If you didn’t know- Valentine’s Day is this week. While there are parts of Valentine’s Day I think are a bit cheesy, that said I do enjoy a good excuse for date night! D and I love a good date night dinner. Last week we were invited to try Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse at the new ilani Casino. ilani and Michael Jordan’s Steak House are almost a year old, but completely new to me!

ilani Casino

The ilani Casino is a new “gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting destination in the Pacific Northwest and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The design of the 368,000 square-foot casino resort will project the culture of the Northwest and pay tribute to the heritage of the Cowlitz Tribe.” (ilaniresort.com)  D and I have been to Vegas a time or two, and enjoy a night out for dinner and some cards. There are several Native American casinos in Oregon, but I must say- this is about as close to Vegas as I’ve ever seen outside of Sin City. ilani is complete with amazing restaurants including Michael Jordan’s Steak House.

What to Order

Michael Jordan’s Steak House is a fine dining experience through and through. Most noteworthy it’s romantic, private, and the food is outstanding. We were truly amazed at the knowledgeable staff, local ingredients, and timeless dishes. If you are looking for a classic steak house experience for date night- you need to try Michael Jordan’s Steak House. Here’s what our group ordered:


  • Garlic Bread with a Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese Fondue (HIGHLY RECOMMEND!)
  • Seared Sea Scallops, Warm Roasted Mushroom Salad, White Bean Garlic Puree (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
  • Caesar Salad, Olive Oil Croutons, Parmesan Cheese


  • MJ’s Delmonico 16 oz USDA Prime, Dry Aged 45 days, Ginger- Balsamic Jus
  • New York Strip 14 oz USDA Prime, Wet- Aged 28 Days, Topped with Crab, Asparagus, and Tarragon (LOVED!)


  • Tillamook Mac & Cheese, Three Cheddar Cheese


  • 23 Layer Chocolate Cake- Enough said!



In conclusion, Michael Jordan’s Steak House is a must! It’s perfect for a special date night. They still have some last minute spots open for Valentine’s Day as well. For more information and reservations- check out their website!

Rachel x


Review: Date Night at Michael Jordan’s Steak House


  1. jessica says:

    i’m not wild about steakhouses but, as a kid, i was huge fan of him on the basketball court (: —i’ve heard it’s an awesome place and i’m glad you enjoyed the experience for a special date night!

  2. Daneen says:

    I have yet to venture into a MJ’s even though I’m at the casino all the time. I think it’s definitely a place to visit with someone special. Thanks for a great review and awesome pics, I look forward to trying it out!

  3. My fiancé and I are always looking for a new and fun place to have a date night. So glad I saw your review, we will be giving this a try in the near future!


  4. Looks like a great atmosphere and delicious food! Next time I’m in the area I’ll keep this place in mind!

  5. Jessica says:

    I am not a big red meat eater but I know my husband would die to go here just for the fact of Michael Jordan. The food looks delicious though.

  6. Oh my gosh, everything looks so amazing! Those scallops look perfect.

  7. I want the scallops and garlic bread. It looks heavenly.

  8. I’ve been to Ilani once, but we didn’t make it to the steakhouse. It looks really good though!

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