Monday, October 4, 2010

Eating USA: Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

with Prof. Horolographer

Las Vegas...sin city or city of dreams? Amongst the many attractions and distractions of the city, I love the steaks at 2 of the outlets here. One is Gallager's...which in NYC, their main restaurant has a great reputation of great steaks. I had once dined here, and have done a review...nice thick, dry aged steaks.

So its off to Smith & Wollensky which I went this time. Also a haven for great steaks, this restaurant occupies its own building in The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard), sandwiched between Hard Rock Cafe and MGM Grand.

The steaks are dry aged...from 18 to 21 days, as the grillmaster and resident butcher will determine...and I had my NY Strip Steak, all 16 oz as Chicago medium-rare.

The steak was served exactly as ordered....charred black to a crisp outside:

And perfectly medium rare inside

The taste was wonderful. Full flavoured...the meat was all at once luxurious on the palate as it was rather dense, crispy, smokey, charred exterior gave way to the creamy, almost foie gras like flavour of the meat. Really excellent!

Coupled with creamed spinach:

This is a great meal. Excellent steak. The service was quite good, though Horolographer sensed the waiter might have sized us up as not great spenders...and hence not great tippers...he was probably right. Other than the steaks, and shared spinach, we each had one drink. And nothing else.

3767 South Las Vegas Boulevard
(On the Strip
Opposite the Monte Carlo)
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 862-4100

Las Vegas Steakhouse Hours:
Open 7 Days a Week:
Sun - Thurs: 11:30am - 12:00am
Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 1:00am
Wollensky's Grill:
Open Fri - Sat:
11:30am - 1:00am
Open Sun - Thur:
11:30am - 12:00am

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Our loss in always bypassing this every time we went to Vegas!! Thanks for sharing what good steaks they have Peter!!