With restaurants shipping seafood here daily, it’s easy to forget we live in a landlocked state as we happily slurp oysters during happy hour or chopstick our way through a sashimi plate. As for that summer tradition of a lobster bake common in Eastern coastal states, well, we have that here too at the Palm Restaurant inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. For a couple of months each summer, the family-owned steakhouse serves up its legendary feast of jumbo Nova Scotia lobster, bib and all.
There are two ways to enjoy the ocean bounty. The Lobster Dinner for Two ($109) comes with two starters and one side served family-style; the 4-pound lobster, split with claws separated, is served simply with clarified butter and lemon. The Just for You option ($65) comes with a choice of starter, a side and a 9-ounce filet mignon or 14-ounce New York Strip topped with poached lobster and served with asparagus and Béarnaise sauce. And not to put too fine a point on just how spectacularly prepared the crustacean is here, the lobster bisque is a must. Creamy and robust, as a starter, it whets your appetite for more of the sweet, spongy-fleshed delicacy.
The Palm, which opened at the Forum Shops in 1994, has been bringing this summer tradition to Las Vegas for more than two decades. Founded in New York City in 1926, the steakhouse has a long history of surf ’n’ turf offerings. Catch the lobster special before it ends on July 31.
The Palm Restaurant Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-732-7256. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.