Steak as it's meant to be.
I saw the cheesecake lollipop tree making its way around the restaurant, and wanted desperately to sample it, but my meal left me so full I was unable to contemplate dessert. Hear now the description of dinner...
Appetizer: Angry Crispy Lobster. I fear I'm getting the name wrong. This is the toasted upper-half of an enormous lobstrosity. The various pieces break off with barely a touch, but eating the thing requires fingers, tools, and aggression. It's not unlike tearing into a steaming heap of chesapeake crab, so if you're already comfortable de-shelling crustaceans for meat, you'll certainly enjoy this. The appetizer is probably angry because it's served on a bed of nails. (Unusual, yes.) Tasty and a wild presentation.
Main course: I went with a bone-in ribeye special. I hadn't realized the steak would be the size of a small American child. My server had mentioned two side items that would come with the steak but I believe these were mainly added for the sake of contrast, much as famous Tokyo buildings are present in a Godzilla film to help give a sense of perspective. I asked for rare, and got it; the meat was tender, well marbled, and in every way perfect to me. I estimate the cut at 24 ounces not counting the bone, likely 36oz overall. T'was a manly portion and I was not left wanting.
Dessert was not an option. There was no room left.
The only downside to this restaurant is something that seems to be common to all Vegas restaurants: the only thing you need to enter is money. Dress codes are notoriously lax to support travelers on holiday. One place I called to inquire about proper dress informed me that their only rule was "no muscle shirts". Another upscale place had no required dress at all. While I appreciate the capitalist desire to remove exclusivity in favor of profit, it's jarring to be dressed up for a delicious upscale meal while seated next to a group of unwashed, ill mannered euro-trash who can't seem to shut up long enough to ingest a morsel. No food appreciation in this current crop of diners.
Alas, that fact isn't enough to keep me away from delicious steak.
Editorial Review. Uber-chic and ultra modern dining inside the Venetian with a vibrant color scheme to match its showy American cuisine.
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