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Edge Steakhouse is Now Open at Westgate

July 30, 2015 at 12:35 PM | by | ()

Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad as we are still publishing through Friday.

The transformation of the Westgate from the LVH continued the other night with the opening of Edge Steakhouse. Once upon a time, steakhouse openings were common occurrences, but sadly (especially for Edge Vegas), this is no longer the case. Which is why the opening of Edge (not relation to Edge Vegas, btw) is exciting.

Billed as a fine dining option at Westgate, Edge Steakhouse promises an " innovative, modern twist on the traditional steakhouse." It's helmed by award-winning Chef Nick Lees. The menu features top quality Aged Prime Steaks, Snake River Farm Wagyu Beef, fresh fish and seafood. Some of the dining experiences touted by Edge a fresh seafood tower, a table0side prepared Caesar Salad and an array of micro-desserts (We're guessing you can grab a couple and not just one.)

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What We Just Learned About The Music at Carnevino is Awesome

July 7, 2015 at 4:59 PM | by | ()

This editor has been to Carnevino at The Palazzo three times but I never noticed the music playing inside the restaurant until my recent visit.

After being seated for dinner at 7:30 p.m., the restaurant was so quiet that I could hear the waiter offer the same specials to every table within 20 feet. Of course that changed as the night moved along and more customers came in (Las Vegas is not an early eatin' town.)

Chatter among guests increased slightly as did the faint strum of guitar rock. Yet the music continued to get louder as the night went on. I nearly thought Smashing Pumpkins was playing a concert in the distance. Maybe there was a Rock Of Ages party happening at the Carnevino annex across the hall.

As I was finishing dinner, my friends agreed that they heard the music too, but each of us heard it coming from a different place. Needless to say, I was determined to find out where the music was coming from, especially as ďGishĒ by Smashing Pumpkins was slowly increasing in volume. So I asked the waiter. And here's what he told me:

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Just One Dish: Steakhouse Grilled Ribeye Sandwich

Where: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89104
May 8, 2015 at 7:51 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

As a steakhouse traditionalist, I never thought I would be recommending a sandwich from a steakhouse but this isnít just any sandwich. When Chef Giffen of Top of the World fame made an appearance at McCallís Heartland Grill, also at Stratosphere, I asked him what he recommended. I figured he would say the filet or the boneless ribeye but I was surprised when he said I had to try the steakhouse grilled ribeye sandwich ($16).

Soft buttered bread with a crispy char-grilled top is piled high with thinly sliced pieces of ribeye that are tender and flavorful. The open-faced sandwich is then topped with crispy onion straws, mushrooms and a flavor-packed horseradish butter. Yep, thatís the second application for butter in this dish. The buttery goodness is so rich that this cheese lover didnít even notice the lack of cheese. It certainly didnít seem like it was missing. Served with a side of fries, this sandwich isnít for the faint of heart, or stomach. Iím happy to report it warms up well the next day.

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Returning to THE Steak House At Circus Circus

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
February 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

Just One Dish is replaced today by just one plate. Most high-end steakhouses list everything on their menu as a la carte. If you want side orders, youíll have to buy a serving usually meant for sharing. It's not really a big deal, but not the most economical way to eat. Many times, food is left uneaten or you end up eating more than you should.

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At SLS, Bazaar Doesn't Just Meat Expectations

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM | by | ()

Going to dinner is usually a simple process. You look at the menu, pick an appetizer, salad and entree, then eat. While thatís possible at Bazaar Meat, itís not how they recommend going about your meal. Just about every hotel on the Vegas Strip has a high-end steakhouse, nowadays. Bazaar Meat is considered the steakhouse at SLS Las Vegas, but itís so much more than that.

When I walked into Bazaar Meat, the aroma reminded me of Heritage Steakhouse at The Mirage due to the smell of burning wood in the air. There are numerous cooking devices in the open kitchen at Bazaar Meat, ranging from grills to a cotton candy machine. My party of five was seated at a huge butcher block table just off the kitchen. Judging by the giggling and amount of pictures taken, the Cotton Candy Foie Gras seemed to pique the interest of the ladies who'd ordered it at a nearby table. This playful starter seemed like it would have been fun, but my group was at Bazaar for the meat.

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Secret Steakhouse At Silver Sevens? Weíre On It!

Where: 4100 Paradise Road [map], 89169
October 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM | by | ()

Weíre always on the lookout for secret places to eat and drink in Vegas. Secret places are just more fun. Or, maybe itís that places that donít advertise have to deliver in order to survive. That certainly seems to be the case with Cosmopolitanís secret pizza. Whatever it is, weíre always excited to come across something thatís been hiding in plain sight.

A steakhouse doesnít seem like the kind of place you want to keep a secret, but thatís exactly the case at The Back Room restaurant inside Silver Sevens. With no reviews available for guidance, this writer set out to find out whatís happening at the new Silver Sevens steakhouse.

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Delmonico Serving Up Piedmontese Beef

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM | by | ()

Delmonico has always done things to set itself apart from the steakhouse crowd. In the Venetian|Palazzo, there are three other steak-specific places: Carnevino is Italian, Morels is French, and CUT is an LA/Beverly Hills style. And, none of them are slackers.

Delmonico has been going the extra mile to distinguish itself, adding unique meats to its signature Southern/Louisiana style, most notably a whole pig raised on Templeton Rye was turned into several "Snout to Tail" dishes. The restaurant also has added a truly interesting facet to their steak repertoire, one that many gourmands may not even be familiar with. It now has the exotic Piedmontese Beef.

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Why You Should Head To Fashion Show Mall For A 'Generous Pour'

Where: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
August 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM | by | ()

If you havenít been to the Capital Grille at Fashion Show Mall on The Strip, youíre missing out. Yes, itís a ďchain steakhouseĒ if you care to look at it that way, but itís so much more. The rapidly expanding brand has outposts in various cities now and if youíve tried the food, you may agree it is a solid option when looking for a steakhouse experience. In Las Vegas, thereís the added benefit of a Strip-side view. If you were ever thinking of trying Capital Grille, now is the time because the annual Generous Pour wine event running through August 31.

Wine lovers and the wine curious can make use of the promotion which allows guests to tack on a sommelier-selected wine pairing to their meals for an additional $25. If you look at the wine pairing menus at comparable Strip restaurants, itís easy to see this is a deal. While certain restaurants offer cheap (or free/included) pairings, the house wine is often of the Welchís grape juice ďvarietal.Ē

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Downtown Changes You Might Not Know About

July 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | ()

There's more happening in Downtown Vegas than fast-changing drinking laws. (Although, if you haven't heard yet, there's another you should be aware of.) Here's a roundup of what's taking place, from remodels to new spots to sip and sup:

Mermaid's is getting a substantial refresh. Its snack bar is up and running again after a week-long renovation according to our @sammasseur who also spied new casino carpeting, new slot chairs and even new slot machines themselves. Sam was told the casino bar along with the cashier cage are next in line for an update. The biggest news is that the casino will covert its slot machines from coin to TITO (Ticket In, Ticket Out) in about two months time.

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Checking Out The Charcoal Room At Palace Station

Where: 2411 W. Sahara Ave. [map], 89102
July 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM | by | ()

There was a time in Las Vegas recently where it felt like a week didnít go by without a new steakhouse opening. Steakhouses were a dining trend that was music to this carnivoreís ears. Now, just about every casino has a steakhouse so thereís not much new to experience on the steak front. Iíve been revisiting my favorites on the Vegas Strip like SW Steakhouse at Wynn and, more recently, Prime at Bellagio. Thereís nothing wrong with eating at restaurants known to provide great food and great service, but thereís something exciting about trying one that's new. Enter The Charcoal Room at Palace Station.

Palace Station is just off the Vegas Strip on Sahara near SLS Las Vegas. Itís an older casino and not the first place people consider for dining. That may change with some new dining options coming on board. The Charcoal Room is a locals' favorite at Santa Fe Station and just opened its second location at Palace Station. If the locals like The†Charcoal Room†then thereís a good chance that we would be in for a solid meal at fair prices and thatís exactly what we had.

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Must Do: Essential Las Vegas Steakhouses

July 10, 2014 at 6:53 PM | by | ()

What defines the dining character of Vegas (more than buffets)? The all-American steakhouse, of course!

Steakhouses in Las Vegas run the gambit from classic ranch house-style (The Steakhouse at Circus Circus) and high-concept dining spots (Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris) to hip "clubstraunts" (STK at the Cosmopolitan). With the immense variety, it's easy to strike out on your own and hit a dud. Not all steakhouses are created equal, but there are a handful that really make their mark as "essential." There are many that serve up an amazing steak or have an amazing story to go along with them (Herbs & Rye among the best of both), but few are so egregious to miss as those below.

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At Golden Nugget, Vic & Anthony's Wants You To Take Another Look

Where: 129 Fremont Street [map], 89101
July 3, 2014 at 6:17 PM | by | ()

Downtown's changing dining scene has been a roller coaster of big names and unique concepts hanging their shingle in the revamped retro spaces that define the area. One thing we haven't seen is a bigwig of old Vegas try and reposition themselves to rope in new attention... (wait for it)... until now.

Vic & Anthony's at Golden Nugget has been doing the classic Vegas steakhouse thing for a while, but their Executive Chef Eric Stetcher is now serving up some rather interesting dishes.

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