Month Visited: 10/11
10/11 After 8PM on Tue-Sat in October, all drinks plus the entire tapas menu were being discounted by 75%. Do I hear a Hallelujah? I ordered a mojito (3 Sips) while Ann wisely chose the Espresso martini (espresso vanilla vodka, coffee liquor, Irish liquor and a shot of espresso) (4.5 Sips). Each of these drinks cost a mere $2.50. Give me another Hallelujah and a 2nd round of drinks!
Our first order of tapas included stuffed mushrooms (chorizo, chicken and parmesan cheese) (3 Forks) and bacon wrapped dates (3.5 Forks). Service was extremely slow so our waitress, cum bartender, Michelle gave us a complimentary order of bacon wrapped shrimp with an adobo BBQ sauce as an apology. (3.5 Forks)
For the second round, Ann ordered a glass of Chardonnay while I went with a Zombie martini (light and dark rum, coconut rum, Bacardi 151, OJ and pineapple juice). (4.5 Sips) Our last tapas order included piquillo peppers stuffed with garlic cream cheese (4.5 Forks) and red potatoes in a spicy aioli sauce (3.5 Forks). Our bill was $61, reduced to $15.36 with the happy hour discount which was covered by Annís points. ($10, 4 Forks) One last halleluha!
Note: the 75% late night Happy Hour was discontinued as of November 1st, but a 50% discount is being offered Tue-Sat from 5-8PM.
05/11 Twin Creeks is one of our favorite restaurants, offering high quality food at reasonable prices in a refined atmosphere, but tonight we were there for the tapas. On Tuesday through Thursdays evenings between 6PM and 8PM, all tapas and specialty drinks are available at Â½ off menu prices. We were offered a choice of seating in the bar area or restaurant proper, choosing the latter. Our first order was bacon wrapped dates sprinkled with blue cheese in a red wine reduction ($3.50, 3 Forks) and roasted paquillo peppers stuffed with a garlic cream cheese that were beyond delicious ($3.50, 5 Forks). The second order included calamari with a delicious chipotle aioli ($4, 2.5 Forks) and 6 mini meatballs in an amazing sherry tomato sauce ($3, 4 Forks). Our last order was the delicious paquillo peppers.
12/09 Revisit: The restaurant was not as busy as on past visits and I now suspect corners are being cut to bolster the bottom line. We were served a basket of artisan bread and each ordered the prime rib, medium rare, along with asparagus and a baked potato. The prime rib was cooked as ordered, but it was exceptionally fatty. The baked potato was overcooked and even the asparagus spears were not as tasty or crisp as in the past. To put the nail in the coffin, our server was a bit too lackadaisical. As silver card holders our entrees were Â½ off.
09/09 Revisit: As their advertisements state, this restaurant offers ï¿½Strip quality dining at stripped down pricesï¿½. We were served a basket of artisan rolls to start off. Both of us ordered the queens cut roast beef, medium rare, off the Classics section of the menu. Our entrees included a very good house salad and two sides. Ann chose mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. I selected broccolini and asparagus while requesting balsamic vinegar which our server indicated would have to come from another of their restaurants.
Our prime ribs were more than ample, perfectly cooked and the best I have had in ages. Given the quality of our entrees, the attentive service, reasonable pricing and overall ambiance, it is difficult to beat Twin Creeks, but it got better. The Silverton has a long running a 2/1 dining special for its Silver and above cardholders. The total bill charged to Annï¿½s slot card was only $20 plus applicable tax.
12/08 This restaurant is physically impressive and was beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Our server presented the menus and returned shortly with a basket of warm Artisan bread. We each ordered 8 ounce filet mignons cooked medium rare off the Classicsï¿½ section of the menu which includes a house salad and choice of two sides - potatoes and/or vegetables. I chose sautÃ©ed broccolini and a baker. Our server returned with salads of mixed greens and cherry tomatoes properly dressed sparingly with balsamic vinaigrette. Each filet was slightly overcooked; mine tender and delicious while Ms. Westieï¿½s was smaller and tougher.
Would Eat Here Again:
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