StripSteak at Mandalay Bay
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Three Course Prix Fixe $55
Voted Best Steak by Esquire Magazine.
Sample Menu Items
Slow - Poached Prime Rib: horseradish- peppercorn gremolata, natural jus $46
8oz American Kobe Rib "Eye" $64
Mac & Cheese truffled $12
Mavens Overview: StripSteak
StripSteak at Mandalay Bay is another addition to Celebrity Chef Michael Mina's Vegas restaurant empire. While the internet buzz is generally favorable, surprisingly the steaks get mixed reviews. The side dishes, particularly Truffled Mac and Cheese $12, get stronger buzz than the steaks.
STRIPSTEAK offers three kinds of beef, Certified Angus Beef, American Kobe and 'A5' Japanese Kobe
Internet Buzz: StripSteak
- The restaurant atmosphere is upscale and chic. Prices are high, but it's Vegas, what do you expect? The food and the experience are well worth the price.
- Our meal started off with their complimentary trio of duck fat fries. Seriously? Duck fat fries? Oh yeah and boy were they delicious. The trio consisted of regular salted/herbed with ketchup, truffled with a truffle dipping sauce and paprika with a house made bbq sauce. The paprika were my favorite.
- First came the Trio of Duck Fat Fries. I was looking forward to the them but came out under whelmed. They tasted like french fries. They were good fries but did not understand all the hype.
- Yes, the duck fat fries were very good. I preferred the truffle oil fries, the others didn't seem all that different than regular seasoned fries to be honest.
- This Michael Mina operated restaurant serves amazing cuts of beef, which they poach in butter and then broil. I am a fan of Mina and his culinary expertise shines when it comes to all the sides dishes.
- Wow... where do I start? The fries... yum. The truffle oil ones are the best. There are sauces, but for these fries, sauce is not required. I had a filet that was excellent. The truffle macaroni & cheese is a wonderful accent. When in season, they have a fantastic corn side dish as well. For me, the highlight of all three evenings I've eaten here was the scalloped potatoes with goat cheese and caramelized onions. All I have to say is OMG! This could be an entree. Unreal. I want to cry thinking about it.
- Atmosphere is nice, up-scale, and very open. You get a nice little view of the kitchen without it being a spectacle.
- The steaks were prepared to order. A tad dry, but great nonetheless. The potato cakes were excellent and the onion medley was quite good, as well. Who knew there were so many varieties of onions?
- Not worth the money. American Kobe is not Kobe! Not even close! I was just extremely disappointed! I've had a better steak at Cattlemens' . I ordered the American Kobe ribeye. I couldn't believe it! $64 for a rough piece of meat.
- It lost a star for the wagyu rib cap steak. I've had wagyu multiple times before and I'm still trying to figure out how they won best steak in Esquire. It was over seasoned and chewy. The duck fat french fries were divine, as was the mac and cheese with truffle. The noise level is extremely high, I am sure it is just the way Mandalay Bay is constructed. Not a place for an intimate dinner.
- I have mixed feelings about this place. For a place called Stripsteak, is it supposed to shine for the dishes that were non-Steak? I went shamalamadingdong over the duck fat fries and truffled mac and cheese, but how can our steaks that we made at home the following night shine over the Stripsteak steaks?! Huh?
- The wine list is absurdly expensive; I know this is a pricey place but some $40 ~ $50 bottles would be appreciated, most are $100.
- Here are the only bullet points you need to know:
- Complimentary fries (cooked in duck fat) with truffled dipping sauce
- Dry aged, Wagyu and Kobe beef available
- Truffled mac & cheese (legendary)
- All steaks are cooked by first poaching in butter
- The Truffle Macaroni & Cheese and Potatoes Au Gratin are nothing short of amazing.