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Aug 19, 2008 02:42 PM

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

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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    1. 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

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

        1. re: uhockey

          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.

        2. 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. 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

              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

                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

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

                  1. re: uhockey

                    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. 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

                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

                  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.