There may be new stars showing up every evening for all I know but there is a piece of Las Vegas history less than a five minute drive from the strip on Sahara Avenue at number 308.
The Golden Steer Steak House was opened in 1958, and while Sammy Davis Junior, the great black entertainer of the era was not able to sleep in the Casinos in which he entertained, he could dine with his friends Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and the rest of the rat pack at some of the restaurants, including this one.
It is said that it was Sammy who discovered the spot as he was walking past it to get to the cheap motel he was forced to stay in when he played Las Vegas. He took a look in, liked what he saw and it became a haunt for he and his buddies.
Time passes and the the Steak House has expanded a couple of times but the honored tables remain.
What also remains is the quality which must have kept them coming back. I ordered the prime rib along with creamed spinach and mushrooms. Thinking it would be like a number of other places where I have dined, where the difference between what you think your getting and what you actually receive are decidedly different, I ordered the 24 ounce Diamond Jim cut.
It bloody well filled the plate…And I say bloody well because that’s the way I like it. It was also about an inch and a quarter thick.
I tried my damdest but there is no way I could finish it even though it was absolutely fantastic. One of the best prime ribs I’ve had in a well…Corn fed rare.
The staff was friendly and the hostess that evening, Stephanie Steele, knew the history and proved to be an excellent raconteur when I asked her to provide me some background.
Not only has she been there a long time but manger John Burke has been there 26 years and has seen hundreds of stars and other famous people pass through.
Looking for a great cut of beef.
I heartily recommend The Golden Steer Steak House.