Posted on | July 26, 2009 | 6 Comments
While we haven’t been to very many pubs here in town, so far the Crown and Anchor has been our favorite. I know, I know, C & A is British, and this one is Irish, so I shouldn’t compare them…
This place is right across the street from the Orlean’s Hotel on Tropicana. To get to the restaurant you have to walk through the bar, but once in the dining area it’s safely sealed off and smoke free. The decor is dark, with the appearance of what I would consider a traditional looking pub. Not that I exactly know what that is, but this is what I imagine one to look like! We came for lunch, and it was pretty empty inside. Our server, maybe as a result, was quite attentive. The place has a nice, cozy, homey feel to it. I felt like I was dining in someone’s living room.
To start, we went with the homemade crisps- those are potato chips to us. In any case, they were delicious! I love good homemade chips. These were served to us hot, crispy, and nicely seasoned with just enough salt and a touch of chives. They were accompanied by a tomato cream dip and a curry dip. Both were quite tasty. At $3.95, I felt they were a pretty good deal for the amount of crisps you get.
Okay, so maybe this is a bit cliche, but I ordered the Corned Beef and Cabbage. What can I say, I LOVE corned beef! This one was served quite different, almost like a stew. The corned beef was sliced thin, and was tender and tasty, although just a bit on the dry side. No matter, I just dipped it in the broth before I ate it. Along with the beef came potatoes, celery, carrots, a TON of cabbage, and a slice of brown bread.
Adam had the fish and chips, which were quite good. The fish came in generous thick pieces and was light, with a very nice crispy batter. Definitely one of the better fish and chips I’ve had. The chips- those are fries to us- were good, but probably not the best fries in the world. Nonetheless, they made for a nice accompaniment to the fish.
Next time I’m going to try the bangers and mash…
4650 W Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone: 702 247-7000