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.
The service was warm, prompt, and professional. Our meals were great. I simply had a burger that really hit the spot, and my friend had the prime rib special. The atmosphere is a little plain, but offered everything I could ask for. I'll be back in a couple days if not tomorrow.
My wife and I have dinned several times at this restaurant. The restaurant offers a prime rib special for $10.95 which is a great value. The oven roasted half chicken is the best in the city.
Loved it this was a great place to eat the staff was great the food was on point will come back cant wait
They market themselves as upscale, but reality it's a basic csino diner. Drinks were ok, i've made better at home. Steak was ordered med rare and came out med well. Servers are a bit aged so best to clearly and slowly enunciate. Nothing special.
Spiegel''s 1941 has the best the best prime rib special around. The cozy old theme setting is quite enjoyable for an intimate dinner to a larger group of people. It is very affordable and has a lovely decor.
Most of us had steaks. They were very good and not overly pricey. The wait for a table was a little long without reservation. Glad we used open table but the still made us wait 15 to 20 minutes after our scheduled time. Waitress was friendly and got everything right.
We are Locals and remember this space as Roberta's, which was a place for special occasions for us. While the prime rib special was a good value for the price, we will probably not return unless for a special occasion and we will then order prime rib or some other item from the regular menu. I have a hearing problem and even my wife, who does not, gave up on carrying on a conversation. It was SO difficult to hear the waiter or for the waiter to hear our order that it's a wonder the order was as nearly correct as it was. My wife requested her prime rib be seared, and while the waiter made some response, the meat was not seared. We'll have to think twice about returning and paying the prices without the ambience Roberta's used to offer.
We went for the $10.95 prime rib special. Generous portion of prime rib, baked potato and veggies. Great meal for the price. Restaurant did not quite have the "old Vegas" vibe we were hoping for but it is a nice place and the staff was very friendly and attentive. We would go back.
Fun chill place. Service was friendly and warm. Food was good and portions were large. Not a go out of your way to eat place, but if you are in the neighbourhood, why not.
I love the prime rib special. The staff was warm and friendly. Simple food that I found to be very enjoyable.