As most of my readers know, John, Jack, Bianca, and I have suffered a devastating loss this year at the passing of our son, Michael. As Michael’s former counselor asked me, “What are you doing for you?” Hmmm, nothing. John and I decided we needed to get away. We needed distraction. Where do you go to get distracted? Las Vegas, that’s where. With all the lights, sounds, masses of people, it is hard not to be distracted. You can’t even hear to carry on a conversation, never mind thinking too much. One night we decided to dine at Lakeside at the Wynn.
This was not recommended by some of the locals who work in Las Vegas. We were told the food is adequate but overpriced. There were other things said about Lakeside but I don’t think I should write them down. We didn’t listen, as John and I liked the sound of the special menu (Lakeside Lobster Supper). Plus, the restaurant had a “lake” and waterfall. I have been longing to hear and see rushing water and Lakeside provided some of what I was seeking.
We were seated right next to the water. Our server was attentive. I have to admit, he unnerved me a tad as he stood at the back of the patio watching everyone. I know it was to make sure customers were getting served properly. However, I felt like someone was watching me eat to see if I spilled on myself.
We ordered the oyster rockefeller and New England lobster roll. The rockefeller fell short. It was mostly spinach on top of an oyster. No taste of garlic or lemon. It lacked seasoning. For the lobster roll, the description on the menu said soft parker house roll stuffed with warm buttered Maine lobster. The roll was soft but it definitely wasn’t stuffed. Hardly any true lobster meat in the roll and again it lacked seasoning.
John’s broiled Maine lobster frites fared much better. The lobster maybe was a tad overcooked, but it did come with a nice lemon garlic butter dipping sauce. The black truffle shoestring potatoes were good.
I had ordered the Maine lobster bake. Again, the seafood was a tad overcooked; yet the missing component was drawn butter. The staff probably forgot to put it on the plate and if I were able to think I would have asked for some.
All in all, the locals were right. The food is adequate but it’s overpriced. Though, I will say the staff and servers were extremely polite and attentive. Which is half the battle.
Believe it or not, the locals recommended the Buffet at the Wynn. I will post a review next week on our dining experience.
Until next time, happy creating.