Triple treat

Written by The Panda

This article first appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of WGM.

201 N. 3rd Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
+1 (702) 384 2761
11:00 to 22:00 (Mon to Fri) 16:00 to 22:00 (Sat and Sun)

The Panda can usually be found indulging in the finest establishments Macau has to offer, but now and then he likes to head overseas to see what delicious delicacies the rest of the world is devouring. So it was that he found himself in Las Vegas where a scrumptious steak is often top of the menu.

If you’ve never been to Las Vegas before or have never had the chance to head out and see the sights, an absolute must-see is the famous Fremont Street Experience. Located in the heart of the Downtown district where Vegas originally made its name, Fremont Street is home to such famous casinos as the Golden Nugget and Binion’s as well as the incredible overhead light show that takes center stage each and every night.

But the experience isn’t complete without a good meal to keep those energy levels up and when it comes to fine food Downtown, The Panda can’t go past Triple George Grill. Just a short 50 metre walk off Fremont Street itself, Triple George Grill is best described as being halfway between a steakhouse and a fine dining restaurant – well-presented food in pleasant surrounds but without the exorbitant prices you might find in many places along the Las Vegas Strip.

Walk in through the front doors and the first thing you’ll notice is the décor, with white walls set off against dark-stained wooden panelling and tables. The front of the restaurant features a bar where you can enjoy a quick meal or grab a drink before you eat, while there are a number of booths situated down the left edge of the main room which provide a bit of privacy for small groups or for couples enjoying date night.

It was in one of these booths that The Panda found himself after stumbling upon Triple George Grill recently. Keen to refuel after a long afternoon of taking in the local sights, he was immediately impressed by the decadent looking menu which offers a fine selection of steak, burgers, seafood and chicken dishes.

He chose to start with a bowl of calamari and beef tartare. The calamari was lightly battered and perfectly cooked so as to avoid the chewiness that is all too prevalent in some restaurants, while the beef tartare was full of flavor and a mouth-watering preview of what was to come.

The array of seafood dishes on offer were tempting – particularly the Shrimp Scampi and the Atlantic Salmon – but it was hard to go past the New York Steak. Having already tried a few Vegas steak meals during the preceding week without coming across anything overly impressive, this one finally hit the spot with the meat cooked a perfect medium-rare and melting in the mouth like butter!

With a bottle of red wine shared between The Panda and his dining companions, it completed an extremely pleasant meal – arguably the finest The Panda has enjoyed amid the bright Vegas lights.

There is a lot to like about Triple George Grill – the surroundings are pleasant, the food exceptional and the staff exceedingly friendly – so if you do happen to find yourself lingering around Fremont Street be sure to schedule in a meal at this little gem.