Craftsteak is located in the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas. I visited the location on my very first trip to Vegas in August 2001 when it was the Brown Derby restaurant. Craftsteak replaced the Brown Derby by the time I returned to Vegas in 2005.
While the Derby evoked images of the classic American steakhouse (red leather booths, tuxedoed waiters and Cobb salad prepared tableside), Craftsteak is in line with the modern American chic look favored by celebrity chefs of today.
Tom Colicchio, who I am told was on Top Chef or Hells’ Kitchen or one of those shows I don’t watch, is the chef here at Craftsteak where his restaurant looks (and sounds) like a lounge, the dishes are artfully presented and priced accordingly (read: high).
This is not Ponderosa Steakhouse. (more…)