How is Delmonico's in Las Vegas
Thinking of giving Emeril Lagasse's steakhouse, Delmonico's a try on our upcoming visit. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this restaurant if you've eaten here and what if any dishes you would recommend. Thanks in advance for your help.
went to delmonicos in august, mostly to try a whiskey flight. the whiskey was excellent. the food was meh -- not bad by any means, but not worth going back. i can sit in the bar next time and enjoy the whiskey flight, before heading over to carnevino or SW. also, didn't like the kid who claimed to be the sommelier -- nice enough, but clearly overmatched by a huge winelist.
Our group hits Delmonico's almost every trip. We've never had a problem with the food or the wine. The salmon should have been better but, then again, you went to a steakhouse and ordered fish. But that doesn't excuse them.
Anyway, we go because they have a good corkage policy. MGM properties have a two bottle limit and for a large party that doesn't work. Delmonico's charges corkage but doesn't limit it.
We did go last year, as a party of four. I thought the service and wine list was great, but the food not memorable. There are other steakhouses I like better, including Cut, right across the hall; and at the price point of Delmonico's I'd rather go to Sage. BUt that's just one person's view!
If you are trying it as a destination experience I would recommend staying away. If you are looking to go there because you are staying at Venetian or going to a show and don't want to travel far, it's fine. Although there are better choices right around the corner in Palazzo.
There are 5-6 excellent steakhouses (for the quality of food) that can be considered equal....you always read about them on this forum....However, there are 2, IMHO, that stand out for 2 different reasons and, based upon what I am looking for that night, are the ones that I select.
Prime at the Bellagio.....Jean-Georges' first place...and still the best service of any steakhouse that I have eaten in..here, NYC, Chicago or KC. As I have said here before, if you are looking to "dine" and not just "eat"....then, to me, Prime is absolutely the best.
SW at The Wynn. David Walzog put several great steakhouses "on the culinary map" in NYC a number of years ago and he is totally "hands-on" (rare for Vegas) at this great steakhouse. The last time I was there, he was in the kitchen, on the line, and the quality/preparation was perfect. Nobody puts a great crust on a great steak like David..and I have been eating his steaks for over 15 years. SW is a little more "Vegas"...tables a little closer together, and a cute "show" with THE FROG during dinner....but, nonetheless, superb quality.