Savor the Finest Beef at the Las Vegas Strip's 10 Best Steakhouses

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Boasting everything from celebrity chef fare to award-winning wine lists, the Las Vegas Strip's many steakhouses are truly a cut above the rest. With their striking surroundings and mouth-watering menu selections, there's sure to be a steakhouse for every occasion and taste.

From sultry decor to the more traditional leather booths of old school steakhouses, in Las Vegas you’ll certainly find that perfect place for dinner, no matter if it’s for business or pleasure. At SW Steakhouse, which overlooks the Wynn's picturesque Lake of Dreams, romance is in the air. The perfectly prepared steaks are just part of the memorable experience delivered at this restaurant.

Hidden gems and celebrity chefs are surprisingly common among Las Vegas’ best steakhouses, which consistently deliver not only delicious steaks but a host of other dishes sure to please any palate. And while many Vegas steakhouses might be considered expensive splurges, you’ll also find places like THE Steak House at Circus Circus, a favorite for decades not only because of the steaks, but also because of their reasonable prices.

The next time you want a succulent steak, check out our list of the Strip's 10 best steakhouses. Regardless of which one you choose, they're all sure to be well done.

10. THE Steak House at Circus Circus
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THE Steak House at Circus Circus has been serving irresistible food and delivering unbeatable service on the Las Vegas Strip for decades. This casual restaurant consistently wins accolades for its great food. The award-winning restaurant features Midwestern beef, aged for 21 days, and then grilled to perfection over a mesquite charcoal broiler. The menu features not only the choice cuts of steak you'd expect, like prime rib, porterhouse and filet, but also showcases other indulgent dishes like lamb chops, lobster and crab legs, as befits a traditional steakhouse setting. The memorable cuisine and impeccable service make THE Steak House one of the best-kept dining secrets in Las Vegas.

9. Strip House
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Offering prime cuts of beef charred to perfection, signature side dishes, an extensive wine list and its famed 24-layer Chocolate Cake, Strip House is arguably the Strip's most sensual steakhouse. The double entendre name refers to the restaurant's signature cut of steak and to the series of early 1900s Studio Manasse black-and-white nudes that amplify the sultry ambiance. Set by the perfectly paired siren-red interior and modern twist on old-world glamour, the collision of sophisticated styles provides the central concept of Strip House's aesthetic design. While the space is appealing, it's Strip House's savory menu that truly leaves a lasting impression. Nothing from the succulent seafood to the tender Filet Mignon (served in 8- and 12-ounce cuts) disappoints. One bite, and guests are sure to fall in love!

8. Prime Steakhouse
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Jean-Georges Vongerichten is such a well-known chef that foodies swoon over just his first name. Prime, Jean-Georges' acclaimed steakhouse at Bellagio Las Vegas, explains why. From the decor to the food, Prime transforms your meal into a unforgettable fine-dining experience. The color scheme is Tiffany blue and brown, and original artwork graces the walls. Beef cuts include filet, bone-in ribeye, porterhouse, a peppercorn New York, dry-aged ribeye, veal, and braised beef short ribs. Lobster, crab, and foie gas can be ordered as steak complements. Halibut, ahi tuna, sole, and duck are also offered. The atmosphere at Prime is thoroughly elegant, and the food fits that setting.

7. Delmonico Steakhouse
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For a taste of New Orleans in Las Vegas, look no further than Delmonico. A classic steakhouse with a New Orleans Creole flare, Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Steakhouse proudly offers more than the average Strip steakhouse. Sticking to its Gulf roots, Delmonico sources the freshest selection of regional and Gulf seafood and highlights it for guests' enjoyment. It also offers an incredible lunch program, which can be customized to a guest's specific needs. Menu must-tries include the dry-aged Bone In Ribeye and Emeril's New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp. Be sure to wash everything down with a selection from the restaurant's Grand Award-winning wine list, boasting more than 2,300 bottles.

6. Gordon Ramsay Steak
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Gordon Ramsay Steak serves traditional steakhouse fare alongside fresh seafood, French-influenced sides and delicious desserts. The delectable cuts of beef are hand selected and dry aged for 28 days, minimum. They are then rolled out to guests on a sleek steak trolley, showcasing the different types available. While the 18-ounce Bone-in New York Strip is especially delicious, guests can opt to enjoy one of Ramsay's signature dishes instead, like the Roasted Beef Wellington or Fish and Chips. Other menu must-tries include the beautifully presented Smoked Beef Tartare accented with lemon zest, red onion, capers, cured egg yolks and white anchovy aioli, and the Market Green Salad: a palate-pleasing mix of butter lettuce, crisp pancetta, market greens, tomato raisins, Shropshire blue cheese and green goddess dressing.

5. STRIPSTEAK
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STRIPSTEAK is noted Chef Michael Mina's first steakhouse. The restaurant's delectable steaks are slow-poached and infused with butter before being wood-grilled. The resultant flavor and consistency are superb. Diners can select from Angus or Wagyu beef, with cuts like a 16 ounce rib eye, or a 40 ounce Australian Tomahawk. Steak accompaniments include delicious sauces, foie gras butter and truffles. In addition to beef, diners can choose from other selections like duck breast with seared foie gras, porcini mushrooms, pumpkin ravioli and chestnuts, or the succulent Colorado lamb with chanterelle mushroom risotto and mustard greens. The restaurant's modern, glass and metal design is a departure from the typical steakhouse, but the sleek decor is an apt backdrop to a menu that revels in premium ingredients and flawless preparation.

4. CUT by Wolfgang Puck
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CUT enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of Las Vegas' best steakhouses. The menu features succulent steaks grilled over hard wood and charcoal then finished under a 1,200-degree broiler, CUT boasts a selection of U.S.D.A. Prime corn-fed steaks aged between 21 and 35 days as well as steaks made from American Wagyu and true 100 percent Japanese Wagyu beef. While none of the steaks disappoint, the Japanese Wagyu beef melts in your mouth. The Argentinean chimichurri sauce with the American Wagyu steak is a favorite, although there's no lack of flavorful, delicious dishes--whether you choose one of the renown steaks or another dish.

3. Charlie Palmer Steak
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Tucked away inside the Four Seasons Hotel, Charlie Palmer Steak offers guests an elegant dining experience complete with some of the most succulent steaks in town. Nothing on its savory menu disappoints, from the wet-aged beef cuts to the tempting desserts. The entrees are complemented nicely by an array of tasty salads and sides, like the amazing burrata and endive salad, the Maine Lobster bisque or the truffle baked potato. While the food is remarkable, the service is some of the best in town and makes a trip to Charlie Palmer Steak that much more memorable. There's even a sommelier on site who will happily pair your selections with the appropriate wine(s) from the restaurant's eclectic wine list, representing some of the finest producers in the world.

2. Craftsteak
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Chef Tom Colicchio won the James Beard Award, and at Craftsteak the noted chef has created a menu that uses ingredients sourced from small family farms. This emphasis on fresh and local brings perfectly balanced flavors into the dishes. This is a steakhouse, so expect to find an excellent selection of all cuts of meat. Beef selections include Angus and Wagyu, both Japanese and Domestic. Other dishes include offerings like scallops with shaved fennel or salmon with lemon basil pesto and chickpeas. For signature selections, try the lobster bisque and braised short ribs. In addition to its menu of tempting dishes, Craftsteak also offers an extensive list of Bourbon and Scotch labels.

1. SW Steakhouse
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You'd expect nothing less than a fabulous steakhouse at Wynn, and SW lives up to that expectation. Overlooking the Lake of Dreams and designed with sleek accents of marble, leather and wood, SW gives diners the perfect ambiance to go along with an elegant meal. Charred Prime steaks are the featured item on the menu, and include all the regular cuts of beef like Bone-In Rib Eye, New York Strip, Filet Mignon, Bone-In New York and a Porterhouse For Two. A Pepper Crusted Chateaubriand is also served. Feel that steak isn't enough? Add an accompaniment like Maine Lobster Tail, Peppercorn Shrimp Scampi or Smoked Bacon & Shallots to your meal. If you don't feel like steak--which seems unlikely at SW, but still--the extensive menu also offers scallops, salmon and chicken.