The namesake restaurant of former mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman is best known for steaks and martinis but also makes a burger you can't refuse. The recipe tops two 4-ounce ground ribeye patties with American cheese, lettuce, and onion strings on a Turano brioche bun with house-made pickles on the side. Tomatoes are left off altogether to avoid any chance of sogginess. Try the burger in Oscar's iconic dome-like dining room or on a new outdoor patio opening later this year.
How to order: Make a reservation online.
Oscar's Steakhouse is about to get a little bigger. The restaurant, named in honor of former mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman, is building a partially covered open-air terrace to soak in the sights and sounds of Downtown and the Fremont Street Experience. It will hold up to 225 people, with a real tree in the middle as the central focal point. Expect an opening in April or May. The main dining room has already been refreshed in recent months with new booths, carpet, lighting, and chairs that have only improved the old-school charm of the restaurant. Meanwhile, Chef Ben Jenkins is doing new things with dry-aged and Wagyu steaks. The changes at Oscar's are part of an extensive renovation project at the Plaza hotel. The iconic illuminated porte cochere is being transformed into the Carousel Bar, a circular cocktail lounge with revolving Vegas-themed neon imagery. Oscar's will also be flanked by a Pinkbox Doughnuts shop and a smoke-free Instagram-friendly casino extension in collaboration with YouTuber Brian Christoper.
How to book: Book a reservation online.
Oscar's Steakhouse (named in honor of former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman) has three ways for larger parties to enjoy a meal just west of the Fremont Street Experience. Up to 300 people can fit in the main dining room with domed windows revealing the lights of Downtown. Otherwise, the Simpatico room, hidden out of view like a speakeasy, can hold 90 people. The intimate Wine Room holds ten people with unique curved glass walls. Just make sure to order a round of the restaurant's signature martinis to wash down those juicy steaks.
How to book: Book a reservation online. Call 702-386-7227 or email the restaurant to inquire about availability for large parties.
Oscar's Steakhouse has only been around since 2011, but feels like it's always belonged in the Plaza hotel, which is more than 50 years old. The restaurant is named after former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman and covered with memorabilia celebrating not only his career, but Sin City history. It's not uncommon to see the man himself holding court in the bar, which hosts happy hour 5-7 pm Wednesday-Sunday. Yet the true centerpiece of Oscar's Steakhouse is the circular dining room, surrounded by a dome of windows that let in the neon lights of Downtown. Steaks and seafood are the main attractions on the menu and if you really want to be like Oscar, order "Hizzoner"'—a stiff martini of Bombay Sapphire with a touch of jalapeno. Goodman loves to share stories about Sin City's criminal past during his semi-regular special dinner series.
How to book: Book a reservation online. Call 702-386-7227 or email the restaurant to inquire about availability for Oscar's Dinner Series.