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Hazel Park, Michigan
July 10, 2007
From journal The Travel Department Hits Vegas!
Diamond Bar, California
August 11, 2006
From journal Las Vegas Dining Guide
New Haven, Indiana
August 2, 2006
From journal Las Vegas
Pine Hill, New Jersey
April 4, 2006
When you are a foodie, there is nothing more glorious then free food. Even better is free delicious gourmet food. That is exactly what you will receive at Emeril’s Fish House in Las Vegas, if you play your cards right (no pun intended).
I had read many reviews of this restaurant located in the MGM casino. As is our tradition, my husband and I eat at an Emeril’s whenever there is one close to our vacation destination. In the reviews, I read that if you let them know you are there for a special occasion, they will grant you a free appetizer. Now I had to see if this actually worked although I have a lot of guilt about lying, so we decided to go on my husband’s 30th birthday. I made certain to stress when making the reservation, when checking-in and when seated, that we were there for his 30th birthday. I sat with my breath held and put forth my best acting skills, looking completely surprised by the generosity shown to us when our marinated beef over greens was delivered "on the house" of course. The meat was tender and very tasty, with a subtle teriyaki sauce and would have been worth paying for.
As for the part of the meal that was paid for, there was no disappointment. It was my delight to enthusiastically devour a plate of New Zealand Sea Bass, drizzled with balsamic glaze and accompanied by artichoke ravioli. The fish was flaky and melted in my mouth. The artichoke raviolis tasted as though they were handmade only moments before they arrived on my plate. The sarcastic yet classy female server highly recommended the desert special. Since it involved crème brûlée I was more then eager. Desert came in the form of a semi-biting butterscotch crème brûlée, paired with a thick mini cinnamon milkshake and walnut biscotti for dipping. I found the desert both delectable and creative.
Of course the atmosphere is both relaxed and classy, seating its guests around a long booth and bathing the dining room in a subtle blue neon light. The servers must be hired based on their personalities as well as their looks. Even the guy who scraps the crumbs off your table before desert is young, hip, and devilishly handsome. The price tag is not for the economic, nor will it completely leave you without any Star Wars nickel slot funds. The price tag for an enjoyable evening of two entrées, two deserts, and two glasses of Sauvignon Blanc was $121.
If you are not an adventurous eater you should stay away as you will not find anything to satisfy you on the menu. If you love creative food, a classy atmosphere, good looking wait staff and perhaps a free appetizer I think you will find Emeril’s Fish House to your liking.
From journal Fear of Fattening Up in Las Vegas--A Foodie Guide
April 15, 2005
From journal Girls' Trip to Vegas!
Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 10, 2005
From journal Las Vegas in March
January 3, 2005
From journal The big 30th Birthday Celebration in Vegas
March 26, 2003
From journal Las Vegas Visit
February 4, 2003
From journal VIVA LAS VEGAS!
Los Angeles, California
January 25, 2003
Boy, was I disappointed.
Not only was the food overpriced, the waiter was not very knowledgeable of the menu (for this type of restaurant the waitstaff should know the menu forwards and backwards), and the food wasn't flavorful at all - it was just salty.
I started with a salad, a friend had gumbo - hers was oversalted and my salad was the best part of the evening. We expected the dishes to be flavorful, full of taste from various spices used, but it looked like the chef substituted salt for parsley... and thyme... and basil... and everything else in between.
I ordered the "Shellfish and Pasta", which is a combination of clams, mussels, oysters, and shrimp in a Portuguese Piri Piri (I still don't know what this sauce is and neither did the waiter) with homemade chorizo sausage. Guess what taste came to mind? SALTY.
My friend order the "Bacon wrapped Jumbo Shrimp", which is served with corn maque chous (don't know what this is and guess what? Neither did the waiter!), dirty rice and a spicy tomato marmalade. Spicy = SALTY.
I was so appalled by the food I didn't even think to send it back, which I totally should have. It was pricey (the pasta was almost $30). I've had better seafood pasta dishes at smaller establishments (see my review on "Outtake Cafe.")
BTW, no free refills on soda in this pricey establishment. Just an FYI for those used to the "bottomless" drink.
The funny thing is that a friend dining with us doesn't like seafood and ordered the Louisana Cedar Plank Steak, something he said was pretty good. Now I know if I am ever unfortunate enough to go to this SEAFOOD restaurant, I'll know what to order.
From journal Winter in Las Vegas