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When Gordon Ramsay Steak opened at Paris Las Vegas last year, it was the toughest table in town but garnered pretty darn good reviews from the fortunate early-goers. Another VegasChatter writer gambled on the menu's higher prices and walked away with one of his top five steaks of the year.
With Ramsay expanding his restaurant empire seemingly into any space with a heartbeat over the past year, we wondered how his Vegas first held up under his ever diversifying attention. When the occasion recently arose to splurge on a unique dining experience, this writer took the plunge for his first visit to GR Steak.
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Now, two months later, the resort is feeling a bit more confident about discussing the expected launch of Heritage Steak:
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A while back, we were told that the Silverado Steakhouse at South Point was one of those hidden Vegas gems. Recently, we finally got a chance to check it out. Many casinos will tuck their best restaurants away from the entrance so you have to walk through the casino before you reach your destination. That's not the case with Silverado, which is located by the main entrance and garage parking.
Arriving early for our dinner reservation allowed us to take that lap through the casino, anyway. Thankfully, the Silverado Steakhouse is located by the door and fresh air so we could get the smoke out of our eyes from the walk. There is no bar inside the Silverado Steakhouse, rather it's a few feet outside of the restaurant if you want to meet people.
Holly Madison surprised and shocked us a few weeks ago. For the most part she's been out of the Vegas limelight since leaving Peepshow. First of all, this writer didn't realize that she frequented The Steakhouse at Circus Circus. It's not one of the celebrity hotspots we're used to seeing her at. But, we digress. The real shocker from Holly was the following tweet about the butter at The Steakhouse:
Had an amazing dinner @circusvegas Steakhouse as always-they need to bring back the cow-shaped butter, tho!— Holly Madison (@hollymadison) January 7, 2013
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It's been just over two months since The Range shuttered at Harrah's to make way for a Ruth's Chris. But, if the Internet can be believed, the resort will soon be able to offer a steakhouse to guests again.
Word has it that Ruth's Chris will make its Harrah's debut in time for the Big Game on February 3. Even better news is that the new steakhouse will keep the same floor-to-ceiling views of the Strip that were offered by The Range. While design renderings have not been revealed, a press release issued last year detailed "a rich yet modern setting showcasing classic Las Vegas images overlaid with the New Orleans color and flavor from the historic restaurant’s roots."
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The Mirage is down two restaurants these days with the closure of BB King's back in November and Kokomo's just this past weekend. There's still no announced plans for the former, but the latter, just-off-the-lobby eatery has already been claimed by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.
The new experience will be a steakhouse (Colicchio's second in Vegas after Craftsteak at MGM Grand), but had been unnamed. Today, that changed when the resort announced the coming venture as Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak. Look for it to make its debut this summer.
We've said before that SW Steakhouse at Wynn is one of our favorite steakhouses in Las Vegas. With all the steakhouses opening over the past couple years, its been a while since our last visit. That had to change and we're glad it did. Las Vegas tends to have less traffic after Thanksgiving until Christmas Day, but SW was packed last Saturday. There was not an open seat in the house. Thankfully, we made our reservation well in advance.
The crowded restaurant had no effect on our party as we were seated in a private dining room. Much like our last visit to SW Steakhouse, the service was fantastic rivaled only by the great service at Delmonico Steakhouse. A waitstaff that works as a team seems to make every dining experience better since the service is more efficient. All of this was topped by an amazing meal.
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We had assumed Eva Longeria's second go at the Strip restaurant scene, SHe by Morton's (a steakhouse just for her), would be just another Vegas delay. But, here we are on December 5 and it's still actively touting a New Year's Eve debut on social media.
We know what SHe sounds like, a concept so
strange surprising that it will definitely call for an in-person visit. (Don't worry. We'll report back.) But, while there will be lots of spectacle surrounding dinners at SHe, what about the most important thing? The steak? Vegas Magazine sheds a tiny bit of light on how SHe plans to be a cut above the rest in its December/January issue:
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If you're hoarding your cash and squeezing every penny ahead of the fiscal cliff, Station Casinos has got your back.
While prices at Strip restaurants can be enough to give us indigestion (more on that soon), Station is actually lowering prices for pasta and steak lovers. Menu pricing has been cut for all Pasta Cucina restaurants (find them inside Boulder, Palace, Texas and Sunset Station) as well as Broiler Steak & Seafood (Boulder and Palace Station), Fuego (Fiesta Henderson), The Charcoal Room (Santa Fe Station), Austins (Texas Station) and Sonoma Cellar (Sunset Station).
Great PR move? Yes. More than just minuscule savings? Surprisingly, yes, too.
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We haven't visited N9NE Steakhouse at Palms in a while so when a friend recommended it for dinner, we decided give it a whirl again. This writer's first visit was good. That visit was a few years ago and found a very modern decor along with good (not great) eats. Since then, nothing much at N9NE has changed. Chef Barry remains and the food is still good (not great). Meantime, the once cool decor seems a bit dated.
We sat down to our table and our waiter was quick to stop by. After planning to have a simple Grey Goose and soda, we were swayed to try the sangria on the cocktail menu. Sangria is always better by the pitcher, but the glass of extra fruity wine was nice. We just wanted to get the ball rolling with food so dinner started with a simple Caesar salad. The salad was fine, but nothing special. This salad could have easily been pulled from the Palms buffet and nobody would be surprised. Consider our palette whet for the main course.
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We love steak and are always excited to try a new or different steakhouse. This year brought a few new steakhouses to Las Vegas. Some were winners and some weren't. We visited many of them, but we also visited many existing steakhouses for the first time, too.
Here are our favorites among what we've tried out this year. You can see last year's favorite steakhouses here.
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Last year, Delmonico at The Venetian topped our list of top 5 steakhouses in Las Vegas. As good as the steak is at Delmonico, the service has always been better. This writer actually had the best meal of his life at Delmonico a few years ago for a friend's bachelor party. That night wasn't just about a great steak, but it was the entire experience that included a table-side caesar salad preparation, good wine, 12 waiters all presenting the steak simultaneously, and simply sharing the night with great friends.
Delmonico is a traditional steakhouse in that there are very little frills. Contrasting the traditional atmosphere is the minimalist decor. The room is airy and a very comfortable place to eat. Unlike places like Gordon Ramsey Steak, you won't be inches away from the people next to you.