Blue Water Casino
11222 Resort Drive Parker, AZ 85344
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UPDATE after trading several emails with the food and beverage manager we
were offered a comp dinner at "River Willow", the fine dining restaurant on
premises at the Blue Water Casino. Seizing the opportunity for another review,
we dined there this past Friday evening.
PROS: Nice atmosphere and surroundings. It's quiet and small (maybe 24? booths and tables) and I always appreciate linen tablecloths napkins and decent flatware and dinnerware. Lighting was subdued but not too dark. Service was excellent... I mean really excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the offerings and was very polite ..huge kudos for that considering our previous experience.
FOOD: had it's ups and downs. Eschewing the three specials, my husband ordered the French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad and the Beef Sirloin Tips appetizer as his entree. I ordered the Veal Oscar and we traded bites to sample as much as we could. My dinner came with a side salad. I appreciated the chilled plate and crisp greens (not a wilted piece of lettuce to be seen anywhere), baby corn, cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices. The Raspberry Vinaigrette was delicious but the salad was considerably overdressed. The French Onion soup was very good but one might argue the cheese should go on the top and not the bottom but the flavor overwhelmed any potential nit-picking. The Caesar salad Romaine greens were crisp and well chilled but again there was an issue with the dressing it completely lacked any anchovy flavor. Portion size was very generous. My Veal Oscar was pretty good with two large pieces of Veal, but the big negative was canned crab meat on the top. The veal was excellent, great flavor and oh so tender. My husband's sirloin tips on a skewer with onions and peppers was really excellent the meat was perfectly seared and very tender.
Solid four stars on this one mostly for the atmosphere and service.