So after my amazing lunch at estiatorio Milos, would I even be hungry for a full steakhouse dinner? Well apparently gambling and walking works up an appetite because I was certainly ready for this dinner. Bugsy & Meyer’s is a steakhouse in the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, it is a part of Caesars Entertainment Group. The steakhouse takes its name from Bugsy Siegel and his partner Meyer Lansky who opened the Flamingo in 1946 as the first resort style casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The bakery look entrance is a nod to prohibition and that theme is carried through to the drink menu with a cool sounding “Old Fashioned Experience” (currently suspended due to COVID). I ordered an innocent sounding Mother Superior ($16)!
It was lovely and fresh! Michael had his typical dirty martini.
We were served the bread service quickly.
We then moved on to appetizers. Unfortunately, dear reader, Michael and I pretty much ordered the exact same meal here. We both started with the Lobster Bisque ($19) – (side note here…if Lobster Bisque is on the menu, chances are I am ordering it.) and both of us really enjoyed it!
Up next, an 8oz filet med rare for me ($55), and the 10oz filet rare + for Michael ($61).
You can also see our sides in the background. Mac & Cheese ($17) and something called “Dirty Fries ($17).” I am still not entirely sure what mad them ‘dirty’ but they were yummy! So was Mac & Cheese. The filets were perfectly cooked and delicious.
After all of this delicious food, I was stuffed! I don’t even think that we finished the side dishes. However, there was something called Single Barrel on the dessert menu that had all the right words in the description: “Caramel Mousse, Date Cake, Toasted Pecan, Vanilla Gelato, Warm Salted Caramel Whiskey ($16).”
It’s a cool presentation, the warm whisky caramel is poured over the ice cream through a chocolate disc.
It was pretty darn good. I am usually not a fan of date as an ingredient, it is typically sticky sweet, but the salted caramel tempered that a bit so it ended up being a well balanced dessert. We certainly didn’t finish it, it was super rich and we were full before we even ordered it. But it gave us something to go with our after dinner coffee.
I will say that the coffee was spectacular. The little macaron was a cute bonus, but my favorite part of the whole thing? That spoon!!! Look at that hammered copper look! I am not admitting to anything, but I may or may not be currently stirring my coffee with a VERY similar spoon.
Our total bill before tip: $300.20. Actually pretty darn reasonable for two appetizers, two filets, two sides, two sauces, one dessert, one glass of wine and three cocktails (between us – don’t look at me like that!) in Las Vegas.
I had read a couple of disappointing reviews since the executive chef left in November, however we really enjoyed our meal and the service was fantastic! I would go back again in a heartbeat for dinner.