on December 22, 2008
The Excalibur in general feels a lot more low rent than it used to, which is odd given the recent refurbishments they've been making to their rooms and pool area, but thankfully they have a very good range of eateries on offer. From the dollar menu at MacDonald's up the highly regarded Steakhouse at Camelot, they have a little bit of everything and none of it to too highly priced. Regales falls in the middle of this, making it very good, if a little dated, but not too expensive. We went there for dinner on a Saturday night and they had plenty of room. They seat right up to 11pm, and though the decor was rather dated, it's still a nice place, with very helpful, friendly staff and a pleasnant atmosphere. The menu is reasonably priced, with pizza and pasta dishes running in the $12-18 range and other entree options for under $20. They have steak and similar dishes for a little more, but it seems that whatever you order, there's plenty to satisfy a hungry appetite. I had a calzone on this occasion and, whilst it wasn't particularly inspiring from a flavour perspective, it was huge and very satisfactorily filled a hole. My wife had angel hair pasta in a tomato sauce, which was very tasty. One gripe I had about this place was something that seems to be common in a lot of Vegas restaurants - that it doesn't have its own rest room. TO use the bathroom you need to go outside, round the corner, through the lines of people waiting for the buffet or watching the acts on stage outside, and use the buffet rest room. It is a small thing, but I was surprised by how many places this was the case. The service was outstanding. They were attentive, non-intrusive and polite and kept on bringing us bread, oil and balsamic vinegar all night - which is always good. So whilst the Steakhouse probably offers better quality food, Regale's is worth a look. The food is not particularly inspiring, but it's pleasant, nicely presented and there's plenty of it, for a pretty reasonable price.
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