David Burke way. Pan
roasted “brick” chicken
and lobsters as large
as 5 pounds are pretty
good, too. Holiday special: Three-course lobster dinner, $29, Monday
nights. $5 (dry-aged) burger event, noon
to 4 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Prime rib brunch, $33, Sundays.
in an extraordinary set-
ting of rich woods and
luxurious fabrics and
leather. He trumpets the
sources of his beef on
the menu, whether from
Four Story Hill Farm in
Pennsylvania, Niman Ranch in California
or Miyazaki in Japan. Holiday specials:
Three-course prix-fixe dinner, $45, Sunday
through Thursday. Seafood tasting, $59
and $100, includes tuna and salmon tar-
tare, calamari, shrimp cocktail, Maine
lobster, oysters, mussels and clams.
Shrine, MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Shrine is a place to spend the whole
evening, from cocktails and dinner, to
after-dinner drinks and entertainment
in the nightclub. Inspiration comes
from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Korea and Japan—but the ingredients
are obtained locally for freshness and
sustainability. Shrine is also known
for creative cocktails, like the Derailed
Zombie. Holiday specials: Choose six
sushi rolls from a select list for $20,
6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Also Ketel One martinis, $8.
Alta Strada, MGM Grand
Chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow
wanted a place with lively storytelling
bartenders, great decor, a buzzing kitchen and great wine for any budget. Come
and try Tuscan salami, homemade
ricotta, a thin-crust pizza with prosciutto and arugula or tagliatelle with
Bolognese. Start with a special cocktail
like Pray for Me (vodka, Lillet, peach
puree, lime and togarashi) and move on
to a super Tuscan wine. Holiday special:
All-you-can-eat brunch buffet, $22.95,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Craftsteak, MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Chef Tom Colicchio presents extraor-
dinary cuts of meat from around the
country (and from Japan and Australia)
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd.
MGM Grand at Foxwoods
240 MGM Grand Drive