Enjoy Incredible Food at These Ten Las Vegas Steakhouses
By Terrisa Meeks
Las Vegas Local Expert
Las Vegas offers diners a wealth of steakhouses, all of which offer diners a tantalizing selection of beef, as well as other dishes. Whether you're looking for a traditional steakhouse or a place that interprets steak in a whole new way, you're sure to find a restaurant that will satisfy you.
Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse's steakhouse at the Palazzo, Delmonico, puts a Creole spin on the traditional beef offerings. The exclusive, club-like atmosphere is a perfect match for the tender, delectable steaks served here. At CarneVino, Chef Mario Batali's creation, also at Palazzo, steak gets an Italian flair, served in a setting that complements the food.
Las Vegas is home to many celebrity chefs, and what better way to showcase those award-winning talents than with a steakhouse? Charlie Palmer Steak, Michael Mina's Stripsteak, Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Prime all illustrate the reasons why these chefs have such loyal followings. Meals at any of these steakhouses are experiences that don't stop with the food. First-class interior design transforms a dinner at these restaurants into an experience not soon forgotten.
Looking for something a little off the beaten path? Neither The Steakhouse at Circus-Circus or the Golden Steer have a celebrity chef behind their beef, but both are known for their great steaks. The Steakhouse at Circus-Circus is a true find in Las Vegas, a steakhouse that offers a selection of great cuts of well-prepared beef, but at a price that will leave you more money to hit the tables with.
10 Golden Steer Steakhouse
The atmosphere at the Golden Steer is as much a reason to have a meal here as the food. The name proudly proclaims the restaurant's specialty, and there is indeed a statue of a golden steer in front of the restaurant. Expect lots of burgundy-colored leather and an intimate dining room here, a little old-fashioned, but charming in an Old Vegas way. Look for menu items you haven't seen in a while, like Roquefort dressing made in-house. The Golden Steer has a signature garlic bread to go with its dishes, which isn't an item you see on many of the Strip's steakhouse menus. Cuts of beef offered are ribye, top sirloin, New York, filet, T-bone, and three sizes of prime rib. Other menu items include a selection of seafood. (702-384-4470)
9 The Steak House at Circus Circus
One of the best things about THE Steak House at Circus Circus is that it's totally unexpected. Circus Circus is well-known as a family-friendly, budget property, and somehow they've managed to keep it quiet that they also have a very good steakhouse. They've managed to keep THE Steak House on the down low for 31 years, which is quite an accomplishment. Their aged Midwestern beef is grilled over a mesquite charcoal broiler. You'll find all the usual cuts of beef here--filet, ribye, New York, porterhouse and prime rib. Prices are significantly lower than you'll find at any other Strip hotel, but you won't be sacrificing quality, and you can enjoy a casual dining atmosphere. (702-794-3767)
8 Prime Steakhouse
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. (702-693-7223, 866-259-7111)
7 SW Steakhouse
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 Bahamian 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, tuna, swordfish, sea bass and chicken. (702-770-3325)
Chef Tom Colicchio has created a steakhouse with a feeling that's both exclusive and comfortable. At the MGM Grand, Craftsteak showcases the best of beef, along with a seasonal selection of side dishes. Signature dishes include lobster bisque, braised short ribs, and grilled Kobe skirt steak. Dinner entrees include a Black Angus ribeye, hangar steak, and Angus Flat Iron. Domestic and Australian Wagyu are also offered. Winner of the James Beard award, Chef Colicchio proves with Craftsteak that he's worthy of the accolades. Craftsteak features an extensive wine list with emphasis on California wines, and over 200 varieties of bourbon and Scotch. (702-891-7318)
5 CarneVino Italian Steakhouse - Palazzo Hotel
The name CarneVino is a combination of steak (carne) and wine (vino), and at this Italian-influenced steakhouse, you can have your fill of both. The atmosphere here is something like an Italian villa, with antiques and marble, giving you the perfect place to enjoy a superb meal. Fresh ingredients, always a key component of excellent food, are the standard at CarneVino. A special "Beef Tasting Menu" highlights the restaurant's unique approach to beef: Wagyu beef crudo, beef cheek ravioli, wet aged Piemontese Beef, and dry aged "BBL" beef. BBL beef is hormone and antibiotic free, and according to CarneVino often exceeds USDA standards. Clearly, this is not your usual steakhouse. (7027894141)
4 N9ne Steakhouse
Part of N9NE's appeal is its trendy, hip vibe. Don't expect to have a lot of small talk over dinner--the music can make that a challenge. But who wants to talk when you're busy eating (and possibly celebrity watching)? It's not all about the beef here on the menu, either. Appetizers include rock shrimp, sashimi, and lobster pot stickers. Entrees are listed separately from steaks and include a Kobe burger, organic Scottish salmon, and roasted lamb. Surf and turf, which seems almost mandatory with this menu, is a huge ribeye and lobster tail. Steaks are prime aged, and include filet mignon, New York sirloin, and porterhouse. (702-933-9900, 702-944-3464)
Located at Mandalay Bay, Stripsteak features beef as imagined by Michael Mina, and it's the chef's first steakhouse. Diners can enjoy sumptuously prepared steaks, as well as a creative take on the steakhouse experience. Stripsteak's menu depends on high-quality, environmentally sustainable ingredients such as all natural meat, line-caught seafood, and seasonal vegetables. The kitchen at Stripsteak has two wood-burning grills and six circulating, slow-poaching chambers. Slow-poaching is a cooking method many people haven't heard of. This slow-cooking method cooks the beef for several hours, resulting in a flavor-filled, tender cut of beef. How can a dish called "Butter-Poached Bone-In Top Loin" be anything other than utterly delicious? (702-632-7414)
2 Charlie Palmer Steak
Steak may seem like a simple meal to prepare, but Charlie Palmer's restaurant proves that's not exactly the case. The renown chef elevates cuts of meat to something special. Diners can choose from traditional cuts here, like filet mignon, New York strip, rib-eye and porterhouse. An extensive wine list is also offered. An intimate and elegant interior gives patrons the chance to feel indulged and comfortable. Ask about the "Cut of the Week" prix fixe menu, featuring a unique cut of beef and seasonal ingredients along with a "bottomless glass" of wine. A small plate menu is also available in the bar and lounge and includes dishes like Kobe Beef Sliders and Marinated Beef Skewers. (702-632-5120)
1 Delmonico Steakhouse
Chef Emeril Lagasse has recreated a beloved New Orleans classic in the heart of The Venetian's restaurant row. Delmonico features an old-fashioned steakhouse vibe, beginning the moment you walk in. Beef is the star here. Choose from the Bone In Ribeye, Ribeye, Bone In New York Strip, Filet Mignon and classic beef entrees like Chateubriand. For the non-beef eaters at your table, dishes like Emeril's BBQ Salmon, the American Red Snapper and the Grilled Marinated Organic Chicken Breast will ensure they have something delicious to savor. For dessert, try the Pecan Pie or the sumptuous Espresso Creme Brulee. No steakhouse is complete without a full bar, and Delmonico obliges. (702-414-1992)
About Terrisa Meeks
Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She became a traveler long before she could walk. Terrisa has traveled throughout the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, but she especially enjoys exploring the Southwestern United States. Las Vegas is a place she's watched grow and change. While she always enjoys visiting the Strip, Terrisa's true passion is for exploring the lightly-visited Mojave Desert. She gets giddy over hard-to-find back roads, quirky museums, and ghost towns. Her happiest travel moments involve vast expanses of wilderness and a good map.
Read more about Terrisa Meeks here.