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Steakhouse vote

Discussion in 'Restaurants and Eateries' started by ShaneO, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. ShaneO

    ShaneO Bronze

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    So I have done lots of research and have never been to any listed so am looking for advice of others.

    Two guys late 40’s Thursday night of March Madness want to go and have an awesome meal with a top quality steak..

    Which would you choose and why?
    Scotch 80 prime
    Bavette’s
    SW steakhouse— maybe too romantic for us
    Cut- staying there but I don’t like the menu as much as others

    I have listed them in my current preference of what I have researched thus far.

    Tell me your stories and thoughts on where we should go. Obviously they are all expensive so a $100 swing in either direction isn’t a concern.
     
  2. Beach

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    STK (cosmo) will by far have the best "eye candy" to look at which could make the meal/experience better plus after you're done you could hit the cover free chandelier bar.
     
  3. Goldenknight

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    I've never had the chance to enjoy any of those, but from what I know of each I'd probably choose Bavette's from that list
     
  4. 44inarow

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    So I've been to all of them except Cut, but I don't eat beef so my opinions are probably pretty worthless. That said, I agree with Bavette's out of that list. Scotch 80 Prime is excellent but out of the way and not worth the trip over the others. SW Steakhouse is also great, but I think a bit overpriced compared to the others (obviously they're all expensive, but I think SW is more expensive than it needs to be).

    I'd also very much consider Bazaar Meats (at SLS), Jean-Georges (at Aria), as well as Prime (at Bellagio, which suffers from the same "overpriced" problem as SW but has a better view, in my opinion). Of those three, Jean-Georges is probably the most traditional, but Bazaar is amazing and incredibly creative.
     
  5. golfer

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    When you say top quality steak, what exactly do you mean? Prime? Dry aged? Wet aged? Wagyu? Kobe? The most value and best meat, subject to personal preference? Or cost isn't an issue, and you are willing to overpay for Kobe, which you will at all of your choices (that actually have it, and can prove it with the certificate)?

    The best value is clearly Bavette's, and it's pretty good. The places that serve Kobe are well overpriced. Contrary to the myth that only 6-8 restaurants serve Kobe, there are several. 6-8 are authorized I believe, but many others can get surplus from meat brokers. You need to ask for the certificate before you ordered to somewhat mitigate the chances of getting lied to, but it can be done. For a bunch, and I mean a bunch, less money. I think some of these places are at $50 per oz. Snake River Farms, which is what SW serves for domestic Wagyu is way, way overpriced, and frankly, not that good. Guess what? BLT also serves the same Snake River Farms if your heart is set on it, and I don't know why it would be.

    Give me a price range, and let me know exactly what you're looking for, and I can give some specifics, and my experience. When I'm in Las Vegas, I eat high end steak every night for dinner, and have been to a lot of high end steakhouses. I usually end up eating a filet on the last night becuase I'm so steaked out. And there are some really good bone in filet, and not the small dinky piece of bone that most of the overpriced places serve, but a filet cut with one end completely attached to bone. Strangely enough, this is New York Prime's best steak, and the others are only slightly above average.

    Anyway, if you're interested, let me know the cut, style, flavor, and atmosphere of the place you'd be interested in, and I'll give some input. If you're at V/P, there are several very good places nearby.
     
  6. ShaneO

    ShaneO Bronze

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    Yes we are staying at Palazzo and while close is nice it isn’t a huge deal to hop in a cab or walk a little.

    As far as cuts of meat I seem to prefer a wet aged filet or I may splurge on calories and get a ribeye but I have a difficult time eating all of it.will admit to never having a bone in filet unless on side of a portherhouse. I am not going to buy any Kobe or most likely no Wagyu. Also in regards to my steak I prefer a good char on outside and med-rare in center.

    Loling forward to your advice.
     
  7. Ritzcarlton89

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    I haven’t tried Bavettes or Scotch 80 but have yet to find SW equal of a ribeye. Plus if you get the seat outside in the patio next to the lake of dreams, you can watch a show. That said depending on the day you want to go, it may not be available for reservation as it is in demand. I don’t think it’s too romantic for two guys but I know what you mean, and I honestly think two guys eating is just fine. I’ve tried many steakhouses including Prime, Stripsteak, Old Homestead, STK, Craftsteak, Vic and Anthony, Fleming’s, Mastro’s and a few others and the meat quality of SW ribeye can’t be beat. Of course with all things, like beauty, taste is in the eye of the beholder and everyone has different tastes but my vote is on SW bone in ribeye. Drink a Sinatra smash if you are at SW. Looking forward to what you choose and what you thought about it as I am always open to try new things too.
     
  8. Mark Kohan

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    I have dinned at SW many times as it has become my favorite and go to steak restaurant in Vegas. All the others are awesome (I haven't tried Bavette's yet), but SW has been the most consistent. It has never disappointed and I would recommend asking for a table next to the lake. The show on the lake (every 30 minutes?) is a bit odd but entertaining. I have dinned there with wife (ex-wife) and guy friends and you will not feel uncomfortable. If you do go to SW ask for Robert the manager. He will take good care of you.
    Let us know what you chose and how it goes please!
     
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  9. golfer

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    Scotch 80 Prime. $75.00 for a bone in filet. If you're going to do this, let me know and I can make a telephone call for you so you get a bone in filet with a real bone, and not just a chip. It's dry aged, not wet aged, but if you got a piece with a large enough bone, that would be helpful. Flavor within reason since it is a filet.

    Bavettes has one as well, but no real details, and they season it, which tells me everything I need to know.

    FWIW, Stations Casinos have some really good restaurants, as evidenced by the Red Rock and Palace Station's pan roast reviews on here, which is somewhat surprising.

    The other places are certainly good, but there is really no reason to pay SW, when SW largely uses Snake River Farms for some of their meat. Frankly you can buy better meat at the grocery store, at least where I'm from. Not to say that SW isn't outstanding, but the issue is, the outstanding stuff they charge for, which I don't have an issue with, but they also charge for SRF, and that stuff is not worth paying a premium for,. Most don't know the difference, and delude themselves becuase it has a name, and it is expensive, it must be good. 90/10 rule prevails once again.

    Hopefully this provides for loling at my advice.
     
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  10. ShaneO

    ShaneO Bronze

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    I am very thankful for all of your advice. You have mentioned Station casinos but I don’t think we want to go there so if it were up to you where would you go? You have given some sound advice and value your opinion. It is something I am very much looking forward to and the last thing I want is to leave feeling dissatisfied..
     
  11. golfer

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    Scotch 80 Prime is in a Stations casino. The Palms. I must have misunderstood as I thought that was one of your options?
     
  12. ShaneO

    ShaneO Bronze

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    I just realized that.. I guess I was thinking of other properties further away
     
  13. Spivderman

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    I have only visited Cut once but, based on that, I would scratch it from your list...go with SW or Prime.
     
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