About Final Cut - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
The Final Cut is a contemporary American steakhouse featuring hand selected USDA Mid-Western Prime Beef, corn-fed and naturally aged up to four weeks to insure maximum flavor and texture. Each steak is hand cut to order, seasoned with kosher salt and tri color peppercorns, then broiled at 1600 degrees to create a thin charred crust that seals in the delicious natural beef juices. All steaks are finished with a touch of butter to enhance their natural richness. In addition to serving the highest quality beef, The Final Cut Steakhouse also features Colorado Lamb, Free-range Chicken, Wild Salmon, Cold Water Lobster, Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna and many seasonal shellfish delivered daily to our door, plus incredible side dishes and fresh baked breads. On top of all that, The Final Cut Steakhouse offers a three hundred bottle wine list that features both New and Old World wines to pique any diner's interest. Welcome and enjoy a touch of Hollywood!
Hours of Operation:
All guests must be 21 or older.
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please, ask your server to validate your parking ticket.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Final Cut - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Ratings and Reviews
I've frequented this place several times ...
I've frequented this place several times. The last two have been my least memorable of the 8 or so times I've dined there.
This time I specifically requested a half booth table. The place was maybe 10% full with patrons as we were seated at the 1st table as servers go to the kitchen and bar. We could have had many other tables with less traffic constantly moving past our table.
The ahi tuna was as bad as I've had it there. It is something I order every time. The flavor was not good and the tuna was not fresh.
The $55 cut of filet was also the worst filet I've had during my dining there. I also order filet everytime I eat there. It definitely did not appear to be anywhere near a prime piece of meat.
The lobster tail I ordered was very good. And the French Onion soup was good.
The truffle Mac n Cheese was also so so.
I'm not sure if there are new cooks or what. But for a $500 meal for four people, it was no where near what I would expect.
Steaks were terrible. Sent back twice. S ...
Steaks were terrible. Sent back twice. Server acted O.K. until we didn't order wine. I would NEVER allow any of my friends or family to dine there. For the price we expected much better food .(both steaks came out cold). The service is much better at Hoss's or any other steak house in the area. Will never go there again. I never bad mouth business's because people do have bad days, however, this was far below industry standards. John C., Martinsburg, WV P.S. we were so excited to try this. The epic buffet blows this out of the water.
We were most pleased with the dinner we ...
We were most pleased with the dinner we had at the Final Cut to celebrate our 33rd Wedding Anniversary. We have been to the Final Cut in the past and have always enjoyed the food, service and wine selection. The wait staff at this restaurant goes out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your food and wine selections.
It was my birthday and was treated like ...
It was my birthday and was treated like Royalty from the door..Lars was friendly and my flowers and gifts were delivered before I got there and he knew me by my name. My waiter was a gem. he was friendly and knowlegeable...Laskar you are the best.........I would go there any time I have to celebrate any occassion. I also told everyone who would listen..those 2 people I would like to work for me if i had a restuarant......Thanks guys
This place is top notch. We went for a b ...
This place is top notch. We went for a birthday dinner. It's expensive, but the food and service is outstanding. It's exactly what I want from a quality steak house. I only gave the ambiance 4 stars because we were seated in kind of a weirdly positioned booth which faced the entrance. I'd have preferred a little more privacy, instead of everyone coming and going by the table. Maybe some plants or something would help that area feel cozier. But we ordered wine, steaks, mushrooms and it was all delicious and high quality. The waiter was the perfect blend of being helpful and there when you needed him, but not overbearing. Would definitely return.
As steak houses go, pretty good food. Ju ...
As steak houses go, pretty good food. Just tough for me to give an entirely excellent mark because it's at a casino, with all the challenges and limitations of casino restaurants. But we enjoyed the dinner, regardless. Thanks!
Different from first visit
I was quite impressed with the food and ambiance my first visit. What happened? The food was so bland this time. For the price and portion size I expect all of the food to taste amazing. It was just ok and such a let down especially since I convinced my dinner guests we should begin my boyfriend's birthday celebration at the restaurant.
Butterflying Quality Meat should not be pushed
My fiance and I drove 1.5 hours to get to the restaurant for a birthday celebration. We ordered the fillets and wanted them cooked medium to medium well. The waiter told us it would be more consistent to have them butterflyed, I initially said no but since my fiance opted for this I went along. His was mostly medium well but mine was well done. This does not bode well for a restaurant boasting great steaks, and where everything is priced ala carte and expensive. We had previously dined here and raved about it to our friends, but no more! Quality of preparation for such high quality meat should be a requisite not an option. We were very both disappointed. We will not visit again as a result. In addition, smoke could be smelled from the casino inside the restaurant.
Another great dinner
A special request for Carpaccio arrived at the table as a "tournedo of carpaccio", a presentation that would need to be seen to be believed. An "uneven" bowl, with the "high" side layered with tiny disks of prime tenderloin, with a wonderful horseradish cream in the bottom of the bowl. The rest of the dinner was perfect, including the halibut addition to the menu. The following week we attended a Wine Dinner, featuring Catana Argentinian wines. An incredible presentation by the winery, with some truly exceptional wines. The 7 course dinner, paired with the wines, was pure innovation from Chef Kevin Longmire....nothing from the menu. A citrus salad and the house made sausage (featuring a little fois gras as an ingredient) were amazing, featuring some very unusual and BIG flavors. Nobody organizes a wine dinner like manager Hristina Ninova. I always leave these events hoping she will schedule another one quickly. The service at our first dinner above, delivered by Alex, was as always, perfection. Most of the service staff was involved in the wine dinner, and to say it was perfectly choreographed would be a serious understatement. Literally flawless. Seven wonderful food course, with an equal number of great and unusal wines, brought to life with a grand service solution is pretty much as good as it gets.
Once again, we were surprised at how good the food is here. Definitely the best thing going at the casino. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the sides we ordered were delicious. Our only negative is that the wine list, while wide-ranging, is very high priced. It's difficult to find a bottle that is under $100. While we appreciate a robust wine list, there just has to be at least a few bottles that are within reach for most everyone.
Not the best, not the worst
It was our first time dining there, which the server found out - wish he provided a little more info on the menu and suggested choosing a sauce for our filets. I didn't realize there would be no sauce/juice/anything with the steak so it was a bit dry. My husband ordered his medium and half of the filet was just that while the other half was much more rare than medium but he hates returning food so ate it. The sides we ordered (mushrooms and steak fries) were also just ok.
Like the review title says - it wasn't the best filet I've had but wasn't the worst either. I'd say overall the experience was "ok".
Raising the bar on a great steak
For a fine dining restaurant that already expertly delivers the very best prime steaks anywhere, deciding to raise the bar for a few days requires a bit of imagination, and some very serious skill and confidence in the kitchen. On this night, the Final Cut offered A5 Kobe Filets which, in terms of quality is pretty much as good as it gets. The challenge for the Final Cut kitchen, or any kitchen, is that correctly grilling this great treat is not simple and, given the cost, not a great idea in the hands of a timid chef. Not a problem here. My approach was to simply leave the decision on temperature to the incredibly skilled team assembled by Chef Kevin Longmire. Of course, what showed up at the table was, as always, perfection. Chef Longmire also offered a Kobe Carpaccio appetizer, which was pure heaven. As suggested above, only the best of the best would even attempt to serve A5 Kobe. No problem here. Coupled with the great wine suggested by manager Hristina Ninova, and the expert service delivered by McLean, this was truly a memorable, perhaps epic dining experience. Nobody does it better!
Love this place!
Great service, excellent wine list, attentive - but not annoying - staff. Excellent presentation of dishes - for example, the onion soup comes with a cute little mini grilled cheese. Love the complimentary cookies and chocolates that came with coffee as the perfect finish to a memorable meal with friends!
Our evening at the Final Cut was very enjoyable. We elected to have the fixed price menu and it was an excellent choice. We paired wine with the meal and at $100 for the two of us, it was a pretty good bargain. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. We actually took some home with us. The free-range chicken was exceptional. A la carte seemed to be a little over-priced but maybe it would have been worth it. I do know the food we had was excellent and the price for it was not overly inflated. The service was also excellent. The waiter and staff were friendly, helpful and attentive.
calm an relaxing
We had the bone in ribeye lobster tail an 40 ounce porterhouse which was cooked to perfection still talking about it days later can't wait to eat there again an tell more friends an family about the final cut restaurant at Charlestown casinos amazing job to everyone there for makin our meal amazing an our time spent there
An excellent birthday celebration
My wife and I celebrated my birthday this year at Final Cut, after deciding that this was the very choice in the DC area (or anywhere else in reality). We normally request a few days in advance that the Chef prepare something special, but the talent of Chef Kevin Longmire is so dramatic that we simply left the choice to him......which is never a bad idea. What appeared at the table was an incredible seafood dish that I had never experienced..but will definitely try again. The dish was a salmon carpaccio, topped with a Chilean Seabass & avocado Escabiche, flavored with herbed breadcrumbs and oyster leaf, finished with an incredible strawberry vinaigrette. I cannot find the words to adequately describe the beautiful presentation nor the incredible flavors. This was the product of an incredible imagination and a very serious culinary talent. Just the latest in a very long list of astonishing specials we have enjoyed from this great kitchen. The rest of the mean, straight from the menu, was superb and an example of a kitchen that always gets everything just right. The same can be said for the extraordinary service, delivered flawlessly this night (like many others) by McLean. The manager, Hristina Ninova, who is always an elegant presence in the dining room was absent on this night, but her team never seemed to miss any mark. A fine dining venue that always approaches service perfection - even when the boss is away, is a rare and exceptional operation, managed with great vision and staffed by consummate professionals. The Final Cut is exactly that.
Nice date night
Beautiful ambience. Relaxing and food served in good portions. I had scallops and was delicious. Boyfriend had lamb chops which was very tender. Shared an appetizer of tuna which was flavorful. Waiter very attentive and accommodating. Great experience.
What a find in Charlestown
Fabulous steaks, lamb and seafood. Special occasion dining, not inexpensive, but truly a treat. Steaks and lamb were cooked to perfection. Delicious variety appetizer served on ice including lobster, shrimp, clams, scallops...wonderful! Sides are a la carte, but large enough to share. Highly recommend this restaurant for a truly unique dining experience in this area.
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