Fresh seafood, great steaks and savory blue cheese scalloped potatoes are just some of the reasons why you should dine at Canal Street.
Off the busy casino floor of the Orleans is an upscale restaurant in terms of both excellent cuisine and service.
Canal Street offers a variety of appetizers. From a savory mushroom gratinée to pan-seared crab cakes, the restaurant is certainly not just about steaks. In fact, the chilled seafood tower is quite impressive?a two-level version with three cocktail sauces on the lower level and a mound of ice on the upper. On ice is a selection of tender crab legs, juicy shrimp and some of the largest oysters I've come across in Vegas.
In between courses, note the stellar ambiance. Canal Street is a dimly lit restaurant, so you won't miss the phosphorescent wall or the lighted ice your seafood tower had. Large circular booths mimic the curvature of the arched wall, which has a floor-to-ceiling mural that goes the length of the restaurant.
Back to the second course, almost all the entrées come with a house salad, full of goat cheese, hearts of palm, candied walnuts, tomatoes and cucumber. The raspberry walnut vinaigrette complements the hearty salad beautifully.
Steaks at Canal Street mean serious business. All the steaks are charcoal grilled to sear in the flavor and then finished in an 800-degree oven to your desired temperature. When the 24-ounce porterhouse landed in front of me, the heavenly aroma and sizzling sound made this cut of beef irresistible.
If you aren't a beef lover, there are plenty of other options including an Ahi tuna mignon, a sea bass Napoleon with citrus beurre blanc, veal, chicken and lamb.
Canal street has exquisite dessert offerings. Bananas foster flambéed tableside is a true treat, as are the soufflés in vanilla, chocolate or Grand Marnier.
Canal Street offers guests a great dining option in the Orleans with quality service and excellent offerings.
-- Review by Nikki Neu