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“Would not go back”

Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Crystal Bay Casino
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Would not go back”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

First problem is walking through the dark and very smokey casino to get to the restaurant from the parking garage. Our party of 4 just had wine, salads and appetizers. The wedge salad had a sizeable portion of lettuce but could have used more of everything else. The fried calamari strips were very disappointing. Small portion and bland. My companion who always eats everything on his plate didn't finish his calamari. A server said the wedge salad was the chopped salad and had to go to the kitchen for clarification. An order of baked potato was forgotten and served when we were finished with everything else.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

don't mind the casino entrance, the restaurant is very nice, cozy and service great. Lobster was delicious. Great recommendations on wine etc. Worth the price.

Visited March 2012
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Silicon Valley
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156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“50's classic steakhouse vibe - order the table side dishes”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This place feels like you've walked back in time and you might find the rat pack at a nearby table - but the food is surprisingly good! If you stick to the traditional steak house options you will not be disappointed. Also, this is one of the few places I've seen that will do table side cooking - ask them to make certain dishes table side - steak diane, caesar salad and my personal favorite - bananas foster! You'll get a show plus good food. Wine list is also good with a reasonable range of options. service can feel a bit slow if you are in a rush but if you have time, order a few table side dishes and enjoy! We've been many times and have yet to have a bad meal as far as steak options go.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank LoveTheSunshine82
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Incline Village, Nevada
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Used to be good”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This used to be our favorite place in North Lake Tahoe. But the last time we were there the steaks were really bad so we haven't been back since. Nice atmosphere but too many people from the casino wander in in shorts or whatever.

Thank TravelingFearlessly
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814 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“Super elegant dining”
Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

This is a throw back to an elegant dining experience that you would expect in a las vegas gourmet restaurant. There is table side service for excellent Caesar salad , bananas flambee, etc. Food is top notch. Waitstaff is very professional, supervised
by Luis, who is on top of everything. Shrimp scampi appetizer, Caesar salad, lamb chops, peppercorn steak and bacon wrapped pork loin with maple glaze are our favorites and are delicious.

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