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The Golden Steer celebrates Sinatra’s birthday as one of his favorite spots

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Any spot on the Strip that’s been around long enough advertises a connection to the Rat Pack era, even if it’s just a photo of Frank and his pals. Some venues have stronger ties.

The Golden Steer, which calls itself Las Vegas’ longest-running steakhouse and has been open since 1958, is celebrating Sinatra’s 100th birthday with a special three-course dinner consisting of the Chairman’s favorite dishes—clams casino, a medium-rare New York strip served with tomatoes and garlic in white wine sauce and bananas Foster flambéed tableside. You’ll also drink Jack Daniel’s the way he did—three fingers, two ice cubes—and the $100 experience (available through the end of the year) also includes a ticket to the Mob Museum and a Golden Steer Zippo lighter with Sinatra’s birthday engraved.

But what makes the Steer experience special is the opportunity to dine at Frank’s booth, table 22. Sammy Davis Jr. first brought Sinatra to the Steer, its location in those days between the Sands and the Moulin Rouge. Sinatra was “known for walking around the restaurant and serenading fellow guests,” says restaurant owner Michael Signorelli.

To take a seat at Sinatra’s table on December 12, his birthday, be ready to shell out a minimum of $1,000.

The Golden Steer 308 W. Sahara Ave., 702-384-4470. Daily, 4:30-11 p.m.

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