Charlie Palmer Steak Cut of the Week--A Simply Superb Steal
The Cut of the Week was a Wagyu stripsteak and it was phenomenal in a lovely not too salty port wine sauce puddle which matched the meat well. The accompanying truffle potatoes had real slices of truffle on them and plenty of truffle oil inside. It was a super treat for this truffle hound to get actual truffle pieces on a prix fixe like this. The citrus asparagus were terrific too. The mascarpone cheesecake was delicious as well. The only negative was a small disc of bone marrow flan that accompanied the steak that tasted like a salt lick.
The service was attentive and the room is dark, restful and a welcome change from of the louder steakhouses I have been to.
All in all, for $48 per person, which included both white and red wine in the price, this is a veritable steal in taste and quality. I would go back in a heartbeat were it not for the five hour drive, and, frankly, will be going back anyway as soon as possible despite it.
I had a reservation booked for tonight and we planned to do the Cut of the Week. Last week's menu was wedge salad, flatiron steak, and a chocolate peanut butter bar all of which sounded great.
Today they posted this week's menu: beet salad (not a beet fan but I could have dealt) and rack of lamb as the entree. None of the 3 of us eats lamb so I wound up canceling the reservation. It's a shame because we were definitely looking forward to it. We just had dinner at Delmonico last night so we didn't want to order a la carte as the menu and prices are so similar and last night was one of our two "splurge" meals. Oh well.
Thanks for posting; perhaps the actual cut makes a big difference. We went a couple years ago and the option that night was flatiron which we thought was just okay. The price is good but the food quality wasn't worth going out of our way. We may try again if wagyu stripsteak comes up again.
One of the best deals in Las Vegas is now getting even better - note the added choices beginning this week (as always, the wines are "unlimited pour"):
CUT OF THE WEEK
May 28th - June 1st
FIRST COURSE (choice of)
Prosciutto Wrapped Romaine Hearts, Marinated White Anchovies
Farmer's Market Inspired Soup
Tenuta Sant' Antonio, Garganega, Scaia, Veneto, Italy 2011
MAIN COURSE (choice of)
Charred Bone-In Filet Mignon
Green Garlic Pomme Purée, Black Truffle Natural
Organic Fed California Chicken Breast
Zucchini Terrine, Burrata Stuffed Squash Blossoms
Pan Seared King Salmon
Dungeness Crab Risotto, Meyer Lemon Crumble
Andezon, Grenache Blend, Cotes-du-Rhone, France 2010
DESSERT (choice of)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
Caramel Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sauce
Butterscotch Crème Brulée
Scotch Spiked Chantilly, Molasses Cookie
$48 per person