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Delmonico Opinons

Has anyone been to Emeril's Delmonico lately? Reading some mixed reviews at other boards. We want to go there for my birthday in October. Opinions please. Thanks!!!

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  1. Just go! When I went it was fantastic! Better than Prime. Some people will never be happy with anything, don't let them ruin your fun!

    1. respectfully disagree with elrushbo. prime is prime, and delmonico's is not, but that's just one hound's opinion.

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      1. re: raider

        I thought the steaks were about equal at both but the truffle mashed potatoes at Prime were not good at all. Little evidence of truffle, ordinary, like someone just mashed up plain potatoes with no seasoning at all. Green beans were the same, ordinary beans, I've made better myself easily. The truffle chips at Delmonico were heavenly, the barbeque shrimp also heavenly, everything at Delmonico was flawless. Imho both are equally polished, but food at Delmonico was better and the service was better as well.

      2. We've been several times, most have been great. Our last time was not as stellar, however, there were other factors at play which might have some impact on this that had nothing to do with the restaurant, and in retrospect, may have colored our opinion.

        In general tho, we have found their filet mignon's to be wonderful (we're not big on other kinds of steak). I have had fish there but I do think they excel at steak, and prefer going there for that. LOVE, love, love the truffled, garlic, parmesean potato fries - you must get those. We order them no matter how much other food we're getting and if we don't finish them (which, we never do) we pack them up and eat them the next day cold and they are just as good (we always have a fridge in our room).

        They have a great wine list, service has always been very professional. We like the room, it's rather subdued, not flashy and more mellow than a lot of his other restaurants.

        All in all, a nice experience, tho pricey, of course. There have been mixed reviews but don't let that stop you.

        1. We went to Delmonico's in January with a group of six. Overall, we were very disappointed. The food, with the exception of the filet, was mediocre at best. My ribeye was tough and chewy. The sides were good, but overall none of us were very happy with dinner. I have eaten at Prime, Charlie Palmer Steak, Craftsteak, Smith and Wolensky's and Nine in Las Vegas and enjoyed all of them a lot. Some friends went to Delmonico's a couple of weeks ago and just told me it wasn't very good. I don't know if they are living off their name or what, but there are too many good restaurants in Vegas to risk a bad experience for that kind of money. Good luck.

          Barry

          1. Delmonico is way down on my list of steakhouses in Vegas. Try Craftsteak, Stripsteak, Prime, or even Del Frisco's or Envy before you go to Delmonico.

            1. I just ate at Delmonico on 7/27. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I thought the crust on the steak was very flavorful and tasty. I had the filet and my husband had the boneless ribeye. I also had the heirloom tomato salad--the flavors were really good but I thought the tomatoes were a bit overripe, which seemed a bit odd mid-tomato season. My husband had the baby greens salad. This had breaded and fried mozzarella on it. I expected the cheese to be warm and stringy--it was not. We also had the country mashed potatoes; very creamy and very good, but not a hard dish to do well.

              The flavors were all good, the service was good, the steak was great, there were a couple slight missteps. If the intent is good steak (which it was for us) I think it works.

              1. i went a couple of weeks ago. had the scallop appetizer and ribeye. also ordered the mashed potatoes and asparagus to share with the table.

                the scallops were perfect. then it was downhill from there. the steak was just alright and the sides were just alright. the service was great though. but all in all, my experience there was just mediocre. if you want steak, what about craftsteak at the mgm grand? that's supposed to be a notch above..

                1. Been here twice. In both cases, had steak since that was the speciality. I decided to throw caution to the wind and ordered the bone-in ribeye, and it was huge. It was delicious, too. The Emeril essence really accents, not obscures, the flavor. Last week, I ordered the scallops and filet, and they were cooked to perfection. Wonderful sauce with tiny potato wedges. Of course, the smashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and creamed spinach were wonderful. I like the crab cake appetizers, but they're not out of this world--good though. Bruschetta was ok.

                  1. Went a year ago, and loved it. The appetizer was unremarkable, but everything else was delicious from the atmosphere and service, lemon drop martini, the wine, filet, parmesan fries, chocolate tart...

                    1. I think it is just fair and way overpriced for the quality. Prefer many of the others already mentioned.

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                      1. re: artlee

                        Interestingly enough, all of the restaurants on the Strip have become "fair and way overpriced for the quality". Welcome to the Strip!