If you are a foodie like me, a simple burger and fries just wont cut it. Case in point: Michael Mina's Duck Fat Fries at StripSteak restaurant in Las Vegas.
My boyfriend and I went to vegas for a few nights, and stayed at the Mandalay Bay Casino. This casino has some of the best restaurants on the strip including China Grill, Aureole, Fleur De Lys, and StripSteak.
For those who do not know, Restaurant.com offers gift certificates to restaurants all over the U.S at discount prices. The types of discount I got after are much more enticing that your regular 30%off. You have probably seen a little box at checkout which says "enter
a promo code". This is when you can get creative. Restaurant.com will give out 80% codes every once in a while. There is no way of knowing when, but you can search it on google. This code will get you a $25 gift certificate for only $2 or a $50 gift certificate for $4.
This is how we ended up at Michael Mina's famous steakhouse StripSteak. The $50 certificate came with a few restrictions which were:
1. Must be used with a minimum purchase of 2 entrees
2. Not valid for tax or tip
Once we arrived they brought over a trio of complimentary Duck Fat Fries. Cajun fries with BBQ dipping sauce, Truffle fries with truffle aioli, and Herb fries with good old fashioned ketchup. These were perfectly crispy and flavorful!
We ordered a half organic fried chicken with truffle mac and cheese, and caramelized onion jus $29, and the Kansas City Steak $44. With our $50 certificate this 5 star meal was
If you're looking for some variety, their prix fixe menu offers 3 courses for only $55. Happy Hour has $3 beers, $7 cocktails, and half-off their entire lounge menu.
This goes to show that gourmet dining is affordable and not always pretentious.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119