THE Steak House at Circus Circus has been serving irresistible food and delivering an unbeatable deal 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. It's known for its delicious steaks and its affordability in comparison to other steak houses on the Strip – it's not cheap, but does offer a great value.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: THE Steak House at Circus Circus is one of the Strip's best deals for a great steak dinner.
Terrisa's expert tip: While many Las Vegas steakhouses are à la carte, THE Steak House's entrees include bread, vegetable, a choice of potato or rice and a choice of soup or salad. It offers a great deal for a steak house on the Strip.
Jose Andres' Bazaar Meat offers meat in more forms than the average person might even be able to think of. Tartares, carpaccios, cured meats, steak, lamb and pork fill the menu in a profusion of delicious dishes. Authentic A5 Japanese Wagyu is available, which will make many steak aficionados happy. The domestic beef is sourced so precisely that the menu even lists the ranch on which the beef was raised. Other dishes include Chateaubriand, roasted Jidori chicken, Burifarra Spiral (with Catalan-style pork sausage) and rack of lamb from New Zealand. This is also the place to try unusual dishes like blood sausage and braised lamb neck. Before you dig into the meat of your meal, enjoy a raw bar, oysters or caviar flights. A selection of specialty cocktails round out the menu, giving diners a choice of finely crafted beverages to go along with the food.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: Bazaar Meat takes the concept of steakhouse in a new direction, offering a host of innovative dishes featuring fine beef, pork and other meats.
Terrisa's expert tip: One of Bazaar Meat's distinctive offerings is the "Vaca Vieja," which is a rib eye from an older working cow sourced from California, which has a more pronounced flavor.
Vongerichten is such a well-known chef that foodies swoon upon hearing only his first name, Jean-Georges. Prime at the Bellagio demonstrates 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 selections include filet, bone-in rib eye, porterhouse, New York cuts and beef short ribs. In addition to its selection of beef, Prime's menu offers fish and seafood, chicken and lamb chops. A long list of vegetables and sides is offered to go along with the main course. The atmosphere at Prime is thoroughly elegant, a fitting setting for the expertly crafted food.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: Prime's delicious steaks and seafood demonstrate why Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is so well known.
Terrisa's expert tip: Patio seating at Prime offers a terrific view of the Fountains of Bellagio and is highly coveted. For the best seats, be sure to request patio seating when you make your reservation.
For a taste of New Orleans in Las Vegas, look no further than Delmonico. A classic steakhouse with a New Orleans Creole fare, Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Steakhouse proudly offers more than the average Strip steakhouse. The beef is USDA Prime, dry aged, Creole seasoned and charbroiled. For beef cuts, choose from a boneless or bone-in rib eye, bone-in New York Strip or an Angus filet mignon. In addition to its fine steaks, Delmonico also serves a fresh selection of regional and Gulf seafood and a wide selection of entrees, from fried chicken to lobster. Do your best to leave some room for dessert, since the sweets menu at Delmonico includes a number of tempting treats, like the duck egg creme brulee, root beer float or pecan pie.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: Delmonico Steakhouse's prime beef is given a Creole seasoning before charbroiling, giving the steaks a New Orleans flair to match the rest of the menu.
Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to pick a bottle of wine to go with your meal. The restaurant's Grand Award-winning wine list boasts more than 2,300 bottles and a sommelier is on hand to help with your selection.
The chic, sexy setting at Bavette's is certainly part of its charm, but the food and drinks are the true stars. The underpinnings of the menu are French, but without a trace of stuffiness. Starting with the hors d'oeuvres, diners are presented with an abundance of delicious dishes. Baked goat cheese, shrimp cocktail or steak tartare all make a great start to a memorable meal. While entrees include chicken, salmon, pork chops and lamb chops, the steaks are naturally the main attraction. Three cuts of filet are offered and include a bone-in filet, an unusual cut. Other cuts are the rib eye (in a couple of variations) and the New York. Bavette's has well-known locations in Chicago and New York, and their new location in Las Vegas has been drawing rave reviews since its opening.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: Bavette's Steakhouse exudes a sophisticated French ambiance that perfectly complements its delectable steaks and top-shelf spirits.
Terrisa's expert tip: Scotch lovers will find some excellent choices here, like the 12 or 18-year-old Glenmorangie, 10 year-old Laphroaig or 14-year-old Oban. Selections of bourbon and whiskey are also worth a thorough perusal if you're a connoisseur.
STRIPSTEAK is noted Chef Michael Mina's first steakhouse. The restaurant's delectable steaks are tempered in butter before being grilled over mesquite. The resulting flavor and consistency are superb. Diners can select from Angus or Wagyu beef, with cuts like a 16-ounce New York, or a 40-ounce Australian Tomahawk. Steak accompaniments include delicious sauces, grilled foie gras and black truffle butter. In addition to beef, diners can choose from other selections like the Jidori Brick Chicken or the Ginger-Scallion Sea Bass. 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.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: Michael Mina's STRIPSTEAK offers diners succulent butter-tempered steaks and an extensive selection of hand-crafted cocktails.
Terrisa's expert tip: Happy Hour happens at Stripsteak daily from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and features $8 cocktails in addition to small plates like short rib tacos and a burger.
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 large selection of U.S.D.A. Prime corn-fed steaks aged 21 to 35 days as well as steaks made from Wagyu beef and grass-fed Australian beef. The Argentinean chimichurri sauce with the American Wagyu steak is a favorite combination, although there's no lack of flavorful, delicious options. Other entrees include bass, sole, scallops, lobster and lamb chops. Popular side dishes include creamed spinach with a fried organic egg, hand cut French fries and the Cavatappi macaroni and cheese with Quebec cheddar.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: CUT by Wolfgang Puck features a wide selection of fine beef, craft cocktails and an impressive wine list that includes French, Spanish and Australia wines.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're not interested in an alcohol-filled beverage, you can also enjoy a mocktail like the Cracklin' Rosie, made with raspberry, rose water, lyche, lemon and cranberry or the Tempting Fate, with pear, lime, lemongrass and soda.
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 aged beef to the tempting desserts. The entrees are complemented nicely by an array of starters, tasty salads and sides like the selections at the raw bar 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, which represents some of the finest producers in the world.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: With its exclusive ambiance, fine steaks and impeccable service, Charlie Palmer Steak offers guests everything necessary for a memorable meal.
Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to check the Cut of the Week menu, which features an exceptional cut of meat along with a first course, sides for the table and a bottomless wine pairing.
Award-winning Chef Tom Colicchio has created a menu at Craftsteak that's known not only for the steaks, but also for using only the best ingredients sourced from small family farms and artisanal creators. The mouth-watering selections of beef include Angus and Wagyu. While beef is the focus at Craftsteak, you'll also find a wealth of other dishes, like sea scallops with shaved fennel or salmon with quinoa and sea beans. For signature selections, try the lobster or braised short ribs. In addition to its menu of tempting dishes, Craftsteak also offers an extensive list of bourbon and Scotch labels as well as delicious desserts.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: Craftsteak's carefully sourced beef and seafood are at the heart of its acclaimed menu full of artfully prepared dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're looking for a place to hold a dinner event, Craftsteak offers two private dining rooms that can be reserved individually or together. Sample menus, along with pricing, are available online.
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 steaks are the featured item on the menu, which includes 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. Authentic Japanese Wagyu comes in tenderloin, New York Strip, rib eye and rib cap cuts. A Pepper Crusted Chateaubriand is also served. If steak alone isn't enough, add an accompaniment like Maine Lobster Tail, Peppercorn Shrimp Scampi or Smoked Bacon & Shallots to your meal. Other menu items include seafood, lamb and veal.
Recommended for Steakhouses on the Strip because: The outstanding selection of beef at SW Steakhouse includes authentic A5 Japanese Wagyu as well as domestic Wagyu and aged Midwestern beef.
Terrisa's expert tip: Although SW Steakhouse is focused on steaks, they also offer several vegetarian selections, including appetizers and entrees. All restaurants in Wynn and Encore offer vegan and vegetarian menus.