Scotch 80 Prime
The reopening of Scotch 80 Prime proved, without a doubt, that the Palms’ new owners are fully committed to making the resort a serious foodie destination. Sure, some of the art on the walls has changed. But this remains one of the most elegant, sophisticated and delicious steakhouse sin Las Vegas, on or off The Strip. That’s thanks in large part to the one-two punch of two Strip veterans: chef Marty Lopez (StripSteak, Herringbone, Andre's) and GM Jorge Pagani (Michael Mina Bellagio).
Steaks from top producers in Nebraska, Kansas, Australia and Japan are offered alongside Mary’s free-rang chicken, Duroc pork and Muscovy duck. And the menu ranges from traditional (oysters Rockefeller, lamb chops, creamed corn) to the creative (brie fondue with bacon jam, miso-glazed sea bass, lobster fried rice). But, as Gayot’s Bob Barnes notes, “What stands out here are classic dishes with (Lopez’s) personal touches, like yuzu kosho Japanese chili paste that goes on top of the lobster thermidor and steak garnishes like onion jam and garlic confit.”
Barnes isn’t the only journalist who loves this place. Vital Vegas’ Scott Roeben, Vegas Revealed host Dayna Roselli, and longtime Las Vegas food writer Al Mancini are all big fans.