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The tradition of a steak dinner in Las Vegas dates back to the legalization of gambling in 1905. Today, the legend lives on at numerous locations – from wallet-friendly options to I-hope-you-can-charge-this-to-the-company-expense-account prices! The good news is you don’t have to go to a place named after a celebrity chef to get a steak that will knock your socks off. Different restaurants have excellent options at a fraction of Strip prices.

From pricey to just right, check out all of these popular Las Vegas steakhouses across the valley.

Strip Steakhouses

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres

Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm daily

Inside the newly renamed Sahara Hotel/Casino (it was the Sahara for decades, then SLS for a few years, now Sahara again) at the north end of The Strip is Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres. Jose Andres is, of course, a James Beard award-winner and a recipient of a Michelin star.

In The Bazaar, he promises a “wild and wonderful celebration of the carnivorous.” In addition to its main dining menu and wine list, the restaurant offers multiple tasting menus, menus for vegetarians and pescatarians, and a celiac menu.

The main dining menu is highlighted by a suckling pig (24 hours’ notice required), bone-in ribeye steaks from Oregon, California, or Texas, Wagyu or Kobe beef from Japan, and “meats from the sea” (shrimp, octopus, and lobster). There are a variety of vegetable and potato sides.

Bazaar Meat

Restaurant Tips

Prices: Starters range from $9 to $48, steaks $45 to $145 (some cuts are priced per pound or per ounce, topped by Kobe Eye of the Rib for $65/oz), and the tasting menus $205 to $290 per person

Dress Code: “Casual elegant attire encouraged,” with the note “no flip flops, baseball caps or swimwear allowed”

Reservations: Strongly Suggested (Required for one of two private rooms)

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Hours:  Sun – Thurs – 5 pm to 10 pm  |  Fri & Sat – 5 pm to 11 pm

Wolfgang Puck’s CUT Steakhouse at the Venetian Hotel/Casino promises a “contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse through global influences,” and is one of the busiest restaurants on The Strip. Meat lovers have their choice of Prime US beef, American Wagyu or Japanese Wagyu.

Non-beef choices include scallops, sole, lobster, chicken, and rack of lamb. Starters range from a daily sashimi duo to steak tartare to roasted pork belly. The wine list boasts more than 500 international selections.

Restaurant Tips

Starters range from $31 to $80, steaks $89 to $360, dinners for two $325 to $450, and desserts $20 to $22

Reservations are strongly suggested


Hours: 5 pm to 11 pm daily

Across The Strip at Bellagio, with a priceless view of the famous fountains from its outdoor patio, is PRIME Steakhouse. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has crafted an impressive menu of steaks, seafood, and lamb that Japanese Wagyu Beef highlights. Salmon, sea bass, Dover sole, and chicken also are available.

PRIME Steakhouse at the Bellagio

Restaurant Tips

Prices: Starters range from $21 to $36, steaks $80 to $138, Wagyu $360 to $720, Porterhouse for two $225

Dress code: Business casual  |  Women – “elegant and dressy”  |  Men – collared shirts, pants, closed-toed shoes

Reservations: Strongly suggested

The Steak House at Circus Circus

Hours: Sun – Fri – 4 pm to 9 pm  |  Sat – 4 pm to 10 pm

After Circus Circus opened on The Strip in 1968, it made its reputation as a place for families to get cheap food in mass quantities at its popular buffet. In the early 1990s, the adults finally got a proper sit-down restaurant with THE Steak House at Circus Circus.

Diners can see the Midwestern beef dry-aged in a glass-enclosed room while the cuts are prepared on an open-hearth mesquite charcoal broiler.

Restaurant Tips

Dress code: smart casual (no tank tops)

Reservations: Suggested on Weekends and holidays

SW Steakhouse: Dinner on the Lake of Dreams

Hours:  Sun – Thurs – 5:30 pm to 10 pm  |  Fri & Sat – 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Inside the Wynn is SW Steakhouse, where the food is as amazing as the Lake of Dreams show that unfolds before your eyes as you eat. The diverse menu includes certified Kobe beef, Japanese and US Wagyu, and Midwestern and California steaks featuring both wet-aged and dry-aged cuts.

Lobster, crab, scallops, branzino, sole, salmon, lamb, and chicken dishes are available, and there’s even a vegan menu!

SW Steakhouse

Restaurant Tips

Prices: Starters $24 to $64, steaks $74 to $300, double cuts $170 to $195, entrees $46 to $98, desserts $14 to $24

Dress code: Upscale casual chic, with collared shirts recommended. No athletic wear or flip-flops.

Reservations: Strongly suggested

Off-Strip Steakhouses

The Golden Steer

Hours:  Daily 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm

No review of Vegas steakhouses would be complete (or legitimate) without discussing The Golden Steer in depth.

In a town that has seen innumerable restaurants come and go over the years, Golden Steer has phenomenal staying power, operating at the exact location at 308 West Sahara Ave since 1958!

Members of the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., and Nat “King” Cole and Elvis Presley, were regulars back in the day. In 2009, Bon Appetit magazine declared Golden Steer served “The Best Steaks on Earth,” which would seem highly praised.

The meat is USDA Prime, and is wet aged for 35 days. Any steak can be served “Oscar style” with a topping of lump crab, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce.

Non-beef eaters can enjoy lobster tail, crab legs, salmon or sea bass, or Italian specialties featuring chicken or eggplant. The long list of desserts includes Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee flambeed tableside.

Golden Steer Steakhouse

Restaurant Tips

Prices: Appetizers $16 to $26, steaks $60 to $92, dinners for two $220 to $230, lobster/crab legs market price, desserts $7 to $17

Dress code: Business casual – men must have closed-toed shoes

Reservations: Required

T-Bones Chophouse

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm  |  Friday-Saturday 5 pm to 11 pm

Another locals’ casino that serves a number of different cuisines and price points is Red Rock Resort in Summerlin. The casino’s T-Bones Chophouse has a large and diverse menu, with pastas, seafood and even a grilled cauliflower steak available.

The beef offerings list is lengthy, including cuts from Idaho, Texas, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Washington, Wagyu from Australia, and certified Kobe Beef from Japan.

Restaurant Tips

Prices: Starters $18 to $35, steaks $54 to $240, entrees $28 to $75, desserts $10 to $16

Dress code: smart casual (no tank tops)

Reservations: Suggested on Weekends and holidays

Downtown Steakhouses

Top of Binion’s Steakhouse

Hours: Thursday-Monday 5 pm to 10 pm

The Top of Binion’s Steakhouse has had remarkable views of Downtown since it was known as “Top of the Mint” when that casino’s tower was completed in 1965. Today, Binion’s serves Creekstone Farms Black Angus Beef, carved in-house and charbroiled on an open flame.


Restaurant Tips

Dress code: Business casual – men must have closed-toed shoes

Reservations: Recommended

Barry’s Downtown Prime

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm  |  Friday-Saturday 5 pm to 11 pm

Brothers Derek and Greg Stevens are known for their combination of old-school Vegas touches and upscale flair at their Downtown casinos. This is evident at Barry’s Downtown Prime inside Circa, featuring killer steaks and homages to Vegas’ history.

Restaurant Tips

Dress code: Business/Upscale Casual

Reservations: Suggested

Oscar’s Steakhouse

Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm daily

Oscar Goodman’s life reads like a movie script – he made his name as a high-powered lawyer for the Vegas mob, then remade himself as mayor of the City of Las Vegas for no less than three terms.

Now, he has a restaurant named after him: Oscar’s Steakhouse inside the Plaza Hotel/Casino at the head of Fremont Street. Oscar’s serves aged steaks cooked on a 600-degree grill and scratch-made sides inspired by family recipes.

Steaks are served a la carte, ranging from certified Angus beef to USDA Prime to Japanese Wagyu.

Non-beef eaters have several choices, including New Zealand pink snapper, Skuna Bay salmon, seared scallops, and pork or lamb chops. Sides include creamed spinach and crispy Brussels sprouts, and don’t miss the deep-dish chocolate cookie for dessert!

Oscar's Steakhouse

Restaurant Tips

Prices: Appetizers $12 to $28, steaks $51 to $121 (Japanese A5 Wagyu = market price), entrees $24 to $52, sides $12 to $14, desserts $6 to $11

Dress code: Business casual – men must have closed-toed shoes

Reservations: Suggested

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