Seafood and Steak in Las Vegas
- kang Jan 11, 2006 06:33 PM
I've been checking through the boards but still can't seem to figure out where I can get great seafood in Vegas. In particular, how is Aquaknox at the Venetian, and are Michael Mina at the Bellagio or Seablue at MGM any better?
Also, looking to chow down on some great steak. Been to Peter Luger's in NY and chains like Ruth's Chris, Lawry's and Morton's. Are steak places in Vegas up to par with these restaurants?
Vegas has some very good steak places indeed! I'm no expert, but I've eaten at Ruth's Chris, and would say that SW Steakhouse (Wynn Las Vegas) is far superior, and Delmonico Steakhouse (Venetian) is almost as good as SW. There are a number of other steak places I haven't tried but which also get top marks, e.g., Prime Steakhouse (Bellagio). Be warned that the places I've mentioned are very expensive; you can easily exceed $100/person.
The best steak I've had in Las Vegas is at Hank's in the Green Valley Ranch casino. If you don't want to stray far from The Strip, see my review on Chowhound (see below in the message board) about Mon Ami Gabi. I found their hunks of meat to be quite enjoyable.
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I've been to Morton's, BOA, Lawry's, and Ruth Chris... but I have to say the BEST steak in vegas is at Smith & Wollensky on the strip near MGM. It is a bit pricey - about the same as Morton's but worth it. Envy inside the Renaissance hotel near the Las vegas convention center is also wonderful... only problem I have had there is everytime I ask for medium-rare - i get a well done steak. So I just sent it back and I get a med-rare. I just feel so bad for sending it back. So make sure if you want to order med-rare, you tell the server twice so they know how to cook it (supposedly since they have a lot of international guests, they are used to cooking the steaks well done, but idk).
i went to BOA last trip to vegas for lunch and food was great and service was great too. me and gf were the only people dining so we had two people serving us and cleaning up. i usually only go to restaurants that are not here in LA, i went to delmonicos a few years ago and the steak was so-so service as well. I hear high marks for craftsteak and would like to try that sometime. anyone else have any ideas for non chain steak places in vegas?
re: AGENT FOODIE
n9ne in palms...but it's loud/hip, stripsteak is worth a try, prime ....very nice but as i've said before, feels like a high end restaurant and not a steakhouse...i do not care for smith wollensky, and yes, craftsteak is worthwhile ...but please be prepared...all these places cost serious $$$$ !!
Michael Mina at Bellagio is excellent, been there several times and the food is always good with superb service. My one point of advice would be to not go too late (like after a show) because one time they had fun out of the special for a 9:30 reservation after the Cirque du Soleil "O". Haven't been to Aquanox but have heard good things. Another place to look at is Bartolotta at Wynn. It is a Mediterranean/Italian place with fresh seafood flown in daily. They have a menu item that is whole cooked fish which they prepare tableside...pretty impressive. As for steak, they are all good....I've heard Nine at Palms is great. Have a great time! Check out the Beatles Love show at Mandalay Bay if you can; it's amazing.