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CmdrTulkas Oct 27, 2008 08:01 PM

Hey everyone, I'm heading to Las Vegas for my brother's bachelor party and Saturday night is the big dinner night. I'm looking for a great place to take 5 guys and enjoy a great steak. So far my research has taken me to these places:

1. N9NE
2. Charlie Palmer
3. Austin’s Steakhouse
4. Delmenico’s
5. Craftsteak
6. Strip House
7. SW Steakhouse
8. Vic and Anthonys
9. Lawry’s Prime Rib

Once again, I'm just looking for a place with a great atmosphere to take 5 guys and enjoy a great steak. Thanks for all your help.

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    lindainwi Dec 1, 2008 07:00 PM

    I would have suggested AJ's at Hard Rock for a bachelor party... however it is closed/closing. The best steak I've ever had anywhere, let alone in Vegas, was a Mario Batali's Carnevino @ Palazzo. Great steak, wonderful sides and a wine list for all tastes and budgets.

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      LVI Dec 2, 2008 04:46 AM

      Not to mention the $150 steak for 2 for those that are "budget-minded". Or maybe some of those $40+ pastas for the middle of the table. Maybe someone aught to point out to those fat cats Mr. Batali and Mr. Bastianich that this country is in the worst economic shape since the great depression. Not even the great Peter Lugers charges close to Mr Batali's prices. Not to mention that you are getting non-certified non-prime USDA beef. Yeah they say their "BBL beef is often beyond regular USDA prime standards...". But seriously, I have a Bridge for sale too!

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        jenga66 Dec 2, 2008 03:04 PM

        LVI, I agree with you. I am going to be in Vegas this weekend and I will be interested to see if I notice a change since my last visit 6 months ago. LV posters to this board seem to be infatuated with celebrity chef theme restaurants, and the more they can brag about how much they spent the better. Some of the Celeb restaurants are very good, but a lot are very mediocre (I'm looking at you Wolfgang) and I think that everyone knows that Batali, Keller, Puck, Trotter, et al., have not set foot in these kitchens since the day after opening (if ever).

        That said I will probably checking out Bouchon and Enoteca San Marco on the weekend, so my hypocrisy is duly noted.

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          azbirdiemaker Dec 2, 2008 06:39 PM

          TK is at Bouchon at least 4 times a year, usually more. That might seem like next to nothing but keep in mind that he's in the kitchen at TFL or Per Se probably 250 days out of the year.

          Just my .02

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      jpc8015 Oct 28, 2008 09:39 PM

      I had the best steak of my life at Stripsteak in Mandalay Bay and it appears that they have stocked the front of the house staff with pretty young females so it seems perfect for a bachelor party.

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        toncasmo Oct 30, 2008 10:30 AM

        i totally agree with N9NE. perfect place for a bachelor party

      2. azbirdiemaker Oct 28, 2008 05:18 PM

        To me, this is a no-brainer.

        N9NE is the best bet. For a group of *5 GUYS* for a bachelor party, this is almost the perfect location. The location can't get any better for eye candy and it's got that hip/stylish/clubby vibe that I think you'll find suits your group. Not to mention the food is pretty much always on point. The steaks are well portioned and really good quality and the truffled gnocchi side dish they serve is so good it should be illegal. Love the rock shrimp app and the garbage salad as well.

        The others that you mention are all good places ( except for Delmonico which I absolutely hate ... but that's personal opinion ), but they all lack that certain pizazz that I would be looking for during a bachelor party weekend.

        If N9NE ultimately doesn't fit the bill, perhaps give Stripsteak ( Mandalay ) a try. It's got a similar upbeat/hip atmosphere as N9NE without going overboard and they do a good job with the food as well.

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          LVI Oct 31, 2008 11:36 AM

          Spot on w/Delmonico's. Most over-rated over-hyped steak joint in Las Vegas.

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            azbirdiemaker Oct 31, 2008 01:16 PM

            ... and that's putting it lightly.

            That place gets so much love from these boards and word of mouth and it's nowhere near the hype. I've tried it 3 times ( 2 too many, I'm afraid ... ) and each time it was just awful. Everything from the flavor of the food to the service to the prices. I'll never dine there again.

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          Eric Oct 27, 2008 08:15 PM

          As the name suggests, Lawrys is not a steakhouse. Except for a fish dish and a steak, the rest of the menu is various cuts of prime rib. Austins is located in Texas Station in North Las Vegas and us well north of downtown and the Strip. The area around the hotel is not the best at night.

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