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This week, I was on the Las Vegas Strip as my early Christmas present to my wife Lori by taking her to see Kane Brown at the Park Theatre.

If you haven’t seen a concert there yet, you need to as I think this is currently the best venue in all of Las Vegas. Since we were going to be at Park MGM, I thought this would be a great time to check out Bavette’s Steakhouse. Park MGM (formerly The Monte Carlo) has gone through a complete transformation over the last couple of years.

The minute you walk into the restaurant you can tell this is going to be a great experience. If you want to grab a cocktail while waiting for your table, you have to check out the bar which might just be the classiest bar inside a restaurant on the Strip.

We started our dinner by splitting a salad. The portion was more than enough for the two of us. We went with the Mixed Greens & Apple Salad. The salad had candied pecans and a very light dressing. We both thought it was very good.

For dinner I went with the Rib-Eye while Lori had the Short Rib Stroganoff. The short rib they use is slow roasted for 18 hours, making the meat just fall apart. Lori couldn’t finish it all and since we were going to a concert, we couldn’t take a doggie bag. So, as I usually do, I ate mine and some of hers. My steak was excellent and lived up to all of the hype that I had been hearing about the place.

But to be totally honest, as much as I liked my steak, I loved her Short Rib Stroganoff more. By this time, we were both stuffed but all I had heard about was their carrot cake as it was a must try. Our waiter Brian who was an absolute pleasure, told us he has been in the restaurant business for a few decades and he swore this was the best he ever ate.

Now I had to find room to see for myself. Lori loves carrot cake and her first words after one bite was, “Oh My God.” Brian was right. This was the best carrot cake. If you go, make sure to save room or plan on taking a piece home.

Brian also took us on a tour of the Speakeasy room in the back of the restaurant where they had seating for about 60 and a second bar with music. If you don’t want a quiet dinner, ask for seating in the Speakeasy when making your reservation. You honestly couldn’t even tell that it was there as it’s completely hidden from the rest of the restaurant.

The pricing for Bavette’s Steakhouse is typical for a steakhouse on the Las Vegas Strip. But with the decor and top-notch service (we had three different people taking care of us) makes for a great meal and an even better experience. I give Bavette’s Steakhouse 4 Forks.

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