Best place for A-5 Kobe in Las Vegas...
The two of us are going to be in Las Vegas the first week of May, and my partner and I are hankering to have our very first experience with A-5 grade Kobe steak. We've done some research, but I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for the best place for this? So far, Craftsteak and Stripsteak are frontrunners, but we're only basing this on reviews of other food at each. Obviously, we're expecting to shill out a quite a bit but if there are some comparable places, I wouldn't mind knowing where we'd get the most bang for our buck.
fyi..... i know that this post is from an out of towner looking to eat at a restaurant, but the butcher block (rainbow and warm springs) has started carrying a5 beef. we picked some up for a bbq for ncaa, and wow. as good as anywhere ive had it and only $140-150/lb depending on the cut, that day they only had tenderloin. much cheaper than paying $20-30 an ounce depending on where you go. it is worth checking out if anyones looking for a luxurious home bbq.
Thanks for the replies thus far - I guess I'm throwing the Kobe name out too freely, I just kind of assumed that if a restaurant of that calibre puts "Kobe" on the menu that it is. Live and learn.
CUT's menu lists a significantly lower price for their highest-end wagyu (about $100 less than the comparable servings at both Craftsteak and Michael Mina's Stripsteak). The menu also doesn't state what grade of meat this is, so I'm assuming they don't serve A5. Does anyone know what grade they do serve?
Interested in knowing if any of you have tried the wagyu at all of these places and can offer up a comparison? I've read some not-so-flattering things about Puck's various LV restos lately, so I was a bit wary of choosing CUT. I'll reconsider now.
Also, do any of these places outshine the others when it comes to sides? We're suckers for great steakhouse side dishes.