We rarely have the opportunity to go to Reno but are always pleasantly surprised by how well we can dine and how much fun we can have! The Atlantis Casino & Resort is only a few miles from Downtown and has a superb Steakhouse which has been open for five years and draws both locals and tourists alike. As you enter, you are greeted by a beautiful large cylindrical aquarium in the stylish bar area. Their decor is exceptional and has made them a finalist at the Luxe Et Al International Hotel & Property Awards to be announced later this month in Venice. The adjacent dining room is elegant and the wait staff is well dressed adding to the sophistication. We ordered cocktails to start. The Moscow Mule made with Fever Tree Ginger Beer and Belvedere Vodka was perfect. Their rendition of “Some Like it Hot” made with Herradura Tequila and muddled Jalapeno was spicy, hot and perfectly balanced! We enjoyed our drinks and perused the “classic steakhouse menu”. House made breads and Sparkling Water soon arrived as did hot towels which was a lovely elegant touch.
The appetizer that we enjoyed this evening was Oysters Rockefeller made with baby spinach, garlic, Pernod and Hollandaise sauce. Seasonal Oysters are flown in from Washington State three times a week which keeps them extremely fresh. This preparation was absolutely perfect and a must have on any visit! Next, we had soup and salad. The Soup de Jour was Tomato Soup with Bacon which was creamy, delicate and just the right hint of richness with very flavorful bacon. The Steakhouse Salad which included cherry tomatoes, cranberries, julienne carrots and house made croutons was presented chilled as was the salad fork. The chilled fork reminded us of classic steakhouses that we had dined at in our youth and this sets Atlantis apart from today’s steakhouses.
Both of our entrees came with side dishes which made our dinners much more reasonable than traditional Steakhouses. The Shrimp Scampi entrée was accompanied by beautiful asparagus and wild rice. The large Prawns sautéed with garlic, butter, white wine sauce suited our palette perfectly! The Filet Mignon prepared rare as ordered was presented with Sautéed Button Mushrooms and finished with Maître d’ Butter then served with duo of Sauce Béarnaise and Signature Steak Sauce. Atlantis Steakhouse serves 28 day aged Allen Brothers Chicago Prime Cut Steaks which truly sets them apart. We also liked that they listed on the menu their Steak and Chop Temperature Specifications so you knew how your steak would be prepared.
The 2013 Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List features wines from around the world and we were pleased to see that wines by the glass were 8 ounce pours.
Desserts are a must! We loved their Famous Manhattan New York Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust and fresh Berries but the highlight was having our Ice Cream made tableside by Room Captain John Sanchez. The Ice Cream was produced using Nitrogen which created a fabulous show and tasted creamy and rich. This was a true delight and also very light after a significant dinner.
We truly had a fabulous dinner at Atlantis Steakhouse! We chatted with Steakhouse Chef De Cuisine Michael Schreck who told us that they use the freshest prime ingredients including organically grown produce whenever possible. Maître D’ Ali Sar Sangi told us that the secret to keeping his staff and maintaining the highest level of consistency was being open only 5 nights a week. We look forward to returning soon to Reno and enjoying another excellent dinner at this AAA Four Diamond Award Steakhouse!
Atlantis Casino & Resort
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
Open for Dinner Only Wednesday-Sunday