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Feb 17, 2001 01:08 PM

Best Steak in Las Vegas

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Going there soon. Naturally, I'll be going to Lotus of Siam. But, I was wondering, among the more carnivorous chowhounds choices, where is the best steak in Vegas?

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  1. At the risk of exposing a secret pleasure, the Cowboy Rib-Eye at Star Canyon is pretty darn good. Pair it with a nice bottle of wine, one of those Southwestern Caesar Salads and any of the desserts, and you have some pretty darn good chow.

    It's not a classic steak preparation, but it rivals some of the best I've had in the Midwest.

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      Michael Shriro

      Try Michael's in the Barbary Coast.

      A few things about Michael's you should know. This is a small room. So, there are only two seatings. Also, it's not cheap. In fact, the steaks cost twice what most steak places charge ($50 for a 10 oz Filet).

      However, the service is wonderful and the food is great. The Caesar salad is hand made at the table with raw egg. Shrimp cocktail comes in lighted igloos. And how many places do you know still serve Cherries Jubilee, Bananas Foster and Crepes Suzett? Michael's is a throwback to the 1950's at least.

      And, yes the steak is great.

      1. Although I haven't tried either of them, quite a few people give high praise to Prime in the Bellagio and Delmonico's in the Venetian.

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        1. re: Mike C

          I had an excellent NY strip steak at Prime (Bellagio). Once you have selected your preferred cut of meat, you then have a choice of many different preparations/ is a nice touch and allows for experimentation. The other bonus is a solid, varied menu, with very good choices from appetizers through desserts. It's not just a one-dimensional steakhouse. Of course, it is not inexpensive, but that is par for the course.

        2. Just got back from LV. After a terrific lunch at LOS, stumbled on Charlie Palmer's Steaks in the Four Seasons Hotel.

          This has got to be one of the best looking and most comfortable restaurants I have ever been in. Perfect lighting and many of the tables for two are made up of the most well upholstered love seats I have ever sat upon.

          Everything on the menu is straightforward but enhanced by an interesting twist. I had the 11 oz. Filet Mignon with roasted shallot au jus. At $29 a veritable LV bargain. It was delicious and cooked exactly as ordered (charred/rare).

          My wife had the sea bass, which she also said was as good as she had ever tasted. Her's was preceded by a roasted beet salad with roquefort that she is still talking about.

          The only complaint is the wine list. Extensive but very pricey (but then, again, that's LV). Had a bottle of '97 Erath Pinot Noir. At $50 it may have been the least expensive bottle on the list, but it was also quite appealing.

          I certainly don't know if this is the best steak house in LV, but I know it's the one I'll be going back to.

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          1. re: Bob Brooks

            Finally!! Somebody with a review of Charlie Palmer Steak - my wife and I are foodies and have decided to try the place nexy month. Seen this dude on tv -thanks for the review - we're going for it!

            1. re: Chuck

              I haven't been to Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse myself, although I've heard very good reports about it. But do understand that you are unlikely to have Charlie Palmer, himself, in the kitchen.

              He visits Las Vegas often, but is based in New York.

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            Jan/Fred Berman

            We had a great chateaubriand and extras at Delmonico's.We had a terrible time at Smith and Wollensky's new restaurant on Las Vegas Blvd. We had tough steaks with little flavor with ridiculous prices for small quantities of side dishes that they said were served family style.