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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 | Comments (12)

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 | Comments (10)

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 | Comments (6)

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 | Comments (2)

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 | Comments (3)

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 | Comments (7)

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 | Comments (2)

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 | Comments (9)

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 | Comments (15)

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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Sanity Prevails: SHe SHutters

Where: 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89158
June 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM | by | Comments (3)

After a somewhat predictable social experiment in an Eva Longoria-helmed steakhouse, SHe by Mortonís has finally served itís last plate of ďMac N SHeESE.Ē (Yes, that was a real menu item.)

Itís the culmination of the question: If we put an actress/fashion designer (Eva Longoria) in charge of a steakhouse, will that be a success? Unfortunately, there wasnít a sane person in that room so the bizarre identity crisis of SHe opened at the Shops at Crystals mall in December of 2012 (in the spot that once held Beso, also by Longoria). It was a nightclub (for seven weeks, once), a fashion show (runway and all), a burlesque immersive show (kind of thing), and something approaching the definition of a steakhouse.

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Heritage Steak Now Serving Afternoon Bites

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
May 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM | by | Comments (6)

We're not sure what meal to call it, but if hunger strikes between lunch and dinner, The Mirage wants you to live mas think steak. Heritage Steak, that is.

The Tom Colicchio steakhouse has opened its lounge to patrons who just can't wait for dinner to be served. It's now offering a limited menu from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Anthony's Prime Steak At M Resort Is Worth The Trip

Where: 12300 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89044
February 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

M Resort is one of the nicest hotels in all of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it's located away from the action of both The Strip and Downtown and is sometimes forgotten, even by people that live in Las Vegas (ahem, this guy). That's sad, but it leaves M Resort as a special place for people that enjoy a more relaxed Vegas experience.

Recently, this writer's intention of trying a new restaurant on the Vegas Strip was detoured when the idea of trying Anthonyís Prime Steak and Seafood at M Resort came up. This was the excuse I needed to drive a few miles away from The Strip to spend some time at M and I'm glad we did.

Anthonyís is located at the east end of the casino with many of its other dining options. Itís convenient to the lobby and parking lot. When I sat down Tuesday night, the restaurant was entirely empty but tables began filling by the time my dinner had ended. This was a night for steak so there was no funny business before receiving an 18 oz. dry aged, bone-in filet mignon.

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