Waiting for our order, we noticed that no one in the sports book was eating, but the place was full of NBA fans. The book sits six tables with two seats each and the back is has about 10 tall chairs. Since the area is shared, people smoke and it drifts into the deli which wasn't enjoyable. One of the lighted globes above the deli was already missing. The crowd here was older and no one under the age of 35.
The server/chef/cashier forgot all three of our drinks and the salad came last for some reason. Our sandwiches were served room temperature to warm at best. The Spread is reminiscent of old Vegas quality in a revamped location. It seems this spot would be best if drunk or hungover. It reminded us of the Victorian Room at the now extinct Bill's Gambling Hall. Glad to have tried The Spread, this VegasChatter member will not be returning. Below, you will find our reaction to each item, scored based on the Netflix rating system -- zero to five stars. No halfies.
Beefeater: Hot roast beef, provolone cheese, dijonnaise on French bread with au jus, $9. The restaurant favorite was decent with a warm crispy bun, but the beef was cold. ★★
Reuben: Hot corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, grilled on rye, $9. The Reuben was the only respectable sandwich. ★★★
Chicken Noodle Soup: Chicken, noodles, celery, carrots, and broth, $4. The soup tasted like it was out of a can and the presentation
cheap lacking. ★★
Kosher Hot Dog: Steamed all-beef hot dog, sauerkraut, relish, $5. The hot dog was decent, but regular-sized in comparison to the giant bun. Would have liked to see more beef. ★★
Farmers Market Salad: "Fresh" cut vegetables, mixed salad greens, almond and pineapple tidbits, $8. There was nothing fresh about this salad. It seemed more like a $4 side salad. ★★
Total: ★★ out of ★★★★★
The Spread Sports Book and Deli could make some improvements and we would like to see it. Downtown is blossoming and a good deli would flourish in the area. The Spread at Downtown Grand is open 24/7.
(PHOTOS: Downtown Grand on Facebook, VegasChatter)