From the shimmering Strip to the edge of the amber hues of Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas is certainly no stranger to providing brilliant steakhouse experiences. SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar at the Suncoast provides its guests a plethora of world-class dishes in a classic steakhouse atmosphere.

After walking through the bustling casino, SC Prime’s elevator transports you into a relaxing lounge with large U-shaped couches, high-top tables and a long, dark oak bar. When the clock strikes 4 p.m., SC Prime comes alive with social hour, and it’s easy to become social while enjoying tempura lobster bites blanketed with roasted pepper aioli and firecracker sauce with just the right amount of heat to fire up the tastebuds. The excitement continues with the delicate flavors of baked oysters Rockefeller sautéed in spinach and cosseted in creamy hollandaise. Prime sliders, featuring savory sliced prime rib, melted provolone, sautéed onions and tangy horseradish, will have you salivating over each bodacious bite.

Entering the dining room, the starched white tablecloths and gleaming wine glasses beg you to take a seat and enjoy the panoramic views. The wine and cocktail list offer ample selections, so why not begin with bubbly Domaine Chandon Brut, ideal for prepping the palate for what is to come. The Prime martini satisfies with Ketel One vodka or Hendricks gin, blue cheese-stuffed olives and a twist. Heat things up with the Angry Cucumber, a blend of Herradura Silver, muddled cucumber, red pepper and fresh lime sour. The thoughtful whiskey list is definitely worth exploring, offering noteworthy selections like the Lagavulin 16-year Scotch whisky.

SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar

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The diversified menu includes what any connoisseur would expect from a good Vegas steakhouse. Begin with bourbon maple bacon, pan-roasted in barrel-aged bourbon and topped with a delicate maple glaze or opt for the classic shrimp cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce and atomic horseradish. Then go old school with SC’s Caesar salad, exuding tradition and taste with fresh hearts of romaine, hand-shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, house-made herb croutons and a zesty Caesar dressing. Another tempting riff on a classic is the luscious steakhouse tomato salad with juicy-sliced beefsteak tomatoes sprinkled with zingy Point Reyes blue cheese and topped with red onion, fresh basil and a drizzle of shallot vinaigrette.

Who doesn’t like Alaskan King crab legs? SC Prime offers these succulent briny-fresh legs with a choice of a half-pound or a pound while marrying the sweet-succulent crab with a side of rich melted butter. And odds are you’re here for the steak, so try the Prime New York steak or dig in to the Creekstone Farms roasted bone-in ribeye, aged 40 days, deftly prepared with fresh cilantro and garlic butter. Each addictive, succulent bite could be cut with a butter knife.

There is nothing better than a great finish, and SC’s New York cheesecake is all that and more with thick, decadent cake oozing over the sides with sweet and savory strawberries. If this doesn’t send you home with a smile, nothing will.

Suncoast, 5-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. 702.636.7111