>Table-side cutting of slabs of prime rib beef on a big-ass cart and spinning bowl salads are hallmarks of this upscale, art deco steakhouse located just off The Strip. Very classy and very memorable and you always know what to order at Lawry’s.
>Nostalgic Red-velvet booths and dinner prepared tableside? Yep. Open since 1979, Michael’s (Gourmet Room) has moved from the (late) Barbary Coast Casino location and is classy, old school dining with tuxedoed waiters and captains doing tableside presentations. Veal Saltimbocca ($76), Coquille St. Jacques, Dover Sole ($92, deboned at table), sorbet Intermezzo topped with Dom Perignon and Bananas Foster flambé ($25, lit at table) are among the stalwarts in this classic place which seats only 50 and costs more than a pretty penny. And with the renowned Zagat Survey giving Michael’s one of the best scores in US restaurant history (29-28-29 for Food, Décor and Service on a 30-point grading scale), this is as good as food (and service) probably gets.
>Located just off The Strip (take a right at Sahara Avenue at the world’s largest souvenir shop (Bonanza Gift Shop) and look like a half-a-mile down to your right), the Golden Steer (Steakhouse) is a great place to eat at is Sin City’s oldest steak joint (1958), but you best make reservations as this iconic Las Vegas joint featuring tuxedoed waiters who have been there for decades. Hand-muddled Bourbon Old Fashioned steaks, Dover Sole filleted on the guéridon, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Rhode Island Crab Cakes, a house specialty Escargots de Bourgogne and Caesar Salad prepared tableside are some of the items that make this one worth the trip.