Las Vegas is a town that celebrates the new and trendy these days. Lots of tourists flock to the city to enjoy various new attractions. Then they go to a great buffet like MGM to really get their money’s worth—just so they have more money for gambling.
But then again, Las Vegas is still the home of great restaurants that offer old-school dining experiences that you may not find anywhere else in the city. If you’re looking for that classic dining vibe, then make your reservations at the following restaurants:
1. The Golden Steer Steakhouse
The place (Golden Steer Steakhouse) has been around for more than 60 years, and the celebrities they have welcomed here include the legendary Muhammad Ali and the various members of the Rat Pack. Come in here, and you can even find booths named in their honor, as you can enjoy their photos and memorabilia hanging on the walls.
The vibe here is classically dark and moody, accentuated by vintage décor, a few stained-glass windows, and red leather booths. The vibe offers a nice backdrop for their cocktails and tableside presentations, while their service team will eagerly talk about their dining room’s fascinating history.
2. Italian American Club
It shouldn’t be surprising to find a place like this in Las Vegas, since the city used to be run by the Italian mob. This particular place started out as a social club in the early 1960s, and it still remains in the same East Sahara location. It has been many years since this place opened, but the changes have been very minimal.
It didn’t take long for the social club to open its doors to the public, and quite a few celebrities have dined here including Joe DiMaggio and Joe Pesci. They serve dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, with live entertainment in the lounge and bar.
The menu here is quite serious, and you won’t find pizza or sandwiches here. Instead, you get traditional Italian-American classic dishes, highlighted by the iconic Sole Parmigiano with angel hair pasta and a light red cream sauce.
3. Top of Binion’s Steakhouse
Like a lot of great restaurants, this place closed down for most of the pandemic. But they’re open once again, and you should really visit this place if you’re ever in Las Vegas. You’ll find it on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall on the Fremont Street Experience.
The restaurant stared out in 1965, and you might think that not many years have passed since then once you enter the place. The interior design is simply as old-school as you can get, and it’s as if the mob was still running the city. But the real draw here are the great views of the city below you, which you can see through the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
The signature dishes here include the Poached Lobster served in a puff pastry with a creamy Newburg sauce, Slow-Roasted Bone-In Prime Rib, and charbroiled cuts of Dry-Aged Steak. Get everyone’s attention with the flambe presentation of the Baked Alaska, to really feel like a winner.