Commemorative Zippo Lighter
(Photo Courtesy of The Golden Steer)
SINATRA FANS FLOCKING TO THE GOLDEN STEER STEAKHOUSE,
TWO RESERVATIONS REMAIN FOR SATURDAY’S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Iconic Las Vegas Restaurant Offering Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Favorite Dishes and Cocktail in One
Special Menu Throughout December
Frank Sinatra fans are coming to Las Vegas this month to pay homage to the Chairman of the Board. This Saturday, Dec. 12, will mark what would have been his 100th birthday. The Golden Steer Steakhouse, Las Vegas’ longest-running steakhouse, remains one of the very few places where he dined in the city. As such, the iconic restaurant is offering 3-course menu was created based on what Sinatra ordered as a Golden Steer regular, back in the ’60s while performing Las Vegas shows with the Rat Pack.
Priced at $100* per person and available any day of the month except this Saturday, guests who experience “Frank’s Menu” will dine in his actual booth (table 22) which seats up to four guests.
His menu includes:
- Clams Casino: from Narragansett Bay, this dish is prepared with clams on the half shell, baked with white wine, bacon, diced red and yellow peppers and bread crumbs.
- New York Strip Steak, 16 oz.: served with sautéed diced tomatoes, garlic and white wine and medium rare, just like he ordered it.
- Bananas Foster: the house specialty, The Golden Steer is one of the few restaurants in Las Vegas able to stylishly serve this dessert tableside as a flambé.
- Jack Daniels: the drink will be prepared just as he drank it – with three fingers of Jack and two ice cubes.
- Italian red wine.
- One classic Zippo lighter, engraved with The Golden Steer logo and the date of Sinatra’s 100th birthday.
- One ticket for admission to The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, where guests can learn more about Sinatra’s history with the mafia including FBI photos regarding the kidnapping of Sinatra’s only son, Frank, Jr. (see below for more information) and his ties to Chicago Outfit boss Sam Giancana and the Cal-Neva lodge.
For guests wishing to dine on Sinatra’s actual birthday, Saturday, Dec. 12, in addition to Frank’s Menu and being seated in his booth, each guest will receive:
- One roll of dimes: on Dec. 8, 1963, Sinatra’s only son, Frank, Jr., was kidnapped at Harrah’s Club Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was 19-years-old at the time and preparing for his own performance that night. The kidnappers demanded Sinatra call from untraceable pay phones. Following the return of his son, Sinatra began a lifelong habit of carrying a roll of dimes (the cost of a pay phone call at the time) “just in case of emergency.” He was reportedly buried with a roll of dimes, as well as a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes.
- On that night only, there will be a live performance of Sinatra classics.
The price for “Frank’s Menu” scheduled on his birthday is a minimum of $1,000 per reservation for the four-top. Two spots are currently available for this Saturday: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To further the nostalgia of the evening, for one night only, Piano Follies featuring Lionardo will be performing Sinatra’s classic hits.
“The popularity of this menu far exceeded any of our expectations,” says Dr. Michael Signorelli, owner, The Golden Steer Steakhouse. “We are able to offer a truly authentic experience because our restaurant is one of the very few places that remain in Las Vegas where Sinatra actually dined. With us, not only will you dine and drink like Sinatra, you’ll sit exactly where he sat – which makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Sinatra became a regular guest at The Golden Steer in the ’60s while he was performing with the Rat Pack (Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop). It was Sammy Davis, Jr. who first brought Sinatra to the restaurant. In the ’60s, African-Americans could not dine in the hotels and this applied to Davis, even though he was a performer. The Golden Steer welcomed Davis who would stop to eat at the restaurant which was, at the time, located between the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas’ first desegregated hotel and casino, and the Sands Hotel and Casino, where the Rat Pack performed. The Golden Steer honors its repeat and loyal guests by dedicating booths. Thanks to Sinatra’s patronage, the restaurant’s celebrity guest list would expand to begin including regulars such as Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Wayne. The restaurant dedicated booth number 20 to Davis, booth number 21 to Martin and booth number 22 to Sinatra, where all three tables remain next to one another to this day.
To book reservations, call (702) 384-4470 or click here for Open Table.
*The price does not include tax and gratuity.
ABOUT THE GOLDEN STEER STEAKHOUSE
Founded in 1958, The Golden Steer Steakhouse is the city’s most iconic and longest-running steakhouse. The world-renowned restaurant is known for its impeccable service, classic dishes and vintage Victorian ambience. The Golden Steer transports guests back in time to “Old Las Vegas” when waiters wore tuxedos, guests slowly sipped martinis and dined on decadent steaks. The Golden Steer Steakhouse prides itself on serving “The Best Steaks on Earth” that are USDA Prime Aged, corn-fed beef, as well as seafood and Italian specialties. This is also one of the only restaurants in Las Vegas to serve Bananas Foster tableside as a flambé. Though many changes have taken place over the years, one of the core elements is longevity of staff and their level of experience, with some staff members boasting more than 40 years of service. The Golden Steer Steakhouse is open nightly from 4:30 to 11 p.m. and located at 308 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, go to www.GoldenSteerSteakhouseLasVegas.com and like on Facebook.