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The SW standard: It’s time to rediscover Wynn’s elegant steakhouse

SW’s 2015 renovation enhanced its already stellar reputation.
Jeff Green

If there’s a sure thing in Las Vegas, you can find it at Wynn’s steakhouse. Certainly one of the most successful and beloved restaurants in the history of the Strip, SW is on top of everyone’s list, whether you’re a true high roller or an obsessed foodie looking for the most memorable experience. The restaurant’s renovation in 2015 only enhanced its reputation, adding a lighter, brighter, more refreshing twist on the traditional steakhouse experience. And this week, SW Veranda arrived, a more casual setting on the outdoor terrace above the restaurant where guests can enjoy chef David Walzog’s small plates and appetizers.

What to order on your next visit to this palace near the Lake of Dreams? Always mix surf and turf, possibly with the gochujang and pickled vegetable accented yellowfin tuna tartare before getting to your double-cut, chile-rubbed ribeye. The sautéed Hudson Valley foie gras, served for the season with strawberry bread pudding and bourbon-balsamic syrup, could be a life-changing dish, too. But save room for dessert, part of the SW experience that often gets overlooked. Check out the exotic chocolate rocky-road sphere or the whimsically presented funnel cakes to sweeten up your night. There are never any regrets in this restaurant. SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3325; Daily, 5:30-10 p.m.

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