Monday, December 16, 2013

Final Cut - Hollywood Casino


I love steak, but secret confession: I usually don’t eat steak out, thinking that other dishes sound so much more interesting and are a better test of a chef’s skill. However, we went to the Final Cut Steakhouse at the Hollywood Casino on a recent Friday night and I was pretty much blown away.  They are running a promotion currently called Friday’s Feature and the word feature doesn’t do it justice.

Before I describe this fabulous feature, a word about the Hollywood Casino.  You have to (get to?) walk through the casino to the restaurant, which faces the Kansas Speedway.  Once inside the restaurant, you totally lose the casino – it’s just not there anymore.  The restaurant feels like a classy steakhouse – which, believe me, it is.  A cozy bar is the entrance and there are true Hollywood artifacts sprinkled throughout the place – from Dorothy’s blue pinafore to Celine Dion’s dress to a James Bond tuxedo – not that all the artifacts are clothing as there’s much more.  The environment is truly interesting – a rarity in new dining establishments I’d say.

So, this feature is for just 50 bucks.  Two people can dine, each choosing an appetizer, entrĂ©e, and splitting a dessert.  I had filet, spouse had wild caught salmon, our friends copied us (breaking my You- Must –Eat-Something-Different–than-I-Eat rule.)  The selection varies each week.  I had probably the best French onion soup I’ve ever had with a very different presentation; the steaks were perfect; the chocolate dessert just decadent and also beautiful.  We tasted a couple other desserts as well, and all were exceptional.

Now, this next sentence is only for bourbon aficionados and it may not still be available.  The Final Cut received one of four shipments delivered to the entire state of Kansas of Pappy Van Winkle.  You’d better hurry.

The restaurant has two other remarkable events going now I’m anxious to try:  Wednesdays they have “Hit the Strip” where for only $20, you can get a strip steak, loaded baked potato, Caesar salad, and fresh baked bread.  Thursday nights they have Surf and Turf for $24.95 which features a petite filet and Maine lobster tail with the Final Cut Salad (yummy) and fresh grilled asparagus.

The Final Cut is doing these specials, but honestly, it’s pretty special on any night.  I’m definitely going back! On a Wednesday through Saturday.

777 Hollywood Casino Blvd.,
Kansas City, KS 66111
913-287-9761 - Menu
Final Cut Steakhouse on Urbanspoon

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