By Nina King
There are many treasures in downtown Vegas, and one of the finest is Triple George Grill, an American steakhouse with a few surprises wrapped inside.
In the dining area, you’re greeted with booths and pub-style snugs, making it easy to indulge a need for private dining or to engage with the world around. Although you can get a variety of dishes, such as the baked goat cheese with marinara, a locals favorite burger, the George, or Shrimp George, crab-stuffed with a lemony sauce, Triple George is known for its steaks, especially the porcini-crusted ribeye. But the other steaks will more than do as well. Recently, the filet Oscar, served with a crab cake and simple accompaniments, earned the “this is one of the best steaks I’ve ever had” badges from my dining companion. One of the biggest surprises in the steakhouse, though, may be the vegan menu. “What?” you say. “Steakhouses don’t have vegan dishes.” Well, this one does and they are stellar. You could choose a Gardein marsala or do as I did, the ravioli with a spicy marinara. Those little pillows are surrounded with red and green peppers, tomatoes and asparagus in an arrabbiata-style sauce. The filling, although I would swear it is premium ricotta, is actually made with tofu. Well, yum, yum, yum.
There are some who would end dinner with dessert or drinks, but I’d recommend doing both and indulging in an espressotini and chocolate martini, both sweet and flavorful—and slightly sinful.