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We won’t tell you not to order Craftsteak’s whopping 14-ounce New York Strip steak, as well as a handful of chef Tom Colicchio’s creative vegetable dishes, but we will suggest you save some room for dessert. This Forbes Travel Guide recommended restaurant may be MGM Grand’s mecca of all things meat, but pastry chef Carrie Chesto offers a creative dessert menu that is worthy of satisfying your sweet tooth. Her menu includes a variety of playful classics with a seasonal focus — recent offerings include a vanilla bean cheesecake with blood orange caramel and eggnog mousse with gingersnaps. For the true sweets-lover, try the dessert tasting menu. For something lighter, choose the sorbet and ice cream sampler — Chesto makes a variety of seasonal flavors in-house like Ceylon cinnamon ice cream, quince sorbet and gingerbread ice cream. And if you want to try the Craftsteak house specialty, order the über-rich monkey bread, a gussied-up cinnamon roll served alongside brown sugar sour cream ice cream.
You’ll have a variety of desserts to choose from at Craftsteak, which is located inside of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. So after you’ve enjoyed the restaurant's 18-ounce ribeye with asparagus and potato purée, it will be time to satisfy your sweet tooth. Indulge in options such as the chocolate soufflé with mint chocolate chip ice cream or the passion fruit cheesecake (think Oreo crumb, Chantilly cream and chocolate paper). And if those options sound too filling for you, you can always just order a side of ice cream with flavors such as banana rum, flowery Earl Grey, pistachio and Greek yogurt honey.