Celebrating the Second Charcoal Room at Palace Station

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When you think about heading to the Strip and having dinner, Palace Station may not be the first casino that pops in your head but you should add it to your list.

It’s the closest Station Casinos property to the Strip just a couple miles away on Sahara Ave. Palace has been home to The Oyster Bar, one of my hidden gems for years. Check out my old reviews for more on that one.

But it just added a new steakhouse to its roster, giving me another reason to stop by. The Charcoal Room opened a few weeks ago and if the name sounds familiar it should.

There is one located inside Santa Fe Station, for most of us quite a trek, especially if you live in Henderson. I have dined there and would more often if it wasn’t such a drive.

When hearing of a second Charcoal Room I was excited as this is a much more doable drive, especially since I’m constantly on the Strip.

They did a very nice job with the décor of the restaurant and I was looking forward to having a great meal. I started with their Spinach Salad.

This isn’t your typical spinach salad served with a warm bacon dressing. The Charcoal Room’s version of an old classic is to serve it with Toasted Goat Cheese, Bacon, Mushrooms and a Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing. Very fresh take on an old classic.

If you love goat cheese they give you a very nice portion toasted golden brown on the outside with melted goodness inside. I highly recommend th is salad.

For my main course I went with the Prime Cut Bone-In New York Steak. We were served a nice thick steak cooked perfectly to my order. My steak was juicy and tender. It needed no sauce but I did try one of the house-made varieties with garlic in it and it was excellent.

Our waiter had recommended this steak and I was not disappointed. For my side dish I went with the Baked Sweet Potato served with Cinnamon Butter. This basically was a dessert potato. The butter and cinnamon melted in creating a perfect sweet combination. The side dishes are big enough to share so remember that when ordering.

At this point I really was too full to think about dessert but fortunately I was there with a buddy and after some 20 minutes I had room. Good decision.

I ordered the Chocolate Cake with Fresh Fruit and Ice Cream – a perfect ending to a great meal.

As I say so often in my reviews this city has a lot of good steakhouses but there are just as many great ones not on the Strip.

My Prime Cut Bone-In New York Steak would have been $55-$65 on the Strip but at The Charcoal Room I paid just $45. Also, the service was impeccable as our waiter and busboy made sure all of our needs were met. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in regards to the menu.

I give The Charcoal Room inside Palace Station a rating of 3.50 Forks out of 4.

Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner & Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper & Bettor. Get a Free Sports Pick from Marco daily by following him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. You can contact him at [email protected].

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