Filets to Tomahawks: Enjoy it all at Las Vegas' 10 Best Steakhouses



If you love steakhouses, Las Vegas is the town for you. The profusion of steakhouses in Las Vegas, both on and off the Strip, presents some difficult decisions when you’re deciding on where to make a reservation. Looking for a steakhouse from a celebrity chef? Searching for Japanese, dry aged or grass fed beef? You’ll find all these options, plus many more.

Not surprisingly, the Las Vegas Strip lays claim to the majority of the city's top steakhouses, like CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Venetian/Palazzo, Bazaar Meat at the SLS and SW Steakhouse at Wynn. However, there are several Strip-quality steakhouses found off-Strip as well.

Echo & Rig and Andiron, both in Summerlin, are comfortable, upscale neighborhood restaurants serving expertly prepared steaks and seafood. Smaller crowds, easy (and free) parking, and a non-smoking, non-gaming environment are added bonuses at these off-Strip restaurants.

It’s worth noting that any great steak dinner is likely to be an expensive meal, for some understandable reasons. In addition to providing sterling service, any good Vegas steakhouse serves the highest quality beef, along with a tempting array of sides, often including seafood. Dessert should never be overlooked (really, it’s almost mandatory for such a meal), and your beverage selection very well might include fine wines, cocktails and spirits. Plan for a splurge, and enjoy all the things a great Vegas steakhouse offers.

Read on for our list of Las Vegas’ best steakhouses.



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If you're in the market for a true, old-style Vegas experience, then visit the Golden Steer. The city's oldest steakhouse, this legendary restaurant has been around since 1958 and hosted diners like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Dean Martin. The atmosphere is truly vintage Vegas, and the food retains its classic style. The menu offers all the old-school dishes you'd expect from a traditional Las Vegas steakhouse. Choose from favorites like Oysters Rockefeller, escargots or seafood stuffed mushroom caps to begin the meal. Be sure to have the famous Caesar Salad, prepared tableside. As for the steaks, guests can choose from all the standard cuts and three sizes of prime rib. A Chateaubriand for Two is also offered, a memorable classic.


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Andiron is recognized as one of Downtown Summerlin's premier restaurants, and in this upscale new complex, that designation is impressive considering the number of good eateries to choose from. The team behind Andiron includes Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau, long-time Las Vegas residents who've built restaurants all over the world. The elegantly designed restaurant is both beautiful and comfortable, providing the perfect backdrop to the wonderful food. The menu features a wide selection of quality steaks and seafood, an ice bar, and side dishes that perfectly complement the main entrees. A bar menu is also available and offers small plates like black truffle fries, crispy calamari and sliders.


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Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse
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Echo & Rig's distinctive design, which features a butcher shop on the first floor, elevates the traditional steakhouse experience. The décor's comfortable, slightly industrial style keeps the atmosphere casual and welcoming, and diners come dressed both casually and more formally. Serving lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch, signature selections include the Spencer Steak, classic Rib-Eye, and the unusual Bavette (American Kobe beef), as well as a host of other cuts, including the rip-eye cap and trip-tip. All steaks are served with a selection of tasty sauces like a red wine demi, brandied mushroom, and horseradish cream. Beef isn't the only choice at Echo and Rig, which also offers lamb, chicken, and fish.


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Jose Andres' Bazaar Meat offers meat in more forms than the average might even be able to think of. Tartares, carpaccios, cured meats, steak, lamb and pork--along with other meaty options--fill the menu in a profusion of delicious dishes. A5 Japanese Wagyu is available, and the domestic beef is sourced so precisely that the menu 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. 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.


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The Palms recently underwent a massive make-over, and part of that included Scotch 80 Prime, a restaurant with a Classic Vegas style: leather booths, fine whisky, and incredible beef. The beautiful interior sets the stage for a meal of delights. Opening dishes on the chilled side include hamachi, caviar, steak tartare and shrimp or crab cocktail. Enjoy warm starters like the popular lobster bisque, crab cake or the Kookoo Gulf Shrimp. Prime grade Steaks include filet, New York, Delmonico (an 18 ounce cut from Washington) and Chateaubriand for two. Guests can also choose from Prime dry aged steaks, grass fed and pasture raised plus authentic Japanese Kobe. An extensive selections of sides includes several vegetable options.


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CUT by Wolfgang Puck
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A celebrity favorite for good reason, CUT is often hailed as one of the city's best steakhouses. Featuring a menu of 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 Japanese Wagyu beef. Guests can see the difference in marbling between the American and Japanese Wagyu steaks when the waiter brings the cuts of beef to the table. While none of the steaks disappoint, the Japanese Wagyu beef just melts in your mouth. Be sure to try the Argentinean chimichurri sauce with the American Wagyu steak--it's delicious!


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Vic & Anthony's


 

Vic & Anthony's in Las Vegas comes from an esteemed pedigree. The original location in Houston is routinely voted one of America's 10 best steakhouses, and its second location in Las Vegas adheres to the high standards associated with the name. The classic downtown steakhouse features a menu of succulent beef dishes, as well as seafood and chicken. Guests can start off their meal with one of the restaurant's remarkable appetizers, like the Maple Glazed Quail or Steak Tartare, or dig in to the hearty Steakhouse Chopped Salad: mixed greens tossed with white and cheddar cheese, salami and vinaigrette. USDA Prime steaks are the featured item, and include Wagyu from Idaho. All dishes come accompanied by an eclectic wine selection and Vic & Anthony's impeccable service, providing a truly memorable off-the-Strip dining experience.


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THE Steak House at Circus Circus
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A Strip favorite for more than 20 years--and deservedly so--this classic steakhouse is known for its mouthwatering mesquite-grilled steaks. Serving a selection of Midwestern beef aged to perfection for 21 days in a glass-enclosed aging room that guests walk past as they're being seated, THE Steak House serves up a memorable dining experience unlike any other in the city. Guests can watch as their choice cut of beef is being prepared over an open-hearth mesquite charcoal broiler. Additionally, dinner includes fresh-baked breads, chef's vegetable and your choice of black bean soup or a house salad and garlic mashed potatoes, a baked potato or a wild rice blend for a side, making it a much more affordable option than most other steakhouses where sides, soups and salads are priced à la carte.


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Oscar's Steakhouse
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This Downtown Las Vegas steakhouse is named after former mayor Oscar Goodman and epitomizes "meal with a view." Located inside the Plaza's iconic dome, the restaurant provides diners with a stunning view of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas. Inside, Oscar's décor incorporates memorabilia from Goodman's 12-year tenure as mayor, including personal artifacts, photographs and news clips. While the atmosphere is truly unmatched, Oscar's perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill and made-from-scratch sides also keep guests coming back for more. You'll find plenty of classics here, from the fried calamari and crab cakes on the appetizer side to the juicy Prime Rib and Jay Sarno's Surf and Turg, a ribeye cap with stuffed shrimp.


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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. Perfectly charred steaks are the featured item on the menu, and include a mouth-watering array of choice cuts of beef like Bone-In Rib Eye, New York Strip, Filet Mignon, Bone-In New York and a 30-ounce Tomahawk chop. A Pepper Crusted Chateaubriand is also served. Feel like your steak needs a little something extra? 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, as well as vegetarian selections.


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