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Restaurant of the Week: Atlantis Steakhouse

A stunning, ultra-modern setting gives way to classic tableside service and VIP treatment throughout every step at Atlantis Steakhouse inside Atlantis Resort in Reno. 

Personal touches are what sets Atlantis Steakhouse apart. It’s a level of service that has members of your dining party ask if you know someone or if you’ve been mistaken for a celebrity. Then they see the same service provided to the tables around you and everyone realizes it’s not you – it’s just how Atlantis Steakhouse treats its guests.

The floor-to-ceiling, cylindrical fishbowl greets you when you enter the restaurant. The blue hue, colorful fish and flora catch your attention and provide a stunning backdrop if you’re sitting at the bar. The dining room is swanky with chrome accents and decorations over black walls and just enough gold to provide contrast. If you bring clients from out of town or want to celebrate a special date night, your guests will be impressed before they take a bite.

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It’s almost a reflex for some people. If you’re going to a steakhouse, you go to the bar before being seated for a pre-meal martini. (It isn’t just us, right?) The cocktail list at Atlantis Steakhouse is split into “Classic” and “Signature” sections. Of course, you can get a perfectly made martini, but some of these crafted cocktails provide a great opportunity to deviate from your routine. The wonderful bartender Raina recommends the smoked paloma; a signature cocktail that contains El Silencio mezcal, Cazadores Reposado tequila, grapefruit juice, a squeeze of lime and Hellfire bitters. It is quite smoky and packs a punch but has enough fruit that it provides refreshment as well. It seems everywhere you look at Atlantis Steakhouse, there is wine. Sommelier Christian O’Kuinghttons has curated a lengthy wine list available by the bottle featuring many California favorites and hard-to-find options, and a selection of wines by the glass to please all palates and tastes. 

The first page of the menu includes appetizers, soups and salads. The appetizer section of the menu is called “Great Beginnings.” One look at the chilled seafood tower for two (or four) with its king crab legs, Maine lobster and other delicious selections from the sea, and you know why. Individual seafood dishes make up the majority of the options in this section, so if you’re the only seafood lover in your group, you can fulfill your craving. Soups currently offered are lobster bisque and French onion. The lobster bisque has some of the largest chunks of lobster you’ll see floating atop a cognac broth. There are multiple salads available including two prepared tableside – a spinach salad and a classic caesar. 

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The “Compositions” insert contains all of the non-steak dinner options. One of the highlights is the Colorado lamb chops. The generous half-rack is served atop a parsnip puree and creamed spinach. Crisped Brussels sprout leaves add a pleasant texture change. Roasted red peppers and pomegranate seeds provide color along with a pomegranate-red wine reduction. Other dishes include king crab legs, single or twin lobster tails, and more.

Atlantis Steakhouse exclusively serves Allen Brothers 28-day-aged Prime beef. All steaks and chops are served with soup or steakhouse salad and include sauteed button mushrooms and roasted garlic. Traditional steakhouse favorites are all here as well as a 12-oz. Mishima strip loin with a marbling grade of eight or better or an A5 Japanese Wagyu strip loin available in four or eight ounces. The Mishima strip loin is seasoned and prepared to perfection. You will be hard-pressed to cut open a better-looking steak. Surf and turf fans are able to create their own “duet” by adding a variety of seafood options to their steak. 

Atlantis Steakhouse is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. 

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