Jan 09

Gallagher’s Steakhouse – Las Vegas, NV

3790 Las Vegas Blvd S

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Located inside New York New York Hotel and Casino, Gallagher’s Steakhouse travels all the way from New York City to provide their signature cuts of beef to visitors of Las Vegas. Just in case, we made reservations the day before via OpenTable. We arrived a few minutes early, so our table was not ready yet. Just outside the restaurant, you see large chunks of beef going through their own dry-aging process behind glass windows. After a few minutes of waiting, a hostess brought us to our table with menus. One of the runners provided us with water before being greeted by our server. After reviewing the menu, we were ready to order.

Today, we decided to order the Maryland crab cakes, Parmesan & truffle steak fries, dry-aged New York strip, and the cowboy rib-eye. The meal began with some fresh bread and whipped butter. The sourdough had a fairly tough crust, but was flavorful. The other bread was a chewy yet fluffy cranberry or raspberry bread that was delicious. The large crab cakes came next with a deliciously creamy dipping sauce. Each crab cake was loaded with fresh crab with a nice crispy crust on the outside. The crab cake went well with and without the dipping sauce. Each bite tasted fresh like it just came out of the ocean. I would say this was one of the best crab cakes I have ever ate. The steak fries were huge and it looked like it came from a whole potato. You can taste the truffle oil with the Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. The fries went well with ketchup. The dry-aged New York strip tasted tender and was cooked to medium as requested. There was not a lot of fat in the steak, so there were times where it got a bit chewy. The steak did taste good and had a nice char on the outside. However, the cowboy rib-eye was the better steak tonight. The rib-eye cooked medium was a whole lot more tender without having too much added fat. Each bite tasted delicious and you could really taste the high quality meat. As we neared the end of the meal, we realized that we may have over-ordered since we underestimated the size of the steaks.

Overall, Gallagher’s serves up delicious tasting beef with high quality ingredients. The star of the show was really the cowboy rib-eye and not the New York strip as expected. Although the meal was quite tasty, it was very expensive as expected from a high-end steakhouse with a lot of hype. We could have probably shared a porterhouse steak and saved some money and still get an excellent cut of beef. Service was excellent as runners consistently refilled water and the server checked on us often. If you are in Vegas and want a good steak, you can’t really go wrong with Gallagher’s, but just don’t be surprised with the prices.

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