The atmosphere is cozy and intimate here, with just 50 seats and plenty of plush red furniture. Browse through the “his and hers” menus while sitting underneath the rose-budded glass ceiling that has been a staple of the restaurant for more than 20 years.
Already a throwback when it first opened on the Strip at the Barbary Coast (now the Cromwell) in 1982, Michael's was inspired by the classic gourmet rooms of the 1950s. Just 15 tables for 50 customers at any given time. It once attracted high-rollers, but is more locals-oriented in its current home at the South Point casino. Little else has changed. The room sports deep red velvet decor, elaborate overhead glass artwork, and unusually attentive service by a team led by a tuxedoed captain. Dinner is meant to unfold slowly over a long evening with tableside preparations and charcoal-broiled steaks.
With plush red velvet furniture, tableside presentations, and an intimate space of about 50 seats, Michael's Gourmet Room has been a locals' favorite for more than 30 years, dating back to its days at the long-gone Barbary Coast casino on the Strip. The restaurant is now on the south end of town in the South Point casino, but remains as engaging as ever. Browse "his" and "hers" menus underneath a rose-budded glass ceiling and try to decide if you want a prime charcoal-broiled steak, veal saltimbocca, or a Sicilian-style chicken drenched in olives and artichokes. No matter what, start with the French onion soup and lobster cocktail.
How to order: Call 702-796-7111 or book a reservation online.