We made reservations a week prior since we knew there being a convention, restaurants at the casino would be in high demand. I have to say, the place is very elegant. We were really looking forward to this dinner and it was to celebrate receiving a company award that night at our convention.
We really like the atmosphere and the staff are very professional. The menu is ok, it tries to do a little too much and probably should have more mainstream dishes. The kitchen also thinks that using more spice is necessary to make a dish which leads to some dreadful results.
I tried the "New England Clam and Sweet Potato Chowder", absolutely terrible not consumable. It showed up looking like a bowl of puréed sweet potato with two open cherry stone clams sitting in the middle. I do not eat raw seafood so lack of disclosure on that particular item was disappointing. I did try a spoonful of the chowder, and whatever the main spice was used was absolutely overwhelming. Just terrible, so I had the waitstaff take it back and no, they did not offer to remove it from my bill.
My wife started with the "Crab-Coconut" shellfish cocktail. While she felt the crab was fresh, the other ingredients tasted as though they had been pre prepared and been sitting in the cooler a few days. Very disappointing but at least edible.
We both ordered steaks for dinner, myself the rib eye with a side of "Fries Americain, Smoked Red Pepper Mayonnaise", my wife the filet with a side of "California Flat Leaf Spinach"
The steaks were excellent and my side was very good but come on, they're French fries (I only ordered them since i was afraid to try anything else after the chowder experience), the steak sauce was ok, not great. It was too spicy. The red pepper dipping sauce was good.
My wife enjoyed her filet but commented that she has had better, the spinach side she said was ok but not what she expected.
We skipped dessert and coffee.
Overall this was a very expensive not so good meal. When you're paying 12-18 an appetizer and 40+ for a steak there should be a "WOW" with every dish you try, not a "Take this away" or "It's OK" when you try it. The experience is even more disappointing when you shell out about 200 at the end and walk away feeling let down.
When we spend this kind of money on a meal it's a big deal for us and not something that's in the normal budget so we expect incredible. I guess if you have plenty of disposable income and will eat just anything it wouldn't be a big deal.