STRIPSTEAK

3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89119
$$$$ Steak Top 10 Recommended Special Offer Private Room

Under the inspired influence of Executive Chef Michael Mina, STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay, elevates the traditional American steakhouse to new heights of gourmet revelry. The modernist décor sets a swanky stage for the gastronomic extravagances presented on the menu, and Mina transforms steakhouse standards with decadent applications: the Steak Fries are deep fried in duck fat, the Macaroni and Cheese is gussied up with truffles, and the traditional Scalloped Potatoes become inspired gastronomy with caramelized onion and goat cheese. While the Steak is blissfully unadulterated, the purity of flavor is intensified by the high quality of the All-Natural Certified Angus, American, and Japanese Kobe, meat used.

Stripsteak:Steak and a Flair for the Extraordinary

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STRIPSTEAK is celebrity chef Michael Mina’s clever innovation of the American steakhouse.  The sleek, modern décor acts as a stunning backdrop for showcasing sophisticated reinterpretations of classic favorites.  Executive Chef Benjamin Jenkins translates Chef Mina’s distinctive vision with ease, infusing approachable American fare with gourmet flavors and the highest quality ingredients.

STRIPSTEAK entices diners with its open-air dining room, visible from Mandalay Bay’s promenade.  A glowing white plexiglass bar with Mod-style red and blue accents promises chic mingling over delectable cocktails while lounging in semi-circular swivel chairs.  The lounge’s colors and geometric patterns are repeated through the rest of the restaurant to create a lively and supremely stylish environment.  Large glass dividers separate intimate banquette seating from the more traditional tables that are scattered throughout the space, creating the suggestion of privacy without being closed off from the energetic activity of the dining room.  In an inspired conceptual move of form following function, wood block walls visually reference chopping blocks, conforming beautifully to the modernist design scheme while subtly reminding diners of the restaurant’s main attraction: the steak.   An illuminated meat locker near the open kitchen further concentrates attentions on STRIPSTEAK’s exquisite culinary offerings.

Mina Group restaurants have garnered their esteemed culinary reputations by revamping traditional dishes with creative and thoughtful gourmet touches.  STRIPSTEAK is no exception.  Executive Chef Benjamin Jenkins transforms steakhouse classics with the flavorful integrity of fresh and seasonal ingredients, cutting edge kitchen techniques, and an haute cuisine refinement to produce dazzling dishes that are more than worthy of the Mina name.  STRIPSTEAK’s Mac and Cheese, for example, is given an indulgent twist by the addition of truffles while the infusion of appetizers like Tuna Poppers and Cauliflower Soup with Asian flavors like ponzu sauce and vadouvan curry add unexpected complexities.  What most distinguishes STRIPSTEAK is its unique method of meat preparation.  The restaurant’s selection of Certified Angus, American Kobe, and Japanese Kobe, as well as its other meat varieties, are slow-poached in one of the kitchen’s six circulating, slow-poaching chambers for several hours before they are given a smoky finish by mesquite-stoked grills.  This distinctive technique makes each cut of meat impossibly tender and succulent.

Our meal begins with a trio of flavored duck fat fries and three accompanying dipping sauces.  Each flavor gives the crisp, golden fries a new personality: the Smoked Paprika Fries with its associated Barbeque Sauce impart a spicy smokiness, the Truffled Fries with Truffle Aioli overwhelm the senses with a delicious pungency, and the Herbed Fries with house made Ketchup offer the simple satisfaction of a classic pairing with added herbal nuance.  The trio exemplifies the STRIPSTEAK philosophy of blending approachable and traditional American comfort foods with gourmet sophistication.  Satisfying and surprising, each fry is an accessibly delicious amuse bouche.

The Shabu Shabu, an intriguingly uncharacteristic addition to an American steakhouse menu, does not disappoint, arriving steaming to the table.  The large bowl of mushroom consommé, surrounded by little raw Kobe beef-wrapped bundles of daikon radish, enoki mushrooms and scallions, invites eager participation.  Dipping a beef bundle in the consommé, we are given the control over the cooking experience, deciding how thoroughly cooked, and how mushroom-infused, we want our Kobe to be.   The mushroom broth deepens the meaty flavor of the Kobe, while citrus notes and the crispness of the vegetables brighten and lighten each bite.

Traditional Crab Louie gets a new, gourmet identity in STRIPSTEAK’s Lettuce Cups.  Diced Dungeness crab meat and avocado nestle inside Bibb lettuce cups in clusters around a bowl of spicy sriracha vinaigrette for dipping.  Crisp, creamy, and cool, the bountiful bundles are a bright and refreshing starter.  The spiciness of the sriracha creeps in and emboldens the flavors of the buttery, sweet crab and avocado, awakening our palates in preparation for the rest of our meal.

The Beet Salad pays homage to the pleasures and flavorful integrity of seasonal ingredients.  Crowned by a tangle of fresh greens, the roasted pink, golden, and purple beets spill out on the plate, accompanied by large, tantalizing slices of soft, white burrata.  The earthy sweetness of the beets predominates, punctuated by a subtle nuttiness from drizzled walnut oil.  The burrata is a revelation in milky creaminess and a marked departure from lesser quality mozzarellas, contributing an added note of refreshment.

The 8 Oz. American Kobe Rib Cap and Colorado Lamb arrive together to initiate our serious feasting.  Strips of the Kobe are laid out simply on a steel serving pan, displaying their succulent red centers to mouthwatering effect.  Tender and smoky, the Kobe epitomizes the marvels of STRIPSTEAK's distinctive steak preparation and makes us converts to this slow-poach method.

The Colorado Lamb lends a distinctive Mina Mediterranean flavor to STRIPSTEAK.  Large lollipops of tapenade and red pepper-rubbed lamb balance together in a teepee-like structure on the plate, exuding a delightfully heady aroma of rosemary and spices.  The impossibly succulent, pink meat reflects its flavorful 12-hour slow-poach journey, permeated by the olive oil and rosemary jus it’s steeped in.  The earthy brine of the tapenade accentuates the deep gameyness of the lamb that intensifies the savory satisfactions of the dish.

The Truffled Mac and Cheese and Spinach Soufflé offer rich accompaniments to our meat dishes.   The Mac and Cheese embodies the homey comfort of its classic inspiration, while infusing it with the luxurious pungency of truffles.  The addition of broccoli crowns to the mixture offers a welcome, healthy counterpoint to the cheesy decadence.

The Spinach Soufflé’s presentation, however, captivates and steals the show.  It arrives as a large, green cloud to the table, that, when pierced, deflates into a delicious airy custard.  Like the Truffled Mac and Cheese, it is a brilliant reinvention of an American classic: creamed spinach.   Amplified by the use of a parmesan cream, that imparts a subtle but sharp hint of cheese to the dish, it is a sophisticated side that balances an ethereal lightness with enough of a creamy heft to hold up against the bold, hearty flavors of the meat dishes.

To conclude, we are served STRIPSTEAK’s artful Cheesecake.  Unlike the simpler presentations of our entrees, the Cheesecake has the appearance of a modernist sculpture, with the white square of cheesecake juxtaposed with orange kumquat spheres and geometric dollops of caramel sauce and Chantilly cream.  The subtle sweetness of the cheesecake is permeated with the fruity tartness of the kumquat for a memorably tropical twist on this familiar dessert.

Although STRIPSTEAK may be Michael Mina’s first steakhouse, he certainly has mastered the concept and made it his own, supported by Executive Chef Jenkins and his skilled team.  An evening at STRIPSTEAK promises to confound expectations, balancing the simple satisfaction of quality ingredients with Mina’s own patent flair for the extraordinary.

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Business Info

  • Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89119
  • Cross Street: Mandalay Bay Rd.
  • Location: Las Vegas Strip
  • Cuisine: American | Steak |
  • Cost: | Expensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Benjamin Jenkins | Executive Chef
  • Phone: (702) 632-7414
  • Features: Full Bar, Hotel Dining, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Valet Parking, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion,

Photos

STRIPSTEAK - Entrance
STRIPSTEAK - Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes and spinach STRIPSTEAK - Dinging Room

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Main Dining Room 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Happy Hours - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bar - Main Dining Room 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, STRIPSTEAK has a private room that seats up to 40 guests for a dinner, or 50 guests for a cocktail reception.
Yes, there is a lobster entree, as well as other dishes containing lobster on the menu.
Chef Benjamin Jenkins is the Executive Chef at STRIPSTEAK.
The dinner menu offers 10 different selections of Angus and Wagyu Beef steaks, along with seafood, lamb, pork and chicken options.
Yes, STRIPSTEAK offers imported and domestic caviar.
STRIPSTEAK is owned by acclaimed chef Michael Mina and the restaurant is his first steakhouse.
STRIPSTEAK uses their signature slow-poaching method which enhances flavor and tenderness by heating the meat for several hours at a low temperature. The mesquite-stoked grills infuse a subtle smokiness into every steak.
If you click on the "view menu" link under the special offer, you can view the 3 course prix fixe menu.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

0.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 votes

Overall: 0/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Nov 28, 2023
Jeff R.
First time writing review on any restaurant. My wife and two sons and myself went to eat at this restaurant. First of all 1 hour wait my son had to to the washroom. We got called to be seated my son wasn’t back from washroom they wouldn’t seat us until everyone was there. We were seated they brought out complimentary fries and dip. Which was nice thought my son ordered a beer wife ordered a martini my other son ordered water same as myself. Then we ordered two sons ordered the 8 oz. American Wagyu Rib "Eye" 64.00. My wife had $20.00 salad no meat on it. I had the salmon $42.00. My other son had 12 oz. American Wagyu Filet 108.00. We also ordered a side order of mashed potatoes not sure of price. All said and done $273.00 dollars with one side dish. The salmon was very good. Salad ok but for 20.00 very over priced. The two steaks was probably the worst steaks I have ever eaten. The service was good at the table. But not to get into the restaurant. Myself I would have chosen to not eat there but my sons wanted to try the steaks which are supposed to be one of the best meat cuts of beef. We came to Vegas for the football game with our sons and decided to have a great meal but that didn’t work out. With tip we are talking over 300.00 not a cheap meal by anybody standards. My wife before we went there she suggested out back. But being my sons wanted to try these steaks we decided to give it a try. Well let’s fast forward to the next day after my sons head back to Canada. Me and my wife decided to try out back. Well let me tell you the difference was substantial. We walk in 5 minute wait. We sit down wife ordered a margarita I get water again. We both ordered a 8oz Filet Mignon medium. Both cooked to perfection. We both get two sides with who would have thought. She got a salad and baked potato. I had mashed potatoes and potato soup. Walk out for 100.00 plus tip. Great meal all around. The steaks was 1000 times the steak of strip steak restaurant. Stay away

Overall: 0/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Nov 28, 2023
Jeff R.
I wrote review don’t think it went up. Now I see why they have a high rating. DO NOT waist your money. Go to out back half the price with food you can eat.

Overall: 0/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Nov 28, 2023
Jeff R.
First time writing review on any restaurant. My wife and two sons and myself went to eat at this restaurant. First of all 1 hour wait my son had to to the washroom. We got called to be seated my son wasn’t back from washroom they wouldn’t seat us until everyone was there. We were seated they brought out complimentary fries and dip. Which was nice thought my son ordered a beer wife ordered a martini my other son ordered water same as myself. Then we ordered two sons ordered the 8 oz. American Wagyu Rib "Eye" 64.00. My wife had $20.00 salad no meat on it. I had the salmon $42.00. My other son had 12 oz. American Wagyu Filet 108.00. We also ordered a side order of mashed potatoes not sure of price. All said and done $273.00 dollars with one side dish. The salmon was very good. Salad ok but for 20.00 very over priced. The two steaks was probably the worst steaks I have ever eaten. The service was good at the table. But not to get into the restaurant. Myself I would have chosen to not eat there but my sons wanted to try the steaks which are supposed to be one of the best meat cuts of beef. We came to Vegas for the football game with our sons and decided to have a great meal but that didn’t work out. With tip we are talking over 300.00 not a cheap meal by anybody standards. My wife before we went there she suggested out back. But being my sons wanted to try these steaks we decided to give it a try. Well let’s fast forward to the next day after my sons head back to Canada. Me and my wife decided to try out back. Well let me tell you the difference was substantial. We walk in 5 minute wait. We sit down wife ordered a margarita I get water again. We both ordered a 8oz Filet Mignon medium. Both cooked to perfection. We both get two sides with who would have thought. She got a salad and baked potato. I had mashed potatoes and potato soup. Walk out for 100.00 plus tip. Great meal all around. The steaks was 1000 times the steak of strip steak restaurant. Stay away