On Saturday, June 23rd, Palm Beach Happening was invited to a night out at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to enjoy dinner at NYY Steak, followed by a performance from legendary comedian Bob Saget. Of course, we were eager to see Bob, as everyone who lived through the 1990s is at least a little bit of a Saget fan!
Located less than 45 minutes south of the Palm Beaches, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek features a stylish and upscale casino experience featuring 2,000 Las Vegas-style slots and over 70 live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. When you walk in your senses are bombarded by the dings, whizzes, and clangs of the slots. It transports you to another world, and you suddenly feel more alive, especially if you win!
Expanded in 2007, the venue offers not only live gaming, but some of the finest restaurants outside of Las Vegas. Featuring deli classics, Italian Fare, Asian staples, and more, there is something for every palate.
On the high end of the dining spectrum lies NYY Steak. This steakhouse, a joint venture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Steinbrenner family of Yankees fame, features some of the finest cuts of meat you’ll find anywhere. They are known for their 30 ounce ribeye, although their best seller is the ever popular filet mignon.
If you’re more of a pig eater, the bacon appetizer looks and smells delightful. Thick cut pork belly is served dangling from a rack, hovering over fresh baked cornbread!
You can’t forget their fully stocked bar. Be warned, though. If you’re a fan of Mai Tais, I wouldn’t recommend the one from NYY Steak. It is way too strong, and the fruit flavor that the tropical staple is known for is absent from their interpretation. However, the Cosmopolitan was very tasty, and their dessert beverages are outstanding!
NYY Steak is an experience to behold. From the waitstaff dressed in pinstripes, to the Yankees memorabilia covering the walls, to the open kitchen flaming with activity, it is a must visit. Be prepared, however. As a high end restaurant, you should expect to pay high end prices. The average price for meat on the menu is in excess of $50, and since everything is served a la carte, you should plan on more than $100 per person. If alcohol is added to the mix (and it should be,) make it more like $150 per person, before tip.
The longtime host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, and star of Full House, Bob Saget performed before a sold-out crowd at the Pavillion at 8pm on Saturday night. Although known for his quirky, clean living roles on television, Saget is one dirty comedian! He started out his set by telling everyone that he wasn’t going to discuss current events, as they were too depressing, but instead was going to focus on 90 minutes of dick jokes. He delivered!
His style can best be described as a combination of Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, with a bit of the Danny Tanner character shining through from time to time. He engaged the audience, and even picked out a Boynton Beach resident to be the foil for many of his jokes.
Perhaps the most surprising part of his set was the musical numbers. Did you know that Bob Saget could sing and play the guitar? Neither did we! Of course, the songs were in such poor taste that not even the topics can be repeated here, but some were quite funny. 🙂
If you can’t see Saget in person, he can be seen in the independent film, Benjamin, which he directed and stars in with an amazing ensemble cast, including Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Cheri Oteri, Dave Foley, Max Burkholder, Clara Mamet, David Hull, Jonny Weston, and Peri Gilpin. In this original dark comedy, Ed (Bob Saget), reluctantly calls together an oddball assortment of friends and family to intervene on the supposed drug habit of his 15-year-old son, Benjamin (Max Burkholder). What quickly follows is a night of finger-pointing, petty thievery, adulterous backstabbing, and a seesaw of crooked emotional revelations — all leading to the misguided but sincere attempt to heal this dysfunctional family.
Bob’s new hour-long stand-up special, Zero To Sixty, premiered last November 14 on multiple digital platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, AT&T, Charter, DirecTV, Dish, Google Play, and many others.
We’d like to thank Sally Shorr and the Buzz Agency for giving us the opportunity to eat, drink and be entertained!
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street in Coconut Creek, Fla. For more information, call (954) 977-6700 or visit CasinoCoco.com.