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Siegel's 1941 doesn't care

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by FullPay, Dec 19, 2016.

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  1. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Now I know this is a restaurant post, but I think it's more useful in the Downtown threads. As a long time El Cortez patron I always made time for one dinner in Roberta's or the Flame. Good atmosphere, good food, great prices. I can't say that I really miss breakfast at the old cafe. It was a lot like eating in a nursing home. But after three tries I have determined that Siegels is the answer to "How can you screw up breakfast?"

    As for dinner, I used to enjoy the Walleyed Pike that was occasionally offered at The Flame. It is now a regular menu item for eighteen dollars ala carte. I ordered it fried like I have in the past. It used to be one large filet that covered the plate. This time I got two thin pieces. The breading was broken and oily and tasted like it was dredged in salt. The server never asked how my meal was and I didn't feel inclined to complain. The cashier also avoided the topic. My brother once bumped into the director of food and beverage; he listened to my brother's complaint and just smiled and said "It's awful, isn't it?"

    If they are willing to destroy a dish which they had previously mastered I can only conclude that they simply don't care.
     
  2. Golfer

    Golfer Well-Known Member

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    I'm a latecomer to DT, and I'm sorry I never got a chance to eat at the Flame.

    Walleye is really a great fish if prepared properly. And I'm guessing rare to find in LV.

    I don't blame ElCo for trying something new, but this really has been a pattern all over LV. Classic restaurants with great food replaced by Wolfgang Puck. And the sheep delude themselves since it has a name and is expensive, it must be good.

    News flash. It's not good.
     
  3. crimhead

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    My wife and I ate at the Flame twice, both times using an LVA coupon on the meal. It was excellent. Haven't been to the El Cortez in a number of years, but it's too bad they've let their food options go to hell.
     
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    WHITEJACKET73 High-Roller

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    Do they still offer the Stone Crab special on weekends? Used to be a great meal deal.
     
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    eksantirik High-Roller

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    I ate at the Flame twice. Both times I used the half off coupon from ACG. I still remember what I had (surf & turf, and porterhouse). I had great food at great prices.

    This April, I tried the Siegel 1941. It's definitely not at the same level with Flame. Flame was an upscale steakhouse, while Siegel 1941 is a casual cafe. I had chicken parmigiana at the Siegel and it was above average. It was an OK value with no discounts etc.

    In summary, I would never expect Siegel 1941 to offer the same quality of food with Flame.
     
  6. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    They still offer the Stone Crab claws occasionally, but I personally wouldn't trust the current restaurant to deliver a forty five dollar entree.
     
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    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    I went for breakfast on a morning walk and to also sign up for their players card. It was.......meh at best but did not appear harmful. The waitress was very sweet but clueless as to checking drink levels and needs for any items - foods ordered but not delivered.
    Never went to flame but read many a good review on this site from varied sources. Reminds me of Mary's diner back at SAMs Town in the 90's. GREAT service and food at a value albeit a 50's style diner with free little jukeboxes on each table to select songs as you ate. A western store took its place. Doesn't conjur near the image.
     
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    I think the Prime Rib special at Siegel's is quite tasty for about 10 bucks...
     
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    Prior to a golf round, a buddy and I had breakfast at Mary's. We didn't look at menus. We just ordered bacon and eggs with coffee. I finished first and since we were in a hurry, I went to pay the bill. At the cashier I looked at the check said it wasn't right, it was to low. I told her what we had and she said the bill was correct as we'd had the special. Total was $1.76 for both! I think my buddy left a $5 tip. Hard to beat.

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    Heh, I think the only place I've ever eaten at El Cortez is Subway, and after reading this I think I'll keep it that way.
     
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    That's really sad. I stayed there last week and saw someone order the Walleyed Pike. I actually commented on how much food it was. They had 3-4 big and long strips of fish. I enjoyed Siegals while I was there. Steak one time and a sandwich the next. Maybe I enjoyed it more because it was comped.
     
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  13. FullPay

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    Often the case for me, but the comp kind of made it worse. I had to spend a few minutes with the cashier to process a coupon and my points. After she ran my card she handed back and said "you're good." Never asked if I enjoyed my meal or made any attempt at conversation.
     
  14. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    This was really meant to be a thread about changes in a Downtown experience more than a restaurant review. This is the third move since I started it. Kind of hard to follow, especially if this post is stricken as off topic. Still love you guys, but just saying.
     
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