Are you looking for a delicious, festive holiday meal that requires you to do no cooking or preparation whatsoever? The holidays can be a very busy time, so many dining spots around town will be hosting Christmas dinners with holiday menus to make things a little easier on us all. Thanks to these locations (and many more around town), all you have to do is decide where you want to eat!
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is inviting the community to join them at a number of their eateries on December 25. The Grand Ballroom Gourmet Dinner (served from 11 am – 5 pm) will have traditional holiday foods such as herb crusted rack of lamb, corn husk smoked ham, and roast Tom turkey. There will also be house smoked scallops and trout, chicken marsala, mashed potatos, spinach and Caesar salad, mushroom ravioli, a dessert station, and more. The Atlantis Steakhouse will be serving a four course prix fixe dinner from 4 pm. This meal will include coriander seared ahi tuna, your choice of wild mushroom consommé or Alaska king crab salad, your choice of filet mignon and crab stuffed barramundi or pan-roasted breast of goose for your entrée, and dark chocolate candle for dessert. Bistro Napa will also have a four course prix fixe meal, which will include house cured gavlax, your choice of roasted chestnut bisque or persimmon salad, followed by either wood-fired mapleleaf duck breast or herb and bleu cheese crusted prime rib, and a yule log for dessert. Toucan Charlie’s Buffet and Grille, Purple Parrot, and Manhattan Deli will also have special menus for Christmas. Reservations are recommended for the Grand Ballroom Gourmet Dinner, Atlantis Steakhouse, and Bistro Napa. Call (775)824-4411 to make accommodations.
At Eldorado Resort Casino there will be a number of Christmas dining options. Roxy Restaurant & Bar will be serving a prix fixe menu for all guests. The first course is your choice of Belgian endive walnut salad or creamed 5 onion soup. For the main course there will be a choice of pan roasted wild striped bass fillet or classic beef wellington bordelaise, and dessert will be Robin’s Christmas dessert triumph. La Strada will have a prix fixe holiday menu (in addition to their regular menu), as well. The meal will consist of a butter lettuce and arugula salad, spinach and ricotta cheese “Fazzoletti” and shrimp ravioli, pan roasted black cod and NY steak “Tagliata, finished off with an Italian eggnog “semifreddo”. The Prime Rib Grill will have their regular soup and salad bar, along with your choice of Southern fried quail or steamed California sea bass and desserts from the dessert cart. The Eldorado Buffet and Millies24 will also have holiday menus, as well.
Peppermill Reno will have a Christmas Buffet Extravaganza from 11 am – 9 pm at Biscotti’s along with their regular menu. Chilled items include jumbo prawns and crab, Italian cheeses with grilled bruschetta and breadsticks, arugula salad with grape tomatoes and red onions, chipotle grilled chicken salad with black beans and corn, and seafood ceviche salad. Some hot item choices include penne pasta tomato parmesan cream, ham, wild mushrooms, and peas; roast white and dark turkey with traditional dressing and gravy; roast pork loin with apple confit and pan gravy; Yukon gold smashed potatoes with bacon, sour cream, and green onions; and broiled salmon steaks with asparagus and sun-dried tomato Hollandaise. Roasted Tuscan sirloin of beef and golden roast breast of turkey will be available at the carving station, and there will be an assortment of pastries, pies, cakes, tortes, and artisan breads.
Flavors! The Buffet at Silver Legacy Reno will be offering some traditional Christmas foods, too. From 11:00 am – 10:00 pm guests can enjoy a holiday menu that includes snow crab legs and chilled shrimp, herb crusted leg of lamb with garlic white beans and rosemary jus, a carving station with turkey, ham, and prime rib, and traditional holiday desserts. Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse will have a dinner opening at 5 pm. Their menu will include sautéed shrimp with truffled mashed potatoes, baby arugula and radicchio salad with pancetta lardons, individual beef wellington filled with fresh mushroom duxelle, and a Gianduja tower.
The Nugget is also inviting guests to join them for Christmas dinner. The Rose Ballroom will be serving a Christmas menu from noon to 6 pm. Some menu items include smoked salmon and trout platter, gourmet cheese board, ambrosia salad, roasted turkey with celery sage stuffing, fillet of salmon with grapefruit hollandaise, Nugget’s fried chicken, holiday rice pilaf, macaroni and cheese, Famous rock salt roasted prime rib of beef, mustard glazed Virginia ham, Christmas yule log, eggnog custard pie, lemon angel food cake, and ice creams. Gilley’s Christmas menu will consist of house salad greens or ginger spiced sweet potato soup, roasted turkey or honey glazed BBQ ham, pumpkin pie or apple pie. The Steakhouse Grill will have dinner from 3 pm to 8 pm on December 25 and will be serving cream of smoked duck soup with vegetable brunoise, roasted free range turkey or roasted prime rib of beef, and warm raspberry Linzertorte with vanilla ice cream and brandy sauce for dessert. The Nugget’s Rosie’s Café and The Rotisserie Buffet will also be serving Christmas menus.
If you want to take a trip up to the lake, Crystal Bay Casino will also be hosting a Christmas dinner in the Steakhouse both Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The first course will be winter heirloom squash soup with feuilletine crumble, followed by bibb lettuce salad and tomato confit. Entrees are a choice of either roast prime rib of beef with vegetables and roasted garlic mashed potatoes or grilled whole Dungeness crab with potatoes and cauliflower gratin. Dessert will be a traditional apple pie a la mode.