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Dine Like Frank Sinatra at the Golden Steer

Black leather booths at the Golden Steer
The Frank Sinatra booth at the Golden Steer
Chris Wessling

Want to dine like Frank Sinatra? The Golden Steer, one of the oldest steakhouses in Las Vegas, kicks off a $100 per person, three-course menu starting Dec. 1 dedicated to the dishes the Chairman on the Board regularly ordered while he when he dined at the restaurant in the 1960s.

Frank's Menu, available until Dec. 31, puts guests at Table 22, Sinatra’s regular table with room for four. Guests dine on clams casino baked with white wine, bacon, diced red and yellow peppers and bread crumbs; a 16-ounce New York strip steak with sautéed diced tomatoes, garlic and white wine, served medium rare like he ordered it; bananas Foster served table side flambéd; Jack Daniels served with three fingers of Jack and two ice cubes, as Sinatra ordered it; Italian red wine; a Zippo lighter, engraved with the Golden Steer logo and the date of Sinatra's 100th birthday on Dec. 12; and one ticket for admission to The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, where guests can learn more about Sinatra's history with the mafia. The exhibit includes FBI photos from the kidnapping of Sinatra's only son Frank Jr. and his ties to Chicago Outfit boss Sam Giancana and the Cal-Neva lodge.

Guests who want to dine on Sinatra's actual birthday, Saturday, Dec. 12, can get a live performance of Sinatra’s songs along with one roll of dimes. On Dec. 8, 1963, Frank Jr. was kidnapped at Harrah’s Club Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was 19-years-old at the time and preparing for his own performance that night. The kidnappers demanded Sinatra call from untraceable pay phones. After his son's return, Sinatra started carrying a roll of dimes, the cost of a pay phone call at the time, "just in case of emergency." He was reportedly buried with a roll of dimes, as well as a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes.

The price for Frank's Menu on his 100th birthday will be a minimum of $1,000 per reservation for the four-top. Only three times are available at 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

‘Very few places in town remain where Sinatra actually dined," Dr. Michael Signorelli, owner of the Golden Steer Steakhouse, says in a press statement. "He was even known for walking around the restaurant and serenading fellow guests while they ate and drank. We have all served and interacted with Sinatra over the years and it's an honor to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience his fans will cherish."

During the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas, Sinatra regularly dined at the restaurant. In fact, Sammy Davis Jr. first brought Sinatra to the restaurant. In the '60s, African-Americans could not dine in the hotels and this applied to Davis, even though he was a performer. The Golden Steer welcomed Davis who would stop to eat at the restaurant, which was, at the time, located between the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas' first desegregated hotel and casino, and the Sands, where the Rat Pack performed.

Other regulars at the restaurant included Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Wayne. The restaurant dedicated booth number 20 to Davis, booth number 21 to Dean Martin and booth number 22 to Sinatra, where all three tables remain next to one another to this day.

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