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I love my steaks! Over the years, I have read such great reviews about various Vegas steakhouses. Here are the ones I have visited recently. If anyone has good suggestions on others to try, please recommend.

SW Steakhouse (Wynn):
This is my favorite out of all the steakhouses I have tried. I have been twice and was not disappointed each time. The steaks and sides were perfectly cooked, and the steaks came with three sauces. Also, the ambiance (although Vegas-like and cheesy for some) is really nice. You can sit outdoors by the lake with music and shows every half hour or so. Service was excellent. I put a note on open table that we were celebrating a birthday and they came with birthday dessert at end without prompting. I will be back!

Mastro's Ocean Club (Crystals City Center):
I love Mastro's in Los Angeles, so I thought I would try the one in Vegas due to high reviews. I was not disappointed. The steak was perfectly cooked and not too salty. The service was excellent. The ambiance was also nice with neat architecture and decor instead Crystals. The standout items are definitely the seafood appetizers. It comes on a bed of dry ice and is really fresh, even though we are in the dead middle of the dessert.

Craftsteak (MGM Grand):
I'm a sucker. I love Top Chef, and this is Tom's restaurant. I read raving reviews about this place. I came one year during Thanksgiving and was very, very disappointed. The steak came lukewarm to cold, like it had been sitting out too long before the waiter brought it to the table. Everything was super salty. I am a true believer in the natural taste of a good steak, without all the sauces and salt. The service was okay, but I don't think I will ever return.

Cut (Venetian):
I was so excited to finally get to visit Cut. I read such raving reviews about this place, and I have never been to Cut, even though I live in L.A. When the chance arose for me to go to the one in Vegas, I was super excited. However, everything fell flat. The service was pretty decent, but the food was not good. The steak was super salty, almost to the point where all I tasted was the salt and not the actual meat, even we had specifically requested low sodium. The waygu steak was similarly blah. It was a huge disappointment, and I will definitely not be back. For the price point, I expected to be blown away.

So, in conclusion, I highly recommend both SW and Mastro's Ocean Club. Both have excellent steaks, sides, and seafood. SW gets a slight edge for the neat ambiance that you probably can't get anywhere else, outside of Vegas.

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  1. If you like dry aged beef, Carnevino in the Venetian is amazing. Great sides too. Smith and Wolensky on the strip across from the Monte Carlo (I think) always gets an amazing crust on the outside of a beautifully tender steak