overpriced chain steak house with a view
The problem here is that they price themselves similar to Bradley Ogdon, Delmonico's, Rosemary's, Andre's, etc; but they are a large chain restaurant, and simply cannot deliver the expected level of service and quality of food. There was nothing 'wrong' with the service or our meal. But when all the steaks, a la carte, are $43 or more, my expectations rise higher than what a chain steak house can deliver. We chose this place because of its proximity to TI (where our friend was coming from) and because they had plenty of available reservations last minute on a Sat night. There were 3 adults & a toddler in our party--I called ahead of time to assure that they had highchairs and that it would be ok to bring the toddler. Surprisingly, we were given a prime table in the corner with views up and down the strip--and the tables are separated from each other by a good deal of distance. The ambience was very good---great views, not too loud, comfortable. The server was very nice, but again, with prices like these I expect to be coddled--and I wouldn't say it went that far. The service was not at all comparable to Bradley Ogdon's. There is a large wine list with the menu, then they give you another wine list, but then you have to ask for the list that includes wine by the glass (only one in our party ordering wine--seems obvious it would have been offered) I had to ask if they had kids options---they do. Ultimately we ordered the Delmonico porcini rubbed The steak was nicely cooked, very lightly sauced/spiced, and too expensive. The lobster bisque had large chunks of lobster in it. The chopped salad and spinach salad were both very good. The lobster mac had big chunks of lobster as well. My cocktail was delish and sufficiently boozy. For desert we had ice cream with strawberries topped with grand marnier. Very good. Altogether, it was a good meal. But for that amount of $, I'm going to Andres or Rosemarys or..
Needs a slightly bigger menu and lower prices.