[The Weekly 5]

Five renovated Vegas steakhouses worthy of exploration

Beef tartare at Alder & Birch.
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore

1. CHARLIE PALMER STEAK Seventeen years after its debut, Charlie Palmer’s steakhouse has a fresh look and a new executive chef in Thomas Griese, who’s bringing depth and creativity to the cuisine. Four Seasons, 702-632-5120.

2. THE PALM New dishes like a 12-ounce Australian Wagyu ribeye have been added to match the massive renovation at the Palm, including a 512-square-foot mural of the Strip. Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 702-732-7256.

3. THE ANGRY BUTCHER Fresh eats at Sam’s Town? Believe it. A comfortable environment and a new menu stacked with rustic steakhouse favorites is ready and waiting. Sam’s Town, 702-456-7777.

4. CORNERSTONE Tuxedo-inspired decor, a “liquid library” with whiskeys from around the world and classic American steakhouse fare are the building blocks for Gold Coast’s new restaurant. Gold Coast, 702-367-7111.

5. ALDER & BIRCH Find a cozy fireplace lounge and a welcoming dining room layered in hardwood, plus a timeless chophouse menu executed with precision at this made-over spot. Orleans, 702-365-7111.

  • My favorite plate is hands down the signature smoked black cod. Bite-sized pieces of white fish are slathered in a tantalizing barbecue sauce, lending the ...

  • The chef and her partner prep everything—like the wheat and cannellini bean-based proteins—in a commercial kitchen, then load up their cars to sell at farmers’ ...

  • The bone-in bird is slow-cooked in a sauce based on achiote, a reddish-orange spice, which lends an earthy, slightly peppery tang to the tender poultry.

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