Top 10: Las Vegas's Best Steakhouses

Las Vegas is home to some of the best steakhouses in the world. Almost every major Las Vegas Casino, Hotel or Resort has a steakhouse (or many steakhouses).  World renown Chefs, such as José Andrés, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck each have made their mark on the Las Vegas Steakhouse. We at Party Pantheon love steak and feel that eating steaks in Las Vegas is one of the highlights of each and every trip. We recommend that you splurge and experience an excellent meal on your visit to Sin City, these Steakhouse are not Outback! Below, we have compiled our list of the Top 10 Las Vegas Steakhouses. And if you are still having problems finding a steakhouse in Las Vegas reference our handy Las Vegas Steakhouse list. We recommend making reservations for your party well before arrival to these fine establishments.

Surf and Turf at The Steakhouse

10. The Steakhouse - Circus Circus Las Vegas is getting quite long in the tooth at this point it its history and its not known for its epicurean delights. But, believe it or not, The Steakhouse (creative name huh?) at Circus Circus is well known as a authentic quality must visit steakhouse on the Las Vegas strip. Why you ask? It is known for its quality steaks, classic steakhouse fare, masculine decor and affordable prices. It's menu hits all the marks: NY Strip, Porterhouse, Bone in Ribeye and the Filet Mignon. Steaks are even aged onsite in a dry aging room. If you want a quality steak that is not horrible on your pocketbook this is your place.  

9. Strip Steak - We move to the complete opposite end of the strip to Mandalay Bay and Michael Mina's Strip Steak.  This restaurant is situated a bit off the casino floor on the way to the Mandalay Bay Convention center.  Don't let its location fool you, this is one of Mina's best spots in town (there are quite a number of Michael Mina restaurants in Las Vegas). They specialize in Angus and Wagyu beef but do not miss the sides.

Bone in Rib Eye at Strip Steak

8. SW Steakhouse - Adorned with the initials of the resort's former Owner and CEO Steve Wynn, SW Steakhouse is the first of one of the most well know steakhouses in Las Vegas on our List.  This steakhouse is known for its classy upscale representation of the classic Steakhouse. The steaks are not the only rare sight on the menu as the restaurant has a stunning view of Wynn's Lake of Dreams. Do eat the Chili Rubbed Double Rib Eye or any of the Wagyu selection. Prices aren't for the faint-of-heart with the Porterhouse clocking in at $148 and Wagyu selections over $200. Come hungry and willing to spend at this fabulous Las Vegas Steak House.

The Patio at SW Steakhouse

 Rib Eye at Craft Steak

Rib Eye at Craft Steak

7. Craft Steak - By Top Chef Host Tom Colicchio, Craft Steak is tucked away in MGM Grand's restaurant Row.  One of the first major Las Vegas Celebrity Chef Steak House, Craft Steak Continues to produce fine food and times. It is now considered a Las Vegas Classic. Try the NY Strip, A5 Wagyu, Hen of the Wood Mushroom (amazing) and the Potato Purée.

6. Bavette's - Bavette's is one of the newest Steakhouses on this list and in Las Vegas. Located Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo), it is a outpost of a Chicagoland Favorite Steakhouse by the same name.  The interior is dark and mysterious, steaks and sides excellent. Steaks can come pepper crusted with sides of sauce. Bavette's also boasts a great cocktail program specializing in Old Fashions. Do try the Chicago Cut Rib eye, Steak Frites, Old Overholt Old Fashion and their amazing Cheese Burger.

 Petite Filet with Steak Salt at Bavette's

Petite Filet with Steak Salt at Bavette's

The view from the patio at Prime

5. Prime - What's better at Prime; the views or the steaks? We here at Party Pantheon are hard pressed to give either the crown as they are both spectacular. Located in the Bellagio with a patio that is on the Lagoon, you will have a front row seat to the Bellagio fountain show.  The Steaks are cooked to perfection, as you would expect from a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant.  Do sit on the patio. Do eat a Peppercorn-crusted New York Strip steak. Do order the onion rings (best I have had in my life). Do enjoy your wine.

4. Gordon Ramsay Steak - Gordon Ramsay Steak is veritable outpost of meat. This restaurant was Chef Ramsay's first venture in Las Vegas.  Located at Paris you enter through an archway that is intended to simulate the English Channel Tunnel (chunnel).  Once you exit the other side you are transported into England and the home of Gordon Ramsay. The steaks here are impeccable. The Porterhouse for two was exquisite. But don't forget the signature Gordon Ramsay Beef Wellington (give extra time for this one as they cook it to order!).  Finally don't forget to save room for the sticky toffee pudding.  

3. Cut - Cut is Wolfgang Puck's take on a steakhouse located in Palazzo. Cut is known for their comprehensive selection of beef. The menu is separated into sections designating the location of origin and feed style of each steak.  On the menu you will find numerous cuts of beef from each of the following: USDA prime steaks from Illinois and Nebraska, grass fed beef from Australia, American Wagyu from Snake River Idaho and Japansese Wagyu from Miyazaki Prefecture.  This is a beef connoisseur's heaven. Add a slab of point Reyes blue cheese to any steak to crank it up a notch.  

 Piedmontese Cow

Piedmontese Cow

2. Delmonico - Continuing the Celebrity Chef trend is Delmonico in the Venetian. This restaurant is headed by Emeril Lagasse and named after the famed and Original New York City Steakhouse Delmonico. The menu covers classic steak fare with the typical Lagasse New Orleans style additions such as Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The steaks are pretty typical for Las Vegas with Prime cuts and 100% Japanese Wagyu selections. However there a quiet a special option on the menu: Italian Piedmontese beef. These cows are known for their intense musculature that continues to grow throughout its life. They look like body builders. This leaves the resulting beef  low on fat but remains very tender and full of beef flavor. Amazing!

1. Bazaar Meat - The number one steak house on our list is Bazaar Meat (note: the spelling of Bazaar).  This establishment is ran by Celebrity Chef José Andrés andSLS Las Vegas and is called a Tapas Style steakhouse. Now many people think of tapas as small dishes, but in this sense think of sharing dishes. Steaks are typically ordered by the kilogram to be shared by the entire table. Thier meat ranges from Typical steak cuts to exotic, all are cooked to 46 degrees C (read rare). They have 5 kitchens each specializing in a different preparation of food. Once speciality to try is the Vaca Vieja - an 8 year old dairy cow retired and harvested for beef, its taste is much more pronounced and will leave your wanting more.  Try the Foie gras lollipops, beef carpaccio, beef tartare, suckling pig and all of the steaks. Make sure to come with a group to be able to try it all. Did I mention A5 Wagyu grilled on a traditional Japanese Ishiyaki Grilling stone? This place has it all!

Massive porterhouse at Bazaar Meats

Special Mention

Carnevino - If it wasn't closing on July 27th, Carnevino would be Party Pantheon's choice for best steak house in Las Vegas.  Carnevino is considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas, this is without mentioning the beef. The beef is out of this world: "Carnevino beef is often beyond regular USDA prime standards for marbling and flavor and is hormone and antibiotic free." The Fiorentina is an essential take on the Italian version of the porterhouse (not cheap at $170). The sides are so good including hand made pasta, Italian style fried calamari and, the amazing mashed potatoes with a poached egg on top. Finally their crowning achievement: the riserva steaks.  Aged in their himalayan salt room for up to 240 days, these steaks have gone beyond they typical dry aging process. Notes of funk and blue cheese permeate these stakes. At $100 an inch they aren't horrible deal. Get one while you can and share with the table!