Really missing Rosemary's as a wonderful off-strip restaurant, and noting excellent reviews of Todd's on this site and seeing a 28 food rating for Todd's on Zagat's, I decided to try the restaurant when I was in LV 2 weeks ago. I had an awful experience, and posted the following on another thread.
"Perhaps it was just an off night, but I don't think so...too many things were wrong. Based upon the recommendations on this board, I went to Todd's last evening and had perhaps the worst meal I've ever had in Las Vegas...and, I was told that Todd was in the kitchen. First of all, the bread was totally dried out...with the surface feel of melba toast. My calamari/shrimp appetizer was ok...not bad, but certainly nothing special. My entree was a disaster!! I ordered the steelhead salmon that was highly recommended by my very nice server. The fish was ok, but somewhat overdone; the accompaniments were truly shockingly bad. The stir fried vegetables were obviously not cooked to order, but we're cold, limp, seriously overcooked and dreadful...as though they had been cooked the day before, or sitting in a chafing dish for hours. The fried rice was equally awful...not nearly as good as the frozen that I occasionally buy at TJ's. Because the bread and entree were so bad, I asked the server to show them to the chef and ask him his thoughts. I heard nothing back. They did take the entree off my bill, but when I asked what the chef had said about the returned items, I was told that he "was busy".
Perhaps Todd's was terrific at one time, but it was truly awful last night. It was a long ride from my central strip hotel, and certainly not worth it. I had been hoping for a good replacement for what was previously my favorite off strip restaurant Rosemary's, but alas Todd's is not even remotely in the same league. Todd's even looks old and worn out, but this would be easily overlooked had the food been good. It wasn't!"
There has not been a single response to the above posting, and I'm quite surprised. Was my experience at Todd's "unique"? I was really shocked by the poor quality of my meal, especially noting the 28 food rating in Zagat's whereas the wonderful Le Cirque only receives a 27!! Zagat's is obviously not authoritative, but what about my dreadful experience at Todd's?