It can be easy to miss the Second Street Grill. The intimate restaurant (it seats about 20) is tucked behind Tony Roma's Grill in the Fremont Hotel & Casino ( look for the glass door and you know you've found it). But while not as ostentatious as other dining options, this longtime downtown Vegas restaurant routinely gets positive reviews from locals and visitors.
The Fremont Hotel & Casino is part of the Boyd Gaming group, which has numerous Hawaiian customers, so it's no surprise that this steakhouse would feature dishes with a Pacific Rim flair. Appetizers include pan-fried crabcakes, scallop and shrimp dim sum, soft shell crab, grilled tiger shrimp and more. The Australian lobster tail is a popular main dish with guests who remark about the large serving size, but it's the steaks that get the most customer love, from the filet mignon to the ribeye and New York steak.
The decor works to evoke a 1920s atmosphere with wood paneling and faux marble pillars, but on a budget. There's also a small bar.
-- Staff Report