Strip House Las Vegas
Any high end restaurant on the strip should be expected to handle a party of two or four without a problem. The real test of fine restaurant service (both front and back of the house) is how a larger party is served. Our very large party of 17 was flawlessly accommodated on a recent midweek evening at Strip House. Service was impeccable from the moment we all gathered in the bar to the end of our dinner. Obviously well staffed, all of our steaks were served at the same time and cooked as ordered without exception. Wine glasses were never allowed to become empty
Our appetizers included an impressive seafood plateau loaded with a nice variety of raw and cooked seafood; the oysters in particular were outstanding, plump, sweet and icy fresh. We also had warm garlic bread with a gorgonzola fondue that was so good we had to remind ourselves to pace ourselves for the rest of dinner.
The menu features all the classic beef cuts with a few interesting lamb, veal and fresh seafood specials that one would expect from a steak house. But where Strip House shines is with the interesting sides. The standard steak house side, creamed spinach was elevated to stellar heights with a generous amount of diced bacon and black truffle. Mashed potatoes were subtly seasoned with herbs, formed into a mound and deep fried till crisp and heavenly crusty in goose fat. Salads served in shells of crisp parmesan with sherry vinaigrette were a huge hit. Even green beans were transformed into something special, sautéed to tender crisp perfection and well seasoned with just the right amount of garlic.
The atmosphere in Strip House is classy, comfortable and quiet, without being stodgy, and a nice break from the cacophony of the newly remodeled casino, the former Aladdin, just steps from the entrance. Traditional steak houses tend to feature the same dark, old school décor. Strip House has all the charm and comfort of a traditional steak house with a few hip, cool touches. The staff were exceptionally efficient and attentive. Strip House has been called a “celebrity hot spot” by People.com and one of the top ten new restaurants in Las Vegas by Citysearch and Zagat’s Best of Las Vegas 2008.
A return visit is planned soon for another round of that black truffle creamed spinach! It’s been hard to get that out of our mind.
Located in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the second level of the casino. Average price per person including wine, tax and tip: $100-$125
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109