In vein with Vegas buffets, Las Vegas steakhouses on the Strip are a staple that can be found in nearly every resort. The culinary scene continues to grow as more celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay and José Andrés make this city the home of their sophisticated fare. From the most historic steakhouse, Golden Steer, to a Michelin-starred chef’s elevated dining experience, Bazaar Meat, here are seven popular steak eateries meat lovers will want to chomp on in Las Vegas.
1. Golden Steer
Since 1958, Golden Steer has withstood the test of time and remains to be a thriving classic steakhouse in Las Vegas. Back when the Rat Pack was the hottest show in town, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin–along with many other Hollywood legends like Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe–frequented the Golden Steer. I
If the steakhouse was a favorite of Sinatra and Elvis, it is hard to not be curious what the buzz is all about. Step inside this historical treasure to be transported back into “Old Las Vegas,” but enjoy steaks served to wow modern taste buds.
While staying true to the restaurant’s original concept of being a classic steak restaurant, without all the trendy Wagyu Beef and over-the-top steak sizes, Golden Steer is known for serving quality cuts of Prime Rib, New York and Filet with Beef favorites. This simple approach matched with its vintage vibes keeps meat lovers coming back for more.
Additionally, this iconic dining experience is a perfect fit for celebrating special occasions like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Some of the waitstaff at the restaurant have been working there for over 35 years which speaks volumes itself. Every carnivore coming to Vegas or that resides in the city must try this local gem. It lives up to the hype.
2. The Steakhouse at Circus Circus
On the northern side of the Strip, The Steakhouse inside Circus Circus is known for its high-quality beef. The restaurant serves Midwestern, dry-aged steaks stored in their glass room which is visible to guests from the main dining area. In exhibition style, they prepare prime cuts of meat and cook them in an open-hearth mesquite charcoal broiler.
Guests can add on accompaniments to their steak dinners such as sauteed mushrooms or Lobster Tail. The Steakhouse dinners from the charcoal broiler include freshly baked bread, vegetables plus the guest’s choice of black bean soup or house salad and they pick a side of garlic mashed potatoes, a baked potato or wild rice. For those searching for a traditional meat and potatoes type of meal, this is your spot!
3. Smith & Wollensky at Grand Canal Shoppes
The two-story tall steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, offers a lavish experience for meat lovers searching for an elevated fine dining experience. From their Coffee & Cocoa Rubbed Filet to their Cajun Marinated Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye, this steakhouse cooks up exquisite dishes fit for royalty.
Smith & Wollensky also offers an extensive wine program. The restaurant features an impressive wine wall. Guests can order wine by the glass, a half bottle or a full bottle. They serve a variety of spirits including imports from France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Wine and Steak were made for each other. As one of the premier steakhouses on the Strip, this is a great fit for the carnivore connoisseur who can’t resist pairing their steak with a glass of rich red wine.
4. Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Hotel
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a legacy that spans over many establishments on the Strip, and his self-named steakhouse is not to be missed. Designer cuts of beef such as Japanese A5 and American Wagyu are present for enjoyment, along with meat-centric delights such as Smoked Beef Tartare and Beef Wellington.
Each seasonal menu has a distinct Londonish flair. To immerse in a qualifying British experience, sample a Scotch egg from the tasting menu, as a precursor to a Land and Sea Beef Wellington followed by a gorgeous sticky toffee pudding and a wine pairing for good measure. No matter the order, all of the cornerstone menu items are sure to delight.
5. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SAHARA
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, a Michelin-starred chef, knows how to win meat eaters’ hearts. Culinary expert, Andrew Zimmern dubbed this hotspot “The Best Meathouse in America.” The restaurant’s meat bar offers an array of beef dishes such as The Classic Beef Tartare—a sirloin with savory mustard and rolls, plus Vittore Carpaccio 1950 tenderloin with parmesan and capers.
Another option to explore is their tastings. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés offers three tasting menus: The Classics, Jose’s Way and The Ultimate.
The Classics tasting menu includes The Classic Beef Tartare, Chateubriand, Tenderloin Brandt Beef, CA Holstein plus seven other dishes and desserts.
Jose’s Way tasting features Rosewood Texas Ribeye Wagyu/Black Angus, The Classic Tartare and Chef’s selection of cured meats. And like the classic tasting it comes with several other dishes and sweets.
The Ultimate tasting features Kobe beef, Japanese Wagyu, Washyugyu Striploin and many more delectable eats and treats to excite a refined palate.
6. Bavette‘s at Park MGM
Park MGM is home of Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, a Chicago classic steakhouse with a French touch. The classy joint serves special Butcher’s Cuts like 10 oz. Steak Frites and Roasted Bone Marrow. If guests desire something more traditional, Bavette’s serves six USDA Prime steak options such as 22 oz. Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye, 16 oz. Classic Ribeye–Chicago Cut, 16 oz. Dry-Aged Bone-In New York Strip and three different cuts of filet mignon.
The steakhouse serves up a retro ambiance with vintage paintings adorning the walls in embellished frames, dim romantic lighting and quaint, eclectic spaces adding to the venue’s unparalleled charm. Sit at the bar after dinner to soak in more of the dreamy decor. This steakhouse is perfect for an intimate date night or a celebratory occasion.
7. STK at The Cosmopolitan
For meat lovers wanting a contemporary take on a classic steakhouse, STK inside The Cosmopolitan is a win-win. STK is more than a delicious meat house, it’s a vibe. The spot is known for having a lively bar scene with a sexy aura. The signature dishes are a fresh, revived interpretation of traditional fare including Lil’ Brgs—a wagyu beef with special sauce served on a sesame bun and 34 oz. Bone-In Ribeye with the guest’s choice of a topping.
Other menu offerings sure to get a meat lover’s mouth watering are their 28 oz. Dry-Aged Porterhouse, 16 oz. Cowgirl Bone-In Ribeye and juicy filet options.
STK has young, hip energy that draws in a crowd looking for a steak with an Instagram-worthy backdrop. For meat lovers wanting to eat somewhere with an artsy ambiance, STK will make the cut.
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