EMBERS AT IMPERIAL PALACE

February 12, 2001 7:24 AM
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Red leather booths, mahogany tables, brocade chairs and ribbons of red neon create a stately but subdued atmosphere for fine dining at reasonable prices. Among the house favorites are the 24-ounce Porterhouse steak, chateaubriand for two, filet mignon with Alaskan crab legs, fresh salmon and New York steak. Even the supporting cast is first rate, including a house salad of garden greens and artichoke hearts and a hearty French onion soup. For a treat splurge on the cherries jubilee, prepared tableside with all the flair of Las Vegas’ Golden Era.

Neyla, A Mediterranean Grill

Neyla, A Mediterranean Grill at the MGM Grand (736-2100), is a chic alternative for inspired Eastern Mediterranean dishes. It features some items dating back to the time of the Phoenicians as well as fusion dishes blending American favorites with special Eastern Mediterranean spices. Neyla also features a working hookah, with a selection of Iranian and Turkish tobaccos, some flavored with fruits such as apple, cherry, apricot and pomegranate or rose oils.

Ferraro’s Summerlin adds Sunday feasts, lunch and early-bird specials

Ferraro’s, a Las Vegas dining landmark, now offers a five-course Italian Feast at its beautiful Summerlin restaurant (1916 Village Center Circle), held every Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

The five-course prix fixe meal with different offerings to choose from at each course is priced at $24.95 for adults and only $9.95 for children.

Gino Ferraro has been serving superb Italian food in Las Vegas since 1985, and he opened his Summerlin location in 2000. Different delicacies will be featured with four rotating menus paired with a different wine each Sunday. The following menu will be featured on a rotating basis with three other menus:

Sunday Italian Feast 1

Choice of:

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Mozzarella Caprese

Calamari Fritti

Choice of:

Soup of the Day

Spinach Salad

Choice of:

Gnocchi Pomodoro

Rigatoni Sausage & Broccoli

Fettuccine Siena – Fettuccine Pasta & Asparagus

Choice of:

Pollo Marsala – Chicken Breast, Mushrooms and Marsala Wine

Veal Sorrento – Veal Scaloppini dipped in egg with Lemon, Garlic & White Wine Sauce

Pollo Parmigiana – Chicken breast, Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese

Fish of the Day

Dessert

Daily Special Includes 1 Glass of Prosecco

Other great changes at Ferraro’s include early bird dinner specials (15 percent off) from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Moreover, lunches start at $6.95, a phenomenal sum considering the gourmet quality, freshest ingredients and family-friendly service offered daily.

Primo’s at the Suncoast

A steak house with a view is in store for guests at this upscale room at the Suncoast (636-7075). Located above the casino floor, Primo’s is an elegant dining room with vaulted ceilings, split-level seating and a panoramic view of city lights. The specialty is char- broiled steaks and chops, served in generous portions and moderately priced. Among the house favorites are the aged New York sirloin, prime 18-ounce Porterhouse steak, rosemary marinated rack of lamb and center-cut pork loin. Other excellent choices include an herb-marinated salmon filet, Sonoma veal chop (broiled and served with forest mushrooms), and twin Australian lobster tails. Be sure to ask about Chef Anthony’s daily specials. Chef Anthony also creates appealing appetizers such as bacon-wrapped scallops (served with a Bartlett pear potato salad), pan-seared crab cakes, a hearty three-onion soup, and shrimp scampi in a tomato con-casse.

Coyote Cafe at the MGM Grand

Celebrity chef/author Mark Miller brings his famous Southwestern-style cuisine to Las Vegas (891-7349). Decorated with hand-painted coyotes, lizards and other artifacts throughout the terra cotta cafe, the dining room has the rich feel of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Specialties include black beans, blue-corn enchiladas and chicken burritos topped with homemade guacamole and sweetened mild salsas. Margaritas and custom-blended pineapple rum drinks create sweet delights for the daquiri lover. For casual dining visit the Coyote Cafe, or dine in the upscale Grill Room.