10 places to get a great steak in Las Vegas

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A good slice of beef is one of America’s favorite meals. Steakhouses are a classic in Las Vegas – you can find one in almost every major hotel.  Whether you are looking for an old-school steakhouse that has been in town for years or one that serves more modern fare, chances are you’ll find one that fits your taste. Here are 10 that we recommend:

Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris Las Vegas: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay serves traditional steakhouse fare as well as classics like fish and chips at his restaurant at Paris. The prime beef is hand selected by legendary New York butcher Pat LaFrieda and aged for 28 days in a Himalayan salt room. Choices include bone-in New York strip, porterhouse for two,  Japanese A5 Kobe and much more. Don’t miss Ramsay’s signature roasted beef Wellington, served with glazed root vegetables, potato puree and red wine demi glace.  Steak sauces include béarnaise, peppercorn, bone marrow and café de Paris butter.

Old Homestead, Caesars Palace:  This Las Vegas outpost of the famous New York restaurant features choice cuts of beef with classic sides and appetizers. Start out with oysters Rockefeller or Maryland crab cakes. Steaks here are hand selected from Pat LaFrieda and are USDA prime and dry aged for a minimum of 30 days. The restaurant’s signature is a 16-ounce filet mignon on the bone. Other options include a 32-ounce “lollipop” ribeye cooked and served on the bone, a 32-ounce porterhouse and a smaller “ladies cut” 8-ounce filet mignon.  Extras like sauces, crab legs, pan seared foie gras and truffle butter can be added.

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus: The Steakhouse at Circus Circus is an old school Vegas institution that has served steak for more than 30 years. The steak is cooked on a charcoal grill, giving it a tasty flavor you won’t find at other places. Great service, quality and value complete your experience. Meals come with a choice of potato, soup or salad and fresh vegetable. Steaks are quality Midwestern beef aged 21 days in a glass-enclosed aging room. Choices include New York strip, porterhouse, prime rib and filet mignon.

Golden Steer, 308 W. Sahara Ave.:  This classic steakhouse has been in business in Las Vegas since 1958 and some staff members have been with the restaurant for more than 40 years. Members of the Rat Pack were regular customers and other famous guests have included Elvis Presley, Joe DiMaggio, Tony Spilotro and more. The beef is USDA Prime aged and corn-fed. Options include bone-in ribeye, top sirloin, prime rib and an 18-ounce porterhouse with Calvados apple brandy sauce.

Brand Steakhouse

STK, The Cosmopolitan: This popular restaurant already in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, has made its way to Las Vegas. STK is a fusion of trendy hotspot and innovative fare. It offers an upscale, modern vibe with a classic American steakhouse menu. Steak choices include skirt steak, filet medallions, cowboy rib steak, Wagyu selections and more. Toppings include foie gras, jalapeno onions and truffle butter. Accompany your steak with sides like spiced maple carrots, mushroom pot pie and sweet corn pudding.

Brand, Monte Carlo: This stylish steakhouse offers just about any cut of steak you could wish for including a 24-ounce tomahawk ribeye, a Brooklyn filet, New York sirloin and the chef’s nightly Wagyu selection. If you’re here with a group, go for the whopping 120-ounce Ultimate Steak, which can feed six people.

CUT

Carnevino, Palazzo: Celebrity chef Mario Batali and winemaker Joe Bastianich team up to serve house-aged beef to perfection at this Italian steakhouse. The beef is all natural and hormone and antibiotic-free. The beef is rubbed with sea salt, black pepper and fresh rosemary and served with a slightly charred crust. Cuts include dry-aged bone-in ribeye, Florentine porterhouse, filet mignon and more. Not only can you get a great steak and a great glass of wine at Carnevino but you can also enjoy Batali’s mouthwatering pastas.

Craftsteak, MGM Grand: James Beard Award-winning chef Tom Colicchio serves grain and grass-fed prime beef at Craftsteak. His signature dishes include braised short ribs and grilled Kobe skirt steak. Other options include grilled flat iron steak, a 32-ounce roasted porterhouse and braised veal breast. Three-course menus for parties of two or more are available and include options like angus beef, domestic Wagyu and Japanese A5 Wagyu.

Stripsteak, Mandalay Bay: Chef Michael Mina offers modern steakhouse fare at Stripsteak. If you’re looking for beef, the 12-foot wood-burning grills can sear your steak to perfection, using different types of wood that create a unique, charred crust. Six circulation machines allow chefs to utilize low cooking temperatures for slow poaching. This allows dishes to cook in oils, butter and juices for eight hours, infusing the meat with flavor and tenderness before it is finished in the wood-burning oven.

CUT, Palazzo:  Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s CUT is a classic steakhouse featuring USDA Prime Nebraska corn-fed, 35-day dry-aged steaks and Japanese Wagyu beef. The steaks are grilled over hard wood and charcoal and then finished under a 1,200-degree broiler. Cuts include a 34-ounce porterhouse, New York sirloin, bone-in filet mignon and more. Choose from a variety of signature house made sauces to top your meat.

Kristine McKenzie

Kristine grew up in Minnesota and got tired of the Arctic weather so she left one extreme for another in 1994 and moved to Las Vegas where she much prefers the desert heat. She earned her degree in journalism and worked in radio, newspapers and magazines before joining Vegas.com in 2001. Kristine has covered a variety of topics for the website, writes blogs and loves her current assignment, which is to eat at some of the world's finest restaurants and write about the exciting Vegas dining scene.

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