Cagney’s Steakhouse

Our last dinner of the cruise, on Christmas night, was at Cagney’s Steakhouse on the 13th floor towards the back of the Jade. It’s a modern looking steakhouse with elegant, yet comfortable seating and decor. Appetizers to start included shrimp cocktail with three shrimp and minimal cocktail sauce; a delicious and substantial iceberg wedge salad;… Continue reading Cagney’s Steakhouse

Via Brasil Steakhouse

Via Brasil is a carnivore’s dream. Like other Brazilian steakhouses, you’ll get plenty of cuts of meat from cows, chicken, lamb and more. I’ve driven by countless times but failed to visit until recently. Located at the corner of Charleston and Ft. Apache, the outside looks impressive, but the interior is even more so. It’s… Continue reading Via Brasil Steakhouse

Biscayne Steak, Sea and Wine

Stopping by on a Monday night before seeing the “Raiding the Rock Vault” show at the Tropicana, Biscayne was virtually empty. The hostess let us seat ourselves in their lounge/patio area, which is a narrow space outside the restaurant that looks out into the hallway. Not exactly a great atmosphere. Scallops were artfully plated on… Continue reading Biscayne Steak, Sea and Wine

Andiron Steak & Sea

I’m finally getting around to posting a review for Andiron, Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s upscale and modern interpretation of a steakhouse. I made a couple visits during the summer and with the executive chef changes (opening chef Joe Zanelli left, Brett Uniss entered and soon departed, and now Micah Waltz leads the kitchen) some… Continue reading Andiron Steak & Sea

Cedar Creek Inn

My recent trip to California included a stop at Cedar Creek Inn, a family owned and operated business with two locations. Arriving in the early evening for a private party, I was pleasantly surprised by the well executed food, stellar service, and cozy atmosphere. Their private covered patio is spacious and airy, perfect for cool… Continue reading Cedar Creek Inn

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

While other restaurants market themselves as being different, Bazaar Meat delivers the goods. With a massive menu — physically heavier than most and with more variety of items than other steakhouses — this place really is unique. As soon as I learned their opening date at the new SLS hotel and casino I snagged reservations… Continue reading Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

The Big Texan Steak Ranch

The epitome of kitschy. This place takes the western and cowboy theme and turns it up to level eleven. From the facade reminiscent of an old town during the westward expansion to the matching interior complete with gift shop and toy shooting gallery, there’s no doubt you’ll know you’re in Texas. Their menu boasts of… Continue reading The Big Texan Steak Ranch

Peppercorn Grille

Located right in the Big Bear Lake Village, it’s a location that’s sure to attract tourists and maybe some locals too. It’s a free standing tudor style building with it’s own parking lot. We stopped by for a late lunch so it wasn’t tough getting a spot. The interior is fairly small, but intimate and… Continue reading Peppercorn Grille

Saltgrass Steak House

Located in the Golden Nugget in Laughlin, Saltgrass is a Texas-themed steakhouse, part of Landry’s, the same company that owns Chart House and Rainforest Cafe. It’s a casual place that takes a safe approach to food — comfort and American classics make up most of the menu. The food hits the mark in execution and… Continue reading Saltgrass Steak House

ENVY The Steakhouse

Las Vegas is too much city for me to eat through alone. So for this post I’ve enlisted the help of my friend and fellow food enthusiast, Milan, to check out the happenings at ENVY The Steakhouse in the Renaissance hotel. While I’ve never been, they’ve had a solid reputation in town as an alternative… Continue reading ENVY The Steakhouse

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

The atmosphere at Del Frisco’s is that of a typical American steakhouse with dark wood and white linens serving as the backdrop for an upscale experience. Large portions are the attraction, where side dishes tend to outshine entrees. It’s a solid choice for a classic steakhouse, but if your focus is the beef, there is… Continue reading Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood

I should file this post under “better late than never” because much of it is out of date. We stopped by the M Resort for some light bites and drinks about a month or two ago, visiting the oyster bar that’s a part of Anthony’s. Since then, it has been converted to a pasta bar,… Continue reading Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood

Triple George Grill

It was an underwhelming experience. The food was decent all around, but not mind-blowing. The baked goat cheese marinara ($10.95) was heavy on the cheese, light on the marinara, and came with more than enough toast. The chicken parmesan ($14.95) was pretty good, but similar to a million other versions of the dish. It was… Continue reading Triple George Grill

The All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater

My trip to DC brought me all the way down the 95 to visit family and when you’re a good 45 minutes outside of the city, eating out usually means picking from one of the major chain restaurants. So, in an area dominated by the likes of Olive Garden and PF Changs, you’d be hard… Continue reading The All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

If you’re craving steak and don’t want to leave the friendly confines of Summerlin, Fleming’s should be near the top of your list. When we stopped in on a Tuesday night it was hopping and there was a 15 minute wait. So, apparently the fine folks in and around this master-planned community are well aware… Continue reading Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab

My first stop during Restaurant Week 2012 was Joe’s Seafood. Located deep, deep within the Forum Shops (at least if you’re walking from the garage) it has an old-school atmosphere and a menu full of classic dishes. And, of course, their specialty… stone crabs. We got an a la carte order of stone crabs to… Continue reading Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Seems like I’ve been on a steak kick recently, which makes me realize that my stomach and wallet are inversely proportional. After visiting Gordon Ramsay and Old Homestead recently my gut has increased exponentially while my wallet is shrinking dramatically. Mastro’s, of course, had the same effect. Our party of four dined family-style and sampled… Continue reading Mastro’s Ocean Club

Old Homestead Steakhouse

Like other Vegas steakhouses, Old Homestead is dark. It’s also loud since the dining area opens up to the bar and a hallway within Caesars. And, like other steakhouses, you’ll find typical dishes like beef tartare, tuna tartare, French onion soup, oysters, salads, a few seafood dishes, sides that are a la carte, and of… Continue reading Old Homestead Steakhouse

Jean Georges Steakhouse

Restaurant Week 2011. This was the final place we dined for RW. It wasn’t as good as our dinner at Scarpetta a few days earlier, but was good enough to make me want to go back to experience more. Located on the second floor of Aria behind the escalators, it’s tough to find but definitely… Continue reading Jean Georges Steakhouse

Charlie Palmer Steak

Restaurant Week 2011 was in full effect a couple weeks ago, where many restaurants have lunch specials for $20.11 and dinners for either $30.11 or $50.11, with part of the proceeds going to charity. It may be for a good cause but at most restaurants you really won’t be saving much when you compare the… Continue reading Charlie Palmer Steak

Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis

Come for the steak, but stay for the creamed corn. Yes, their steaks are good. The 12 oz. filet ($46) that my wife and I split was just what we were craving — a well-seasoned, tender, juicy cut that was maybe a touch too rare for the medium rare we ordered. But, excellent nonetheless. The… Continue reading Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis


This is the place to go to if you’re looking for a steakhouse that isn’t stuffy, conservative, or quiet. Other places around town try to pull off the same “cool kid” vibe but, unlike those spots, STK has some great food. I’ve heard from others how loud it can get, but we dined on a… Continue reading STK

Rare 120

Rare 120 is style over substance. It’s a steakhouse that caters to clientele more concerned with getting their drink on in a stylish setting than eating quality food. Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t awful, but compared to other steakhouses around town it just doesn’t measure up. The complimentary pretzel bread wasn’t warmed up… Continue reading Rare 120