I'm looking for a place where two guys can have a great meal while sitting at the bar. NOT looking for really good bar food. We're looking for a great restaurant that has a bar where they will serve you the full menu on a Saturday night.
We'll be staying at the Downtown Marriot and will surely spend some time on Carson Street and The Strip, so near those locations would be nice, but not required. (We'll be on foot and taking cabs.)
Less concerned about ambiance, more concerned about food. Crowded and/or active is fine, even a plus...not interested in anything particularly romantic or quiet.
Budget probably not an issue unless it is extreme. This will be our "Big Meal" of the weekend.
Would lean towards American/French, although will consider all ideas.
Many thanks for any and all ideas!
PS - The bar at Gramercy Tavern in NYC is a good example of what I'm looking for.