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Vegas & Craftsteak ...... how much will it cost me??

Trufflebaby Aug 19, 2008 02:42 PM

Am heading out for a quick trip to Las Vegas next month. It's my brother's birthday and he's a huge "Top Chef" fan so Im taking him to Craftsteak (plus it's been getting great reviews on this board so I'm looking forward to it as well ).

With appetizers, dinner, a few sides and wine (will probably skip dessert) how much should I realistically budget for ? And are there any can't miss items that we should try

Thanks ;-)

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    Eric Aug 19, 2008 03:35 PM

    Their menu and prices are at http://www.craftsteak.com/cs_menu.html

    1. uhockey Aug 19, 2008 03:45 PM

      I'd strongly recommend going with one of the tastings.....Assime ~$200-250 w/ tax/tip assuming you aren't drinking.

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      1. re: uhockey
        Trufflebaby Aug 19, 2008 03:57 PM

        Any tasting in particular? And oh yes, there will be drinking!

        1. re: uhockey
          squeaky_penguin Aug 19, 2008 04:04 PM

          We are interested in doing a tasting menu at Craftsteak, does there need to be a minimun in your party to do one? There will only be two of us.

          1. re: squeaky_penguin
            aaronling Aug 19, 2008 08:19 PM

            Minimum of 2 people

        2. septocaine_queen Aug 19, 2008 08:39 PM

          last time we were there we did 2 drinks, the american kobe tasting menu, 1 glass of wine we rolled out at about 325 for two with tax and tip. Very good meal.

          1. azbirdiemaker Aug 19, 2008 11:10 PM

            Craftsteak is my favorite all-around restaurant in Vegas. I've been there umpteen times and it's always right on the money.

            I almost ALWAYS get the exact same thing: Start with the Kobe Tartare. Next comes the Foie Gras ( I, personally, think it's the best seared foie in Vegas ... ) with a glass of Tokaji. Followed up with the GRAIN-FED NY, M-R. Sides are a combination of Roasted Corn/Roasted Hen of the Woods/Potato Puree/Sweet Potato Puree ( depending on season ). I usually have a couple cocktails in addition to the Tokaji and maybe some Monkey Bread or Sorbet to finish. My bill is usually $120-$150 including tip ( but other than the Tokaji, I usually don't have wine when I'm there - only cocktails ).

            This meal is can't miss. No two ways about it. If nothing else, make sure to have the foie. They totally do it justice there.

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            1. re: azbirdiemaker
              Trufflebaby Aug 20, 2008 04:17 PM

              I can't wait..... am already drooling in anticipation! and am very relieved to hear it's relatively affordable especially after reading other Vegas posts where Chowhounders have spent thousands of dollars on one dinner!!

              1. re: Trufflebaby
                Trufflebaby Oct 10, 2008 02:38 PM

                OMG, it was unbelievable!!!!!

                We did the waygu tasting menu for 2 and it was worth every penny! Make sure you are hungry when you go.... Service was impeccable, room was packed - I thought there was a recession going on ????

                The skirt steak w. bordelaise sauce, heirloom tomato salad and monkey bread were the absolute favorites

                Can't wait to go back

                1. re: Trufflebaby
                  uhockey Oct 10, 2008 06:25 PM

                  Glad you had a good time. I was totally unimpressed and quite upset, actually, with the service. The food was excellent.

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                    Trufflebaby Oct 11, 2008 06:24 PM

                    I have to say our waiters were excellent! they listened to our likes and dislikes and tailored the tastng accordingly. I never felt rushed and we were half hour late for our reservation (I was down at the Wynn - winning at the roulette wheel and not watching the time! I did call cause I still had to go back to my hotel and change) They were very accomodating even though the place was packed!

            2. Chargenda Feb 1, 2010 12:56 PM

              I am very confused by all of these posts! The menu says tasting menu, but then says three courses. Do you select a course? I think I need how this works spelled out for me, because it isn't sounding like a regular tasting menu to me.

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              1. re: Chargenda
                fishyak Feb 2, 2010 10:53 AM

                Most of the MGM Las Vegas restaurants have "deal" special menus (vs. "tasting" menus). Go to the MGM website and then to Craftsteak - there will be a tab for probably "sping menu" now. Pull it up and you'll know what the current deal is. I've done both the special menu and the regular menu - the food and service have always been great for me. The scotch list is amazing. And I would leave room for dessert.

                1. re: Chargenda
                  zippyh Feb 2, 2010 11:37 AM

                  I assume you're referring to the Winter Tasting Menu as listed on the MGM Grand site. You get everything that's listed. No choices. It's served family style.

                  Dunno about the Waguy menus though.

                2. beigedog Feb 2, 2010 11:42 AM

                  We did a tasting menu - I don't remember the details but it wasn't too outrageous. It came paired with wines for each course, although the tasting menu left out most of the really good cuts of meat. The fennel salad was unbelieveable.

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