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7 of the Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas

by Michael C. Upton  |  Published January 30, 2023

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens at the Vegas steakhouse is usually a work of culinary art, particularly at these top seven restaurants.

Welcome to Vegas, the home of American steakhouses (Photo: Al R via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Hitting a steakhouse in Las Vegas is as much of the Sin City experience as casinos and neon lights. It is easy to feel akin to the Rat Pack when seated at a linen-dressed table, served by exemplary staff, and delivered one of the best cuts of beef available in the United States. There are hundreds of restaurants serving steaks in this show town, but only a few are must-visit destinations. Based on atmosphere, quality, and service, here are seven of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas.

The King’s cut: Edge

There’s a hunka hunka prime beef waiting for visitors at Edge, located in the iconic Westgate Las Vegas Casino and Resort. The Westgate was the home of Elvis’ legendary Vegas residency, so its steakhouse has dedicated an entire room to the King’s legacy where diners are surrounded with authentic memorabilia and Presley’s personal effects. The specialty here is the in-house, 40-day dry aging process. Cuts like the New York strip and ribeye undergo dry aging with pink Himalayan sea salt blocks, which breaks down tissue and muscle to enhance tenderness and flavor by removing excess moisture.

3000 Paradise Rd

A selection of steak offerings at Edge (Photo: Michael C. Upton for TravelMag)

Most unique: Bazaar Meats

Bazaar Meats strays from the traditional steakhouse theme by offering Vegas diners a shared plate experience created by world renowned chef José Andrés. The James Beard Award-winning and Michelin-starred Chef’s menu incorporates two tasting options and dinner from a “meat bar” with selections from around the world. Located in the Sahara Las Vegas, the Philippe Starck–designed steakhouse delivers theatrical food and cocktail presentations with attentive (yet unfussy) service. Showstopping small plates include cotton candy foie gras and Kobe airbread.

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd

Best Wagyu selection: Carversteak

Carversteak, located inside Resorts World Las Vegas, is the home of Wagyu beef in Las Vegas. The restaurant, opened in 2021, features a menu created by Executive Chef Daniel Ontiveros, and features Japanese, Australian, and domestic Wagyu. The Taste of Japan features traditional A-5 Wagyu accompanied with black garlic mirin mushrooms and shishito peppers drizzled with yuzu kosho. The Art Deco and mid-century modern designed restaurant is one of the largest in Las Vegas. Outdoor diners enjoy views of The Strip from the patio and garden seating.

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd

Wagyu cheesesteak bites at Carversteak (Photo: Anthony Mair for Carver Road Hospitality)

Best pairings: Scotch 80 Prime

This steakhouse in the Palms has been voted “One of the Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas” and offers the classic steakhouse experience with an energetic vibe. Starters include bone marrow with beef cheek jam to entice the palate prior to receiving a wood-grilled steak. Prime selections include a Delmonico, two sizes of ribeye, and bone-in New York strip from Creekstone Farms, a Kansas purveyor of Black Angus beef, fed high-quality, corn-based feed and raised with sustainable practices. Add a pull from the restaurant’s $3 million whiskey collection for the perfect pairing.

4321 W Flamingo Rd

For the table: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

Located in a Las Vegas icon, the Vegas Vic & Anthony’s makes its home in the Golden Nugget on Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas. It is a great steakhouse for small groups of friends or family. Beyond a traditional steakhouse menu of appetizers, steaks, and seafood entrees, this restaurant serves dishes for the table, which include a 36 oz. prime porterhouse, a 40 oz. tomahawk cut, or a 20 oz. chateaubriand. Steak compliments include Béarnaise sauce, Texas candy, jumbo lump crab Oscar and more.

129 E Fremont St

Vic’s mighty tomahawk steak (Photo: courtesy of Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse)

Hella good: Gordon Ramsay Steak

Gordon Ramsay Steak sits across The Strip from the filming location for two seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, the reality show where contestant-chefs compete against each other for industry recognition and a cash grand prize. One of those prizes was a stint at the British chef’s signature steakhouse in Vegas where diners can opt for a tasting menu featuring Ramsay’s signature beef Wellington. The dinner menu features 28-day dry aged prime beef selections. For fun, fans of the TV show can order a HK antioxidant cocktail with VeeV acai liqueur, lemon, and blueberries.

3655 S Las Vegas Blvd

Eat like a local: Golden Steer

The Golden Steer is the steakhouse locals recommend. Opened in 1958, the restaurant speaks of old Las Vegas and claimed Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. as regular customers back in the day. This is the place in Las Vegas to get prime rib, served in two cut sizes. When it comes to appetizers, the house specialty is escargots de Bourgogne. After the meal, diners enjoy tableside display desserts like bananas foster and cherries jubilee. A dress code for men and women requires modesty in business casual attire.

308 W Sahara Ave