First up we decided to do a bit of gambling. The hotel and casino are connected by a long hallway. There’s also a foyer where all the restaurants are.
In the casino we were able to find Larry’s favorite Hells Bells game as well as an open comfy seat on the Wheel of Fortune game! I decided to cash out while I was still ahead – $1.45 ahead.
We started with a salted pretzel bread as well as another white bread. The butter provided was soft and salty – YUM! The pretzel bread was delicious and we pretty much killed it. Felt bad doing it since we knew giant pieces of beef were headed our way but we couldn’t help ourselves.
We started with the Final Cut Signature Crab Cake ($16). Our very knowledgable server assured us it was not full of breading, as did the menu. The crab cake had jumbo lump crab, no breading, citrus aioli and the surprising and delightful roasted pineapple relish.
The crab cake was really good – it was so full of crab and the citrus aioli was nice and refreshing but the pineapple relish was the standout. It was zingy and fruity and sweet and just plain delicious. I would never think to pair them together – but it was great!
Per usual with the “high end” steakhouses – the sides are separate. We knew we really wouldn’t be hungry enough for them but wanted to try them. We tried the bourbon creamed corn and the smashed potatoes ($7 each).
They look decadent – in reality – they were fine. The bourbon creamed corn really was bourbon-y and for me it was a bit too much. It’s definitely not like creamed corn from a can – it’s much better than that. The smashed potatoes were fine – very good – but not that exciting.
They had a special the night we were there – a dry-aged, bone-in New York Strip. It was ginormous and pretty delicious. We did realize though that Larry and I ordered each other’s steaks. He prefers the New York Strip with less marbeling – while I prefer the Ribeye with more marbeling. The steak was cooked to perfection and we did our best to take on these steaks.