Golden Steer Steakhouse
Golden Steer Steakhouse has been a definitive Las Vegas restaurant since it opened in 1958. A favorite of the Rat Pack and Elvis, the restaurant has been remodeled to reflect the new century, yet still retains the ambiance of old Vegas. Even the staff has throwback cred, with team members who have been working here for over 35 years.
In keeping with the way things were, a very strict dress code is enforced. But it’s worth dressing up for such a memorable dining experience. Golden Steer serves USDA prime aged, corn-fed beef and is known for prime rib, New York strip and filet. Italian specialties and seafood round out the menu, along with a full bar serving classic cocktails and wine.
When asked to recommend an off-Strip steakhouse on the Food and Loathing podcast, Brezza’s chef/partner Nicole Brisson named Golden Steer, noting that "as far as old school, they do a great job." Other fans who mentioned it in our survey include longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal writer Heidi Rinella (in the fine dining category) and restaurateur Crystina Nguyen (for steak).