Top Ten Vegas Steakhouses That Should be a “Sin” Not to Visit

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The whir of a roll of the dice.  The slap of an ace in a game of cards.  The roar of a crowd at the roulette wheel or clang, ding and buzz of a slot machine hitting a jackpot.  These sounds and experiences, along with the lights of the neon strip and upscale shopping, make up some of the most iconic imagery of Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.  True foodies know, however that the other, not-so-secret, side to booming, modern Vegas is an iconic food scene with a larger than life focus on that southwest staple; STEAK!

At the Chicago Steak Company, we’re all about searching out regional locales for the biggest and best in USDA Prime, dry-aged, gourmet steak meals.  Las Vegas has everything from iconic steakhouse classics to national chains to modern up-and-coming spots, sure to be setting new trends for years to come.  In fact, Vegas has so many great spots to choose from, we couldn’t pick just one.  So sit back, relax and maybe fire up the grill in preparation for dinner.  We’ve got out list of tried and true Las Vegas Nevada steak restaurants that you can’t afford to miss while on your next vacation, business trip or stop in historic Sin City.

Methodology

When preparing our list of top ten Las Vegas steakhouse restaurants we applied our own high standards, first and foremost, weighting the scores heavily in favor in those who source only the finest quality beef.  Selection of available cuts and variety of sides and accompaniments, fitting with Las Vegas’ go big or go home reputation, were our next highest factors.  Finally, we took into consideration the fine details such as ambience, reputation and service.  To break the inevitable close call between these fine establishments we applied the subjective yet all important “Would We Take a First Date Here” test; a time-honored method for evaluating any potential gourmet dinner meal.  What we came up with was a list of 10 of the best Las Vegas steakhouses, with five more that were so good they deserved a nod to their beefy wonders on our honorable mentions list.

The variety of quality steakhouses that made our Las Vegas Top Ten List is a reflection on the storied history of Sin City as a place for glamour and indulgence.  Whatever flavor of steak restaurant experience, Vegas will more than have you covered.  While we ranked our specific preferences, you certainly can’t go wrong with a night out at any of the fine establishments on our list.

The Top 10 Las Vegas Steakhouse Restaurants

 

carnevino steakhouse1.    Carnevino

Address: 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Dry Aged Bone in Ribeye with Duck Egg “Antipasti” for Starters

The Breakdown: While Las Vegas may be known for its glitz and glamour, sometimes it takes simplicity to let true quality shine through.  Take the meat at Carnevino, the high-end steakhouse offering from celebrity chef, Mario Batali.  Each tender, juicy USDA Prime cut of beef is aged in Carnevino’s personal “beef chamber” for a minimum of 90-120 days.  For preparation, salt, pepper and rosemary are it, keeping things simple and letting the beef shine through.  And shine it does.  Sin City’s top steak restaurant sources all of its beef from hormone and antibiotic free farms.  The meat is grass fed and corn finished ensuring perfect marbling, juiciness and flavor.

Since this is a Batali restaurant you know the sides and ambience certainly won’t let you down, either.  A life-size statue of one of Brazil’s most famous bulls graces a dining room that features vaulted ceilings, elegant place settings and service that can’t be beat.  Sides, starters, deserts and wines are all superb as well.  Dishes such as squash blossoms loaded with ricotta and plenty of prosciutto options give just a hint of the Italian roots of Carnevino’s founder but don’t be fooled, it’s the steak that’s the star of the show at this must-eat restaurant.

 

bazaar meat2.    Bazaar Meat

Address: 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: “Vaca Vieja” 8-10 Year-Old Holstein

The Breakdown:  If you’re looking for variety in the form of a beef-themed trip around the globe, you need go no further than Bazaar Meat.  Located in the heart of the SLS resort, this upscale meat-centric restaurant will have you feeling as if you’ve stepped straight into a hunting lodge.  True to theme, the menu is jam packed with just about every type of meat you could conjure up, including plenty of game meats for the adventurous type.  As with many of celebrity chef Jose Andres’ restaurants, small plates are meant to be served family style, making this a great place to bring a group.

When it comes to the beef, Chicago Steak Company’s primary focus, you’ll be hard pressed to find another Las Vegas Steakhouse offering quite as many cuts and serving options.  Rare carpaccio’s highlight the tender flavors of exceptionally sourced filet while an entire page of the menu is dedicated to the art of curing just about any cut you can imagine.  The classic steaks are present, of course, but you’ll be hard pressed to choose among the sides and sharables.

 

barrymore steakhouse3.    The Barrymore

Address: 99 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Dry-Aged, Bone-In Kansas City Striploin

 

The Breakdown:  If you’re looking for the epitome of swanky, old school Las Vegas dining, look no further than the Barrymore.  Patterned wallpaper adorns the walls while the ceilings feature the same copper panels you’d expect to see in a prohibition-era speakeasy.  Classic movie stars are littered on the numerous posters and, true to the steakhouse’s name, film tins are interspersed for the perfect added touch of decoration.

If the rich surroundings aren’t enough for you, try taking a bite out of the jam-packed menu.  Sure, there’s chicken and seafood options for the less adventurous types, but beef is where the party really gets going.  Steaks are available both wet and dry aged, making for the perfect compare and contrast in beefy, culinary delights.  Be sure to sample one of the luxury editions; we’re partial to the foie gras medallion or lobster tail ourselves!

 

Craftsteak steakhouse LV4.    Craftsteak

Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: 24 Hour Beef Shortrib

 

 

The Breakdown:  Conveniently located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip at the MGM Grand Resort, Craftsteak offers up an elegant and refined take on the traditional steakhouse recipe.  Hanging pendant lights with exposed Edison style bulbs contrast with traditional wood paneling and linen less wood tabletops for a rustic appearance fitting for a beef oasis in the middle of the Vegas desert.

When it comes to the menu at this popular beef destination hungry diners are sure to find all of the steakhouse classic their hearts could desire.  Crisp Caesar, fennel and wild arugula salads are perfect for those in need of a lighter veggie starter.  For those with a seafood bent, the lobster bisque has earned rave reviews.  The beef certainly isn’t any slouch at Craftsteak with a wide variety of cuts and preparations.  Try the 24 hour, slow braised short ribs for melt in your mouth tenderness.  For those with exotic tastes, there’s also a full selection of A5 certified Wagyu beef.  All the meaty selections are antibiotic free so dine in full confidence that you’re sampling the highest quality beef available.

 

Edge Steakhouse5.    Edge Steakhouse

Address: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Pepper Crusted Beef Carpaccio

The Breakdown: If marble columns, sleek walnut and glistening glass paneling is your idea of dining elegance, then the Edge Steakhouse located in the Westgate Resort is your destination of choice for a steak dinner to remember on the Las Vegas strip.  While the meat is top notch, be sure to sample some of the delicacies from the sea such as the Salmon Belly Crudo or the enormous free for all assortment that is the Edge Display for Two.

The beef is the true star of the show at this luxurious Vegas dining spot.  Edge Steakhouse offers CAB (Certified Angus Beef) in a variety of cuts as well as traditional Wagyu and Japanese certified A5 Wagyu Beef.  Try your favorite cut from one, or all of the categories in order to develop a true appreciation for the delicate flavor nuances and fork tenderness that comes with a quality steak, prepared with care.

 

SW Steakhouse in Las Vegas6.    SW Steakhouse

Address: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: All-Natural Filet Mignon

 

The Breakdown:  If you’re looking for a spot to impress that special someone with sheer elegance, look no further than SW Steakhouse located in the heart of the Wynn resort.  This stunning traditional steakhouse is accessed by a spiraling escalator which deposits guests into a waiting room with plush seating and a luxurious marble topped bar, perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail.  For those lucky enough to snag patio seating, the steakhouse is located adjacent to the Wynn’s stunning fountain and pools which conveniently puts on a dazzling light and water display every thirty minutes or so.

While the ambience is certainly top notch, the steaks at SW Steakhouse certainly aren’t anything to scoff at.  In true Chicago Steak Company style, all of the meat served at this gourmet spot are midwestern raised, dry-aged USDA Prime, just how we like them.  The filet is a particular specialty of SW and double cuts are perfect for those looking to share.  Classic steakhouse sides and luxurious appetizers are also abundant if you have room left in the appetite after dining on some of the finest steaks money can buy.

 

Golden Steer - Las Vegas Steakhouse7.    Golden Steer Steakhouse

Address: 308 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: The Classic Bone-In Ribeye Steak

 

 

The Breakdown:  Dating back to the golden area of Vegas’ heyday, no list of top Vegas Steakhouses would be complete without a nod to the Golden Steer.  Serving up only the finest quality steakhouse experience since 1958, this Las Vegas staple is conveniently located between the hustle and bustle of downtown and the modern glitz and glamour of the new strip style resorts.

Elegant and classic sides such as tableside Caesar salad and an onion soup that will leave you in tears are only the tip of the iceberg at this beef-centric establishment.  In true Chicago Steak Company fashion, all steaks on the menu are only the finest USDA grade Prime offerings, dry-aged to a beefy, tender and juicy perfection.

 

Cut steakhouse in las vegas nevada8.    Cut

Address: 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Midwest Raised, Bone-In NY Sirloin

 

The Breakdown:  If Cut seems like a familiar name to Chicago Steak Company Top 10 Steakhouse list readers, that’s because they’ve seen the restaurant make previous appearances.  The Las Vegas location of this gourmet steakhouse is a recreation of Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills powerhouse.  The glitz and glamor is a perfect fit for sin city with plenty of hard wood tables and floors, elaborate glass lighting fixtures and sleek cream-colored chairs providing an oh-so posh feel to the whole restaurant.

Just like the Beverly Hills original, Cut Vegas serves up a wide selection of only the finest gourmet beef.  Each steak is grilled over a hardwood flame before getting a final sear under a 1200-degree boiler, imparting a signature smokiness and perfect crust that will have even the pickiest meat fanatic’s mouth, watering in anticipation.  Work your way through a menu that features multiple sourcing for a full tour of the nuanced differences between regional beef raising techniques.

 

Las Vegas Heritage Steak9.    Heritage Steak

Address: The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: 10 oz Australian Flat-Iron Wagyu

 

 

The Breakdown:  Located in the iconic and classic Mirage hotel, Heritage Steak is all about modern elegance.  Glass, wood and metallic themes run heavy through the sleek dining room.  Hungry patrons looking for a show should be sure to ask for a seat close to the exposed kitchen.  Here diners will witness some of the finest Vegas chefs in action as they grill up gourmet beef over impressive open flame.

What sets the meat apart at Heritage is the unique flavor imparted during cooking.  Each cut is grilled over an open charcoal or wood fire, ensuring the perfect mix of char and smoke is imparted to the already flavorful gourmet beef.  The number of cuts are limited, but you won’t mind after your first juicy, perfectly grilled bite.

 

Andiamo Steakhouse in Las vegas10.  Joe Vicari’s Andiamo

Address: 301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Andiamo Tomahawk (Bring Your Appetite!)

The Breakdown: No list of the top ten Vegas steakhouse restaurants would be complete without a trip to where it all began.  Fremont Street is home to classic Vegas, and it’s no surprise that one of the best steakhouses in the city call’s the area home.  Andiamo is an Italian style steakhouse in every sense.  Deep wood paneling, leather booths and classic décor will have you headed back to the car to grab your dinner jacket and loafers.  For those looking to skip the steak, there’s a selection of hearty Italian classics on the menu along with award-winning, gourmet breads, sides, deserts and more.

The beef at Andiamo wins Chicago Steak Company approval, featuring prime grades among the finest available.  All cuts on the menu are aged a minimum of 30-days, an unparalleled mark that has the restaurant earning some of the highest reviews in both old and new Vegas.  Try out the Andiamo Tomahawk, but be sure to bring an empty stomach capable on conquering the 32 oz monster cut.

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

The Nitty Gritty: It’s hard to pass up a chance to visit the Las Vegas version of one of our favorite Chicago area steakhouses.  Joe’s is the place to go for white linen tables, impeccable service, gourmet wines and, of course, only the finest in Midwest raised, USDA Prime beef.  While you’re there, go ahead and add on a side of their famous stone crab and passing on a slice of key lime pie for desert should be a crime.

Charlie Palmer Steak

The Beefy Bottom Line: Sometimes there’s just too much goodness to go around.  This is certainly the case when it comes to Charlie Palmer Steak just missing out on top ten honors.  At the Chicago Steak Company, we can certainly appreciate a finely aged steak and diners will find that in abundance with the 28-day aged certified black angus cut.  With a host of side options, sauces and classically delicious deserts, be prepared for a night of steak to remember at this gourmet steak stop located in the Four Season’s Hotel.

Silverado

Just the Facts: Dry-aged prime rib for under $30?  Sign us up!  The Silverado, located in the just-off-the-path Southpoint Hotel, offers a laid-back atmosphere and some of the best steakhouse values on the Las Vegas strip.  The décor is full-fledged cowboy, with plenty of southwest inspiration among the leather booths and wood paneling.  The prices may be low and the atmosphere mellow, but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t up to snuff.  Try out a selection of USDA Prime cuts, grilled to perfection with little fuss and both you and your pocket books will be thanking us.

StripSteak

Need to Know Details: If you find yourself winding down your Vegas Day in the vicinity of the Mandalay Bay Resort, be sure to stop by the ultra-modern gourmet establishment, StripSteak.  Featuring a sleek glass and metal design, the ambience is everything you’d expect from an upscale Las Vegas steakhouse.  While the menu certainly has a meat-centric focus, those looking for options are sure to be impressed with salmon, chicken and inventive sides and deserts.  A great spot for a group with varied tastes.

STK

The Low Down: If modern surroundings, waitresses dressed to the nine in little black dresses and hoppin’ music courtesy of an in-house DJ sound like your kind of dining experience then head on over the STK.  This swanky steakhouse is located in the heart of the upscale Cosmopolitan Hotel and features the youngest and hippest atmosphere of any of the Las Vegas steakhouses on our list.  Don’t let the vibe distract you, the steak, sides and crafty cocktails are also on point ensuring a night of good food and good times for all.

The Wrap Up

When it comes to gourmet steakhouse dining options, few cities offer the depth and variety of quality, beefy goodness as the bustling Las Vegas Nevada. From the traditional steakhouse with seafood towers on ice to the modern, chili-rubbed flavors of the southwest, Sin City certainly offers up something for everyone when it comes to the meat-loving palette.  Vegas features so many steakhouse restaurants in fact that we’re bound to have missed a few.  Have a favorite you’d like included in our next list of Top 10 Las Vegas Steakhouse Restaurants?  Drop us a line to ensure your pick makes our next updated list!