Since moving to Las Vegas in 2008 I can honestly say I have been in almost every casino at one time or another with the exception of Aliante Casino.
Well I can finally cross that casino off my list as I finally made it out there. Not going to kid you, it’s a drive from Henderson but my friend was going to be out there and he was going to dinner at the MRKT Steakhouse and invited me along.
Aliante Casino is located at 7300 Aliante Parkway in North Las Vegas. We met at the steakhouse, which had a nice selection of appetizers to choose from with all the traditional steakhouse favorites, and a few different offerings.
My friend tried their Bone Marrow and I have been out to dinner with him many times when he has ordered this dish and he said this was one of the best in the city. I opted for a Caesar salad. My salad was good but nothing special or out of the ordinary.
MRKT offers Swift 1855 Premium Black Angus Steaks and I was very happy with my selection as I went with the bone-in Rib Eye at $39. Now this steak was every bit as good or better than the same steak that would be around $50 on the Strip.
And I will tell you, though a long trip from the Strip, the drive is worth it. We split a side dish as the portions are more than enough for two people. We went with their Hash Browns, which were fried to a golden brown and were absolutely delicious.
Neither of us had room for dessert so we had to pass, but they had a nice assortment to choose from, including a Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Sauce. If you get to the restaurant for their Happy Hour they offer a few specials.
The most popular special served from 5-7 p.m. is a 12 oz. Prime Rib served with mashed potatoes and green beans for just $18. They also offer a Steak and Lobster Newberg special for $25, which is available 7 days a week.
If you find yourself on this side of town, head on over to MRKT inside Aliante Casino for a good steakhouse experience without the high prices of the steakhouses on the Strip.
I give MRKT a rating of 3.50 Forks out of 4.
Marco D’Angelo is the senior handicapper at Pregame.com. He co-hosts FIRST PREVIEW every Thursday at 10 a.m. on ESPN 1100 AM/98.9 FM. Follow him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Contact him at [email protected].