Frank Sinatra would have been 100 years old on Dec. 12 and since the Chairman of the Board had such a history in Vegas, the city is pulling out all the stops to celebrate.
One of the coolest things we’ve seen is a special dinner at legendary steakhouse Golden Steer, which has been open in Vegas since 1958. Sinatra, along with his other Rat Pack buddies, used to eat at the restaurant when they were performing in town. Sinatra was even known to walk around the restaurant serenading fellow diners. Over the years the restaurant has honored loyal guests by dedicating booths to them. Booth number 22 at the Golden Steer is dedicated to Sinatra and in honor of his birthday you can dine like Frank would have.
The Golden Steer is serving a special “Frank’s Menu” dinner throughout the month of December with all of Sinatra’s favorites. The dinner is priced at $100 per person and includes: clams casino, a 16-ounce New York strip steak served with diced tomatoes, garlic and wine just like Frank ordered it, Jack Daniels, Italian red wine, a classic Zippo lighter engraved with the date of Sinatra’s birthday, and a ticket to The Mob Museum where guests can learn more about Sinatra’s history. Bonus: You get to enjoy your dinner in Booth 22.
If you want to eat on Sinatra’s actual birthday Dec. 12, you’ll get everything on Frank’s Menu, enjoy live entertainment and receive a roll of dimes. That might sound kind of odd but it has a significance. On Dec. 8, 1963, Sinatra’s only son, Frank, Jr., was kidnapped at Harrah’s Club Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The kidnappers demanded Sinatra call from untraceable pay phones. Following the return of his son, Sinatra began a lifelong habit of carrying a roll of dimes (the cost of a pay phone call at the time) “just in case of emergency.” He was reportedly buried with a roll of dimes, as well as a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes.
The price for “Frank’s Menu” scheduled on his birthday will be a minimum of $1,000 per reservation for the four-top. Only three times are available that evening for reservations: 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday Ol’ Blue Eyes!