We have dinner at Craftsteak every time we are in Las Vegas, which is a few times a year. I recommend reservations because it is very popular. During one visit, even though we had reservations and arrived on time, the hostess kept telling us “it will just be another 15 minutes.” Over an hour later we were finally shown to our table and the apparent look of anger on our faces prompted the staff to offer us complimentary desserts. I will talk more about the dessert in a minute. But that type of ridiculous wait only happened once and all our other visits have been flawless.
Craftsteak is located inside the MGM and truly delivers a memorable dining experience. It is decorated with sophistication and caters to a crowd that appreciates fine food. We’ve always had excellent service although it does seem that the servers generally take a lot of time coming back to the table for drink/meal orders and to check up on us.
They serve the cutest little rolls before the food arrives. The Caesar Salad is a bit non-traditional in its presentation with a long stalk of lettuce on the plate with dressing and croutons on top but it is very good. The lobster bisque should not to be missed. It has a healthy amount of lobster and a perfectly seasoned bisque.
My husband always orders the New York Strip steak and when asked to describe it he just says, “Really awesome.”
I’ve tried a few different steaks and all have been wonderful. Getting a steak cooked to medium-well can be difficult as most often is it either over or undercooked but at Craftsteak, my steak has always been cooked to perfection with a hint of pink and still enough juicy tenderness left in.
The side dishes are large and meant to be shared. An order of mashed potatoes and French fries is far too much for the two of us and we can never finish them.
The complimentary dessert we were offered for being seated so late was the highlight of our meal and now we order it every time we visit. We had the truly exceptional and very magical Monkey Bread! This is what I consider to be the best dessert I’ve had in my entire life and oddly enough, I would never have ordered it because I am drawn to chocolaty types of desserts. But our server recommended it and I’m glad he did. It’s warm and gooey and oh so sinful and decadent. It is large enough for two people, but the naughty girl and piggy in me refuses to share. During previous visits we also ordered the strawberry sorbet, lemon sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and pistachio ice cream. They were refreshing and perfectly adequate but do not compare to the Monkey Bread.
For a big group, there is a Chef’s Selection Menu for a set price per person and this gives you a certain amount of starters, entrees, and desserts.
Menu prices are high but that is to be expected in Las Vegas where everything costs more than it should. At Craftsteak the food is definitely worth it.
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