By Heather Turk
The dining scene in Las Vegas always has something different for foodies to try. From a James Beard-nominated Miami eatery to one of the Strip’s most highly anticipated celebrity chef openings, here are three tantalizing restaurants taste buds will relish.
CORNERSTONE AT GOLD COAST
Located just off-Strip, this classic American steakhouse is quickly making a name for itself thanks to a menu of USDA-certified 1855 choice Angus beef steaks—like the well-marbled signature Cornerstone Prime Rib Crown Steak—prepared perfectly with herbs, sea salt and butter. The restaurant also boasts some of the juiciest prime rib in the city and an impressive liquor library that features more than 60 types of whiskey from around the world. Be sure to start your dinner with the creamy Craft Beer & Cheese Bisque made with Tillamook cheddar, amber ale, cream, Dijon mustard and grilled cheese croutons, and don’t forget a slice of the Chocolate Espresso Cake for dessert. goldcoastcasino.com/dine/cornerstone
MORIMOTO LAS VEGAS AT MGM GRAND
The first Las Vegas restaurant by famed chef Masaharu Morimoto (“Iron Chef America”), this stylish Japanese eatery has something for everyone, from sushi to teppanyaki. The extensive dinner menu offers an array of delectable dishes, like the flavorful Laksa Noodle Soup made with tonkotsu broth, coconut milk, ground pork, red curry, sesame seeds and egg noodles and the succulent Japanese A-5 Wagyu steak served with a sweet onion and garlic jus. Other standout selections include the beautifully presented Fiery Chocolate Tart made with marshmallow, salty caramel ganache, spiced rum and dark chocolate sorbet and the Kohada sashimi, one of chef Morimoto’s favorites! mgmgrand.com/en/restaurants/morimoto.html
SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL LAS VEGAS AT THE VENETIAN
Featuring three kitchen concepts—an open-fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen—this acclaimed Miami eatery serves an assortment of small plates bursting with flavor for lunch and dinner. The Bacon Wrapped Dates made with linguiça and Manchego are undoubtedly the best bacon-wrapped dates you’ll ever have, and the orange and sweet soy Brussels Sprouts are delightful. A few large plates are available as well, though with such scrumptious selections as the Goat Cheese Croquettes made with membrillo marmalade and 7-ounce Skirt Steak drizzled with chimichurri, guests will want to savor as many small plates as they can. Just remember to save room for dessert: the Torrejas with caramelized apples, maple butter and cinnamon ice cream is incredible! sugarcanerawbargrill.com/lasvegas
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