I am always looking for delicious seafood, so when I was staying at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas, I knew I wanted to try their seafood restaurant, Chart House. Walking up to it, I realized it had a huge fish tank in the middle of the restaurant which was pretty cool! That immediately made me want to eat here even more, as it looked like the tables were in the middle of an aquarium. We sat in a booth, which had a perfect view of the 75,000 gallon tank that was was filled with tropical fish. I actually think it is impossible not to have a view of it since it was so huge! What I found really neat is that there were schools of fish that stuck together as they swam around the tank. Eventually, we stopped staring at the tank and ordered some food.
Looking over the menu, I spotted a unique hummus appetizer, which had three different flavors traditional, roasted red pepper and edamame. I had never heard of edamame hummus before, so I had to try it. We of course ordered some drinks, I ordered a mango mojito, which was absolutely delicious and my friend ordered the pomegranate mojito (which was equally delicious), so that we could try each others, since we had such a hard time choosing which one to get. When the Hummus Trio came, we discovered that they had given us three giant mounds of hummus, which I must say were a little intimidating, especially for an appetizer. Instead of typical chips, it came with grilled pita and plantain chips. What a great combo! Our waitress told us if we wanted more pita and plantain chips, to just ask, as they are made fresh with each order, so we could request more when we are ready. Unlimited can be pretty dangerous for us, as I knew we wouldn’t be able to stop eating them so we chose not to put the request in for the extra batch, even though our tummy’s were asking for it.
I ordered the tasty Mahi Mahi with the most flavorful garlic mashed potatoes I have ever had. My friend Trevor, got the Fish & Chips which was unlike any other I have tried before. Normally, its mostly fried batter and some fish. These were thick and full of fish! I couldn’t believe it. Needless to say, I stole a lot off of his plate. It came with tarter and malt vinegar dipping sauce which I have never seen before, but Trevor loved it and poured it all over his “chips” (and even asked for more!).
The dessert was an easy pick. Before we ordered our food, our waitress told us about their signature Hot Chocolate Lava Cake that is usually ordered at the beginning of the meal since it takes 30 minutes to make. After she described this warm cake with a molten center, made with Godiva liqueur and topped with chocolate sauce, Heath bar crunch and vanilla ice cream, we were sold without hesitation. It tasted amazing as the cake melted in my mouth and bursted with flavor. We couldn’t stop eating it!
**Thank you Chart House for hosting us. As always, my opinions are my own.