On our recent two-day visit to the Horseshoe property, my companion and I had a delicious and memorable dinner at Jack Binion’s Steakhouse. As is common in our travels, we typically save the best for last. We succeeded on all accounts.
Our experience was first rate from beginning to end. A very friendly and helpful receptionist took our walk-up reservation for later that evening. Upon returning for our dinner, we were seated promptly and had immediate attention from the wait staff. The restaurant is casual, but we were both comfortable in being slightly more “dressy” than some other patrons. The restaurant is dimly lit; the ambiance, including old standards as background music, made for a perfect leisurely and satisfying meal.
As we typically do, we went with the house specialty, steak. We both had the filet mignon; I chose the larger portion, medium rare, with Oscar sauce; K chose a smaller steak (medium) with an onion topping. We had salads and sides of baked potatoes. We chose a bottle of Cabernet for our wine. The filling meal (actually, a bit too filling) was concluded with a shared crème brulee and coffee.
The steaks were cooked exactly to order and the service was excellent throughout the meal. Absolutely no complaints on any aspect of our visit.
Jack B’s is on the expensive side, yet it provided value for our circumstances. We gave serious consideration to driving into downtown Louisville for our evening out, but economic reality caused us to refocus on just staying at Horseshoe. Travel to/from downtown would involve about thirty miles of driving (and fifty minutes of time) and we would likely have had to deal with the cost of vehicle parking. Our tentative Louisville meal would have cost just about the same as Binion’s and would have involved the additional expenses to boot. So, we left the car parked and simply walked to Binion’s from our hotel room. We came out ahead, I feel.
There was a second cost-saving bonus at Binion’s as well. On Monday and Tuesday nights many wine selections are available at half-price per bottle. We used that option as well. A small additional discount was also available for player’s card holders.
We would certainly look forward to another evening at Binion’s the next time we are staying at the Horseshoe hotel.
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