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.

Gold Coast Cornerstone steakhouse
You want flash, hit The Strip. You want value, hit this.

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.

Cornerstone Steakhouse
The ladies love a man with a cerulean blue accent.

The lounge has its own menu and cocktail menu.

Gold Coast steakhouse Cornerstone
Drunchies handled.

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.

Gold Coast Cornerstone steakhouse
Cornerstone will feel familiar to Cortez Room fans. The layout’s about the same, with a few new decorative touches.

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.

Gold Coast
We sort of just dig the font.

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.

Ping Pang Pong
If you want to see Lucky Dragon’s target customers, by the way, look no further than Ping Pang Pong. Local Asian players are prized by casinos.

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.