Classic Vegas steakhouse Golden Steer celebrates its 60th anniversary

When you’re in the mood for steak, Golden Steer is always a good idea.

There are countless steakhouses, but only one Golden Steer. Celebrating 60 years of serving Las Vegas, the restaurant is so classic, it’s practically enshrined in local lore.

The off-Strip hideaway was once a hangout for the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio (who requested separate tables when they split). The restaurant keeps the identity of today’s celebrity diners confidential.

“The Golden Steer has been the standard-bearer of a first-class steakhouse for more than 55 years,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman writes in the forward to the restaurant’s 2017 cookbook. “[Owner Dr. Michael Signorelli] has steadfastly maintained the integrity of its history, from the menu to the last drop of the classic cocktails.”

For his part, Signorelli has been a fan of Golden Steer for the nearly 50 years he has lived in Las Vegas. “I came as an customer and couldn’t get in to eat here,” Signorelli jokes, “so I got in by buying the restaurant.”

After nearly 20 years as proprietor, Signorelli says he’s most proud that he’s been able to “perpetuate an institution.” To celebrate its Diamond Anniversary, Signorelli is bringing back retro menu items on a rotating basis through December, starting with frog legs and Chilean trout. The restaurant is also inviting guests to share their favorite “Golden Memories” for a chance to win a free dinner for two (email [email protected]). Signorelli says, “We’re a destination, an iconic restaurant and a living museum.”

GOLDEN STEER STEAKHOUSE 308 W. Sahara Ave., 702-384-3370. Daily, 4:30-10:30 p.m.

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