I love Delmonico Steakhouse in the Venetian. I try to go there every time I’m in Vegas because it is that good (check out my last review here). They are so consistent, almost every other restaurants that exist anywhere can learn a lot from Delmonico.
When we got to the restaurant, they greeted my dad by name, and had our table ready right away (I hate having to wait for a table when you have reservations). We were seated a nice, big round table that was perfect for our group of 5. We had plenty of room, but it still felt cozy.
Our server came over, again greeted my dad by name and introduced himself, and told us the names of the other two servers that would be helping. (Delmonico has perfected team service). He took our water order (sparkling, flat or tap) and then left us for a few minutes while we decided on drinks. He came back and we ordered. I just felt like a gin and tonic, so that is what I ordered. Our server then asked if I had ever tried Tanqueray Rangpur, Tanqueray Gin made with Rangpur lime (I hadn’t because we live in Canada and don’t get lots of proucts here). He said that even as a non-gin drinker, he loves it, so I got my drink made with that. Best. Decision. Ever. The gin was so so good (so good, I bought some before we went home). My dad had ordered a beer, and then our server asked if he wanted a Caesar instead because we are Canadian (Mott’s Clamato is not readily available in the States, and a Bloody Mary just isn’t the same). The server said that they had noticed an increase in the number of Canadian visitors, so they thought they would start stocking Clamato. I know, right? That is damn good customer service.
And now, the food. Everytime I go, I see the Wilted Spinach and Frisee salad, but I never got it. This time, I did. It comes with caramelized pecan bacon, a fried poached egg (a poached egg that is then breaded and fried), red onion and a warm sherry-bacon vinaigrette. It was delicious. The egg tasted so good, though I wouldn’t have minded if the yolk was a bit more runny, and the pecan bacon was unlike anything I had ever eaten before. I would definitely get it again.
Next, I had the same thing I had last time, the wild mushroom crusted filet mignon medallions with bacon and parmesan cheese. They were perfection, as they were last time.
As sides, we got a few things for the table – fingerling potatoes, broccoli, asparagus…and my sister and I shared the Twice Baked potato with bacon and cheddar. It was massive (half of a HUGE potato), I’m glad we shared it.
And finally, dessert. It was an easy decision for me; I had the Chocolate Mint Profiteroles. They were delicious profiteroles that were filled with mint ice cream (instead of regular whipped cream) and drizzled with chocolate sauce and some mint puree. The profiteroles were light and fluffy, a great end to an amazing meal.
Also of note was the pecan pie that Dan ordered. It was baked in an oatmeal shortbread crust, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. He loved it.
If you haven’t been to Delmonico before, you need to try it at leastonce. Every other restaurant will pale in comparison.