Carnivores, pack your bags and your A-1 sauce. You're headed to Las Vegas.
Turns out Sin City isn't just tops for gambling and pool parties. It's also the top destination in the nation for steak houses, according to luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report.
The editors of the magazine dined at 16 steakhouses in Las Vegas to find the very best. Why Las Vegas? Every major hotel and resort houses at least one steakhouse. Plus, several top chefs - including Mario Batali, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina and, most recently, Gordon Ramsey - opened their first steak houses in Las Vegas.
Judging criteria included "steak that was at least an inch thick, and cooked medium-rare with a beautifully charred crust. It had to be dry-aged, deeply flavored, and rich with juices. And it had to be tender, of course, and not too lean," said the magazine.
The winner: Mario Batali's Carnevino at The Palazzo. And the best steak on the menu, according to Robb Report, is the restaurant's 240-day, dry-aged Riserva rib eye.
Six other Sin City steakhouses the editors deemed worthy of your knives: • Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace (Best steak: 26-ounce, bone-in, 30-day dry-aged Gotham rib) • Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio (Best steak: 18-ounce, 28-day, dry-aged bone-in rib eye) • StripSteak at Mandalay Bay (Best steak: 8-ounce, American Wagyu rib cap) • Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria Resort and Casino (Best steak: 10-ounce, Australian Angus New York strip) • Cut at The Palazzo (Best steak: 12-ounce, 35-day dry-aged Nebraska rib eye) • The Steak House at Circus Circus (Best steak: 30-ounce, 21-day dry-aged bone-in rib eye)
- Mario Batali