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Sep 24, 2008 08:37 AM

Vegas Old Style Steakhouse and Southern Italian

I am looking for an old style steakhouse (I used to like the top of Binion's back when it had its relish plate, I like Circus Circus too) with wood paneling or booths, something warm. I don't like Craftsteak.

Also, I am looking for a Southern Italian "red sauce" type Italian place, good food preferably with booths or wood panneling as well. Many thanks.

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  1. The Golden Steer and the Steakhouse @ Circus Circus are ideal for what you are looking for. For Italian, I would go to Piero's or Ferraro's. All are fabulously Old World places minus one thing....old world pricing!!!

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    1. re: LVI

      Golden Steer. Hands-down, this is the place you want to go. Has the old school vibe to it along with the servers in tuxedos making caesar salad tableside along with bananas foster and cherries jubilee. Red pleather booths and fuzzy wallpaper. You'll love it!

      1. re: azbirdiemaker

        Another vote for Golden Steer. I took my friend's mom and sister there about a month ago and they couldn't stop raving about it. Old School Vegas steakhouse all the way, with plenty of history and excellent food and drinks.

    2. for italian - "red sauce" types - pasta mia, bertollini, nora's ( i can't remember if they have booths ) , my fav - bootlegger bistro, pasta shop. i consider ferraro's to be "high-end"

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      1. re: kjs

        Agreed about Ferraro's being high-end. I just can't get over going in there years ago (12+) for my batchelor party dinner and seeing Steve & Eydie sitting at the bar sipping martinis.

        1. re: LVI

          Golden Steer and Bootlegger Bistro.
          8 of us went to the Bootlegger the end of August and the food was great. Plus, the bill was only $238 for apps, dinner, desserts and drinks. And that included the tip!!!

          1. re: janzy

            Well we went to the Golden Steer. Great atmosphere, definitely old style, loved the booths.

            We got the summer special so had their mushrooms stuffed with seafood (I did not like these at all), toasted ravioli with marinara sauce ) which tasted good, chopped salad (which tasted good) and the New York Strip (small portion, I guess because it was a special) which was overcooked and just really did not taste that great to me. I did like the massive baked potato.

            The food at Circus Circus, IMHO, is way better.