Laughlin Buzz

Jun 1, 2014

The Steakhouse at the Tropicana Laughlin

Laughlin, Nevada
Tropicana Laughlin

The Steakhouse   - May 2014 Restaurant Review

We didn't realize it had been so long since we had visited a favorite steakhouse in Laughlin, Nevada.  The Steakhouse is located in the Tropicana Laughlin.  Our last visit (and review) was in February of 2013. 

We finally got back in there. Three of us dined on a Saturday evening in May.   Reservations are suggested, but we didn't have any.  We were still seated promptly.  They were about 3/4 full.   Though, if we had reservations perhaps we could of had one of the tables with the high backed chairs. They have nice booths and two styles of tables.  Our low back chair table was still very nice and comfortable though. There is plenty of room between tables and booths and the low noise level of the room makes it a nice. 


The room is dimly lit and nice for a good dinner  or special occasion.  This time we noticed the train themed pictures which were nice enough but just seemed a bit dated and out of place for rest of the decor. Perhaps they are left over from when the train was running and was more of a theme at the Tropicana. 

Service was very attentive as usual.  But this time we were only offered "water" rather than a choice of bottled spring or sparkling water as we had been last time.  This was fine because we were more interested in the cocktails anyway!  A glass of house wine, a vodka martini, and a Corona were ordered. 

We were presented with the bread basket, consisting of several different types of rolls, pretzel bread sticks and flatbread. Accompanying it was a small plate with butter, a herb butter, and port wine cheese.They were so good we had too much of it and that ruined any chance of trying a dessert later. 

For appetizers, we split a delicious shrimp cocktail, knowing there were three huge shrimp per order.  It was very firm and fresh with a good cocktail sauce.  Highly recommended. Another one in our party had the Lobster Bisque.  She said it was excellent, very creamy with nice pieces of lobster throughout.  For entrees we had one New York Strip Steak, one of the Twin Lobster Tail specials*, and a Filet steak. 

The steaks come with a salad consisting of mixed greens and whole mini tomatoes.  They have what they call the Steakhouse Salad cart that is wheeled up to your table for you to choose your salad toppings and dressing.  They prepare it table side.  This is a nice feature. Choices included bacon, baby bay shrimp, mushrooms, olives, onions, etc.  Salads were just the right size and very good. 

The twin lobster tail special is just $19.99 (with a Trop players card).  Regular price on the menu is $30.  The twin tails are served with a decent rice pilaf and some sort of veggies which our diner didn't try.  A salad is not included, but can be added for $5.50 from the cart. The lobster tails were very good size, cooked just right, and very sweet.  This is a good value for the price.  When you add in the salad though it comes to over $25.   

The 7 oz, filet mignon ($32) was cooked perfectly and was a excellent cut, tender and full of flavor. Steaks come with choice of baked potato, sweet potato or garlic roasted mashed potatoes. Both of us chose a very good sized baked potato, which they also put toppings on for you table side.  

We were slightly disappointed, however, in the New York Strip steak (12 oz for $30).   It was of no comparison to the last one Strip steak we had at the Steakhouse last time.  This seemed to be a thinner cut, not as juicy or flavorful.  About 3-4 ounces of it was tougher fat.  Last time there was virtually no inedible fat on a well marbled  steak.  It was cooked as ordered but definitely a cut below in taste and quality than before. 

They also offer specials nightly, this night they had a halibut and a rack of lamb.  A table next to us had the lamb, and even though we are not fans of this dish, it looked like a big portion and delicious.  Specials vary night to night. 

Service and hospitality at the Steakhouse is very good.  They make you feel welcome and are professional, prompt, and friendly from start to finish.   In spite of the one lackluster steak we still feel the Steakhouse is one of the best local spots for a nice dinner, holiday meal, or special occassion. Next time we will just stick to the filet or try another cut.  We will definitely be back and hopefully it won't take us so long.

*Trop players cards are free, even if you don't use it or gamble.  Pick one up at the Trop club before dining if you want the Twin Lobster special.  If you have comps on your card you can also apply them to your bill at the Steakhouse.

The Steakhouse is open at 5pm, Wed-Sunday and are closed Monday & Tuesday

For their current published menu visit here.  

Health Inspection report for The Steakhouse. 
From time to time we check the Southern Nevada Health District restaurant inspections to see how Laughlin restaurants are faring.  Happy to report that the last inspection that was reported for The Steakhouse was a A grade, back in April of 2013.  

Screenshot taken from the SNHD website.
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The lighting was too dim to get any pictures this time, but we have included some in our last review:  See our review from last year here.

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