3799 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8910936.101197 -115.172427
Fri 5:30pm-10:30 pm
terrible – Too many complaints to list... my husband is a chef at one of the top restaurants in the country so he of all people should be able to pick out flaws in a meal but seriously, anyone could have noticed the problems with our meal. We had reso's for 5:30 when the restaurant opened and arrived on time but the hostess had us stand in the hall for nearly 15 minutes waiting to seat us, I still can't figure that out. So called sommelier couldn't tell me what WTW (white table wine) or RTW (red table wine) on the by the glass list meant, ha! Lobster $70 overcooked so that it was rubber, Kobe beef skirt steak $70 ordered mid-rare came out well done. Risotto was blah and mushy. Server to casual.....Whole experience was a let down and waste of money. If Tom sat at our table that night would he have approved?
Another disappointment – The service was impeccable. Food was average. My guest and I ordered a shrimp cocktail to split as an appetizer. The shrimp were divine, but the cocktail sauce tasted like plain catsup. We had to ask for horseradish to add to the sauce. I ordered the roasted top sirloin, my guest ordered the roasted filet and we ordered sauteed spinach, roasted carrots and gratin of potatoes with leeks and roasted garlic. Everything but the carrots and potatoes was salty. I sent my steak back because it was tough (and had no flavor). We wanted to send the spinach back because it was so salty but decided not to after I had already sent back my steak. The was another expensive trip to a celebrity chef restaurant on the strip that wasn't worth it.
it was just ok – i have a problem with any high end steakhouse that does not know how to prepair a steak pittsburg rare(black&blue) and craft steak did not pass the test, why anybody who loves prime beef would ever want grass fed beef is beyond me! if you want lean meat eat buffalo, or tenderlion or just eat fish! of course lean meat is more heathy for you but when i am shelling out $100 a steak i dont want healthy ,i want richess and flavor! i cant say that the quality was bad but the preparation was less than great , no char or sear on my ribeye and no seasoning also ,another problem i had was i had to order a huge 40oz ribeye for two if i wanted a dry aged steak (thats what i ordered)i have heard that they offer all kinds of aged prime beef but the night i had dinner that was the only option on the menue for dry aged ,service was not great but not bad sides ok , drinks ok ,would i go again if i had to pay, NO! would i go if it was on sombody else, maybe, all i could think about while i was eating was Tom Coliccio bashing the young chefs on top chef about not seasoning food and poor preparation, hey Tom i think you better stop by you OWN kitchen and give your OWN food a test.
OK for big groups, poor for couples – Food: Porterhouse for two, lobster bisque, and salad were good, not excellent.
Wine: Excellent wines, but no options for the average joe (ie. under $130/bottle).
Ambiance: Noisy and busy. My wife and I had to shout to cary on a conversation.
Service: Honestly, I have had better service at applebees. Not what I was expecting for the $$$.
Summary: There are better places to eat in Vegas (including MGM)...don't wast your time and money here.
Incredibly Delicious Food, Beautiful Setting. – We just went to Vegas for the weekend and I made a reservation about
a week in advance for Craftsteak. We were really looking forward to it,
and it did not disappoint!!! My wife and I each had the Filet Mignon, and
they were spectacular. SO PERFECTLY COOKED AND DELICIOUS.
The only negative was they were a little too large for us at 10 oz. each.
The Shrimp Cocktail might be the finest I have ever had, only the cocktail
sauce was extremely mild. I'm not big on horse-radish at all, but I
believe you should be able to taste it a little. You could tell there was a
hint of it, but that's it. Anyway, the shrimp were pristine. Firm, fresh, cold,
and very tasty. Beautiful. I know it's a simple dish, but that's all the more
reason it needs to be nailed, perfectly!!! My wife's Spinach Salad
with a truffle-oil dressing was very simple but very good as well. Also
we had Sauteed Baby Broccoli, which was SO delicious!!! For dessert we
had the Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream. Incredible!!!
We were so happy with our meal, and the excellent service. It was one
of our best meals ever. The only Steak we could remember enjoying more
was at Dylan Prime in NYC, and not by much.
Great steak and great service! – Craftsteak is my favorite restaurant on the planet!!! The kobe beef tartare is sinful! I love the beet salad. The steak is always perfect! The sides are gigantic and there is always a great variety. The portions are huge...we always order way too much food. It all sounds so good we can't help ourselves. The service is always top notch. The bar is also a good place to eat if you are in a hurry or you can't get a reservation. My only less than positive comment is that I am never especially impressed by the dessert. We usually opt out or do an ice cream/sorbet sampler. The pastries do not match up to the stellar food and service. My suggestion is order several appetizers and sides, split a steak, and skip dessert.
Fantastic Dinner - Best of Vegas! – This was a fantastic place to eat. We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were not disappointed. The service was impeccable - both of our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. This is a very elegant, beautiful restaurant, without being pretentious. I highly recommend following your server's recommendations: our server suggested the seasonal scallops and they were heavenly. The Kobe beef is just as wonderful as expected and the portions are perfect. The asparagus, as mentioned in an earlier review, was delicious. We did not stay for dessert, because we were just too full, however, I highly recommend the Sidecar Martini. This is the perfect place for atmosphere, upscale dining, and impeccable service. If you want some privacy, request a booth. Don't miss out on this place - it is a fabulous splurge and well worth the money.
One of the best buffets in Vegas – We went twice and had excellent experiences both times. The food was great. They have a large selection with good standards. We had Sunday brunch (mimosas/booze was an extra $3) and gorged on the made to order omelettes, hot waffles, bagels & lox, prime rib, shrimp, etc. Everything was quite good and the servers were very pleasant. Then we went back for XMas dinner. They set up a made to order mashed potatoes instead of omelettes... brilliant! Also, made to order strip steaks... delicious! Everything was fantastic, although I skipped the Mexican food since I'm from Texas. Next time I'll probably stay at MGM to be closer to the buffet.
Worth a visit...if you're not paying – Let's just say that overall, I was happy, but the hefty price tag left me with a little more to desire...thankfully, I was traveling on business, so the bill wasn't completely absorbed by myself. The service was prompt and the staff was quite friendly even if they were a little difficult to understand. The bar is well stocked and the signature key-lime martini is a fantastic after dinner drink. As for the food, it was both great & o.k. I thoroughly enjoyed the yellow fin tuna appetizer. The bone-in steak however was good...not great, and at $50+ for just the steak, I've had better (the chop house in Chicago comes to mind). Note that I also don't particularly care for pre-cut meat (I am a big boy and you gave me a knife), nor did I particularly care for the rosemary the steak was garnished with. The side of asparagus was o.k., but nowhere near worth the cost. Why did I select this place to eat at in the first place...well, it was the end of a long 2 week trip it was downstairs, and I wanted a good steak. That's what I got, a good steak and a hefty bill, but I will say again, that the tuna was a fantastic appetizer. Would I go back, probably not, and I wouldn't recommend it to someone traveling on their own dime.
Avoid At All Costs. (And Boy Does It Cost.) – A profound disappointment. Based on Colicchio's reputation and a sampling of diner reviews -- including some from this site -- I organized a family reunion and dinner at Craftsteak. Should not have bothered. Almost every aspect of our evening was underwhelming. Let me count the ways.
1.) The service was horrifically slow. Although we were seated promptly, five minutes passed before a waiter arrived; another ten minutes passed before our drinks arrived; another 15 minutes passed before water and bread arrived. Perhaps we were being conditioned, because our appetizers then took another half hour and our entrees -- ta da! -- arrived almost two hours after we first sat down.
2.) The steaks, which as others have noted are almost comically expensive, were unevenly cooked. Granted, this meant that half the steak was wonderfully prepared, tender and tasty. But it also meant that half of the same steak was either overdone or dripping raw, not to mention tough and gristly.
3.) The ambiance is more akin to a Denny's then to place where the per-person check tops $100. The restaurant is theme-park sized, obviously far too large to competently staff. The din is horrible. Four times during out meal waiters dropped plates or glasses -- four times! These thundering events were followed by much shouting and rushing about by the wait staff, and then frenzied mopping and sweeping, complete with chemical aromas.
I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get my drift. We felt cheated and taken for granted, and we're now soured on the whole Craft empire. Had we not gone as a family the next day to Mesa, at Caesar's Palace, the reunion would have been ruined. Happily, Mesa's was quiet, the staff was competent, and food cheaper and much better than at Craft. Had I only known that in advance. Ah, well.
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