My husband and I were seeing Love at The Mirage and had dinner at Stack right before the show. When we first walked in we were very surprised with the unique design of the restaurant. We felt like we were sitting inside a lovely bat cave.
We arrived at 7pm and the hostess made us wait at the bar for 10 minutes even though we were on time for our reservation and the restaurant was 90% empty. It was probably an attempt to make more money off us by hoping we would order a drink while we waited. Afterwards, we were seated and I immediately noticed that oddness of the music playing. There was no set genre and they played every type of music imaginable which didn’t help create a mood. I remember it going from Sade to Poison!
We had several servers. In fact, it seemed every server in the place came to our table for something—for water, drink order, dinner order, silverware, to bring food, and to take away items. I never knew who to call on when our water glasses became empty several times or when we were waiting for the check for a long while.
We ordered the 40oz steak for two that came with 2 servings of mashed potatoes. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and full of outstanding flavor. Likewise, the mashed potatoes were excellent.
Even though the food was incredible, there is the reason we will never return. About an hour into the meal, the restaurant became extremely dark, so dark that we could barely see. At the same time, the music became as loud as if we were in a club. The atmosphere no longer felt romantic but instead was dreadful with us having to yell to hear each other.
These may seem like the ranting’s of an old couple who yell at people and hit them with their canes for talking above a whisper, but that is not us. That type of ridiculous darkness and thundering music just don’t belong in a place where you’re paying for a fine dining experience.
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