Great atmosphere and food. Service was spotty but our server had more tables than she could reasonably handle. The service was good when we had it. Drinks were very slow to be refilled and empty appetizer plates weren't cleared until the entrees arrived. Entrees came out in two rounds about 10 minutes apart. And I don't mind the gratuity being automatically added when it is warranted. The tip should reflect the quantity and quality of service and we had no say in either part. Not the level of service we had on our last visit last December so may think twice before another visit.
We selected Siegel's 1941 with the expectation of a 1940's steakhouse ambience. While the decor was disappointing, the strip steak was cooked as requested and the sides both delicious and the portions large.
Siegel's 1941 is a great restaurant and a definite go to stop when on Fremont Street. Great old school Vegas feel with a great menu at a reasonable price - especially for Vegas. $10.95 Prime Rib Special is a steal!
We went because we heard about the Prime Rib special and it was well worth the drive! Very good prime rib, moist and had a great flavor. Would definitely return.
We are locals and eat at Siegel's 1941 frequently. The walleye is exceptional and their Prime Rib special @ $10.95 can't be beat. Siegel's has become out "go to" restaurant for casual dining when we have out of town visitors.
The food was great and the staff were exceptional.
Nice setting, good ambiance. Great food. Good value. Wonderful waitress. Will return.😃
Food was very good and service very good. We will go back for sure.
Food was good. Good price - especially if you ask for the Prime Rib Special which is not listed on the menu - other items reasonable. Items needed to be a little higher temperature (stove hot), but okay. Girls had Salmon & said it was good. Selected a $26 bottle 'Stonecap?' Chardonnay, which was okay but not memorable.
Wonderful large booth. Very Nostalgic Room! The service was very nicely handled and everyone had s delicious meal . The Stone Crab was Exceptional! Highly recommend to Locals and Visitors!
Incredible prime rib and fantastic service! I will certainly return! Steps from Fremont Street and Container Park!
I love the ElCortez--for all it has to offer-no matter what
Great value on Wednesday for 50 plus
I was disappointed, it was basically a glorified casino coffee shop with cloth napkins. Food was standard coffee shop fair.
We had a reservation and there were empty tables but waited at least 10 minutes.
Also we had to ask for bread even tho we all ordered full meals.
Our server was very rude came by only once didn't even see we need more drinks but the couple that was next too us she even wiped their mouths for them very bad service won't be going back and I go to Las Vegas 4 times a year
I have no idea how the restaurant or the food is because when we got there it was after 11 p.m. and they stop serving their regular dinner meals even though they're open 24 hours a day. We wanted to go there for steak and all they had were hamburgers and sandwiches. So we just got up and left. I will probably try it again. However with a place with a name like seagulls attached to it I expected a little more high-class look and dining and all it really look like was a typical middle class restaurant. And I expected it to be a little nicer in the El Cortez being such a historic location.
‘Went for the Vintage Vegas atmosphere :didn’t disappoint! reviewed previous reviews and asked for the $11 prime rib thanks!! Service good
Our 2nd time there. This time for Valentine's dinner. Great prime rib deal. My wife had it again. I had fish special this time, delicious. Service was very good, as the first time. Nice quiet seating. We shall return!
Thankfully, we had a reservation because the wait was long. The front desk people were nice, but our server left a lot to be desired. She was absent most of the meal, and unfriendly if we needed anything. My boyfriend ordered a beer and was told he couldn't have it. We asked another server and she brought it. The food was average at best. Steaks way overcooked, and other food was just bland. It's reasonably priced fir Vegas, but you get what you pay for I guess. I picked this for a birthday dinner & I felt bad others had to pay for their meal.
Steak was not great. So much talk about how great it was. It wasnt. Steak was over cooked no taste to it. The mashed potatoes had no flavor.
Server was not professional at all.
I would stay with getting steak on the strip if you want a good steak. You get what you pay for.
Everything was good.
We appreciate the fact that they have remodeled the restaurant however The quality of food is nothing like it used to be. They used to have the most fantastic bread basket and now they bring out store bought buns and their prime rib is nothing like it used to be. It used to be the Last Gem in Las Vegas With all the old charm of what Vegas used to be But now it's just your typical restaurant that you can find anywhere. I won't go out of my way but I will go back if I'm downtown
Took a client to eat here during the World of Concrete - options were limited because of 3 different conventions going on, and clients were staying downtown so I found this place and settled on it. Keep in mind, client is casual and does not require anything too high end, so felt it was a good fit. I had made a reservation, and upon arrival, we were seated promptly. It was not too terribly busy at the time. Wait staff was okay, a little slow to get to our drinks and order, but given the time of night, I was not going to be overly picky since it was 7:30 and in prime dining time. Overall the place was clean, a little outdated, but keep in mind we are at an older locale, and the ambiance of the restaurant is retro anyways. Most of us ordered steaks, which all seemed to be great. Some of us had prime rib, and I thought it was delicious, especially for the price. One prime was ordered wrong and we sent it back, and there was no issue or grumbling, they were happy to do so, and it came back prompt and to order. All in all, for the value and scenery, I felt it was a good experience, and would be more than happy to eat here again.
Lots of Waiters and waitresses, not enough kitchen help. Food took almost 1/2 hour after it was ordered to get to our table. It appears some changes were made in staffing, not for the better from what it looks like. Food quality seems to have taken a turn for the worse too. Hopefully only temporary !
Yes this is a hotel coffee show but it is a little more upscale than that and the food was wonderful. Pictures of Bugsy Siegal adorn the walls as it is the first hotel he built in Las Vegas, the El Cortez that is.
Went for breakfast for a friend's birthday. The hostess immediately wished her a happy birthday and then told the other staff this is _ it's bher birthday. While we looked around at the memorabilia one of the wait staff asked if we'd like to know the history of some of the items and then gave us a little tour. The staff took pictures for us. I ordered avocado with my breakfast and the waitress told me they went through for avocados to make sure I got a good serving of nice ripe avocado.
We went there to see if the $10.95 prime rib was worth the drive. It is not listed on the menu so remember to ask!! It was so worth the trip to Fremont for this delicious helping. :)
Loved it overall! Somewhat of an oasis away from the slot machines and the smoky interior. I LOVE the steak and eggs so much. Steak cooked more rare than I ordered, but it was delicious with perfect sear marks and beaming with flavor. When I went to dinner though, the meatballs in the spaghetti did taste a bit like reheated cat food, but Fancy Feast as opposed to Purina One. They need to step that up or pull it. Key lime pie was also old tasting and underwhelming. Raspberry jelly should be preserves or a compote instead. It’s too sweet and liquidy. Service is very friendly and accommodating. Casual but quiet and dimly-lit, great for a weekday evening out on no special occasion, especially if you’re staying at the hotel.
Food was really good we both had prime rib. It was cooked just right.
A true retro deli. We make two special trips from the Strip to the Fremont Street area of Las Vegas to have lunch at Siegel's 1941. The menu is an authentic NY deli menu. Great sandwiches and soup. The service is friendly and as efficient as it gets in Las Vegas.
The El Cortez is a throw-back to 50's Las Vegas. The casino is filled with characters.
There is free parking in an adjacent parking structure.
Wonderful Christmas dinner special. Great for a nice holiday dinner alternative to cooking for holidays.
I love the The ElCortez--which houses 1941!! Been staying here for years!! What other casino can you sit with the owner @ lunchtime & chat??? None that I know of!!
Siegel's was an amazing surprise! Our family traveled to Las Vegas for Christmas and had read reviews on the Prime Rib Special served at the El Cortez. The establishment was well decorated, clean, and FRIENDLY...not to mention the Prime Rib was exceptional (as well as the sides)!!! Our server, Linda, had the most inviting and friendly personality. Our beverage glasses never went empty and great detail was given to every detail to make our family dining experience a highlight of our Christmas Memories in Las Vegas. Thank you, Siegel's and LINDA!!!
Worst service and meal I've ever had at any restaurant in my entire life. The server didn't speak english, ignored all requests, and the food was worse than a frozen tv dinner. Nothing was fresh, all prepackaged prepared food. The manager was very understanding and helpful and took the food that we couldn't eat off the bill. I can't recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The ElCortez Hotel and Casino that houses Siegels 1941--has been THEE place for me--in Las Vegas for many years!! (This was Trip #233-(since 1973)-all the way from Buffalo New York) Thanksgiving dinner was great--put a special order in for turkey legs--which was honored by Randy--Food & Bev. Director--the legs were HUGE!!! Would have loved to see the turkey they came from!!!! :-)
Specifically ask for the $10.95 prime rib platter, as it is not listed on the menu. There are weekly dish specials. Best to do opentable as they can get quite busy. Ask for the hot opener buns, too!
Would not recommend.
HOSTESSES WERE RUDE ABOUT SEATING . WOULD NOT RELEASE BOOTH EVEN THOUGH NOBODY WAS SITTING IN THEM
Great food for price - nothing fancy.
Enjoyed our meal. Ask for 10.95 prime rib special, not on menu.
Down side, said their "system" was down and couldn't find our reservation.