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The 9 Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas

By Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
May 7th, 2020 - 0:04 AM

Not too long ago, Las Vegas was associated with all of the trappings of “Sin City” and little else.

However, nowadays, it’s just as common that Las Vegas is described as heaven for foodies.

The city has become well-known for an exciting culinary culture that is perfecting, evolving, and even inventing amazing cuisines.

That’s why it’s such a popular city for anyone who loves a good steak. There are dozens of Las Vegas steakhouses, each offering a number of different cuts prepared a number of different ways.

“Who Has the Best Steak in Las Vegas?”

As a local expert on Las Vegas steakhouses, this is probably the question I’m asked most often.

The truth is that it’s nearly impossible to pin down one steakhouse that prepares the single best steak in Las Vegas.

However, if it exists, you’ll find it at one of these nine incredible Vegas steakhouses.

1. CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Palazzo

With CUT by Wolfgang Puck, located in the Palazzo right next to its gorgeous waterfall, the famous chef keeps alive his track record of creating incredible dining experiences.

Inside, the style is modern with mirrored walls, metallic trims, and a 60-seat bar for people who just want a drink (their wine list includes 500+ bottles) or something from the “Rough Cuts” menu.

However, if you want to know why many consider CUT to be the best steakhouse in Las Vegas, you’ll need to peruse the full menu which includes everything from Tasmanian petite filets to savory Wagyu.

2. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at Sahara

“I will eat whatever makes me feel like a lion!” – José Andrés

That’s the kind of chef you want helming a steakhouse in Las Vegas.

As you could probably guess from the name, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés celebrates all things carnivore. Steak lovers will recognize glorious options like Angus, Hereford, and Washugyu. What will be new to most is the Spanish spin Andrés puts on traditional preparation methods.

Enjoy your meal while surrounded by hanging hocks, antler chandeliers, and the crackling sound of meat being roasted over an open fire.

3. Golden Steer

Many people will always associate Las Vegas with the Rat Pack era when the likes of Sinatra, Dean, Davis, Lawford, and Bishop were the kings of the Strip.

If you’d like to recapture some of that nostalgic magic by having a meal at an old steakhouse in Vegas, you absolutely must head to Golden Steer.

Opened back in 1958, Golden Steer is actually the oldest steakhouse in Las Vegas. While some renovations have been made, its old-school swagger is still alive and well. In fact, you can even ask to be seated in the red-leather booth Sinatra favored.

4. Herbs & Rye

Herbs & Rye is a hidden gem for any steak lover in Las Vegas. It has seven different steaks on the menu, and during happy hour, they’re all half off.

What also sets this Vegas steakhouse apart is its award-winning cocktail menu, which is organized by era (i.e. Gothic Age, Golden Age, Prohibition, etc.).

Between its speakeasy-feel, the cocktail list, and the incredible food, Herbs & Rye is another steak restaurant in Las Vegas that feels like it’s from a completely different era.

5. Scotch 80 Prime

At Scotch 80 Prime, scotch master Cody Frederickson has taken special care to collect a list of whiskeys that will impress even the most experienced connoisseur. This includes one of the largest restaurant collections of Macallan rare vintages.

Located inside the newly-renovated Palms Casino, it’s no surprise that Scotch 80 Prime is equally tantalizing for the eyes. Guests are greeted by KAWS’s “Small Lie” statue towering over the entrance while, inside, the walls are adorned with works by Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Damien Hirst, among many others.

6. Gordon Ramsay Steak

If you crave beef Wellington, you owe it to yourself to dine at Gordon Ramsay Steak located inside Paris Las Vegas.

Renovated in 2019, the Vegas steakhouse has a modern feel that with lots of light and bright colors. The iconic Union-Jack ceiling was kept in place to remind guests they’re in the very capable hands of a Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

Whatever you end up ordering for the main course, make sure you leave enough room for dessert. The sticky toffee pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak is like nothing you’ve ever had and worth the trip all on its own.

7. Andiamo Steakhouse

Andiamo Steakhouse may lay claim to having the best steak in downtown Las Vegas, so if you feel like dining away from the Strip, head to The D.

Beyond the arched brick passageway, you’ll find a fashionable Vegas steakhouse that is adorned in Italian ambiance and bathed in candlelight. No matter what the occasion, this atmosphere makes it feel special.

Thanks to partnerships with some of the best ranches in the country (including Stock Yards), Andiamo’s steaks border on a religious experience.

8. SW Steakhouse at the Wynn

If you were to base your vote for the best steakhouse in Vegas purely on sheer opulence, you’d have to go with SW Steakhouse at the Wynn. Natural sandstone, Italian Tucci marble, and plush fabrics give guests the royal treatment.

Fortunately, chef David Walzog’s menu perfectly complements this incredible level of luxury. As one of only three restaurants in the entire country that is registered with Japan’s Kobe Beef Federation, it’s paradise for steak lovers.

Especially popular at SW Steakhouse is the chile-rubbed double rib eye, which many consider to be the best steak in Las Vegas, including Scott Conant of The Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

9. STK at Cosmopolitan

Technically, STK is a Vegas steakhouse, but it often has the pulsating feel of a nightclub.

Loud music is always on the menu – the restaurant has its own DJ – and diners have even been known to occasionally take to dancing on their tables. This is not the place to go for quiet conversation or a romantic dinner. But if you’re looking for a fun time with friends, it’s perfect.

That said, this is still a Las Vegas steakhouse, which means you can order anything from a lovely 6-ounce filet to a giant 34-ounce rib chop. If you have room afterward for dessert, be sure to try the maple-glazed donuts.

Don’t Settle for Just One Las Vegas Steakhouse

Las Vegas definitely isn’t lacking for steakhouses.

Of course, each offers a number of tantalizing options.

You would have to visit each one multiple times to do it justice or you can simply book a Las Vegas steakhouse tour to enjoy the best cuts from some of the top restaurants in the entire world. We handle all the planning and you’ll never need to wait in line. Just show up and enjoy an incredible tour of the best steaks Las Vegas has to offer.

Book your steakhouse tour today.

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