Stakes Supper Club, inside the Commerce Casino, opened to a capacity filled crowd Tuesday night and everyone was treated to an amazing sampling of some of the dishes off the menu as well as a chance to try what is a tantalizing assortment of wines.
The evening gave guests the opportunity to not only sample an assortment of appetizers, succulent beef selections from the menu and an assortment of desert dishes, but you got to meet the staff, hear some of the jazz music that will be featured and just enjoy the ambience that Stakes provides you. From the sampling on this evening and from everyone’s reaction to the food and atmosphere, I am expecting great things from Stakes.
Stakes was put together and co-designed by one of the Commerce Casino owners, Suzanne Papaian. Papaian realized that any restaurant and its success begins with the staff and she made sure she put together a top notch combination to head things up. Supervising the restaurant is the Food and Beverage Director for Commerce Casino, Tom O’Connor. O’Connor was formerly an Executive Chef at Santa Anita Race Track and Universal Studios. The Executive Chef at Stakes is Robert Phillips. Phillips is also no stranger to Southern California, as he is formerly the assistant executive chef at USC and he was also the Executive Chef at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The menu that has been put together is as good as any steakhouse around and it gives East Los Angeles a truly great steakhouse. You might have a hard time getting passed the appetizer menu as there are so many fantastic choices. The list includes; Kobe steak and barley soup, mussels meuneure, carpaccio of prime filet, the tasty macadamia crusted baked baby brie and finally if you want one of the better crab cakes around, try the jumbo lump crab cakes. If you have any room left, you can choose from an assortment of steaks, including a 28-day dry aged Prime Porterhouse Steak, and if you want something a little different, Stakes also offers an assortment of fish and pasta dishes.
The Commerce Casino is a great alternative to driving to Las Vegas and it is the place to be when it comes to gaming in Los Angeles and a world-class restaurant was the only thing lacking and with the addition of Stakes, they have remedied that issue. Stakes also realized that gamblers don’t keep regular hours so they are not only open for dinner, but they offer up a breakfast and lunch menu as well. Stakes also will be available for private parties.
If you are looking for a great steak and menu that will keep you coming back, you don’t have to wait for your next Poker game, head over to Stakes and the odds are with you that your meal will be a winner.