Hugo’s Cellar, Las Vegas

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The best part about living in a new city is taking the time to explore all the different areas. So far my Las Vegas experience has lead me all over this crazy city, literally North to South and East to West. After a strenuous week at work, we decided that a night out downtown would be the perfect solution. Yelp lead us down to the basement of the Four Queens on Fremont Street where we found Hugo’s Cellar, a romantic steakhouse with a wonderful local vibe. It was dark, candle lit, and all the ladies were handed a red rose upon seating. So fun right? Here’s a look at what we went with –

Our Menu:

Escargot en Croute – Six plump escargots sautéed in shallots, garlic, burgundy wine, fine herbs with a puff pastry topping.

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes – Pan fried jumbo lump crab cakes with citrus chili aioli.

Hugo’s Table Side Salad – Crisp romaine lettuce with your choice of peeled tomato wedges, marinated artichokes and hearts of palm, sliced mushrooms, blue cheese crumbles, toasted croutons, roasted pine nuts, chopped eggs, red onions and bay shrimp.

Char-Broiled Steak – Creekstone Farms midwestern, corn fed, Premium Black Angus beef that has been aged a minimum of 28 days. Char-broiled to your taste and served with mushroom ragout and bordelaise sauce.

In addition to our 4 selections we also received a bread basket with a gorgeous butter rose, a refreshing raspberry amuse bouche, and a dessert platter with chocolate covered strawberries, dates and apricot.

The highlight of this meal for me (surprisingly) was the escargot. I had tried escargot on several other occasions, but this one literally blew me out of the water. The puff pasty topping was so light and rich at the same time, and the garlic seasoning was the perfect accent. I would definitely recommend starting your meal out with that! Overall the meal was really great. It was a refreshing contrast to all the trend based tasting menus we’ve been getting lately. If you find yourself on Fremont Street in need of a home cooked steakhouse meal make sure to drop by!

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