Named after Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, Botero Steak embodies the artistic style of the artist with paintings on the walls and a tremendous sculpture of a rotund woman in the center of the restaurant. Botero’s signature curvatures are present in everything from the silverware to the menu, giving the restaurant a gastronomic design and feel. Immediately, diners realize this isn’t any ordinary steakhouse; Botero Steak is sleek, modern, and sophisticated, with a circular dining room that overlooks the Encore pools and integrates into XS Nightclub.
Helmed by Chef Mark LaRusso, Botero Steak emphasizes steak, of course, with fresh seafood and appetizer offerings. For a tasty but light precursor to the main dish, the restaurant offers tartare and crudo selections along with salads, soups, and other seafood appetizers. We recommend the Dungeness Crab Agnolotti, served with artichoke and a lemon emulsion sauce. Or, for a massive starter fit for a group, order the Shellfish Tower, an impressive spread of select oysters, gulf prawns, Maine lobster, and crab.
The entrees at Botero are more filling but equally delicious, with the majority of offerings consisting of steak, served in your style of choice from peppersteak, chimichurri, and traditional. For a satisfying meal for two, try the Chateaubriand, a moist and perfectly cooked thick tenderloin cut that comes beautifully presented in a copper pot. For those wishing to dine on something different, however, Botero offers a few surf and turf entrees as well. The Olive Oil-Poached Halibut is a simple but delicious meal served with haricot verts, fingerling potatoes, and warm balsamic vinaigrette.
A selection of sides is available to accompany each generous entrée, including LaRusso’s signature tater tots, which will dismiss any memories of childhood tater tots with its perfectly cooked crispy exterior and its well-seasoned interior. The truffle macaroni and cheese is also a popular side dish, a creamy delight that you may find yourself finishing long before your steak.
With its fresh, modern artwork and hearty, satisfying dishes, Botero Steak is set to become one of Las Vegas’ most popular steakhouses. And with the chic XS Nightclub next door, several trendy and flavorsome nights out are sure to begin at Botero Steak.