No bachelor party is complete without enjoying a fine steak. You can get yourself a table at the Palm, at Morton’s, or at Ruth’s Chris in just about any part of the country these days. On your trip to Vegas, check out these five celebrated steak houses. The stories you get to tell will be almost as good as your meal.
A.J.'s Steakhouse. When Peter Morton built the Hard Rock Hotel, he wanted to honor his family’s legacy by crafting the kind of old school restaurant that his father, Arnie, would be proud of. Stepping through A.J.’s leather door is like passing through a portal to a time when Frank and Sammy ruled the Strip. Aged to perfection and seared to seal in an explosion of flavor, A.J.’s filet mignon melts like butter on a summer day. A.J.’s Steakhouse, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. 702-693-5500
Prime. Wind the time machine back to a 1930’s speakeasy, where superstar chefs Kerry Simon and Jean-Georges Vongerichten invite you to savor aged beef prepared on a broiler that hits 1,800 degrees. Restaurant critics consider Simon’s steaks some of the best in the country. But when you get notoriously finicky Vegas locals to agree, you know you’re in for a treat. Simon keeps two broilers running – one’s just for meats under medium. The sides of chickpea fries and teardrop tomatoes may distract you long enough to miss the fountain show through the restaurant’s window. Prime, Bellagio, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV89117. 877-2-DINE-LV.