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Aug 26, 2010 03:47 PM

Slightly seedy/old school steakhouse with great food?

Going to Vegas for Labor Day with my best friend. We want to have one great steak dinner. New York steaks, martinis, good salads or vegetable sides, and desserts.

We've been to Vegas a lot. We like to find places that are a little off the beaten path, or maybe slightly old-school or a bit seedy (maybe "fading rose" is a better term), as long as the food is good and the people-watching is just as good. We don't want a "hush hush" steakhouse or one that's too much of an LA scene.

I've had steak at Hugo's Cellar (not bad), The Golden Steer (it was a bit too empty and while the steaks were good, sides were not), CarneVino (great but not right for this), Onda (not right for this), Kokomo's (same)...probably forgetting a few.

Should I try Circus Circus next? Never done it and seems like it might fit the bill. Or is there some other steakhouse I'm missing?

Thanks. Price is not really a concern. Meat-wise, I don't need anything fancier than a great New York steak.

Golden Steer
308 West Sahra, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Hugo's Cellar
202 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. I am in Vegas every year for tradeshows and no trip is complete without a trip to Del Frisco's. Buddy from CHI (they know beef) recommended it a few years back, and it's a MUST DO ever since... Yes, it is a chain (I think there are 5 or 6 of them in the U.S.) but everything is top notch. Usually, some great bone in cuts, great apps (crabcake!) huge winelist, nice STEAKHOUSE feel. Not cheap but nothing in Vegas really is.... definitely worth the 10 minute cab ride off the strip IMHO.

    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Las Vegas
    3925 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169

    1. oh yeah... but not really seedy... just a tremendous steak.

      Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Las Vegas
      3925 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169

      1. Circus Circus would be it then. Back when we used to live there, we heard good things and decided to go. The restaurant itself is old school steak house and when you enter the aging room is right there. All in all good with very reasonable prices. The scary part is getting to the restaurant. Even the gangstas wear cheap metal chains not gold one if that helps you visualize the ambiance outside the restaurant.

        1. Check out Piero's. It is a fun, old-school spot. Officially Italian, but they have a great NY steak.

          1. CircusCircus is the place. Great dry-aged beef, good salads, but just OK sides. Restaurant itself is elegant, but the surrounding casino (which you can't avoid walking through) more than makes up for it in seediness.