Entertainment Magazine: Nevada: Las Vegas: Hugo's Cellar
Hugo's Cellar is Old School Vegas Elegant Dining
By Lynne Marie
By: Lynn Marie
There are not many restaurants left in Las Vegas that gives you the “old school Vegas feeling,” but Hugo’s Cellar indeed is one of those places.
Unobtrusively located one level below the Four Queens casino floor, and on the famed Fremont Street Experience which is a five-block entertainment complex featuring live bands, street performers and Viva Vision, a giant screen suspended 90 feet over the street to display spectacular light and sound shows on its 1,500 foot surface.
The 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision screen dazzle 365 nights a year with free shows on the hour from dusk until midnight.
Hugo’s Cellar has delighted visitors and locals alike with superb service, a romantic atmosphere, delicious food and an extensive wine selection for more than 30 years. Classic Vegas traditions are still honored within Hugo’s Cellar. Each lady is greeted with a long-stemmed red rose and each table is serviced by four staff members. Salads are prepared tableside as are several other menu items, including Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee.
Hugo’s Cellar offers an extensive selection of fine meats and seafood. Each steak is aged 21 days, and all entrees are served with an assortment of breads, the legendary tableside salad, which is garnished with such items as fresh peeled tomato wedges, bay shrimp, chopped eggs, sliced fresh mushroom, marinated artichoke and hearts of palm, blue cheese cubes, roasted pine nuts, croutons, grated Parmesan cheese, and choice of dressing.
This is followed by “intermezzo” raspberry sorbet served in a miniature ice cream cone. Bottled water and fresh fruit dipped in white and dark chocolate are served complimentary with every meal along with your vegetables and potatoes.
The ambiance is perfect, the service was impeccable and the food is delicious. You leave feeling pampered by the several waiters found at each table.
The wine selection features 300 listed bottles with an additional 75 wines offered from the constantly rotating reserve. Each wine is personally selected by the sommelier. Most wines are in the $50 to $100 range. The priciest wine is a 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild at $1,500 per bottle.
Hugo’s has received many distinctive awards including Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Wine Enthusiast Magazine Restaurant Award.
Four-time winner of “Best Gourmet Restaurant” and two-time winner of “Most Romantic Restaurant” from the Las Vegas Review Journal. Two-time winner of “Favorite Gourmet Restaurant” from What’s On Magazine. “Best of the Millennium” from Casino Player Magazine.
Hours are Sunday through Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm; Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm Reservations are highly recommended. Call 800-634-6045 or visit their website at www.hugoscellar.com Hugo’s Cellar also has a private dining room available for parties of up to 14 people. Hugo’s Cellar; a true gem in Downtown Las Vegas.