The selection of meats (grass-fed veal, lamb shank, filet mignon, braised short ribs) is impressive, but the sides and the quiet invention shown in the kitchen distinguish Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak from more run-of-the-mill casino steakhouses. Ingredients come from small family farms and other below-the-radar sources, and you can tell, particularly when it comes to the splurgy Japanese A5 Kobe, which will set you back a cool $260 for the eight-ounce filet. It’s all served in an elegant, if slightly noisy, atmosphere.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
|Cross street:||at E Tropicana Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5–10pm; Fri, Sat 5-10:30pm|
|Transport:||Bus Deuce, SDX, 201, WAX|