As with most people, we’re huge fans of steak houses.

Primarily because… you know, steak.

Additionally, steak houses provide some of the best service available because of the demanding clientele who frequent those establishments.

And the food isn’t bad either.

Mmmm.... steak.  Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

Mmmm…. steak. Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

But traditional steak houses are exactly that – traditional – and the experience usually consists of an elegant (and very quiet) room which is barely lit with waiters in bowties waiting to serve their patrons in a very rigid manner.

Last weekend, we were fortunate to try out STK at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and we were pleased to see their interpretation of the modern steakhouse – beautiful bartenders and hostesses, lively environment, a DJ and of course, amazing food.

The main reception area at STK in the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.  Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

The main reception area at STK in the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas. Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

Here’s the official description from the Cosmopolitan’s official website:

With outposts in New York City, Miami and Los Angeles, STK is a new style Las Vegas steakhouse from The One Group and Executive Chef Stephen Hopcraft. The bustling bar scene is the centerpiece, the menu is inspired and the atmosphere relaxed with a sexy vibe created by the in-house DJ. STK Las Vegas is a celebrity hotspot that breaks with tradition, offering a flirty, feminine take on the classic American steakhouse.

During our dinner, we got to try the pork belly (ah-maze-balls), the tuna sashimi (very tasty), the oysters on a half shell (to keep things legit), their steaks (one of us ordered the filet and the other the porterhouse) and a special for that evening, mac and cheese done three ways (truffle, lobster and regular).

The main bar area of STK at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.  Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

The main bar area of STK at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

All the dishes, we are happy to report, were fantastic.

We ended up hanging out for a 3-hour dinner because we were having such an enjoyable time.

The main dining area of STK at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.  Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

The main dining area of STK at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas. Image from http://togrp.com/reservation/stk-lv/.

So the next time you’re in Las Vegas and are with a crowd looking for a steakhouse that is a little more modern and fun, we would highly recommend STK at the Cosmopolitan.

Just make sure to make reservations way in advance.  Even Mondays get booked fast.

For more information on the entire STK group of properties, you can check out The One Group’s official website at http://togrp.com/reservation/stk/.

 

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