The Golden Steer Steakhouse
Opened in 1958, GS's served some greats -- like Nat "King" Cole, Joe DiMaggio & Elvis Presley -- over the years, and's home to "The Best Steaks on Earth". ON EARTH!! So, twist your arm, guess you'll just <em>have</em> to go and see if that trademark's really true.
There's a reason the Golden Steer should be on your bucket list of Las Vegas dining experiences. The restaurant has been operating just west of the Strip for more than 60 years, welcoming the Rat Pack, Muhammad Ali, and countless other celebrties to sink their teeth into prime wet-aged steaks. Some, including Frank Sinatra, even have "favorite" booths named in their honor, with corresponding memorabilia and photos hanging on the walls. Overall, the restaurant has a classic dark-and-moody vibe, offset by red leather booths, the occasional stained-glass window, and vintage decor. Old casino chips and other pieces of Vegas history are on display in the bar, while giant bull horns hang above the doorways, including a pair from the original World's Fair. The ambiance provides a backdrop for tableside presentations, cocktails, and a service team eager to discuss the dining room's commanding history.
How to book: Place a reservation on the restaurant's website or have steaks shipped anywhere throughout the country.
The Golden Steer is more than a steakhouse. It's a piece of Las Vegas history, dating back to 1958 when there was a hitching post to park your horse out front. Today, the restaurant continues to show off vintage charm and swagger, celebrating not only the mobsters who used to frequent the joint but also Frank Sintara, Muhammad Ali, and other famous visitors who now have red-leather booths dedicated in their honor. So what about the food? The Golden Steer specializes in wet-aged steaks and tableside presentations with the Caesar salad a longtime favorite. Save room for the Bananas Foster dessert—another dish that arrives with a flashy delivery.
How to book: Make a reservation on the restaurant's website. The Golden Steer's steaks can also be shipped throughout the country.