Carson Valley’s Signature Steak, Prime Rib Or Beef Dinner For 2015: “The Top Sirloin” From J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room

Posted By on February 25, 2015

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JTTopSirloinVoting was close early on but in the end, a Gardnerville institution – the J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room – commanded nearly 50 percent of the final vote in claiming the title of Carson Valley’s Signature Steak with its Top Sirloin.

All four finalists were strong, with voters mentioning they’d have a tough time actually choosing between any of the four. The good news is, you have all year to try them out before next year’s round of voting.

Next month we’ll be searching for Carson Valley’s signature appetizer, which puts just about every restaurant in the Valley in the running. Start thinking of your nominations now and don’t hesitate to send them to us at or post to our Facebook page at

Here’s a closer look at the four finalists from this month:


“Top Sirloin Steak” – J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room


1426 Highway 395, Gardnerville; 775-782-2074

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4:30-9 p.m.
Served as either an entree or as the Top Sirloin Steak Sandwich (pictured), the dish is on the menu every day topped with roasted garlic. Whenever possible, the J.T. serves local beef, including steaks from the family’s Ranch One in Genoa. Ranch One beef is all natural grass fed, free of antibiotics and growth stimulants. Dinner is served with soup, salad, stew, beans, french fries, red wine, coffee & ice cream.

Minden Meat & Deli: “Yukon Gold Tri-Tip”


1595 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-9999

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Yukon Gold Tri-Tip comes from Creekstone Farms, a USDA Choice or higher Black Angus beef. It is trimmed then placed in Minden Meat & Deli’s pressure tumbler with its marinade for 25 minutes in which the Yukon Gold marinade is infused into the beef. Once ready, the tri-tip is ready to be purchased raw to take home and grill yourself or it is cooked at the deli and sliced thin for their signature tri-tip sandwiches. It is also available grilled and sliced a little thicker for catering events.

CV Steak – “9 ounce Filet Mignon”


1627 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-6650

Hours: Monday-Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m.

The CV Steak 9-ounce Filet Mignon is Certified Angus Beef grilled to order and served with tableside-tossed salad, vegetable and your choice of potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked potato.

Carson Valley Country Cub – “Rib Eye Steak”


1029 Riverview Drive, Gardnerville; 775-265-3715

Hours: Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 p.m, Monday & Sunday Bar Menu only after 5:30 and 5 p.m. respectively

The Rib Eye is served with bread, wine, roasted garlic, the nightly homemade soup, crisp salad tossed in a light & classic vinaigrette, the nightly fresh stew and vegetable and the famous french fries. Every meal is finished off with ice cream and coffee.

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While all of the finalists are certainly deserving, we realize there are plenty of great options across the Valley. Here are some of the remaining top vote-getters during the nomination round:

Jethro’s Bar & Grill: “BBQ Brisket Dinner”

Minden Food Company : “Filet Mignon”

Hamdogs: “20 ounce Filet Mignon”

Flight Restaurant: “Coulette Steak With Gorgonzola Butter”

Saletti’s Restaurant & Bar: “8 ounce Filet Mignon”

Topaz Lodge Steak House: “Filet Mignon”

Bently Ranch Meats