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What is the latest skinny on The Golden Steer Steak House?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by bu$hman, Nov 24, 2014.

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  1. bu$hman

    bu$hman Low-Roller

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    I ate there a number of years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I told a buddy, back then, to go. He has since decided that, on the recommendation of another friend, that they should go there. Hmph! Won't take my word for it, some friend. OK, enough of that, we each bust each other's 'nads. Anyone have any input, good and/or bad, on the restaurant? Much appreciated. Oh, they will be going this week, some time. Want to give them a heads-up if the place has gone south, and avoid it.
     
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    I visit the Golden Steer regularly and it's been unchanged as long as I can recall - part of the charm. The outside still looks like a past-it's-prime strip mini-mall yet the inside is still classic old Las Vegas.

    Bill
     
  3. bu$hman

    bu$hman Low-Roller

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    Yes, I am familiar with the outside vs. inside view. My main concern, and I gather by your regularly going, is the food (it must still be good.)
     
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    Yes - still very good food. The quality of the beef served and the attention to how it's cooked is obviously still a prime focus.

    Bill
     
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    My brother took me there a few years ago. It was excellent! Very very old-school steak house type of place. Not cheap, but I was not paying, it was his treat. :) :) :)

    It's not too much to look at from the outside of the building, but inside it was very classy and very "Old Vegas" in ambiance. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable meal, food and service were both superb.

    Maybe I'm just gettin' old, but I would much rather dine at a place like this than at any of the Morton-Chris-Wollensky ilk, or the absentee celebrity chef casino steak places, or the "Vegas Branch" of the old-school NYC steak houses.
     
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    I'm going to go the other direction here.. I really disliked the place. The meat was overcooked, not at all tender, and completely unseasoned. Not even a hint of sear. Like someone went to the grocery store, bought some Choice steaks and cooked them in the oven. The waiter actually bragged that they don't season or prepare the meat in any way. Meh.

    And the old-school waiter gave our table crap for the entire meal from ordering to getting our check because my friend's kid wanted catsup. He's just a kid, you jerk.

    Life is too short and Vegas is too packed with steakhouses to waste a meal on this place in my opinion.
     
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    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    Hey I just turned 50 and I still like ketchup on my steaks...
     
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    Well, I get ridiculed sometimes for requesting A1 sauce - but it's my steak and I'll eat it the way I want.

    Bill
     
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    I wasn't terribly impressed with this place. The service was excellent and the ambiance is fantastic. But the food left quite a bit to be desired. I remember one of the appetizers being really good. But the salads and steaks were bland.

    I would recommend this place for drinks and maybe apps to anyone - the old school Rat Pack vibe is a lot of fun. But considering the prices are on par with most of the top notch steak joints in town but the food (IMO) is not, I can't recommend it for a meal.
     
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    The dive bar next door has porn star karaoke on Monday nights. You're not getting that kind of experience at Bellagio.
     
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    Cool. Gotta check that out this week.

    Bill
     
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    I would eat there again

    My four-guy wolfpack ate at the GS in 2012 and we enjoyed the meal. Pros include the old school vibe, the appetizers, the legacy staff, and the proximity to the strip. Cons include moderate value for the dollar and the fact that you are immediately sized up upon entry as either a big free spender or not. Oddly enough, we were there during our spring break week on a Saturday night and a few HS couples came in, presumably for their prom meal, which kind of defeated the whole Rat Pack experience for us but it was probably a solid choice for the kids. The staff was helpful and I would return there with my wife if the opportunity arose.
     
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    Uh, care to elaborate?
     
  14. bu$hman

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    Here was my buddy's report: "Only the steaks weren't excellent. Weird, right?

    Wonderful ambiance! Not many places like this left… in Vegas or anywhere else. A classic old-school steakhouse: deep leather booths, rich colors, manly artwork adorning the walls, and three-man server teams clad in tuxedos. The cold seafood appetizer was a hit with our table of six… as was the Caesar Salad prepared tableside. Heed everyone’s advice and order this salad. The flambé desserts were excellent as well. We had both Cherries Jubilee and Banana’s Foster. Absolutely superb!

    The steaks were, well, okay. One member of our party had particularly bad luck. Her Prime Rib was delivered significantly undercooked (she requested Medium but it came out RARE). She requested that it be warmed a bit more… but it returned brown, shriveled, and tasting odd. The staff removed the charge from the bill when they recognized they steak went un-eaten, but that didn’t change the fact that she missed-out on her meal. The rest of our steaks were good (and prepared correctly), but not bursting with flavor. It’s odd to report the steaks were the only unexceptional part of our steakhouse experience… but that was the case.

    Overall, I’m glad we experienced the Golden Steer. Soaking in the history, sitting in the Elvis Presley booth, and seeing the other Rat Pack-era celebrities that frequented this establishment were a treat. But none of us feel compelled to rush back for the food… and ultimately, that’s what matters most."

    I understand his dismay, but I believe my better half and I will venture in again, some day.
     
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