Boys' Night Steakhouse in Vegas - advice?
My poker crew will be hitting Vegas again for a 40th birthday. In the past, we've gone to N9ne Steakhouse at the Palms which was the perfect mix of (a) scene, (b) hot women and (c) quality food and wine.
Is there another alternative to consider on the Strip? We've been to the Luxor Steakhouse and weren't that impressed. Quality food and wine is more important than other factors.
Thanks in advance.
I would suggest N9NE without reading your post, but if you want to try something different, try Stripsteak at Mandalay Bay. It's got a hip scene as well as quality food and wine and loads of hot women.
As I mentioned in a different post - they serve a libation that they make at the restaurant call "Rock & Rye". Make sure to end your meal with one of those together with the Macallan Butterscotch Pudding and you'll be in nirvana.
Kobe tasting menu at Craftsteak at MGM. Delicious. Though not technically Kobe bc can't get it in US but American Wagyu. You get multiple appetizers, choice of cut, multiple sides, and multiple desserts.
When we went there a few weeks ago we got to start for the 2 of us:
1st course: baby lettuce salad, hawaiian grilled shrimp, roasted red peppers
2nd course: I got the NY strip, husband got the rib eye
The sides were leek and garlic potato gratin, roasted chanterelles,
3rd course: berry crisp, 4 different types of homemade ice creams, warm chocolate
and hazlenut cake with dessert wine
All that food was for 2 of us. Final bill with each 1 class of wine inc. tip 375.00
I thought it was a great value and I would eat there again.
don't do the Circus Circus steakhouse, even though many say it is the best in LV, I didn't think it was that great.
Also Prime is wonderful and well recommended at the Bellagio
While I agree that Craftsteak and Prime are great steakhouses, I wouldn't call them the type of place that the OP is looking for - especially Prime.
Prime is a high-end steakhouse that is usually pretty "quiet" with a '30's "speakeasy" type of feel. Not something that you would find for a large group doing a "guy's night out" type of thing.
Craftsteak is just an all-around great restaurant but I don't think the criteria match for the OP. Circus Circus Steakhouse shouldn't even be a consideration given the OP's criteria.
Just my .02.
i would stick w/ n9ne...i was there a few weeks back ...food ...very good....smokin' hot women.... ( isn't a and b one in the same ? ) ...the wine ...decent. i think fix or stack will give n9ne competition as far as the "scene" and i like the food at both , but neither will top n9ne's food. i love stripsteak, craftsteak and prime ...of these three i would give stripsteak the nod for the scene...i still dream about the king crab i had at craftsteak !!
For the night you describe, stick with N9NE. PRIME is wonderful, but it is quieter and calm, not much of a 'scene'. When I saw the title of your post, N9NE is immediately what came to mind. It's great. Do have the Popcorn Shrimp appetizer if you have not yet. And as plain as it sounds, the side of creamed corn is to die for.
Stripsteak at Mandalay would be a great choice, especially if you enjoyed the vibe at N9NE. It's very modern, hip, great variety of food. I'm a fan of Michael Mina's food and am itching to try Stripsteak. I have seen many great reviews of it.
Would highly recommend Strip House at Planet Hollywood. It just opened and I was there last week. Great atmosphere and decor. Service was impecccable and the food was excellent. Definitely worth trying.