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“Decent food, terrible service”
Review of Bistecca

Bistecca
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Ranked #5 of 169 Restaurants in Washington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: With a spectacular view of the racetrack, the award-winning Bistecca Steakhouse & Wine Bar at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino offers the perfect setting for an evening out. Our menu honors classic steakhouse fare with our all natural angus beef, prime and dry aged steaks. Fresh seafood and Italian influenced specialties set our standards above the rest. Guests can enjoy an appetizer, meal or cocktails in our lounge, patio or dining room or relax in the Cigar Bar. Our wine list offers more than 150 varieties by the bottle and over 20 offerings by the glass with an emphasis on the great wines of Italy and the United States. Our wines are selected carefully to pair wonderfully with any of our hearty steaks, seafood and Italian classics.
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Took a group of clients. The food was decent but the service was lackluster and left much to be desired.

Thank David W
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

the quality of the food and service is declining from past visits. there seems to be a high staff turnover. noise from the kitchen wafts to the dining floor. the casino doesn't to seem to monitor the quality of it's placeholder steakhouse.

Thank alfalfa549
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I recently visited this restaurant with 4 friends-- so a table of 5 in total. I would describe the atmosphere as drab to ordinary. Drinks at the bar were priced right, even if you had to beg for attention from the bartenders.

Once seated, the waitress was wonderful. Very friendly, made good suggestions and seemed eager to please. That's about all the positives I can say about this disappointing restaurant-- however, I suppose that our experience could be a fluke.

After getting our apps, we waited and waited and waited and waited for our mains to arrive. We could hear yelling in the kitchen, which was not all that close to our table. We supposed that there was some sort of fight in the kitchen. Whatever it was, it seriously delayed our dinner. The manager walked over at one point to tell us that he was going to the kitchen to find our food-- and we still waited 40 additional minutes. It was over TWO HOURS from the time we sat down until the mains arrived. If there were any food alternatives in the area, we would have walked out. When the food came, it was good-- not great. The prices are a little high for the quality of the food, but not terrible.

The restaurant did redeem themselves slightly by buying us a round of drinks and desserts. I will say that 4 of the 5 desserts were delicious.

To top it all off, we used the valet at the casino (which seemed to be necessary because their tiny garage was full) and it took 45 minutes for our car to be retrieved.

I would not return to this restaurant and would not recommend to a friend-- or enemy.

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1  Thank DCTerry
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

This was a very nice restaurant. We sat at the bar and ordered seafood bisque and paste.

Thank Lovetovacat
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

I've had better steak and paid less case in point. It's not a bad restaurant, just nothing special so that's why I rated it average. The service was good though.

Thank GCBELL88
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