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Stripsteak in Las Vegas. Restaurant Review.

Well, the steaks are not clothed at this restaurant — so not a tease...

I had never heard of Stripsteak in Las Vegas; but I was in the mood for a good dinner. At least one member of our group anticipated dining at this restaurant inside of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas property, as we were all tired after a long day of business. Fortunately, tables were available without waiting at the restaurant concept by Michael Mina, who is a celebrity chef. We had a reservation; and we were seated immediately.

Stripsteak in Las Vegas. Restaurant Review.

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We started off with the Truffle Corn Bread, which was covered with whipped truffle butter and sprinkled with cut green scallions. They cost $13.oo each; and they were vegetarian. None of us were impressed with it, as this dish was not memorable.

a tray of french fries and sauces
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While we waited for our main courses, I noticed that other tables were receiving flights of French fries. I wanted to see a description of them; but they were not on the menu. The waiter eventually brought a flight of French fries to us at no extra charge, as they are included as part of the meal — sort of a complimentary amuse bouche. This was a nice touch. The kennebec potatoes were cut and fried in duck fat. The French fries were either seasoned with dill, truffle, or seasoned with herbs; and they were served with three different types of dipping sauces: Sriracha ketchup; saffron and garlic herb aïoli, and smoked paprika and mustard crème fraîche. They were excellent, as they were quite flavorful but not greasy. With three different spices and three different sauces, I just had to try all twelve ways of eating these French fries — which does not include mixing a minimum of two sauces together in one bite — but the seasonings and sauces do occasionally change. I found myself wanting for more of them.

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The presentation of the Day Boat Diver Scallop was the best of any dish we ordered, as it was aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Prepared with Wasabi Tobiko Caviar Beurre Blanc, the scallops can be gluten free, according to the menu. They were delicious — but quite pricey at $58.00, which is $14.50 per scallop.

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Although the Atlantic King Salmon with Shiro-Dashi Vinaigrette tasted good, it was somewhat bland and dry and missed the mark. This fish can be gluten free, according to the menu. I am not sure why the salmon would not be gluten free. $48.00

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I do not remember ever eating gold; but the 24 Karat Gold Dark Chocolate Molten Cake Sundae with Luxardo Cherry, Crunchy Wafer Pearls, and Whipped Cream gave me that opportunity. Sadly, this dessert was not worth its weight in gold. $17.00

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Smoked Valrhona Chocolate S’mores with Candied Hazelnut and Toasted Marshmellow Ice Cream ended this gastronomic experience. Yes, that is how the word marshmallow was spelled on the menu. We all agreed that this dessert was good — but not great. $16.00.

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I cannot find the photograph of the 20 Ounce Cowboy Ribeye steak that one member of our party ordered. Its description on the menu was Marbled, Rich. A large green pepper — perhaps jalapeño — was placed on top of the steak. The Cowboy Ribeye was good — but certainly not $88.00 good.

Final Boarding Call

We did not order any alcoholic beverages, as none of us were interested in them.

Part of the description of Stripsteak is “When the finest cuts of aged beef are wood-fired and butter-poached to perfection with award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s signature flair, that’s fire-born flavor. Savor the extraordinary.” Nowhere does the description or the menu claim that the beef served at Stripsteak is graded as Prime by the United States Department of Agriculture; but the prices seem to suggest that. I have had real Prime steaks that were significantly better in terms of taste and texture for a fraction of the price than what was served at Stripsteak. I am not saying that a steak which is not officially graded as Prime cannot be excellent; but Stripsteak failed on this level.

The French fries were the highlight of the meal, in my opinion. Even though they were complimentary with the meal, patrons are definitely paying for them with the high menu prices.

Consider that because Stripsteak is “Located just a stone’s throw from the casino floor and Convention Center at Mandalay Bay”, expect a noisy dining experience. The service from members of the staff was good but not outstanding. Although the food was good overall, the prices suggest that Stripsteak in general is substantially overrated — even at half the prices that were charged. For those reasons, I cannot recommend dining here. Save your money and find a more authentic steakhouse at which to dine.

Reservations are highly recommended when dining at Stripsteak — especially when a large convention is in town.

Located inside of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas property
3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Operating Hours
Sunday through Thursday: 4:30 in the afternoon through 9:30 in the evening
Friday through Saturday: 4:30 in the afternoon through 10:00 in the evening

Self parking costs:

  • First 60 minutes: no charge
  • Up to a maximum of four hours:
    • $15.00 Monday through Thursday
    • $20.00 Friday through Sunday

Valet parking costs:

  • $35.00 Monday through Thursday
  • $40.00 Friday through Sunday

All photographs ©2023 by Brian Cohen.

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