First posted on June 2, 2010 from a different blog.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
3500 Las Vegas Blvd S Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV 89109 Phone:
Joe's was recommended to me by a friend who lives in Las Vegas. Located on the bottom floor of the Forum Shops at Ceasar's Palace, Joe's reminded me of an old Italian restaurant with the dark wood and white linens. There is a indoor patio area, a bar area and then a larger dining room. We were led into the bar area for drinks until our table was ready and then moved to our table.
Let me start off by saying that the service was superb. We had our waiter and at least 2 other "helpers" assigned to our table to literally be at our beck and call. Anything and everything we wanted or thought about wanting was immediately taken care of.
There were 5 people in my party and we started off with Stone Crab Appetizer ($19.95) which was definitely not a large order but Scott and I were able to split it. After the appetizer, everyone at the table was given the warm towels to wash up and then the rest of our meal came out. Now, here is where I made my mistake, I ordered the filet mignon ($35.95) and Scott and I split the Jennie's Mashed Potatoes ($7.95). I say that I made a mistake because when the name of the joint is called Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab you should probably order either Seafood, Prime Rib or Stone Crab--duh! My filet was fine but it was definitely not the best steak that I have ever had and it wasn't really even memorable. Let's move on to the good stuff . . . Scott ordered the Jumbo Alaskan King Crab legs ($59.95). These crab legs were unlike ANY I have ever had before. From the presentation until the last morsel, they were fantastic. They rolled the crab legs out on a white linen draped cart and a special server was there with his scissors to cut open each leg and to make the meat extremely easy to get to. Once they put them in front of Scott, I looked down at my $40 steak and I was jealous, if you can imagine that. These crab legs were as thick and round as two of my fingers put together. They were the moistest, juiciest, sweetest crab legs that I have ever tasted. They were so huge and he got so many that he couldn't finish them. Of course, when he was paying $60 for one entree, you better believe we finished them all. They were absolutely fantastic. I just cannot say enough about them. One of the people in our party ordered the Lyonnaise potatoes ($7.95) and they put my Jennie's Mashed Potatoes to shame. They reminded me of old-fashioned German potatoes made with onions and they were crispy and yummy.
If you are looking for a nice, but pricey, place to eat in Vegas, I'd give this place a try. We had a concert at the Coliseum the night of our dinner at Joe's and it was so convenient to just eat and then walk through the Forum Shops to get to the show.
Let me know if any of you have been or if you go in the future. I'd like to hear what other people think about the places that I love.