Geez. I guess I stand alone because I thought they were great.
A woman at the table next to me loudly proclaimed that no one likes the french green beans with the steak special. She questioned why the restaurant doesn't offer an alternative vegetable. I noticed nearly every steak special plate taken back by servers and bussers still had the green beans. Steak and potatoes were gone, of course, but anything green was untouched and headed for the garbage disposal!
The sirloin steak special makes the visit to Ellis Island Casino (not the most attractive casino in the world, to be sure) well-worth it.
Salad: p------thetic. Iceberg lettuce, a carrot stick, couple of cherry tomatoes, croutons and dressing. Nothing special at all.
Soup: green pea. Nice, creamy consistency. The soup tasted unsalted or very lightly salted. This is always a plus in my book.
Baked potato: large and cooked to perfection. Served with butter pats and strange sour cream packets.
French fries: steak fries really and quite good.
The sirloin steak itself: cooked the way I requested it. Plentiful, juicy, tender and tasty. Ask for horseradish, if you want an extra kick. I took half of the steak home and it will slice nicely for a steak salad tomorrow for lunch.
the aforementioned french green beans: cooked in garlic and a little butter. A little crunch & not swimming in butter. I don't understand why everyone sends them back to be thrown away. Maybe the steak and potatoes are so filling that these poor little green beans never stand a fighting chance?
$4.95?! You really can't beat it.
Ellis Island Casino Restaurant (it has been reviewed many times before)
4178 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89109