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Las Vegas Steakhouses Ideal for Private Dining or Buyouts

Peter Luger Steak House, Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Caesars Entertainment

Opened in 1958, Golden Steer Steakhouse is the oldest continually operating steakhouse in Las Vegas. Located on Sahara Avenue by the Strip’s northern edge, this local treasure is among the most coveted reservations in town. 

Star power is part of the appeal: Metal plaques mark the red leather booths where Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities dined. Upgrades aside, the restaurant retains an authentic yesteryear ambiance with its tuxedoed career waiters, rolling champagne carts and Western-inspired decor. The prime aged steaks, lobster tails, tableside Caesars salad, flaming desserts, martinis and more are all classics. The evocative Western Lounge and Mob Room host private events.

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Evocative haunts marking the Downtown Las Vegas scene include Andiamo Steakhouse at the D Hotel & Casino, Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, and Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens. Located atop Binion’s Hotel & Casino, Top of Binion’s Steakhouse is a transcendent find. 

The well-marbled Vegas steakhouse culture sizzles all around town, including these event-capable grills for carnivorous groups.

Strip Steaks 

Founded in 1887 in Brooklyn, New York, Peter Luger Steak House set the standard for the American steakhouse. Famed for its sizzling dry-aged steak, thick-cut bacon and other staples, Luger’s came to Caesars Palace last October as its first-ever U.S. outpost. It’s the same menu, and while less gruff than the Brooklyn brand standard, the attitude is authentic.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas Don's Prime Photo Credit Connie Zhou
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Don's Prime. Photo Credit: Connie Zhou

Don’s Prime is the attractive steakhouse concept at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. The room is elegant, the menu classic and the cocktails innovative, such as the vodka and gin martini. Rentals include the 20-seat private room and full 176-capacity buyouts.

Chef Michael Mina Photo Credit MGM Resorts International
Chef Michael Mina. Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International

MGM’s dining portfolio includes StripSteak Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina. His inventive curations include signature cuts of aged beef, wood-fired and butter-poached, along with seafood, a raw bar and other lures. The configurable 75-capacity private room is among the largest on the Strip.

Credited with transforming the Vegas dining scene and sparking the town’s celebrity chef culture in 1992, Wolfgang Puck remains ever present with his award-winning CUT by Wolfgang Puck steakhouse at Palazzo Las Vegas. A perennial favorite for celebrations, the restaurant is distinguished by humanely treated ingredients and international wines.

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Michelin-starred Spanish-American chef-humanitarian José Andrés goes hog wild at his eponymous wonderland concept Bazaar Meat inside SAHARA Las Vegas. Rentals include partial and full buyouts, including 500-person receptions.

More Prime Cuts

Named after the storied Vegas neighborhood where Jerry Lewis and other celebs once lived, Scotch 80 Prime at Palms Casino Resort is a true off-Strip star. From the certified Japanese Kobe beef to the extensive scotch and whiskey collection, it’s a sure bet for energetic group gatherings.

Former Scotch 80 Prime chef Barry Dakake fashioned an evocative vintage throwback classic with Barry’s Downtown Prime at downtown’s Circa Las Vegas. One of the hottest private event restaurants in town, the secluded sanctuary salutes Vegas history with event rooms named after fabled restaurants such as The Sultan’s Table from the Dunes. Capacities range from intimate eight-person affairs to 350-capacity buyouts.

Barry's Downtown Prime, The Garden Room at Circa Resort & Casino. Photo Credit: LVCVA
Barry's Downtown Prime, The Garden Room at Circa Resort & Casino. Photo Credit: LVCVA

Debuting last year as the seventh property in Station Casinos’ portfolio of off-Strip group draws, Durango Casino & Resort features Nicco’s Prime Cuts & Fresh Fish in its restaurant collection. Contemporary surroundings set the stage for exclusive dry-aged prime steaks, wagyu cuts, fresh seafood flown in daily and more. Chic spaces include the patio and 40-capacity private room.

Top-rated Edge Steakhouse at Westgate Las Vegas hits the mark across the board, including the 30-day barrel-aged Manhattan and other powerhouse cocktails from NYC-born globetrotting bartender Mike Thompson. 

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Brooklyn, N.Y.-based independent journalist Jeff Heilman has been a Meetings Today contributor since 2004, including writing our annual Texas and Las Vegas supplements since inception. Jeff is also an accomplished ghostwriter specializing in legal, business and Diversity & Inclusion content.