The swanky Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis has joined the growing population of resort restaurants to offer a vegan menu, and is one of only a few steakhouses in town offering a nod to the ever-expanding vegan scene.
While Green Valley Ranch (and Station Casino’s other upscale property, Red Rock) have both gotten more vegan-friendly this year, Hank’s is one of the first to launch a full vegan menu.
And, the vegan steakhouse menu is magnificent and nearly entirely whole plant food (minus a little bit of tofu in the stuffed eggplant).
While the menu is set to rotate, we hope all of it stays.
What steals the show? Basically everything.
Start with both the green salad which is a kitchen sink mash-up of green veggie goodness like peas, shaved Brussels sprouts, asparagus and more in a white balsamic vinaigrette and the King Trumpet calamari.
This fried goodness is one of those appetizers you may not want to share, largely because it’s better than calamari ever could be and comes complete with a lemon-sherry aioli made from cashews.
For the main course, you can choose from stuffed eggplant with spinach, mushrooms, vegan ricotta (aka tofu) covered in a spicy tomato sauce, pan-seared quinoa cakes with seasonal veggies and crispy shallots with a roasted pepper romesco and a cauliflower steak topped with fava beans, green onions, pine nuts and a herb salad.
The quinoa cake is our top pick, followed by the stuffed eggplant. The cauliflower steak is good, but when we dine out, we love noshing on stuff we wouldn’t make at home.
Wrap it all up with one of the two vegan desserts offered (or get both so you don’t have to choose). The carrot cake with cinnamon sorbet is light and sweet; the chocolate decadence is just that – rich and decadent and comes complete with a berry compote.
They also have some side dishes, but let’s face it — the main eats steal the vegan show at Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis.
Side note: Hank’s also has a hopping happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m. nightly with half-priced drinks and select apps (they’ll serve up vegan if you ask!).
Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Las Vegas, 89052 | 702.617.7777
Open daily: 5 – 11 p.m.; Bar opens at 4 p.m.
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