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Las Vegas: Restaurant week offers a buffet of choices

February 25, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • During restaurant week, prix-fixe menus at such places as Ferraro's in Las Vegas offer reduced prices for diners.
During restaurant week, prix-fixe menus at such places as Ferraro's… (Ferraro's Italian Restaurant )

Spring Restaurant Week in Las Vegas, coming March 8-15, gives diners an opportunity to try new places while also contributing to the fight against hunger. It's also a chance for Vegas visitors to venture off the Strip to sample some of Sin City’s lesser-known places.

Nearly 70 restaurants had signed up to participate, and the list is expected to grow. It’s heavy on restaurants along Las Vegas Boulevard – such as Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill (Caesars Palace) and Rick Moonen’s Rm Seafood (Mandalay Bay) – there are plenty of off-Strip eateries, too.

Many such establishments are within a mile or two of the resort corridor and therefore just a few minutes’ drive from the major hotels. All offer prix-fixe special menus. For each meal, the restaurant donates $4 to $6 to Three Square, a local food bank.

The Bar+Bistro @ the Arts Factory  (107 E. Charleston Blvd.) offers an eclectic menu featuring Latin flavors. Their special lunch, priced at $20.13, includes red lentil soup, a main course of spiced salmon salad and, for dessert, doughnut churros.

Among the choices for dinner is Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant (4480 Paradise Road). It’s offering a four-course menu for $50.13, starting with a choice of agnolotti or risotto funghi. That’s followed by a salad and then one of four choices (including salmon and a petite filet) for the main course. The meal finishes with a dessert sampler.

Reservations should be made by calling the restaurants directly. A complete list of participants is available online.

Since 2006, the proceeds from Restaurant Week have provided 1.5 million meals for Southern Nevadans in need.

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