Craftsteak at MGM Grand
Just The Facts, Please.
Sunday & Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio
Executive Chef Matt Seeber
3 course menu starting at $85
3 course Japanese "A5" Wagyu Beef $255
Private dining rooms are available, and they can seat up to 60 people.
Sample Menu Items
Braised Short Ribs
Grilled Kobe Skirt Steak
Mavens Overview: Craftsteak
When Craft opened for business five years ago, the chef and co-owner, Tom Colicchio, introduced the restaurant world to his own austere version of haute cuisine. There was no room here for frothy, elaborate sauces, complicated fusion recipes, or haughty French chefs telling you what to do. As the name makes clear, Craft was (and is) about the sanctity of fine ingredients...Colicchio's genius was to invest simplicity itself with snob appeal, and his insight has since been widely replicated, most notably by Colicchio himself. The original Craft produced Craftbar. Soon after, a hybrid steakhouse called Craftsteak opened in Las Vegas, followed in due course by a Colicchio-hosted reality-TV series, Top Chef. New York Magazine
The Internet Buzz is mostly favorable for Craftsteak, with the usual gripes about high prices, although there seems to be even more comments that the high prices are well worth it. The restaurant offers five prix fixe options ranging in price from $85 to $255.
Internet Buzz: Craftsteak
- I absolutely love this restaurant! It is by far our favorite here in Vegas...We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who can splurge a little and loves great food...The lobster bisque is to die for- but I will warn, it is filling and rich. When get the the bisque we often cannot finish our steaks, so we now split the bisque.
- Best steak ever (which is to be expected). But even more surprising was everything was delicious. We loved the tar tare, the salads, and the desert, chocolate souffle, was to die for. Worth every penny!
- As critical as Tom Colicchio can be on Top Chef, it's hard to find anything to dislike about his restaurant.
- Unlike some Vegas restaurants, the atmosphere makes you feel as if you've truly escaped the casino madness and entered another world. The service is top notch and the food was outstanding. Their wine list is overwhelming, but if you look around you can find a decent bottle for under $100.
- I had the wagyu skirt steak and it was by far the best skirt steak I've ever eaten. The yukon potatoes were amazing and the fries were perfect. For dessert I highly recommend the monkeybread - it was amazing and the pecan/brown sugar ice cream was so refreshing.
- Pacific Coast Prawns - probably one of the most finely prepared crustaceans I've had in a long while. grilled and lightly seasoned with some salt, pepper, possibly some butter, some smokey spices and chives, they were finger licking good if that was even proper to do. There was a cocktail sauce, which seemed moot, since the flavor of the prawns were delectable all by itself.
- Rib eye & Filet - tender, juicy, flavorful, probably two of the most tasty pieces of steaks I've ever tasted. I can truly understand why these pieces of meat are so sought after. Lightly seasoned and cooked with a refine red wine herb sauce, a nice complement to the steak. Yukon Gold Puree - silky, smooth and not your prototypical mash, with each spoonful, its almost like taking a bite of a sour cream and onion potato chip.
- This is best filet EVER had. Don't just read this and brush it off cuz u dont want to miss out. I have had steaks all over this country and this is one that you won't forget. It is Melt in your mouth Also tartare and lobster bisque awesome WOW
- Sad to say, this was the most classless fine dining experience that we've ever had. We would have complained to the manager had they been anywhere to be found... alas, The Ribeye was tasty, but thin and covered in fat and gristle. The Filet was overcooked. The lobster bisque tasted like it was doused in fennel seeds. The quail, onions and yukons were good. The rest was mediocre at best. Again - it was edible, but for $110+ per person, my jaw should be in my lap. Worse, no ever checked on us despite $270 of food being on the table.
- Without question, the quality of meat was exceptional. It literally melts in your mouth. Chewing, while civilized, is not necessary. The flavor was... disappointing. Given previous experiences with wagyu and especially with the price tag associated, I expected a symphony of taste. Instead, it was a 3-piece orchestra. To be fair, it was a damn good 3-piece orchestra.
- For all the hype, it was an okay experience. Very nice decor and the employees are all very attractive (it is las vegas) but if you look like an average joe, you were treated like you should be so lucky to even be served.
- Let me tell you about this meal.......WOW! 12 of us went to Craftsteak for dinner......our waiter recommended 9 orders of taster's menu. He thought that 9 orders (by the way $110 per order) would be plenty food for 12 of us.....he was right.