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vegas_runner
11-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Hi all, I've been to Vegas many times. I've eaten mostly in places like Grande Lux and some treat meals like Stripsteak and Cut. I'm going to be in town in December for the marathon and I really want to try beef wellington. I haven't found it on any menus of restaurants that I frequent. Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves Beef Wellington? How was your experience there?

WallyPaulnuts
11-08-2010, 03:37 PM
The Steakhouse at Circus Circus use to have Beef Wellington on the menu. I don't know if they still do, but if you go to a casino's website, they often have a link to download the menus, if you look at the dining options. Excalibur had it too, as I remember.

If they still do, they both have steakhouses that are much better than you might expect, unless you only frequent places with celebrity chefs

Wally

Happily
11-08-2010, 04:14 PM
I don't have personal experience with these places for wellington, but you might check out:

Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Hugo's Cellar
Pamplemousse
Fleming's
Mon Ami Gabi
Bouchon

HoyaHeel
11-09-2010, 07:52 AM
Pamplemousse lists a filet wellington: http://www.pamplemousserestaurant.com/page3menu.htm
Prix fixe for $38 sounds like a pretty good deal - not seen too many reviews of the place (a couple people here who love it but they haven't posted many reviews of other places where I have eaten, so I have no basis of comparison)

The price for Hugo's cellar is $50 (don't know age of menu; it's a secondary website): http://www.usmenuguide.com/hugoscellarmenu.html

I don't remember seeing it on the mon ami gabi menu - beef wellington is a little "precious" for a bistro menu.

We had dinner at our neighbor's last week - they own a buffalo farm - and they made individual "buff" wellingtons. Pretty good, though overall not my favorite red meat dish - I prefer red meat rare (bleu actually) and that's virtually impossible while trying to brown pastry as well, and especially for a restaurant kitchen to produce in quantity.

Enjoy the marathon and your celebration meal!!!:thumbsup:

larryg
11-09-2010, 07:58 AM
If you're desperate, the Bellagio buffet served Beef Wellington at night the couple of times I ate there. For a buffet, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality - but if you're looking for really good Beef Wellington, I'd go elsewhere.

vegas_runner
11-09-2010, 08:14 PM
Thanks for the lead on Hugo's Cellar. I've always wanted to go there. My wife is not a fan of downtown but this might just do the trick. Still, if anyone has a strip alternative I do appreciate your help!

Rotty
11-12-2010, 08:10 AM
The Beef Wellington at Hugos is one of the worst meals I have ever had, slimy with soggy pastry, the waiter told me they get lots of complaints about it :rolleyes2:

justmare
11-12-2010, 11:01 AM
Thanks, Rotty. I'm really glad you posted that. I haven't been thrilled with entrees at Hugo's (but the salad bar and Bananas Foster are worth the trip) and was planning on trying the Beef Wellington. I won't bother now.

HoyaHeel
11-12-2010, 12:00 PM
the waiter told me they get lots of complaints about it :rolleyes2:

Gee, how nice of the waiter to tell you that after you ordered & tried to eat it:rolleyes2:

(told y'all there's a reason I don't order it when I go out:peace:)

Rotty
11-12-2010, 05:19 PM
Gee, how nice of the waiter to tell you that after you ordered & tried to eat it:rolleyes2:



my thoughts at the time too

vegas_runner
11-14-2010, 08:35 PM
Back to the drawing board. I'm guessing that Beef Wellington is very difficult to make or I'd have seen it on more menus.

HoyaHeel
11-15-2010, 06:39 AM
Back to the drawing board. I'm guessing that Beef Wellington is very difficult to make or I'd have seen it on more menus.

It's not so much complicated as it's something difficult to produce institutionally - the timing can be a PITA - you're dealing with two disparate cooking needs - pastry, and a heavy protein.

It's also old-fashioned - which is why the places that have been recommended to look for it in Vegas are on the traditional (or just plain old) end of the restaurant spectrum:thumbsup: I'm sure you'll find some delicious food in Vegas, even if you cannot find a place to eat beef wellington.

If you want to try it at home, though, it's fairly easy to do - you can even use a lower fat phyllo dough to wrap, individual filets instead of a beef loin, etc.

vegas_runner
11-16-2010, 08:06 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'm a pretty good cook so I will go that route. I like the thought of individual portions.

I understand that it is very traditional and everyone wants to do cutting edge stuff in their restaurants. I'm all for that but sometimes I want traditional if that makes sense.

HoyaHeel
11-16-2010, 08:35 AM
sometimes I want traditional if that makes sense.

Yep, makes sense. That's why there are a few places like that still around - you just won't find them in the high rent districts in 5 star strip hotels - those places are like sharks, have to keep moving or they die :peace:

DaveP
11-16-2010, 08:19 PM
If you want to try it at home, though, it's fairly easy to do - you can even use a lower fat phyllo dough to wrap, individual filets instead of a beef loin, etc.
Don't forget to brush that phyllo with plenty of melted butter. :wink2:

VegasBound77
11-17-2010, 02:11 AM
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/beef-wellington-recipe/index.html
Here is a possible recipe for ya. If you can catch Alton Brown's version of Beef Wellington he made it look very easy.

vegas_runner
11-17-2010, 07:24 AM
Excellent. I'm going to make it on Sunday. I will let you know how it turns out.

Nevada Kid
11-17-2010, 10:37 AM
I've heard good thing about the Carmel Room at the JW Marriott. From a revire on tripadvisor.com ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g45963-d924162-r75957334-Carmel_Room-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html ), "I ordered the beef wellington. Now picture the best most tender piece of steak you can imagine, wrap it in flakey pastry and cook it to perfection. This is what the beef wellington is like - only better." They also have restaurant.com gift certificates.

LolaDoggie
11-17-2010, 11:42 AM
Can I ask a question for clarity? Have you had beef wellington before? Would this be your first time trying it?

vegas_runner
11-19-2010, 07:29 PM
Yes, it will be the first time trying it. I'm curious about the different cooking methods and how it all comes together.

LolaDoggie
11-20-2010, 06:23 PM
May I suggest to try it at home first and see if you like it? I don't know where you are, if that's an option for you. Most of the grocery stores around where I live have chicken and beef wellingtons (and mini wellingtons) in the frozen section. Maybe give that a try. If you like it, then you know you'll like it in Vegas.

vegas_runner
11-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Thanks. I didn't end up making it today. I had to run for 2 1/2 hours as my final long run before the Las Vegas Marathon on the 5th of December. It will be Vegas if anything. It's our first stay at Wynn and I'm sure that I will have lots of choices there. No Beef Wellington on any of their menus. Steve Wynn is going seriously Vegan

MylesMDT
11-22-2010, 05:02 PM
The buffet at the Bellagio often has Beef Wellington. Here are some recent posts from Yelp that comment on the buffet overall.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-buffet-at-bellagio-las-vegas?q=beef+wellington

I hope that helps. It's one of my favorites, and a classic dish. A bit dated, but then again so is Prime Rib, and nobody complains. There is a reason that it's a classic.

However, as a chef, I can understand why you don't see it on menus very often. It is very intensive in labor and uses top end ingredients; the timing must be exact for your desired temperature. Buffet makes sense. Chances are they will all be cooked to Medium.

vegas_runner
11-22-2010, 06:59 PM
Thanks, I really appreciate that. It is the labor intensity and challenge that intrigues me. I'm certain that I will make it over the Christmas Holiday when I'm back home from Vegas. It is a quiet time then. In the meanwhile, I will make a point of trying the Bellagio Buffet this visit to Vegas.

justmare
02-20-2011, 09:14 PM
We had the Beef Wellington at Hugo's Friday night and it was awesome. The filet was really tender, the fois gras and mushrooms with the puff pastry just made the whole thing wonderful.

I wasn't a fan of Hugo's entrees until this. We have another reservation on April 1st and will be having it again -- it was THAT good.

Oh, the price was $52 and we split it for a $4 charge. Both of us had a beautiful plate with the Beef Wellington (prepared separately, not just cut in half after the fact), red potatoes, and asparagus (both white and green). The portions for splitting were perfect.

Emeraldcity
02-21-2011, 07:23 PM
I love beef wellington, but am too darn lazy to make my own... LOL
I get it here http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/individual-beef-wellington/?pkey=cfood-meat-seafood
These are excellent. The meat is fork tender and they are just right. Just pop it in the oven and off you go!

The wellington at the Bellagio is very good. This last weekend they served a beef/pork wellington. YUMMY!!!
I don't know that they always have it though. One time they had a chicken wellington when I was there and it was good. But I have been when they haven't had it at all.