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For Steak: Craftsteak, Delmonico's or Stripsteak?

Jack Flash | Oct 6, 201112:17 AM

My wife and I will be in Vega$ this weekend and want to have a steak dinner on Saturday. Sunday we have an early dinner at Otto, which is the reason Carnevino isn't on my short list (I know they're different, but there's substantial non-steak menu overlap, and we don't want an all-Batali weekend). We're from L.A., so we're not really interested in Cut because we have one here.

Last time in Vegas (Feb. 2009) we really enjoyed Craftsteak, and we're fans of Craft here in L.A., so that's a contender. Stripsteak seems to get mixed comments but I'm also a french fry fiend, and I read that they have duck fat fries (if there are other places with duck fat fries, do tell). Delmonico's is on the list because (1) it seems popular, (2) we've never been to an Emeril establishment and (3) we're staying at the Palazzo, so there's the convenience factor.

My steak of choice is usually a NY (bone-in if available, which to some people means it's a Kansas City), though I sometimes get a porterhouse or rib-eye. Desserts are important to my wife (though she doesn't like desserts with fruit, bring on the chocolate).

So, while the meat is important, it's not the only consideration. Service and atmosphere matters; we're in our 40s and would like to be able to hear each other (e.g., sounds like N9NE is NOT for us). We appreciate seamless, unobtrusive professional service. A well-executed cocktail and a wine list that doesn't make you feel violated are welcome pluses.

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Emeril's
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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