Center Cut Steakhouse is located off the Flamingo casino floor and is a 172-seat restaurant. Large televisions play slideshows of images from the 1940s through today, showcasing the 66 years of the Flamingo. The sleek black and white interior carries into the large bar and lounge area, where you can sip on a specialty martini or a classic cocktail like the pomegranate lemon martini.
A few things to note about Center Cut Steakhouse: First, the restaurant offers hormone and steroid-free steaks. Second, the menu includes everything from hamburgers, to herb crusted prime rib. Third, there are special touches like popovers in the bread basket and specially designed soup crocks to keep your soup hot to the last spoonful.
For appetizers, try colossal lime-poached shrimp served in a traditional tangy cocktail sauce and yellow heirloom tomato sauce. If you're a bacon lover, try the trio bacon satay, a Center Cut signature dish, with cayenne peppered bacon, blue cheese cured bacon and apple wood smoked bacon.
There are plenty of steaks to choose from including a thick-cut New York strip steak, seared with a nice outer crust and topped with a dab of garlic butter. If you're in the mood to make a statement, try the Tomahawk ribeye -- a giant 28-ounce cut of beef, served on a long bone. So there's no confusion, make sure you look at the "steak temps" key at the bottom of your menu, so you can get your steak cooked to your liking.
If you're not a fan of beef, there are plenty of other options for you to choose from. A blue cheese-crusted rack of lamb, diver scallops, seared Scottish salmon with black truffle vinaigrette and lemon thyme chicken breast are all suitable options.
For dessert, try the 18-layer chocolate cake -- an impressive display of 7-inch-high chocolatey goodness.
-- By Nikki Neu