Photos by Sheri Ann Forbes
The prime rib was overcooked, and served with mint jelly(?), but the crab cakes were appropriately crabby, the lamb chops were fine, and the chopped salad mighty tasty (even if it wasn’t that chopped and was too cold). Nothing was wrong with the huge portion of trout almandine either, and the cranberry walnut bread…addictive to the point of embarrassment. Best of all — this being downtown — you can get a bottle of big, bold and chewy Whitehall Lane merlot for fifty bucks, or a large pour of Ferrari-Carano cab for twelve. And when available, the walleyed pike they fly in from the midwest is a steal at $16.95.
At those prices, who cares if you’re sitting next to folks who remove their teeth at night?
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
600 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101