What is a Filet?

When it comes to premium steak cuts, there are not many with as much acclaim as the filet mignon. Known for its unparalleled tenderness and delicate flavor, the filet is a centerpiece of fine dining, especially in award-winning steakhouses such as Carversteak. 

What is a Filet Mignon?

The filet mignon, often referred to simply as the filet, is a cut of beef from the tenderloin. The tenderloin is a narrow, elongated muscle located along the spine, and because it is not heavily worked during the animal’s life, it remains exceptionally tender. The name “filet mignon: is French, with “filet” meaning “thick slice” and “mignon” translating to “dainty” or “delicate,” aptly describing the filet’s elegant appeal. 

Characteristics of the Filet

What sets the filet apart, primarily, is its texture. The muscle fibers are fine and densely packed, resulting in a steak cut that practically melts in your mouth. This tenderness is coupled with a mild, almost buttery flavor that is less robust than other cuts but incredibly refined. 

Because of its subtlety, the filet mignon is often served with minimal seasoning, allowing its natural qualities to shine. However, it also pairs beautifully with rich sauces such as a classic béarnaise or truffle butter. 

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The filet is typically cut into thick, round portions, ranging between 1.5 to 3 inches in diameter. This cylindrical shape makes it ideal for various cooking methods, including grilling, broiling, or pan-searing. 

Why Choose a Filet? 

Choosing a filet is a choice for elegance and refinement. It is the cut of choice for special occasions, romantic dinners, and any time you wish you experience the pinnacle of steak. At Carversteak, we proudly source only the finest filet, ensuring our steaks meet the highest standards of quality and flavor. We proudly serve filet cuts from Allen Brothers. 

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Our filets are meticulously selected and aged to enhance their natural tenderness and taste. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with one of our delicious sides, the filet promises a dining experience that is mouthwateringly memorable. 

The unique combination of tenderness and flavor found in a filet make it a common choice among steak enthusiasts, as well as a popular item on the menu at Carversteak. Come experience the filet for yourself at our award-winning steak restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip and see for yourself why the filet continues to captivate diners around the world. Book your reservation today and indulge in the extraordinary at Carversteak, the best steakhouse on the Las Vegas Strip.


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