Although the atmosphere was
Although the atmosphere was a bit loud (it is at hard rock after all), the fud was good American pub style fare. The Korean cap steak was unbelievably delicious!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
suggest great outdoor dining area
nice pretty servers. little pricey for not as much food, but food was good. fiance had the fried chicken which was a good amount of food and i had the korean ribeye, which seemed like it wasn't as filling but still delicious. we stayed at the hard rock so the restaurant was convenient. we sat outside on the patio which is right next to the pool, which was closed by the time we got there. they had an open wall to the outside, nice modern seating, fire pits, and heated lamps. great casual ambiance, yet still romantic.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved the space - were
We loved the space - were seated at a table just on the edge of indoors/outdoors which was perfect. The drinks were excellent - my husband is still talking about the bacon infused bloody mary. We had the fried chicken and the sweet corn canneloni. Both were excellent. Our server, Jarod, was friendly and attentive in a genuine way and made us feel comfortable. We will definitely go back next time we are at the Hard Rock.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I would focus on the cocktail
I would focus on the cocktail selections - great creations that are excellent. The Smashed Irishman - recommended by my waiter Jared without hesitation for a whiskey drinker - was fantastic. Probably one of the best drinks I've ever had. It's a blend of Jameson, "reduced Guinness" and mint. So good that I'll have to try to figure out that at home very soon. Also, they had a useful pre-concert menu too that was affordable and popular, but we went with other food choices. Great night there - would love to come back and see more of this interesting space.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Culinary Dropout twice...once before the concert and once afterwards. On both occasions we were greeted by the same hostess who was friendly and helpful and energetic and had great servers both times as well. Food was great except the burgers were very undercooked. We will definitely go back again when in Vegas!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love the location in Scottsdale
We love the location in Scottsdale so we decided to give this one a try...the food was outstanding! Pretzel bread with cheese fondue is our favorite. Great ambiance and decor. The outside seating is cozy and we loved the fire pits. We had dinner on a quiet Monday night...highly recommend!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful place to go at the
Wonderful place to go at the Hard Rock hotel in Vegas. Really enjoyed the eclectic food and drink menu, but not an overwhelming menu like some restaurants.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to Culinary Dropout before seeing Def Leppard and it was a lot of fun. Service was good except it was hard to tell who worked there vs customers. The staff does not wear any type of uniform. They have a really nice outdoor sitting sitting area by the pool. The food was very good! We both had the bistro steak with handcut fries. You have to try the fries, they're really yummy and crunchy.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the fried chicken. Get
Get the fried chicken. Get the pretzel fondue. Get to Culinary Dropout! We had a group of six wander over here based based on a few positive online reviews, and a few of us were weary of what to find. All in all, this was a truly wonderful experience, one where you aren't breaking the bank with food or drink. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone taking a trip to Vegas. The chicken seemed to have a rib rub in the breading, which was absolutely delicious. Definitely check this place out.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall this was a very good
Overall this was a very good experience. We had read some unfavorable reviews on service, but our waitress was outstanding, and our food came out promptly even with a packed house. I would recommend this, and i will plan to go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great. The
Everything was great. The food was amazing, the server was fantastic, and the vibe was good.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, open table
Great service, open table made the experience so much better with the reservations. Restaurant was loud at first with the techno music from the pool, but got better once it was done. Love the furniture, decor, staff is fantastic. We ordered a variety of dishes and shared. I would definitely return!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a nice time. Sat at
We had a nice time. Sat at the bar for late dinner and had great service.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun and great food
Great outdoor seating and fun menu. The pretzels are awesome and the stroganoff was amazing. Meatloaf was lacking flavor though. Service was good, we were in a hurry for a show and they hustled for us. Overall great experience, will be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun,funky atmosphere.love the appetizer selections.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff + beer list
We had antipasti, oysters, crab legs, burger and salad, and it was all delicious. But the best part was an interesting beer list and a great personable server! We would definitely return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a terrific birthday dinner,
Had a terrific birthday dinner, including Bistro steak (extremely tender), & home-made meatloaf (not dry at all, as we have had at so many places, served w/green beans (maybe out of a can? but that's what made it authentic) & mashed potato/gravy. Some terrific sourdough, crusty bread w/olive oil became addictive. Lovely warm monkeybread dessert, reminded us of an expanded upon bread pudding w/cinnamon, sugar. Had the Clown Punch made w/10 Cane rum, apricot brandy & oj, tropically smooth. Noise level wa sa bit high, Rehab pool backing up to the outdoor area, so it felt a little Ibiza-ish, not too bad though, & at 7PM the pool's music stopped and Culinary's piped music took over, nice. Alexa's service was spot on. will recommend and be back.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and scratch made. Great
Fresh and scratch made. Great beer choices, exceptional food and something for everyone. Its really about the food here.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing as always. fun and
amazing as always. fun and hip location in the hard rock and a must visit when in las vegas. food is amazing and really love the pretzels and the salads are good and the perfect size. in addition, the meatloaf is a favorite of the group
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good time at Culinary Dropout
Good food, great ambiance, cool vibe. Great place to eat before a concert at the Hard Rock!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best experiences I have had dining out. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful! The food, excellent, not one complaint. We had a semi-large group for a bachelorette party before the night scene and everyone loved it. It is a must to dine here at least one time during your trip, if not making it a regular Vegas staple.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome atmosphere and great food to go along with it. The restaurant is definately a gem in Vegas. The food is top notch and inexpensive for the strip. The wait staff is highly energentic and very helpful with menu selections.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
EBK - Enjoyable
This casual restaurant is a great addition to the Hard Rock Hotel. Seating is available both in door and over looking the pool and their potato chip/onion dip appetizer was a great way to start the meal.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
tasty comfort food
Loved the pretzel balls fondue but the candle kept going out so the cheese kept hardening. Still tasted great though.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining solo on a Friday night
A single gal in Las Vegas for a concert. Great service (quick and helpful), amazing food (surprising combinations and so tasty) and loved the decor. Great drink selection. Comfortable and lively.
Antipasti - so tasty
Fried Chicken - delicious... highly recommend it!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to CDO before a comedy show at the Hard Rock. Very warm and personable service. We spoke with several of the staff- all of whom asked about how we'd heard about them and were genuinely interested in our answer. They all clearly had a strong sense of ownership in the property. As a recovering service professional, I have true respect for any operation that can inspire this in their staff.
Food was DEElicious! We enjoyed a selection of cured meats, cheeses and their 'crusty bread and olive oil'. Also has burrata, and some oysters, and a few of their specialty cocktails. Everything was fantastic and beautifully presented. The ambiance was funky and comfortable, and very relaxed. The patio overlooks the infamous pool at HRH.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took care of us!
We brought a large group of 50 to CD's, and they really shined for us, with some great food and even better service. They put our group out on their patio (at poolside), and it was a great "tropical" sort of feel; very relaxing for everyone to get comfortable, and yes even loud. I would recommend anyone with a large group contacting Brieanna; she took great care of us!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great to sit outside on a
Great to sit outside on a hot night - the air condtioning from inside wafts out to patio so it is very comfortable . The service was great . The food is just regular bar type food but there is nothing wrong with that if that is what you expect . Prices not unreasonable . Good beer list
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I went there before a concert at The Joint and were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. We just had salads, apps and wine but all were good and well prepared.
Watching the takedown from rehab was not the best ambiance, but the food and service were really quite good and I would go again (thought I might stay indoors near the deck, but not on the deck)
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the atmosphere; amazing food!
We thought this restaraunt looked fun. We didn't know what to expect. The food was amazing! Pretzel bites with cheese fondue is to die for! Everyone was happy with their food. Drinks were good but a little disappointed in the martini menu. Ambience is so much fun and the decor is hip and super fun! Loved it so much that when I was in Scottsdale and stumbled upon another Culinary Dropout I was thrilled!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate here for dinner, the food was amaizng as were the drinks. I had the pub burger and it was great. My husbands meatloaf was really pink so we sent it back and they fixed a new one for him. we ordered dessert which took longer than they had said, so while we waited they brought us another dessert to try (carmel pudding with house made carmel corn) it was wonderful, best pudding ive had in ages. a few minutes later they brought the dessert we had ordered, monkey bread. my husband said it was great, i didnt have any as i was beyond full already. This was a great resturant and experiance, everyone from the hostess to the manager was friendly. I cant wait to come back with friends!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dropped in on a lark upon a recommendation from a local. Wonderful food and tableware. I tried the house salad and the fried chicken (super yummy and moist). Really enjoyed the club vibe along with the great view of the outdoors without being outside. A little loud so not great for intimate dinner but great for a party with good friends.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vibrant but not a bar scene.
My wife and I are certainly past the bar scene age so keep that in mind. This place was fun, energetic, and has an interesting menu. Definitely worth a bite when you are near the Hard Rock Hotel.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just right! (w/ fantastic service)
Being in Vegas for a week, you can dine at the fanciest restaurants both on and off the strip; this was just what we wanted after a week of trade shows. It is essentially a bar, but with better food! Good selection of beers. It was very laid back. Service was fantastic. (we gave our server all of the tips that we didn't give to the servers at the expensive restaurants who didn't seem to care if we were there or not - and BTW, he was a guy, not just another pretty girl!) During the day, it is pool side, during the night, great place to get dinner before a show/concert. Very good mix of inside/outside tables. We were very pleased and will definitely be back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in Phoenix, so we're very familiar with the Fox Restaurant Concepts' excellent restaurants. We've been to the Culinary Dropout in Phoenix, so we were thrilled to find one here in Las Vegas now. And this one does not disappoint. It's a beautiful space, the food and drinks are excellent, and the service is first rate. Definitely recommended.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great snack before the show. Really enjoyed the brown bag surprises.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to eat at the Hard Rock
I ate here twice on a recent trip to Vegas, I will definitely return on future trips. Great menu, including a decent beer selection.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool Spot, Food was OK
We were going to see Motley Crue and saw that this restaraunt was doing a Pre-Fixe menu so we set up a reservation beforehand. Got a great table outside, great ambiance and crowd. Staff was attentive and personable, good music, interesting cocktail menu kind of just a hip rock spot in general. The food was OK. We shared the Pretzel bites which were very good, the meatloaf was recommended but not that great, my wife had the Cantelloni and said it was good. Split monkey bread for desert, just OK. It's well done comfort food but nothing amazing or memorable. But a great spot to hang out for a while while at the Hard Rock.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great spot for comfort food done well with a twist. We went on a Thursday evening, and it wasn't too crowded. When we were seated, the waiter explained that everything - Everything - is made in house, from the turkey pastrami to the bread for the sandwiches. The drink menu has some really nice mixed drinks. Everything we had was delicious - especially the pretzel fondue appetizer. It was so good, we went back again on Friday. :-)
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never Let's Me Down
My husband and I were visiting Las Vegas and decided to try out my favorite restaurant back home in AZ. Our server was amazing and she helped us choose some new drinks and dinner choices. I always try something different and am ever let down on the service and quality of the food.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was really good , staff friendly, overall very good
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food, great vibe
Dined here before concert at Hard Rock so the bar and restaurant were hopping. Even so, service was good, food quality was very good, and our group enjoyed it immensely!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss out on the pretzels.
I've been here more than once, usually with big groups of friends. This was my first time there with a date. It was wonderful. We sat outside, in the cool autumn air. It was fun and still romantic, with the night sky and fireplaces. Everyone there is always so friendly; I always end up meeting people at an adjacent table. The food is really good, and the pretzels are spectacular. It is very casual, comfort food. This is always a great place to stop for a drink/snack after the concerts at The Joint.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here for lunch and dinner food is fresh and excellent. Out door seating was great.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Locals meet out of town guests!
Great choice for Las Vegas locals to choose to meet up with visiting friends. Our friends were staying at the MGM, and we didn't want to park a mile away and wear ourselves out walking through the ginormous Grand. The Hard Rock Hotel is easy to get in and out of, and the restaurant was so delightfully arranged. We didn't even realized there was outdoor dining, but it was simply perfect outside and we had a great table near a little fire pit. Food was tasty, moderately priced and the Smashed Irishman cocktail is going to become a staple at my family gatherings.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for 2 or 20
We enjoyed Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for dinner during a corporate retreat. The ambience on the patio was wonderful, the service top notch and the food delicious. We were setup on comfortable chairs and couches, we shared appetizers and desserts and really enjoyed our experience.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter was AWESOME ! One of our meals had not been cooked all the way, the waiter got another meal of choice, apologized, and made it right/better! Great desserts, good drinks, good food! Definitely recommend!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to go last minute
We decided to go last minute on a Thursday evening. It wasn't too busy and we had a good table near the windows. It was also far from the speakers that can be a little loud if you want to have a conversation. Our server was great, and when I wanted a second cocktail, but didn't feel like looking for something different, he was able to recommend a great second option. The pretzel fondue appetizer is amazing, especially if you get it for happy hour prices. My husband recommends asking for mustard as well to go with. He order the ribs that had a really good sauce. I got the fish and chips that were really nice and crispy. The service was good, prompt, and friendly. Overall it was a great experience!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, very attentive
Excellent food, very attentive servers and a relaxed atmosphere. We went for my sons 18th birthday and they brought him monkey bread, one of his favorites with a candle for his birthday!
The bistro steak was fantastic and prepared exactly the way I like it!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner in a great place. Our waitress was amazing and had very good suggestions. If I have to knit pick... I dine out often and I am familiar with portions sizes and what not, I felt that the the portions here could have been bigger specifically with the a la carte anti pasto and entree. Pretzels with cheese fondue OMG, Korean prime Rib the best!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM