1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

The Flame at El Cortez closing

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by makikiboy, Jul 17, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Annie Vegas

    Annie Vegas Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    376
    Location:
    Boston
    pphold, we always got the porterhouse. always amazing. mashed potatoes, asparagus and mac and cheese as side (carb lovers here).
    '
    and as for the rest of you, I'm 54 and hardly a blue hair but I love the old-Vegas, cheap ass feel of downtown, thankyouverymuch. :)
     
  2. mdlee3_46041

    mdlee3_46041 MIA

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    251
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    It definitely does look like they were waiting for him to die to close the Flame. When I saw that he died, I was wondering if we were going to start seeing changes at the El Cortez. I also agree that kids aren't going to go to downtown to go to a nightclub. The kids are concerned with location. They want to go someplace where everybody will see them in their nightclub attire. Most of the people I know between 21-30 that have gone to Vegas haven't even been downtown or they'll just go downtown for a lightshow and then head straight back to the strip.

    Of course, that's assuming that the focus for this nightclub is on young tourists. I could see some younger local kids going there, especially if they don't make it ridiculously expensive.
     
  3. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,299
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    I'm glad they waited for Jackie to pass away out of respect to him.
     
  4. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,754
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Nah, no worries, everyone has their own opinions, esp with the "revitalization" of downtown. There was a lot of discussion about the DTG when it was coming up, another on the Zappos takeover also. We all have our opinions on the future of Vegas and downtown, just that many of us liked it the way it was and not in favor of many of the changes going on. Yes, ultimately time marches on and changes are always a given but many of us won't go quietly, lol.


    I'm also glad that they didn't try to make changes before Jackie passed away. We already saw changes in the casino, they got rid of the poker tables, one place where Jackie would frequent.
     
  5. marksind

    marksind VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,271
    Location:
    Seattle
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    Flame Closing at El Cortez

    According the the monthly American Casino Guide newsletter, the Flame's last day will be August 31st. It will be replaced with a 24 hour restaurant (I thought they already had one of those). Only ate there once, with a friend last year, but have meant to take my wife sometime. Guess I missed the chance, as our next trip is in September. From the newsletter link:

    El Cortez: El Cortez Hotel & Casino will introduce a new dining concept to the property this fall with Siegel’s 1941, a homage to the rich history of the city and its longest continuously running hotel-casino. To make way for the new 24-hour restaurant, The Flame Steakhouse will close its doors on Sunday, August 31. Encompassing the spirit of classic Vegas, Siegel’s 1941 will seamlessly blend the authentic vintage feel of the El Cortez with a modern interpretation of your traditional Las Vegas 24-hour dining establishment. The space will boast a historic look utilizing original design elements and an impressive display of archival artwork throughout the restaurant. Diners are promised elevated fare from the ‘Morning. Noon. Night.’ menus that are sure to please the palates of locals and property guests alike. New chef-driven menu items will be highlighted while favorites from The Flame, such as the classic roasted prime rib and seasonal stone crab, will be available for guests to enjoy. Siegel’s 1941 will take over the space currently used by The Flame, famous for serving loyal patrons world-class steaks and fresh seafood flown in daily. The El Cortez invites guests to enjoy the last days of The Flame before the final night of service on Sunday, August 31. Reservations can be made by visiting www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/dining/the-flame/ or by phone at 702.385.5200.
     
  6. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,309
    Location:
    USA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    Have always wanted to try this; we have the 50% off coupon from LVA. Looked at the menu & their prices are decent even before the discount. Think we will visit this Vegas icon next week to say we did...
     
  7. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,428
    Location:
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    Ten years from now, when someone posts that El Cortez is their favorite downtown hotel...well, I guess I won't be in their way. So they'll have that going for them. Which is nice.
     
  8. Aplayer2

    Aplayer2 wager enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    284
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    How quickly can we dismantle everything that made loyal customers continue to return year after year. ----ElCors renovation policy.
     
  9. da1chifan

    da1chifan High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    824
    Location:
    MSP
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Glad we made it there once before it is now closing. I remember it being cute and old-school on the inside. Our food was good, but non memorable. I know it was very reasonable with the 50% coupon though.
     
  10. joshrocker

    joshrocker VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    Saint Louis, Mo.
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    This was one place I always said i'd go to but never made it. Another place I wish I would have actually made time for.
     
  11. chinlover

    chinlover Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    95
    Location:
    South Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    The Flame closing

    I just got this email. :faint:

    Goodbye Flame. Hello Bugsy.


    The Flame is going out.

    Next month, the venerable steakhouse at El Cortez will shut its doors. These next few weeks are your last chance to experience the fantastic steaks and seafood, and one of Downtown's finest wine programs. Where the Flame now stands will soon be a new 24-hour dining experience, Siegel's 1941.

    The new restaurant will blend the classic vintage feel El Cortez has come to embody with the modern interpretation of a 24-hour Vegas restaurant. Named after infamous one-time El Cortez owner Bugsy Siegel, the restaurant will feature archival artwork and a historic design aesthetic that is a tongue-in-cheek nod to old-school Vegas. The menu will have Flame favorites like prime rib and seasonal stone crab, as well as exciting new chef-driven dishes sure to tickle your fancy.

    We are excited for this new venture, and once you step into the new space, we know you'll be excited too.

    The Flame closes August 31st.
     
  12. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    15,555
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.