Places to eat
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
This restaurant was close to my hotel and I wanted to try something local and chill. The place was packed by 530 on a Friday but they still sat me (party of 1) immediately. The server was great at setting expectations and let me know the bar was backed up, though my drink still came out in a matter of minutes after that. Ordered the Bison meatloaf which the waiter said was one of the best things on the menu. Did not disappoint. Only complaint was I went through 3 parking lots to find one I was allowed to park in and had open spots. There’s no way I’d have been able to eat here in 2 hours if they were any busier.
Location: 2nd floor, Monarch Casino Resort & Spa, Blackhawk, CO. Starbucks drinks AND (!), a spread of delicious tempting bakery goods! 5-⭐ bakery items and my favorite, Americano was just what I needed to start the day! My friend and I both opted for the Danish pastry and it was YUMMY, a word often used but, in this case apt! I also got: Blueberry Tart Apple Tart and an extra pc. of the Danish If we were at the end of our quick day trip, I could have gotten a lot more! You can enjoy your drink and pastry on some tables provided by the side of the counter. No matter, the pastries were really good. Definitely, I recommend the Danish pastry. Service was 👍 The lady manning the cash register and taking orders was very pleasant, polite and quick.
For a last mintue decision and quick bite it was not a bad choice. Not busy and nice dimmed restaurant. Restaurant itself was not loud given it was inside Ameristar on the 2nd floor. Ordered some wings and a burger and for the price and satisfaction it was not a bad decision.
Seasons Buffet @ The Lodge Casino (Must be 21+)
Weekend day trip and price was about $27 (?) . Not crowded even at noon and for the price, I still think it was very reasonable. My favorites were the: Fish (Cod) Ribs Sausage Sweet Sour dish w/veggies Went for 2nd round that I didn’t even have room for the tempting desserts. Service was 👍. Staff basically left you alone to enjoy your meal but was readily available if you wanted something. Considering the very reasonable price for the choices, I still believe they deserve a 5-star rating. Tip: Expect more crowds and a wait during peak days/times. __________________ Original Review (2019?) Lodge Casino’s Buffet restaurant. Smaller in size compared to Vegas hotels’ buffet restaurants BUT (!!!), variety of food is almost at par. Price is sooo reasonable, I think it was $14/person. Mexican, Meat section, Chinese, Italian, Seafood, Salad bar, Fruit and Dessert areas were constantly replenished that everything was almost always fresh and hot. Loved the BBQ ribs, Spicy Fried Chicken, Roast Pork Loin, Spicy Beef, Mac and Cheese and the Boston Blue Fish. And…. those are the only ones I had and there were still a lot more that equally looked appetizing. The area itself is well-lit, clean up is fast that there is never a wait for a table considering they were about 85% full the whole time we were there. Table service is solicitous and prompt without feeling rushed. Visited on a weekday. Will definitely be back for more gastronomic happiness.
Bistro Miriposa is a welcome edition to the culinary offerings at the wonderful Monarch Casino. They have taken the space and provided a wonderful atmosphere with thoughtful and fashionable architectural and stylish design cues. But the real star of the show here is the food. We started with the street corn which was authentic and wonderful with just the right amount of flavorings and spices, then we moved on to the oysters although slightly smaller than average their flavor was sublime and delicious.I had the chicken fajitas and my wife had the salmon both were excellent,cooked properly and the salmon melted in your mouth. We had the churros with three delectable sauces for dessert and washed it down with several cold Mexican beers. I have to say the overall presentation and experience was outstanding the entire weight staff as well as our personal waiter went above and beyond to make this a memorable evening. In summation ,if you find yourself seeking a brief respite from the hectic casino and crowds this is the oasis you have been looking for.
Roxy’s Restaurant and Bar
The food, beverages, and service were exceptional. We were seated as soon as we arrived, which was early for our reservation time. The staff was extremely friendly. Food and drinks came out quickly. I had French onion soup and the rack of lamb. The food had great flavor and was seasoned exceptionally well. I definitely recommend spending extra for quality food and environment instead of waiting in a long line for the buffet. Plan ahead and make a reservation.