaurants to all over Las Vegas.
Unfortunately, some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas can beyond the budget of some people. Restaurant Week in Las Vegas not only helps Three Square fight hunger in Southern Nevada but it also offers some of the best dining deals of the year.
The 11th year of Restaurants Week in Las Vegas takes place this year from June 19 through June 30. That’s more than a week but we don’t have to tell anyone. Restaurant week encourages Las Vegas locals and visitors to dine at restaurants for a cause. Three Square says that a single meal purchased could provide up to 18 meals for hungry people in Southern Nevada.
It’s always nice to help a good cause. In this case, the good cause is offering something in return. Complete pre-fixe meals during Restaurant Week start at $20 for breakfast and lunch and top off at $80 for dinner.
The highest price meals are offered at some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas including Zuma and STK at the Cosmopolitan, Mr. Chow and Old Homestead at Caesars Palace, and much more. You can see a full list of participating restaurants here.
The best deals during Restaurant Week in Las Vegas might be in the $30, $40, and $50 dinner categories. There is a large variety of restaurants from casual to fine dining and Vegas classics to the newest in town.
The first deal(s) that stand out to me is at Chica. The latin restaurant at The Venetian just opened and is one of the newest restaurants on the Vegas Strip. It’s surprising to see them participating. However, both the $20 lunch and $40 deals look great. I may have to make two visits! The quest for the best Cuban sandwich in Las Vegas will never end and $40 for dinner at The Venetian sounds like a great deal.
Many of special menus for Restaurant Week will offer a deep discount over the normal prices. Sometimes the dinners will cost almost the same as you’d normally pay. The worst case scenario is that you pay the same thing for dinner and a portion of your meal goes to a trustworthy charity. There are worse ways to spend your time and money in Las Vegas.
Visit helpoutdineoutlv.org for participating restaurants, pre-fixe menus, and more information on the cause.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.