Top Restaurants for Steak, Wild Game and Exotic Meats on the Vegas Strip

Your mouth will water from these sizzling selections for carnivores.

From fall-off-the-bone short rib to flavorful wild game like antelope, elk and venison selections to some of the largest steaks you’ve ever seen, we’re fired up about these carnivorous destinations. Is your mouth watering yet?

Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas

This wild and wonderful celebration of meat by José Andrés features the most extensive selections we’ve ever seen in Las Vegas—the starters list offers up three different caviar flights, numerous tartares, oysters, carpaccios (including bison) and cured meats. Then come the big guys from the fire pit—two types of Spanish-style, bone-in rib eye, and the pièce de résistance: a suckling pig, available whole or by the quarter. 

Tender at Luxor

For diners looking for wild game to grace their plates, a trip to Tender is just what the dining gods prescribed. The wild game platter was inspired by the chef's love of the outdoors; the platter, which changes seasonally, offers guests tastes of bison, venison, antelope, elk and wild boar.

Heritage Steak at Mirage

Chef extraordinaire Tom Colicchio keeps the home fires burning at this stunning restaurant, where he perfects the art of cooking over an open flame—and everything from the short rib to the seduction selection of steaks is moist, tender and delicious every time. The refined restaurant sits beneath the Mirage’s sky atrium, which makes for an even more romantic experience as the evening progresses.

Old Homestead at Caesars Palace

Complemented by sultry décor, dark woods and burgundy leather booths, this steakhouse makes you feel at home even before you order. A family tradition that started with the New York City location, brothers Marc and Greg Sherry bring succulent tastes of the East Coast to Las Vegas, such as porterhouse for two and the legendary Ribeye Gotham, the must-have here. You can also splurge on A5 Wagyu and add truffle butter to anything.

BLT Steak at Bally's

This steakhouse captures audiences nationwide with its Gruyere cheese-laced popovers, tuna tartare and its 28-day dry-aged New York strip. Its wine list is tempting as well, with more than 300 old world-selections from the regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Tuscany and Riojo. It’s also home to the stunning Sterling Brunch, a don’t-miss weekend experience.

Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort

Indulgence is the key word when you visit this steakhouse—side dishes include truffle-creamed spinach and goose fat potatoes; dessert, a 24-layer chocolate cake. Of course, the true gems here are the charred-to-perfection steaks—the dry-aged rib eye and bone-in New York strip are full of flavor. Don’t leave without trying the roasted bacon, served with baby argula and Russian dressing. One of the most intimate restaurants in town, Strip House should be at the top of your list for special occasions.

db Brasserie at The Venetian

Chef Daniel Boulud is once again in Vegas, and his return was certainly worth the wait. His db Brasserie has taken up residence in Restaurant Row at The Venetian, and we’re happy to find items such as crispy duck confit, Tunisian lamb and the tempting Brandt beef rib eye. And, should you fancy a burger, the mind of Boulud has come up with some of the most creative in town. You can thank us later.    

 

Jennifer McKee
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Jennifer is the Managing Editor of Morris Visitor Publications, where she has worked since 2005. She grew up in small...