on September 15, 2006
BAM! That’s what your taste buds say when you take a bite of Emeril’s Delmonico steak. DAMN! That’s what your wallet says when you get the bill. But it’s worth the splurge just once on your trip.Delmonico – in the Venetian Hotel – was so good on last year’s trip that it earned a repeat visit on trip number five. This time, we were smart enough to call a month in advance, rather than a week in advance, and got to eat at a normal person’s dinner time – 7pm. Reservations as far in advance as you can think to make them are going to allow you to eat before 10pm. And if you want to just walk in – keep walking. The only reason to come to Delmonico’s is the steak, in my opinion. Ok, well, there are the side dishes. And the ambiance. And the service. Ok, well there are lots of reasons to eat here. I’ve never been to a restaurant that has the tables set all nicely with fine china (marked with a “D”) when you sit down, and then as soon as you sit down, they clear the table setting away and reset it with “eating” plates. Not only do you have one waiter, it seems like the entire wait staff is attending to your every need. Take a small sip of water – refill. Crumbs on the table – clean it off with a crumb cleaner. Finished your bread – it’s gone. Loyal readers of my journals know that I would trade my future firstborn for a good filet mignon – and this one doesn’t disappoint. Well, almost. Both my friend and I had to send our steaks back the first time, as they were way overdone. But the waitstaff took it in stride, and a very short time later we were delivered new steaks (with new sides as well so they didn’t get cold) which were perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. I had sliced potatoes cooked with caramelized onions with my steak, and the whole meal left me feeling full and satisfied.If you want a recommendation, it is to go eat there! I have two words for you. “yum” and “mmy”!
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