Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino-New Orleans
Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino-New Orleans

Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino-New Orleans

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrahsneworleans.com/restaurants/besh-steak.html#.Ux4ZhM76TCo
  • Phone: 5045336111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Paul Robert
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of South Peters and Poydras
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino-New Orleans
Besh Steak at Harrah’s New Orleans offers a fresh, playful perspective on the traditional steakhouse. The restaurant combines Chef John Besh’s devotion to local Louisiana ingredients and techniques to provide an unexpected twist on traditional steakhouse menu items. Wine and spirits are also an integral part of the New Orleans fine dining experience at Besh Steak, with hand-selected cellar choices to accompany each dish.

The recently added Chef's Table brings distinct flair for foodies seeking a unique and personalized dining experience.The Chef's Table seats up to 10 guests and offers a personalized five-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Paul Robert. Reservations may be made by visiting Open Table and listing "Chef's Table" in the notes section of your reservation The five- course menu is $95 per person, or $145 for the five-course menu with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included).
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Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino-New Orleans reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)fit for foodies (25)romantic (22)good for groups (15)notable wine list (11)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • One of the best steaks ever
    CoastalAngler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've eaten at some of the highest rated steak places in the US and this is in the top 3. Outstanding. The Cowboy steak was big enough to split with my fiancé and I am a big guy (6'2 280 lbs) and a big eater. It was tender and absolutely delicious. The only thing I didn't like was the seating. They have you crammed into the place with that Denny style seating, with the tables lined up next to each other, so you have to listen to the conversations on either side of you. We were celebrating my birthday, which we indicated on the reservation and also told our server, but no free dessert or nothing mde special that you tend to get at other places. Even Bonefish Grill gives you a free dessert. But if you want a good steak--this is the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mrogers
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food ...Great service...the stuffed crab shells were to die for and the fillet awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner! :(
    JeffandPatti
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    So I'm sure John Besh doesn't know this is going on in his namesake restaurant! We had eaten there before but didn't expect such a bad night! Greeted by hostess, was taken to our table which was to be the middle one in the row of side by side tables. Did I mention it was a special celebration with a nicely dressed couple (not just gamblers looking for a quick meal). It was NOT busy. I ask to have a two top on the side wall, which wasn't great but much better. When waitress came over we didn't even have a drink menu yet. She came back 20 min later, when my husband said that it was soo long she immediately gave us attitude and rolled her eyes. We Should have left with plenty other wonderful restaurants in NOLA, but didn't. Food was good!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant
    Lizzie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and service consistently good! We enjoy the atmosphere and dine at Besh Steakhouse each time we visit New Orleans and stay at Harrah's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary
    LouisianaJoe
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great experience! Rosiland our server was fantastic. Very friendly and took great care of us. Accommodated all of our requests. Iceberg wedge salad was great, the crab and corn bisque was very memorable and the pan seared ribeyes were cooked to perfection. Then came the desserts which melted in our mouths. The atmosphere was perfect. An appropriate experience to celebrate 20 years of marriage.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Borderline fraud
    Gthd
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    1. wide open to casino floor 2. no restroom 3. too few private seating tables; bench style instead 4. Hilton hotel discount not accepted, server claimed restaurant wasn't a Besh property 6. server non-responsive to statement that food was substandard (au gratin' potatoes greasy and flat; flat iron steak too tough to saw, much less cut; filet was very rare instead of medium rare. **If this isn't a Besh restaurant, it shouldn't be listed with his other restaurants. Also, if the head chef trained under Besh John Besh should be ashamed of himself. We didn't bother to send back anything, because by the time the food arrived we were ready to end the torture. A costly mistake, not one saving grace.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent service; food very good
    anniversary
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A little too much fat in my ribeye, and wife was dissappointed in the flat iron steak, but the salad and surprise anniversary dessert made up for the steaks. Anthony, the waiter, was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I really enjoyed the steak. My family really enjoyed the wide variety of food, my daughter had the Shrimp and Grits. My wife had the special meal and really enjoyed the desert. The wine was great, the appetizers were excellent. I strongly recommend this place for a good steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pjoc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    After many years going to this restaurant We felt it has grown stale. Same menu, same high prices, same décor. I was disappointed with the shrimp & grits, the shrimp was slightly mushy, the whole dish did not come together for me. My husband liked his pork chop- a dish he has ordered there for at least 5 years. We usually love Besh restaurants...this is the first time we have been underwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • stacyg
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Truly the best ribeye steak i have ever eaten.I have eaten here before and will continue to go to Besh' when i want a great steak . The food is very consistent every time.We also had appeptizers the meatpies and the Lump crab meat stuffed shell WOW excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fav!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I go to New Orleans 4 times a year on business. I ALWAYS visit Besch Steakhouse! Cocktails are top notch! The complimentary Pâté' is so delicious and I think about it all day before my meal! The Buttermilk Salad is huge and chocked with blue cheese chunks and sugared pecans. I have never had a steak that wasn't cooked to perfection. I don't indulge in dessert so I can't review. Give this New Orleans restaurant a try! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious!!
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was outstanding. Although located inside of Harrah's Casino, once you are inside the restaurant you forget where you are. Impeccable service and out-of-this-world flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time dining at Besh Steak
    Stormin
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had dinner before a show at Harrah's and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Had a great duck and andoulie gumbo for starters. The steaks were cooked as ordered and were delicious as well. While I did not order dessert (too full) others in party shared the bread pudding and they reaved about it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find in a fun place
    Kitch
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was dubious about finding a good place to eat in a casino; but, was pleasantly surprised. The steak was well prepared and very tasty as were the accompanying vegetables and mushrooms. The sauce was outstanding. Oh, and lest I forget, the soup was a good start, well balanced and quite appropriate. Best's Steak house is a good and affordable place to eat in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casino
    Quilter
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Phenom inside a casino-unexpected. Came to New Orleans for good food & some fun and found a real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABJB
    abjb19
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great restaurant with wonderful service. I was there celebration my 19th year anniversary and this place great for the occasion. John Besh staff were great host.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Overall experience
    Loveyoutoo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I was looking forward to having a great dinner celebrating my boyfriend's birthday but that didn't happen. I ordered a nice 14 oz steak and it was completely disgusting 2 bites of meat and the remainder of the "steak" was fat. His 40 dollar piece of fish was for the birds. We ordered baked oysters they brought out fried (we didn't complain just ate them) once we finished dinner dessert was not offered the bill was just brought. I would not and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone by far the worst experience. Over $100.00 that I won't get back for that meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoeyH
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Besh Steak delivers again where the food is concerned. Highlights of the meal included a Redfish Tomato Bisque that was out of this world and a perfectly cooked filet. Unfortunately, they've recently torn down a wall that separated the dining room from the casino floor. Kinda kills the great ambiance they had. Service was friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food Awesome Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was fantastic, the service was spectacular and the drink list was plentiful. We have never been to a Besh restaurant but agree with our friends that you can't go wrong!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprised how good it was
    tequilaman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dropped in after White Linen Night. I was surprised they had availability on a Saturday night. The place was half empty. The food was really, really good. Not your typical steakhouse with wedge salads, big hunk of meat and expensive sides that feed 3 people. Much more complicated dishes that were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edith
    Edith
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had been to several John Besh restaurant, this is my least favorite
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningDiva
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Farm to table, ranch to table dining at it's best. I have eaten at other John Besh restaurants and they all live up to the highest standards of fine dining. We were two couples. We shared the fried oysters and Bar-B-Que shrimp for appetizers. They were both excellent. The fried ousters were the real star. Perfection. We had fried shrimp, red snapper, rib eye and filet. All were excellent. My filet was tender enough to cut with a fork. I had crème brulee with a shortbread cookie and a berry compote. A perfect, lite, desert to complement the meal. Our cocktails were perfectly made and the wine list was extensive enough without being overwhelming. If you are in NOLA John Besh Steakhouse is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steaks not much else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Steaks were good, service was so-so. With all the amazing restaurants around, I'd try somewhere different if I had it to do over.
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  • For 30th Anniversary they blew it!
    Engine20
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was our 30th wedding anniversary and they had that info in the reservation! Not so much as a Congrats! Drop Dead! Let us offer you a dessert on the house? Nope nada, nothing! Our waiter was not at all friendly either! Very disappointed and won't recommend it to anyone!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent food, as expected. Not too crowded and the service was friendly and efficient. The ribeye steak was perfectly cooked. His oyster appetizer was wonderful. Definitely will return when in New Orleans.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing to write home about
    jackieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I have been to this steakhouse several times and the food is good but overpriced in my opinion. This time the server was not pleased with our older guest and it showed. That is a shame because she was treating us and probably won't want to come back too soon. One of us did get the special for $40 for three courses which was much smaller portions than the regular ones on the menu, which explains why it had a lower price. Overall, I am glad there is fine dining at Harrah's casino and I think if you are there and want a nice meal this is a very convenient location if price is not a factor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better at the End
    finebytheend
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I ordered my filet Med. well and my husband ordered his Medium, however my steak came out Well done and his was Med. well. We sent his steak back twice before they got it right. My husband said it was cooked perfectly by the time they got it right, so beside that, everybody else enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No excuse
    Local4life
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Being from New Orleans we have eatin here many times before, and the food has always been great. Well, not this time. Worst filet I've ever had for that price. Over cooked, chalky, and utterly lacking flavor. My wife had one of the specials, which was "speckled trout" and it was really bad as well. The fish was not fresh, and also lacked flavor. Even the dessert was pathetic...like it came out of a Sarah Lee box. Seems like they have thrown in the towel trying to compete with Ruths Chris across the street.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Besh Steakhouse
    jaimiller
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my father to Besh for father's day. He's a 71 year old who is very hard to please. I knew it would be a gamble to take him out for dinner but to my surprise he was happy with the entire experience. He went on about the quality of the steak and how perfect it was prepared. Besh Steakhouse is a hidden gem and more people should take time out to see what it has to offer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Besh Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Best steak has become one of my top five place's to eat .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food and service is outstanding. Ambience is comfortable considering in a casino. Love to go here to make any night special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open table dining check
    Kimm
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Because Besh is in the Casino, they do not take the Open table Dining Checks, even though we made the reservations through Open table. Also, my filet was tough.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not Impressed!
    Laurie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Was not impressed with the atmosphere in this restaurant. I didn't think it would be open to the casino and noisy. Food was decent, but service was not good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as expected!
    steaklover
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had been here before and enjoyed the food and ambiance. This time is was great! Had the 10 oz filet which is the best steak they have in my opinion, ordered it medium and it came out beautifully cooked, artfully and graciously served along with wonderful grilled asparagus. I always enjoy the bibb salad with buttermilk blue cheese and candied walnuts - a meal in itself. One of the great things about Besh is that although it is located inside Harrah's casino, it is right by an entry door and you are far enough away as to not be disturbed by clanging slot machines. This is a quiet steak house. Mpst are loud and noisy. Many conversations but not noisy here. I'll go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not up to standard
    Joey
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have looked forward to eating at a John Besh restaurant since I met him at a book signing in Dallas years ago. This year I took my daughters to New Orleans for our girls trip and was excited to eat at Besh Steak. I loved our table. The problem was the service was not up to par with the other restaurants we visited in New Orleans and I'm sure was not up to Chef Besh's standards. Our waiter was slow and preoccupied and there were two men in suits who spent the entire time looking at stuff on their phones and talking to each other. I assume they were some kind of front of house managers but they never spoke to us or helped the waitstaff. I am a big John Besh fan so I will try another of his restaurants but I won't return to Besh Steak.
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  • Great food....free pate!
    canolan32
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a dinner with friends for a going away. They brought us a nice pate to start the meal--and also an extra! We had a vegetarian with us and they made her a special vegetable risotto for dinner, she loved it and could not eat it all. Her hubby had the fish and it was perfectly cooked. My BF and I had the ribeye and the 10oz filet. They were cooked perfectly and were much bigger than the weight advertised. We would easily go back the next time we were in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try Again
    starpet8
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My companion's food was excellent (beef tenderloin) and mine (fish) not so much. The vegetables were prepared to hastily and in much sauce. Breads-drinks-desserts were excellent.. I will try again next time we are in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 515 reviews are from the Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino-New Orleans reviews archive.
  • Screw top $60 wine & bad steak!
    spreadinthecheese
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Spent $100 per person. $60 bottle of wine with a screw top?? I'm no wine expert, but really?!?!?! $79 aged strip....not good. Appetizers and salad were good...not great...just good. Bread pudding was very good....crème brulee...not so much! Waiter would be better suited to wait tables at Applebee's.
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  • Never a disappointment
    Grammy4
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant is like a well oiled machine! It does not matter if a person is your waiter/waitress or not, because if someone passes your table and notices you may need something, they just simply "pick up the slack" with a smile on their face. This is a tough industry, but this crew never ever shows you that they may be having a bad night. This is one of the most consistent service I have ever had anywhere. they are informative of the menu; if you don't have a reservation, they do everything to accommodate you; they never make you feel like you are middle/low class. everything is cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The steak was good. The service was horrible! Coffee took 15 minutes to be delivered and we were not even given steak knives. Luckily the beef was tender enough to cut with the somewhat sharp butter knife.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet