If you love wine as much as we do, we’ll let you in on a secret in downtown Las Vegas: Hugo’s Cellar at Four Queens. This fabulous dining establishment made OpenTable’s exclusive Wine Lovers List for its outstanding selection of notable vintages. While the list consists of eight Las Vegas restaurants out of thousands of candidates, Hugo’s Cellar was the only non-Strip restaurant to make the cut.
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Master sommeliers at Hugo’s Cellar
With all the excellent options at Hugo’s Cellar, the wine list can be a little overwhelming, especially if you don’t know a lot about the different varieties. How do you choose the best wine to pair with your dinner? Is there an exclusive bottle you might like based on your tastes? Which one packs a punch without busting your budget? All the answers lie with Hugo’s Cellar’s master sommeliers.
The master sommeliers (a French term for wine steward), with decades of experience, guide Hugo’s Cellar guests through an extensive list of more than 400 wines. (Insider tip: Pace yourself.) These wine experts can tell you just about everything you’d want to know about any bottle on the menu. Leave the guessing at home and put your trust in one of the helpful sommeliers to get the full Hugo’s Cellar experience.
Read a great interview with Jon Simmons, pictured below, one of the sommeliers at Hugo’s Cellar.
Fun fact: Sommeliers use a “tastevin,” a small saucer used to taste each bottle of wine served.
Also on the case is Vincent Wiggins, a sommelier and server who has been with Four Queens for more than 30 years. They love their job as much as they love wine!
Romance is alive in Las Vegas at Hugo’s Cellar
Looking for a little romance to go along with your award-winning wine? Hugo’s Cellar is unapologetic when it comes to creating an effortless romantic atmosphere.
Head down a flight of stairs and into a cozy fire-lit entrance. Every lady is greeted with a long-stemmed red rose by a member of the waitstaff in full tuxedo. Where else in Vegas can you have an entrance like that?
You’re shown to your table amid low lights, brick-lined walls and deep, vintage-style booths. It’s like stepping back into Vegas’ past when romance and service were just a part of dining out.
In today’s chic and modern restaurant world, this is truly a unique and warm romantic experience that’s perfect for anniversaries, birthdays and any other celebration that calls for something special.
Keep in mind that the restaurant does not have a children’s menu and may not be appropriate for young kids.
Vintage Vegas service at its best
Wine lovers will also appreciate the exceptional service you get at Hugo’s Cellar. You have the guidance of skilled master sommeliers who recommend wine pairings, offer tastings and make your meal one to remember, but the service goes beyond that.
While dining at Hugo’s Cellar, your dedicated waiter will make your salad tableside to go along with your complimentary fresh-baked bread, cheese lavosh and fruit sorbet to cleanse your palate. The team is friendly and attentive, anticipating anything you need before you need it.
At the end of dinner, your waiter brings you chocolate-dipped fruit with whipped cream on a silver platter to wrap your meal up the right way. You might come for the excellent selection of wine, but it’s the throw-back Vegas service that will surprise you the most.
A classic steakhouse menu
One of the great things about Hugo’s Cellar is that its menu hasn’t changed much since opening in 1973 as Hugo’s Rotisserie.
Try pairing your wine with these steakhouse favorites:
- Hugo’s hot rock specialty for two
- Beef Wellington
- Seafood trio
- Charbroiled filet mignon
- Slow-roasted prime rib
- Petite surf and turf aux poivre
What to know before dining at Hugo’s Cellar
Before heading to Hugo’s Cellar at 4 Queens, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Dress code: While you certainly can dress up for a special wine experience at Hugo’s Cellar, more casual outfits are also appropriate for dinner. Just remember to keep it classy, Vegas!
- Corkage fee: Not sure why you would, but you can bring your own wine if you really want to. Just know there’s a $20 corkage fee for each bottle.
- Hugo’s Cellar reviews: You can check out Hugo’s Cellar photos and reviews online to get a better idea of what to expect from this world-class restaurant (4.2 stars on Yelp!). Here’s one of our favorites:
“We have been trying to try every old school steakhouse in Vegas and this one was on our list, it is located inside the Four queens on Fremont. The restaurant is very nice and old Vegas elegant, they give you a beautiful long stem rose before you are seated. The food was absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly, be prepared to eat, all items come with bread, salad, your entree with sides (most steakhouses sell sides separately) and desert strawberries. The service was outstanding beyond friendly, they were all dressed nicely as well.” – Maria M.
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Do Vegas differently with a romantic dinner downtown at Hugo’s Cellar. Then, check out Fremont Street Experience for epic entertainment, free Viva Vision shows and classic casino fun at Four Queens, Binion’s Gambling Hall, Fremont Hotel & Casino and more!