Las Vegas Restaurant “Week” Runs June 6-17 2016

LV Restaurent Week

Happily, as was the case in 2015, this actually lasts two weeks, running June 6-17 this year. It’s terrific that the two week span is being continued — one week is just not long enough to delve into all the fine offerings, plus it increases the time for gathering donations and I hope that will become the norm for years to come.

As mentioned in prior articles, this is an excellent combination of charitable effort and culinary creativity (for 2015 click here and 2014 click here), with donations being directed to the Three Square Food Bank.

LV Restaurent Week

Restaurant Week represents a great example of win-win philosophy all around. Chefs are able to showcase their gastronomic delights; hungry diners get an enticement to try restaurants new to them; and the Food Bank is better able to feed the less fortunate while also garnering high profile publicity for their cause.

Since beginning in 2007, Las Vegas Restaurant Week has raised more than $1 million for Three Square. Last year’s installment resulted in $140,000 raised from over 31,000 meals purchased at 160 restaurants. This helped Three Square to distribute 38 million pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 31 million meals, to over 1,300 community partners, including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites, throughout Southern Nevada.

More than 160 restaurants are participating in 2016, spread out around Las Vegas. You can investigate menus for them all on the Help Out Dine Out LV website. This will allow you to sort based on your choice of three filters: type of cuisine, pricing, and location (the Strip, Summerlin, Henderson, Downtown, Southwest or North Vegas, etc.).

Information is provided uniformly, and is very thorough. For each restaurant, the site provides the address, URL where applicable, public phone number, hours of operation, gaming property affiliation, parent corporation, dress code, and donation level. If they are listed on Open Table, that is shown (and can be used to make reservations), along with any Yelp information, such as number of reviews and rating. Additionally, these pages are worth checking for another reason, as I discovered. If there are any caveats, such as days excluded or closed, that is indicated here. You can also find comments and photos on the site’s tagboard http://www.helpoutdineoutlv.org/tagboard and Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasRestaurantWeek/ .

Meals featured this year will again include Breakfast, at $20, Lunch, at $20 or $30, and Dinner, at $30, $40, $50, or $80. The $80 price point is new this year, allowing a greater number of high-end restaurants to take part. A portion of the proceeds is set aside by each restaurant, whether $4 (Silver Spoon), $5 (Gold Plate), or $6 (Platinum Platter).

While no one specified a Sunday Brunch, four restaurants are offering the $20 breakfast. These include Bratalian by Carla Pellegrino in Henderson, Jamms Restaurant in Summerlin, Makers & Finders Coffee downtown, and Morels Steakhouse & Bistro on the Strip.

The $80 dinner will be available at 28 restaurants, 24 of which are located on the Strip. In fact, the Strip alone is home to 105 of the participating restaurants. To make it a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of those on the Strip, and included a symbol to indicate which have the $80 dinner.

Hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy this event while it lasts!

On The Strip – 105 restaurants:

* indicates offering an $80 dinner.

  • 35 STEAKS + MARTINIS
  • ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE *
  • ANDREA’S *
  • AQUAKNOX *
  • ARIA CAFE
  • B&B BURGER AND BEER
  • B&B RISTORANTE
  • BARDOT BRASSERIE *
  • BAZAAR MEAT BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS *
  • BEERHAUS
  • BENIHANA
  • BLUE RIBBON SUSHI BAR & GRILL
  • BORDER GRILL
  • BORDER GRILL FORUM SHOPS
  • BRAND STEAK HOUSE AND LOUNGE
  • BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE
  • BURGER BRASSERIE
  • CAFE BELLAGIO
  • CANONITA
  • CARNEGIE DELI
  • CARNEVINO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE *
  • CENTER CUT STEAKHOUSE *
  • CHARLIE PALMER STEAK
  • CHAYO MEXICAN KITCHEN + TEQUILA BAR
  • CHINA POBLANO
  • CLEO
  • CROSSROADS RESTAURANT & BAR AT HOUSE OF BLUES
  • CULINARY DROPOUT
  • D.VINO ITALIAN FOOD & WINE BAR
  • DB BRASSERIE
  • DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE
  • DIABLO’S CANTINA
  • DJT
  • DOUBLE BARREL ROADHOUSE
  • DRAGON NOODLE CO. AND SUSHI BAR
  • EDGE STEAKHOUSE
  • EIFFEL TOWER RESTAURANT *
  • EMERIL’S NEW ORLEANS FISH HOUSE *
  • ESTIATORIO MILOS
  • FIN
  • FIVE50 PIZZA BAR
  • FIX RESTAURANT & BAR *
  • FOUNDATION ROOM
  • FRESCO ITALIANO
  • GILLEY’S
  • GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL
  • HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS *
  • HARVEST BY ROY ELLAMAR
  • HOLSTEINS SHAKES AND BUNS
  • JALEO
  • JAPONAIS
  • JARDIN
  • JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK & STONE CRAB
  • JULIAN SERRANO
  • KATSUYA
  • LAGO BY JULIAN SERRANO *
  • LAVO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
  • LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB
  • LE CAFE ILE ST. LOUIS
  • LEMONGRASS
  • LVB BURGERS AND BAR
  • MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S
  • MESA GRILL
  • MICHAEL MINA RESTAURANT *
  • MORELS STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO *
  • MOZEN BISTRO
  • NINE FINE IRISHMEN
  • NOODLES
  • NOVE *
  • OFF STRIP LINQ BISTRO AND BAR
  • OLD HOMESTEAD STEAKHOUSE *
  • OTTO PIZZERIA
  • OYSTER BAR *
  • PAMPLEMOUSSE LE RESTAURANT *
  • PBR ROCK BAR
  • PHIL’S ITALIAN STEAK HOUSE
  • PINK TACO
  • PORTOFINO
  • RAO’S
  • RICE AND COMPANY
  • RIVEA *
  • ROCKHOUSE LAS VEGAS
  • ROSE. RABBIT. LIE.
  • RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE *
  • RX BOILER ROOM
  • SAMBA
  • SEAFOOD SHACK
  • SEARSUCKER
  • SMITH & WOLLENSKY
  • STACK RESTAURANT & BAR *
  • STK *
  • SUSHI ROKU
  • TABLE 10
  • TAO ASIAN BISTRO
  • TENDER STEAK AND SEAFOOD
  • THE BARRYMORE
  • THE CAPITAL GRILLE
  • THE STEAKHOUSE AT CAMELOT
  • TODD ENGLISH’S OLIVES
  • TOM COLICCHIO’S HERITAGE STEAK *
  • TREVI ITALIAN RESTAURANT
  • TUSCANY GARDENS
  • VERANDA
  • YELLOWTAIL JAPANESE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE *
  • YUSHO ASIAN GRILL & RAMEN