Burnt Offerings is the place to get your fix for Yiddish cuisine in Las Vegas. With a menu packed with amazing food, the local restaurant gained some serious popularity after being showcased on the Food Network. The next time you’re in Las Vegas, make sure to check out this cute local Vegas restaurant where the welcome is huge, and the food is always delicious.
Burnt Offerings Las Vegas Restaurant
Burnt Offerings opened in Las Vegas to bring reinvented Yiddish cuisine to both locals and tourists to the city. Owner and operator Alexandra Emtsova opened the restaurant with hopes of achieving the American dream. Through hard work and plenty of sweat and tears, the restaurant is now a success known for its great food and ambiance.
If you aren’t familiar with Yiddish cuisine, you’re in for a treat at Burnt Offerings. To be fair, not everything on the menu qualifies as traditional Yiddish, but you will find some American classics fused with traditional Jewish dishes. The result will have your mouth watering.
The menu is broken down into categories of Starters, Salads, Vegas’ Best Burger, Sandwiches, Entrees, Sides, and Desserts. Here are a few samplings of super-fresh menu items for planning your visit.
The selection of Starters is full of fun munchables that offer a Yiddish take on what you might consider bar food. In other words, the Starters menu is perfect for when you’re recovering from a little too much Vegas from the night before. Among the favorites are the Hand Rolled Brisket Joints, which are smoked brisket and caramelized onions rolled into an egg roll wrapper and fried. Talk about yum!
The Latkes served with applesauce are another starter you don’t want to pass up, especially if they’re ordered to accompany a nice, big steaming bowl of Jewish Penicillin Soup (aka chicken matzo ball noodle soup).
The Salad section is the smallest on the menu, offering three salads that include a house salad with a bit of a Mediterranean flair, a Mediterranean Rainbow Salad with lemon tarragon dressing, and an Asian salad.
Burgers and Sandwiches
Next comes the burgers. They’re made with Black Angus Beef, but you can substitute schnitzel chicken, which isn’t an offering you can get at many other places. With the build your own burger, you get to choose from toppings like onion lakvar, crispy carrot strips, a sunny side up egg, or vegan cheese sauce.
They also offer the Hangover Burger, which is served open face on a large, crispy latke, topped with a sunny-side-up egg and beef bacon crumble. This sounds like the perfect cure to a little overindulgence. If you’re a fan of lamb, don’t miss the Lamb Burger, topped with caramelized onions and green goddess dressing.
For sandwiches, you have your choice between a pastrami sandwich that’s piled high and served with yellow mustard or a California Smoked Turkey Club, and both are served with house chips or shoestring fries.
This is the menu category where you really begin to see some of the Yiddish shine through at Burnt Offerings Las Vegas. Think along the lines of Chicken Schnitzel with rainbow potatoes, lollipop lamb chops with mint sugar crystals, or a crispy skin European Bass.
Some other favorites include the Mac & Cheese with chicken and bacon (a completely Kosher dish because the cheese sauce is vegan), the Salmon Piccata with capers, and Beef Stroganoff.
For sides, you’ll find selections like sautéed spinach, rainbow potatoes, tri-colored quinoa, and cauliflower rice.
Now, let’s talk about the sweet stuff…dessert! Burnt Offerings has a selection of desserts on the menu that makes it tough to choose. Don’t worry, no matter what your choice, they’re all delicious.
Choose from the Warm Chocolate Babka, a scoop or two of chocolate or vanilla vegan ice cream, a chocolate brownie topped with edible cookie dough, and a strawberry lemonade semifreddo. Any choice is an amazing end to a great meal.
Beverages & Cocktails
Last but certainly not least, Burnt Offerings presents a drink menu that rivals what you’ll find in many bars and lounges in Las Vegas. Drink menu items include a selection of sake by the glass or bottle, wines that include some vegan selections, beers, cocktails, and mocktails.
Restaurant Impossible Updates
In the early part of 2021, Burnt Offerings was featured on the Food Network show “Restaurant Impossible” with Robert Irvine. At first glance, considering the show’s premise, it’s not always considered a compliment to be invited. Restaurant Impossible has Robert Irvine working with restaurant owners to bring their struggling dreams back to life.
In the case of Burnt Offerings, they had opened and were soon hit with the effects of the pandemic that resulted in almost all of Las Vegas (and much of the rest of the world) coming to a screeching halt. What’s a struggling business owner of a Kosher restaurant in Las Vegas to do but take a deep breath and let Robert Irvine work his magic.
In the end, it turned into a very positive experience with a few new dishes and a little remodeling that created a great atmosphere. Since then, Burnt Offerings has made the most of the attention and is doing quite well, with lots of positive reviews on Yelp and Facebook as proof. In addition to the delicious Kosher food, guests rave about the attentive service and welcoming atmosphere.
Burnt Offerings Location and Hours
Burnt Offerings is located at 3909 W Sahara Ave in Las Vegas. They are open for dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5 pm – 10 pm. They are open for lunch, or an early dinner on Fridays from 11:30 am – 3 pm (this is the perfect chance to grab the Hangover Burger). Burnt Offerings is closed on Saturdays.
Great Kosher Food in Las Vegas
Burnt Offerings is the spot in Las Vegas for Yiddish cuisine with a twist. The next time you’re in Las Vegas, check out their location on Sahara Ave. They also offer delivery so that you can enjoy the deliciousness right from your hotel room. Try something new with Burnt Offerings. You’ll be glad that you did.