Laughlin Buzz

Feb 18, 2013

Loved it. The Steakhouse at Tropicana Laughlin

The Steakhouse is located in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada

Each time we visit The Steakhouse we are more and more impressed with the food and the service. We normally only go on special occasions, this time we did a pre-Valentines day dinner since we couldn't go out on the 14th.

The restaurant was fairly busy and but we were seated promptly.  You can choose from tables or very nice booths.  This time we chose a booth. Last time we sat in the very comfy high backed chairs. Either choice is very comfortable. The restaurant is well decorated and roomy.

Service was instant, with an offer of filtered water, bottled spring or sparkling water from Italy.  We opted for the bottled spring water.  In addition right away they set out a basket of rolls and flat bread, plus a plate of port wine cheese, regular butter, and rosemary herb butter. Delicious, but way too easy to fill up on fast if you aren't careful.

Bread Basket, Cheese, Butters

Even though we knew the portions were good sized we decided to split a Shrimp Cocktail.  These were among the best, freshest shrimp we have had in a long time.  You only get three to an order but they are huge in size.  For drinks one of us had a dirty vodka martini, the other ordered a glass of wine. Both were good quality,  the martini complete with 2 really good olives.

Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer

Our orders were the New York Strip and the Steak and Seafood Trio.  Entrees come with a salad of nice mixed greens and tomato.  As the salad cart comes to the table you have choices for salad toppings outlined on a wooden paddle handed to you.  Choose what you want on your salad and they prepare it right there. Choice include bacon, artichokes, baby shrimp, croutons, mushrooms, and more.  Plus several dressings.  We are blue cheese fans and theirs was very good.

Service was impeccable this night, with them refilling the water glasses, whisking away dishes, and giving plenty of time between appetizer, salad, and the main meals. No rush, you can relax an enjoy dinner.

The New York Strip (12 oz) was a very good cut, cooked exactly as ordered. No fat but marbled and juicy.  Choice of potato is also included.

The Steak and Seafood Trio was a pleasant surprise.  It consists of a trio of items.  A 3oz. medallion of filet and a large shrimp (both with Barbecue glazing).  Another 3 oz. medallion of filet with a half a lobster tail on mashed redskin potato. And a third 3 oz. medallion of filet with crab and a Bearnaise type sauce. Plus spears of perfectly cooked asparagus. All of them were delicious, with the crab one being our favorite. The filets were melt in your mouth good, even better than the NY Strip, which we loved.  This was a very large entree and something we would recommend trying.

Steak and Seafood Trio

Unfortunately we were too full for dessert, even though we listed to the half dozen choices that all sounded good.

With tax and tip our bill came to about $115 (for two people), which is reasonable considering drinks, appetizers, etc..  Although it is priced a bit higher than most of the restaurants in the area the quality, atmosphere and experience is well worth it.  Both of our waiters were excellent, professional, and wonderful.

The Steakhouse is definitely on our list of top favorites for a nice or celebratory, or holiday dinner out. It is a bit of a hidden gem for Laughlin.

There are several other items to choose from on the menu.  The Prime Rib we have heard is also very good. And the Lobster is among the best you can get in Laughlin.  They do offer a Twin Lobster Tail Special and a great price of just $19.99 with a Trop Advantage Players Card.  We have had this in the past too and it is a wonderful deal. (Players Cards are available at no cost). As with any specials and hours, please check with the property/restaurant. Things may change without notice, or be subject to other special considerations.  Comps from the Player card are honored for payment as well.

Hours are currently listed as Open Wednesday - Sunday at 4 p.m.  Closed Monday & Tuesday
Reservations Recommended, though we have never had a problem getting a table.

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