September means the hot summer sun is close to setting, but the Vegas kitchens are heating up to celebrate two exciting holidays on the horizon. From bold flavors cooked up on the grill to the citrus and salty buzz of a hand-crafted margarita, here are the best places to celebrate Labor Day Weekend and Mexican Independence Day at Fashion Show Las Vegas, Grand Canal Shoppes, Red Rock Resort & Spa and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino before saying farewell to summer.
Fashion Show Las Vegas
Located at the heart of The Strip, Fashion Show Las Vegas serves zesty flavors from a variety of restaurants with picturesque views and specials that are easy on the wallet, making it the ultimate celebration destination for any holiday weekend.
At El Segundo Sol Labor Day couldn’t have come sooner – so why not celebrate the holiday with muchas margaritas? On Monday, Sept. 7, experience authentic Mexican fare by choosing one of the many taco platters, including the popular Carne Asada Tacos with grilled marinated steak, or indulge in sizzling fajitas while enjoying breathtaking views of the bustling Strip from the patio. El Segundo Sol will be turning up the fiesta for Mexican Independence Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with Loco Hour specials from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in select areas. Stay hydrated with $4 draft beers, $4 you-call-it well drinks and $5.50 margaritas with festive flavors like strawberry and classic lime. Pair a drink (or two) with a variety of menu items like $3 tacos, $5 loaded nachos, $6 quesadillas and more. Reservations are strongly recommended, as distanced tables are limited.
Stay cool this Labor Day Weekend with the Patriotic Punch available at RA Sushi at Fashion Show Las Vegas. The fresh strawberry puree will be combined with RA’s signature margarita and Blue Curacao to create the festive red, white and blue frosty treat available September 4 – 7 and starts at $6.
Las Vegas’s Premier Cigar Bar, Davidoff of Geneva offers plenty of weekly specials to fill any long holiday weekend with an extensive cocktail program, premium cigars, cigar accessories, humidors, top quality service and dazzling Strip views. In addition to bottomless mimosas available all day every day for only $15 per person, The Social Hour features half off select wines by the glass, complimentary champagne by the glass for ladies (limit 2), specials on handcrafted cocktails, and more Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visiting and want to enjoy cocktails while snapping incredible photos of the iconic Las Vegas Strip? The Vacationer Special is available every day from noon to 2 p.m. and offers half priced bloody mary’s, draft beers, mojitos and more for a picture-perfect holiday celebration.
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort
A quick walk across the street is Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort where guests can taste the world while celebrating Labor Day Weekend and Mexican Independence Day, and top the holiday weekend off with a lovely stroll down the air-conditioned cobblestone streets of Venice.
Smith & Wollensky wants to celebrate hard work this Labor Day Weekend by offering a complimentary beer with each burger purchased inside the lounge every day until 6 p.m. For Mexican Independence Day, pair the perfectly spiced Cajun burger or the juicy Wollensky Butcher burger with a Modelo Especial. Looking for an elevated dining experience? Choose one starter and one entrée from the Prix Fixe Dinner Menu starting at $45 per person and available Sunday – Thursday, or take part in a Wagyu & Lobster STEAK-ATION that features cocoa & coffee rubbed Wagyu hanger steak with chimichurri and summer corn relish paired with Rhode Island Style Fried Lobster priced at $60.
The newest restaurant at Grand Canal Shoppes, The X Pot, will celebrate the long holiday weekends with special pricing on their signature Wagyu Feast tasting menu. The journey begins with the Wagyu & Uni Wrap appetizer and builds to the feast that includes a customizable hot pot which is finished with a sweet treat for dessert. This special menu is available for $148 per person in honor of the holiday celebrations, and can be complemented with The Kermuri X, a stunning cocktail that features Kikori whiskey, Japanese bermutto, sweet vermouth and barrel aged bitters or toast to Mexican Independence Day with X Pot’s version of the margarita, the Adivina, which has lunazul reposado, OM meyer lemon ginger, pineapple and chipotle syrup topped with fresh lime juice.
Red Rock Resort & Spa
From acclaimed fine dining to fresh, casual eateries, Red Rock Resort & Spa offers an array of options worth digging into during any extended holiday weekend.
After booking the Summer Dreamin’ package and heading to Red Rock Resort & Spa for a weekend retreat, treat yourself to incredible cuts at T-Bones Chophouse known for serving the best steaks in Vegas – any way you cut it. With delectable preparation options, the city’s freshest seafood, and a wine list for the ages, this fan-favorite chophouse has earned a number of impressive accolades, including an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and the title of “Best Las Vegas Steakhouse.”
Looking for something more casual for the family? Celebrated James Beard award-winning chef Marc Vetri delivers Osteria Fiorella to Summerlin, an expanded version of his wildly popular Philly pasta bar Fiorella. The casual restaurant features Antipasti and Salads, Pizzas made in a wood burning oven, daily hand-made pastas as well as meat and fish cooked to perfection in a Josper charcoal oven topped off with dessert, wine and cocktails.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar offers guests pure, carefully crafted house-made fare from the highest quality sourced ingredients. At the heart of Hearthstone’s comfortable, eclectic interiors stand two rustic wood-burning ovens where savory, authentic dishes are freshly roasted every day. Enjoy artisanal salads, shared plates, charcuterie selections and signature entrees made from scratch, while also indulging in wine from Hearthstone’s impressive wine list while dreamin’ of summer.
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino is home to acclaimed chefs, award-winning eateries, and personalized service for an unparalleled experience. Whether you’re craving authentic Mexican-inspired cuisine, rustic Italian fare or a mouthwatering steak, there’s a plate for every palate.
With a nod toward the famed Day of the Dead, Borracha Mexican Cantina creates the perfect ambiance for any Mexican Independence Day celebration. With an extensive menu boasting Mexican dishes such as sharable plates, inventive burritos and entrees, as well as a drink menu with an abundance of cervezas, tequila and specialty cocktails this destination would make any skeleton want come back to life.
Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca offers fresh, Tuscan-inspired dishes in spacious outdoor setting as bright as the flavors it’s serving up. Guests will be transported by the elevated rustic Italian fare in the light and airy atmosphere of the outdoor patio, complete with comfortable seating and Italian garden décor. Visit during Happy Hour and splurge on $7 food and drinks from 5-7 p.m.
Four-diamond-awarded and coveted by locals and visitors alike, Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis serves up USDA Prime wet-aged beef, premium wagyu, an exceptional selection of the area’s freshest seafood, and sides you won’t soon forget—all amongst a setting that’s as stunning as they come. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily with half price Martinis, an appetizer menu and happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the bar.