Wasabi-Crusted Filet Mignon at Tao

While many people rave about the sea bass at this venerated Asian fusion bistro, the steak isn’t to be ignored. The juicy and tender filet is pan-seared and topped with a wasabi-based crust. The wasabi gives just the right amount of kick to the dish without being overpowering. It’s served with a side of tempura-battered onion rings. $36, in the Venetian, 388-8338.

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