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Snazzy new Atlantis Steak House opens in Reno

The snazzy new Atlantis Steak House in Reno is serving gourmet dishes in eye-catching surroundings that feature an inviting lounge with a magnificent 1,100-gallon aquarium and elegant dining room framed with back-lit honey onyx, a custom bauble ceiling and fine wine displays. The steakhouse recently opened at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 South Virginia St. www.atlantiscasino.com.

Maitre d' Ali Sar-Sangi promises a personal dining experience, where the customer is king. Service includes tableside preparation of traditional and not-so-traditional menu offerings and a wide selection of single servings, compositions and three-course Prix Fixe selections. See the menu at http://www.atlantiscasino.com/dining/atlantis-seafood-steak-house-menu.asp

Chef Dan Bauer offers familiar tastes with a traditional twist. Fine steaks are aged 28 days and prepared to your specification. Filet, Kansas City bone-in rib eyes and American Kobe strip loin are among the finest cuts of meat and may be ordered Oscar or au poivre. Favorites from lobster and king crab to New York steak can be paired with must-haves, from sea-salt-crusted baked potatoes to tempura onion petals and creamed corn with a kick.

Oysters Rockefeller can be served “classic rock” or “progressive rock,” fruits, vegetables and seafood are hand-picked for freshness and arrive from various seasonal locations, and tableside dishes range from classic Caesar to shrimp scampi and steak Diane to bananas Foster and café diablo desserts.

Fine wine beckons the visitor, and Sommelier Christian O'Kuinghttons, a pairings expert, maintains more than 1,750 bottles in prominent displays beginning at the entry with a magnificent glass cabinet along the spiral staircase leading to the restaurant. Master Mixologist Erik Tirums pours classic cocktails, from Cosmos to Mint Juleps and Vespers to Hemingway Daiquiris with 10 Cane Rum, fresh-squeezed lime and grapefruit juice.

  • Posted by Chris Chrystal on March 04th, 2010