Enjoy Steaks Cooked to Perfection at Las Vegas' 10 Best Steakhouses

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

If you love steakhouses, Las Vegas is the town for you. The profusion of steakhouses along the Strip makes it hard to decide where to make a reservation. Looking for a steakhouse from a celebrity chef? Searching for Japanese, dry aged or grass fed beef? Those are just a few of the many steak options diners can choose from, 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 and SW Steakhouse at Wynn. However, there are several Strip-quality steakhouses found off-Strip as well.

Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin is a comfortable, upscale neighborhood restaurant serving expertly prepared steaks and seafood. This restaurant proves that dining off the Strip in Las Vegas is always an option worth considering.

Steakhouses off the Strip often offer a more affordable menu than restaurants on the Strip, but if you’re planning to have a great steak dinner, prepare for an expensive meal. Any good Vegas steakhouse prides itself on serving quality beef, along with a tempting array of sides, often including seafood. Dessert should never be overlooked, and your beverage selection can 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 to get plenty of ideas for your next evening out.

10. Golden Steer Steakhouse
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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 hosted diners like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Dean Martin since 1958. 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.

9. Andiron Steak & Sea
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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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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.

7. Bazaar Meat
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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 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. 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.

6. 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.

5. 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 true 100 percent Japanese Wagyu beef. While 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!

4. Gordon Ramsay Steak
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It should come as no surprise that the celebrity chef who has made a living off of demanding perfection in his kitchens is behind one of Las Vegas' best steakhouses. Diners can dig in to an array of savory steaks, which are rolled out to guests on a sleek steak trolley to showcase the different types of beef available. In addition to a selection of hand-selected Creekstone Prime beef that's been dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days in house, there's a variety of American Wagyu steaks available with a beef marbling score of 9 or higher and even Triple Seared Japanese A5 Kobe steak available by the ounce. The 8-ounce American Rib Cap is easily one of Las Vegas' finest cuts of beef, though the 18-ounce Bone-in New York Strip is delightful as well. Even the steak carpaccio is a cut above the rest, made from American Wagyu beef.

3. 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 (10Best recommends the flavorful bone-in Rib-Eye), as the chef actually cooks the steaks inside of the dining area. 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.

2. Oscar's Beef Booze Broads
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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. Be sure to try the juicy Prime Rib, which goes great with Jose Leonardo's Roasted Corn Brulee, and don't forget to start your dinner with the Alpine Village Famous Chicken Supreme Soup–locally renowned for its deliciousness.

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 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 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.