Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


You probably thought we eat nothing else but barbeque and you are close to being right.. Once in a while we like to take a breather and have a nice dinner with some good old fashion, old school elegance that includes large steaks, multiple flambéed dishes and a good stiff drink. Harrah’s Steak house fits this ticket to the tee. This Harrah’s Casino is located in Reno, Nevada. This destination restaurant has a flavor and ambiance that brings us back to an era of tuxedoed waiters, dark lighting, no cigars anymore, but new/old charm that we love.

The first step of going to a steak house is going to the bar. The perfect martini years back may have been gin but today our drink is Stolichnaya vodka with a bottle of vermouth that has been opened and shook to just put a little essence in the air. You really do not want vermouth in your drink and it is really just a nod to bad gin in the past. If you are a Lady the bartender will carry the drink to your table. Men should be able to handle this task on their own. We made it to our table safely and pondered the menu.

There are no surprises on this menu. Steak and maybe lobster combined with a big old potato and creamed spinach. Who could ask for more? The great thing about Harrah’s Steak House is the show that the waiters put on. There are numerous dishes that require table side presentation; Caesar salad, Steak Dianne, Café Diablo and our choice of the night Bananas Foster. I tipped our server for extra flames and we were not disappointed.

Harrah’s Steakhouse (Reno) is a destination restaurant. It will not disappoint. We left with a box of truffles and are anticipating our return.


Zoomie said...

Did you wear a tux and did Ms Goofy wear a gown? Next time!

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, I am not a waiter. We did both look elegant. It was a fun treat and look forward to going back.

Greg said...

Old school rocks! That is a fine looking martini and steak. After Hash House a go go and the steak house you won't have to eat for a week.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, I am in training to challenge my hero Joey Chestnut.

Anonymous said...

I agree, a good steakhouse is a treat. Next time you're in Denver, you'll have to stop at one of our best. Elways.

Chilebrown said...

highlandsranchfoodie, You know I like a good steak but you are probably expecting this remark: "I will go to Elways when Hell freezes over!". Go Raiders!

P.S. 23-20

Chris said...

That is definitely not the same as the Harrah's Cherokee Casino in the Smoky Mountains. I was quite disappointed with the lame food there.