Sin City certainly has its fair share of celebrated steakhouses, but few can boast the pedigree of James Beard award-winning chef Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak restaurant. Featuring a menu that specializes in world-class cuts of steak that come seared to perfection, plus exclusive wine pairings, it’s an inspired choice for decadence on the Las Vegas Strip.
Located inside the MGM Grand, Craftsteak’s decor is the quintessential steakhouse. It boasts a combination of leather, wood and and industrial metal that makes for a very urban-chic, yet inviting environment. This type of dining decadence isn’t cheap though, as the average check for a three-course tasting menu starts at $120. Rest assured, you will be treated to a flavorful adventure that turns the seemingly simplest of dishes into a savory masterpieces. The first course features fresh oysters, shellfish, clams and our personal favorite the lobster salad. Craftsteak’s selection of cured meats and tartares are impressive, with hand-cut wagyu that comes served on a crostini, qual with picked blueberries and of course fine slices of prosciutto San Daniele. The second course is where Craftsteak really shines. The Kobe skirt steak is a popular choice as are the succulent braised short ribs. You also can’t go wrong with the Double R Beef, or Wagyu options. If you’re really looking to live it up, pair some seafood with your steak, such as the Japanese A5 Wagyu and Turf entree, for the best of both worlds. Craftsteak also has some of the best side dishes in the city, like their fingerling potatoes, white corn grits, fresh seasonal vegetables, baby squash and braised kale. We do highly recommend you save a little room for one of Craftsteak’s scrumptious desserts, which include a fresh cinnamon monkey bread on heavenly brioche that comes topped with pecan toffee sauce and banana ice cream or the brown butter carrot cake with cream cheese mousse.
In addition to the impressive cuts of top-shelf beef at Craftsteak, the restaurant is also known for their award-winning wine, bourbon and scotch offerings. The prestigious Wine Spectator magazine gave Craftsteak its award of excellence and you can enjoy rare glasses of wine that you wouldn’t normally be able to without purchasing a full bottle. True connoisseurs will want to opt for the ultra-exclusive Ghost Horse Wine, which you can’t normally find outside of California. These full-bodied vintage bottles are perfect to pair with your entree, just be ready to splurge because the Apparition and Spectre lines can run anywhere from $1,050 to $5,000 per bottle. Craftsteak’s deep and diverse wine menu is carefully covered by the restaurant’s helpful staff, who can help make the ideal suggestion for optimum enjoyment.
This holiday season, indulge in the rich and bold flavors found at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak restaurant for a fine-dining experience that only Sin City Can deliver.
Craftsteak Restaurant at MGM Grand
3799 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Photo via Craftsteak Restaurant