Gold Coast Trades Cortez Room for Cornerstone Steakhouse
Gold Coast isn’t the most glitzy casino in Las Vegas, but it has a loyal following, and now it boasts a steakhouse, Cornerstone.
Cornerstone steakhouse replaces Gold Coast’s Cortez Room, a reliable offering that’s been around for decades.
Cornerstone is described as a classic steakhouse, “sporting a tuxedo-inspired decor” with “bold splashes of cerulean blue accents.”
A highlight of the venue is the bar. Then again, bars are the highlight of any venue. New decorative flourishes have given the bar and restaurant a much-needed refresh.
The lounge has its own menu and cocktail menu.
Find the lounge, dinner and dessert menus on the Gold Coast site.
Gold Coast is just off The Strip (near Palms and Rio Las Vegas), and is priced accordingly. Standard dishes are about 25-30% less expensive than Strip steakhouses.
Appetizers are in the $10-12 range, heavy on the seafood and include escargot, steamed clams, crab cakes, Oysters Rockefeller and a traditional shrimp cocktail.
Steaks are what you’d expect at your local steakhouse, except much better because it’s Las Vegas.
There’s a good variety of “favorites” as well, like roasted garlic chicken, Cedar-planked salmon and lobster tails.
There are about a dozen sides, all in the very reasonable $6 range. We expect to be back to try one of everything, except for the spinach and brussel sprouts. We’re drunk, but not that drunk.
Cornerstone steakhouse has been open about three weeks, so it’s likely to take some time for word to spread about this new eatery.
The lounge and dining room were mostly empty during our brief visit, in stark contrast to the filled-to-capacity (including a fairly long line) at the nearby Ping Pang Pong restaurant.
Cornerstone offers a traditional menu at good prices, so we’ll definitely be back to test drive the menu. If that’s something you can do to a menu. Put it through its paces? Run it up the flagpole? Make it wear a wig and lederhosen? Oh, we give up. Just try the place and let us know what you think.