When you want a steak, only the best will do. While many of our favorite steakhouses are on the strip, there are a number of great options off-strip and downtown. These have better prices, high-quality beef, made from scratch sides, and old Vegas charm that the strip can’t compete with.
These are our favorite downtown Vegas steakhouses ranked.
#1: Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D
Why we love it: Helping ease the age old question “steak or Italian tonight”, Andiamo brings the best of both to downtown Vegas. They serve Creekstone Farms black Angus that are dry age for a minimum of 30 days.
The steaks are our favorite downtown and the Italian would be near the top of our list, making this a no brainer for any occasion. The atmosphere is lively and the presentation is awesome. The dining experience feels right at Andiamo.
What we order: We would start with the Calamari Frititi ($16) and/or Escargot Bouguignon ($16) for the table. I would start with the Lobster Bisque ($13) and order the Prime Bone-In New York Strip ($48) with the three sauce (Andiamo Signature, traverse city bourbon, & Bearnaise sauces) ($10) for my main dish. We would get the white truffle whipped potatoes ($11) and the brussel sprouts with bacon ($11).
If I was celebrating or had an amazing day at the casino, I would splurge on the 32oz Tomahawk ($130) with truffle whipped potatoes, brussel sprouts, & sauteed button mushrooms and onions. My wife would get the Salmone alla Griglia ($35) and the chopped salad ($11).
#2: Oscar’s Steakhouse at The Plaza
Why we love it: They have an awesome happy hour (5-7pm), an ultra cool bar area, and top-notch food and drinks… What’s not to love? This was my first restaurant I visited downtown and changed my outlook on Fremont Street forever. Plus, it’s super cool that it’s named after Oscar Goodman, the former Vegas Mayor and mob attorney that gives your dinner a story.
What we order: The Johnny Quinn Crab Cake ($21) and the No Nose’s Mob Meatballs ($16) are the perfect place to start. I’d order the Steakhouse Wedge ($12) and the Joey C’s 10oz filet mignon ($51). I would wash it all down with a CONSIGLIERE ($12) signature cocktail with four roses yellow label bourbon, cherry heering, sweet vermouth
My wife would get the whole roasted seabass ($49), order the Q 1908 ($12) with empress gin, fresh lemon, & simple syrup and we would share sheriff ralph’s mashed potatoes ($7) and the creamed spinach ($9). We’d finish with Oscar’s favorite deep dish chocolate chip cookie ($9).
#3: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse at Golden Nugget
Why we love it: The place just oozes of class and is the quintessential steakhouse. The menu offers everything from A5 Kobe Hyogo Prefecture, 100% Tajima and A5 Wagu Filet Mignon to lobster mac and cheese, lamb chops, chicken, fish and veal. It also has an extensive wine and cocktail list that is top notch.
It was incredibly hard choosing between the top three steakhouses on this list, so Vic & Anthony’s is third only because it has other locations. Silly, maybe, but we can try this in Atlantic City , Houston, or Lake Charles. Overall, any of the top three are great choices and could be number one depending on your criteria.
What we order: We would start with the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ($23) and Tuna Poke ($20) for the table. I would order the Lobster Bisque finished with Cognac ($13) and the Rib Cap 8oz Snake River Farms, American Wagyu ($75). I would wash it down with a Vic’s Old Fahion featuring Knob Creek Rye ($15).
My wife would get the famous Lobster Mac & Cheese with a 5oz lobster tail ($38). We would share the creamed corn ($11) and heirloom carrots ($13). She would get the Final Word ($14) after some coaxing so I could try both.
– Open daily from 5:00pm – 11:00pm.
– Located at The Golden Nugget, 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
– Reservation call 702-386-8399 or book on their website
– Website: Link
– Menu: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse Menu
#4: Hugo’s Cellar at 4 Queens
Why we love it: Great wine list, romantic atmosphere (every lady receives a rose), and old Vegas charm. If it’s date night, this is a top choice because they will make the evening special with impeccable service & quality food. They have an extensive wine list and an interesting menu that offers more options than a traditional steakhouse.
What we order: I would order the Hugo’s Hot Rock Specialty for Two (sizzling granite slab medallions of filet, marinated Ahi Tuna, breast of chicken and shrimp served with a trio of our special dipping) for $39 or the jumbo lump crab cakes ($19), & a cup of lobster bisque ($15).
For my entree, I would have the Felet de Boeuf – Atlantis (10 oz filet wrapped in bacon with lump crab & Bearnaise sauce ($67). My wife would get the tournedos (twin 5 oz filets topped with foie gras, artichokes, & Bearnaise ($67) or the Seafood Trio ($62).
#5: Top of Binion’s Steakhouse at Binion’s Gambling Hall
Why we like it: The view is one of the best downtown, sitting on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. It is a classic Vegas steakhouse with 40 day aged beef and vegetable & potato sides included in each meal. The Chicken Fried Lobster is their specialty and can’t be missed.
What we order: We’d get the Binion’s Chicken Fried Lobster (mkt price) and/or the Classic Shrimp Cocktail ($15.99) for the table. I would get the lobster bisque ($9.99) or Wedge salad ($9.99) to start and go with the 8oz Filet Mignon w/Bearnaise sauce ($39.99) which comes with bread, vegetables de Jour, and baked potato, garlic mash potatoes, or couscous.
My wife would get the Fresh Sea Scallops with crown apple spinach cream sauce ($39.99), garlic mash potatoes, and the Caesar salad ($9.99). We would finish with the famous bread pudding ($8.00).
#6: Redwood Steakhouse at The California
Why we love it: A classic steakhouse with amazing cuts of meat, tasty appetizers, scratch sides and a great social hour from 4-6 daily with excellent food and drink specials. The menu has some of the most affordable quality steak, seafood, and chops on the menu and is one of the best values on the list. Cocktails are $9 and beers are $5-$6, with wine glasses starting at $8 and bottles for $32.
The social menu features $5-$7 small plates like BAO “WOW” ($6), peppered shrimp ($7) and Shishito Peppers w/lemon miso dipping sauce ($5). All classic cocktails are only $7 during social hour including Manhattan, Patron Magarita, Old Fashion, & Moscow Mule. Beers are just $4 and wine by the glass is $5-$6, making this one of the best happy hours around.
What we order: We would start with the Ahi Tuna Poke ($14), the pinapple shrimp ($13) and the crab cake ($13) for the table. I would get the BLT Wedge Salad ($10) and my wife would get the caesar salad ($9). I would get the 10oz Filet Mignon ($36) Oscar Style ($10) and my wife would get the specialty Miso Sea Bass ($36) or Baked Salmon ($29). We would share the creamed corn ($5), mashed potatoes ($7), and asparagus ($7).
I would get the Hendrick’s Cucumber Tonic ($9) and the Blood Orange Whisky Sour ($9) and my wife would get the elit Martini ($9).
– Social Hour: 4:00 – 6:00 Daily
– Open Sunday – Thursday from 5pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday till 11pm
– Located at The California Hotel & Casino, 12 E. Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
– Reservation call 800-634-6255 or on OpenTable
– Website: Link
– Menu: Redwood Steakhouse Menu
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#7: Golden Steer (308 W Sahara Ave)
Why we love it: On atmosphere and quality alone, this might be higher, but because it is not really downtown, it moves down to the bottom of the ranking. But we love that Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Muhammad Ali used to eat here and we love the old Vegas charm. Walking into the Golden Steer is like taking a step back in time.
What we order: We would start with the Butcher’s Cut Meatballs ($17) and the Escargot de Bourgogne ($16). We would both get the famous Caesar salad prepared tableside ($13/pp) and signature garlic bread ($5). I would order the bone-in ribeye ($63) or the Chateaubriand for two ($75/pp) carved tableside if I was in no hurry.
My wife would get the imported Dover sole (boned tableside) and we would split the whipped potatoes and creamed spinach.
So what are your favorite steakhouses downtown Vegas? And what order would you put these in? Tell us below in the comments!