This Thanksgiving, let us do the cooking so you can sit back and relax with your family and friends.Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to do any of the cooking and cleanup? Thanksgiving should be time spent around the table as a family, sharing stories and laughs. That’s why we would love the opportunity to cook for your family. We understand how special eating a hand prepared thanksgiving feast is, that’s why we’re only using the finest ingredients to deliver a meal your mother would be proud of. This year, make Thanksgiving Dinner reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse. Bring your family and enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by our Chef Jeffrey Martell C.E.C., where he prepares some of Oscar Goodman’s favorite recipes and the best steaks in Downtown Las Vegas.
Best Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas
Our special four course Thanksgiving Dinner includes light festive salads, creamy rich desserts, and roasted turkey. It starts with a Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad topped with walnuts, red onion, gorgonzola blue cheese, arugula, and balsamic dressing. The second course will consist of a Butternut Squash soup, incorporating one of fall’s most beloved flavors. For the main course, Oscar’s will be serving up a perfectly roasted turkey with dressing, baby vegetables, corn brûlée mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy. This unique combination of flavors will make this Thanksgiving a feast you’ll never forget.For dessert, Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake with Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream. That was a mouthful…of delicious pumpkin inspired treats.
After Thanksgiving Dinner
After you’re meal, we’ll get the dishes, so your family can head straight into Black Friday and score some great deals on gifts. Make it a game and try and keep each other guessing. Thanksgiving is more than a meal, it’s time shared shopping, watching, playing, listening, or doing anything you enjoy doing as a family. Oscar’s and the Plaza Hotel & Casino are steps away from the Fremont Street Experience and minutes from Downtown Las Vegas attractions (check out our blog 20 awesome things to do in Downtown Las Vegas).
It’s no secret that Las Vegas has strong ties to the mob that started around the 1950s. Originally, most of the casinos on the strip and in downtown Las Vegas were owned by the mob and organized crime was rampant throughout the city.The Mob Museum, or the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, opened its doors to downtown Vegas in 2012 and is one of the most popular attractions in the downtown area. The museum is an interactive journey through the history of the mob and organized crime as well as the history of Las Vegas and how the city’s roots are connected to the mob.Located in the old federal courthouse, the crown jewel of the museum is the second-floor courtroom where one of the Kefauver Committee hearings was held in the 1950s to expose organized crime. That courtroom now serves as part of the museum and plays a short film detailing the hearings and how they impacted the country.
Just down the street from the museum is one of Las Vegas’ best restaurants, Oscar’s Steakhouse, named for Mayor Oscar Goodman himself. Before becoming mayor of Las Vegas, Goodman worked as a defense attorney and defended many clients that are featured in the mob museum that were accused of organized crime such as Meyer Lansky and Frank Rosenthal. Mayor Goodman has often been referred to as the city’s most popular mayor and served for the maximum amount of terms that a mayor can serve in Las Vegas.Named after Mayor Goodman, Oscar’s Steakhouse features perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill. The steakhouse overlooks downtown Las Vegas from its vantage point at The Plaza Hotel & Casino. In addition to the Mob Museum, a visit to Oscar’s is a must do when visiting downtown Las Vegas.Luckily, the two have teamed up to give you an offer you can’t refuse. You can get tickets to the Mob Museum and a three-course prix fixe meal at Oscar’s with a cocktail in one all-inclusive package which costs $99 per person. If you’re looking for a perfect night in downtown Vegas this is the best deal for you.Due to its popularity, we do encourage you to call ahead and make reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse even if you’ve purchased a package.Book Your Package NowWe hope to see you soon!
Valentine’s Day is the one day a year we genuinely get to celebrate love and enjoy time with that special someone, even if that special someone is yourself!If you’re trying to impress someone, the best way to make a good impression is to wine and dine them with a delicious meal. There’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in Las Vegas, and you can find cuisine from all around the world, but when it comes to a romantic dinner for two nothing beats the iconic Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.Located in the Plaza, Oscar’s Steakhouse overlooks Fremont Street with astounding views of the lights in downtown Vegas. The steakhouse is known for perfectly aged steaks that are cooked over a 600-degree grill. Entrees and appetizers are all inspired by family recipes so you’ll feel like you’re eating a delicious home-cooked meal in an elegant setting.Also, did we mention Oscar’s Steakhouse was voted Best of Las Vegas? On Valentine’s Day, Oscar’s Steakhouse offers a special three-course menu which includes something for everyone and comes with an optional wine pairing for each course. The meal starts with your choice of a beet salad or tuna tartare, which can be paired with a glass of Nuschese or Pinot Grigio. For the second course, you can choose between pan-seared scallops or 6oz filet mignon and lobster tail. The pan-seared scallops are prepared with cauliflower and black truffle risotto, while the 6oz filet mignon and lobster tail is served with potato puree and haricot verts. To finish off the meal with a romantic touch, Oscar’s is serving a mouthwatering trio of chocolate mousse with a chocolate covered strawberry is served with Moscato.View Valentine’s MenuThis three-course meal is $70 per person or $103 per person including food and wine.Oscar’s is Vegas’ favorite spot for Valentine’s Day, so it is highly recommended to make reservations by calling 702-386-7227 or make your Valentine’s Day Reservation online. We hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with love and delicious food!
Las Vegas is a big beautiful city where people come to dream and play. The casino lights and glamour of the city are dazzling to locals and visitors alike and the splendor of the city can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be hard to decide what is worth your time and what isn’t, especially if you’re on a short vacation to Las Vegas. There’s so much to do here and even living here it’s nearly impossible to do it all.Luckily, The Best of Las Vegas has dedicated the time and effort to searching the city for the best places to go for many different categories, so you won’t have to waste your time researching or guessing where the Vegas hot spots are. It’s no surprise that the iconic Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas came out on the top in several categories.The Plaza was voted first place in 2017 for:
Best Bingo in Las Vegas
Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas for our steakhouse, Oscar’s
Best Pool in Downtown
Best Slots in Downtown
Best Hotel in Downtown
Plaza also took second place for Downtown Table Games. This means that the Plaza can be your ultimate destination for a great time in Vegas.
What Is Best of Las Vegas?
The 2017 Best of Las Vegas, invites, engages and allows their audience to vote for their favorite businesses in multiple categories, 290 to be exact. The winners are decided by locals and tourists in several categories including, things to do, places to go, and more.The Best of Las Vegas relies on their audience to supply them with the name of outstanding businesses and recognizes those winners every year in their annual Best of Las Vegas awards.Winners are announced in Mid-November and all winners are honored in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s special section publishing the Best of Las Vegas.
How to have The Best of Las Vegas in one day?
To have a perfect day at The Plaza you can check in and spend some time by our rooftop pool. When you’re done relaxing by the pool you can try your luck at bingo, slots, or one of the many table games. Then go out and explore the Fremont Street Experience and cultural district of downtown Las Vegas. After your adventure, come back and have an excellent dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse then end the night with a great night’s sleep in one of the many comfortable hotel rooms that The Plaza has to offer.In a city as great as Las Vegas, it’s easy to find many places to have fun and relax. There is no shortage for a good time in the city and you’ll always be able to find something to do, see, eat, or drink. But, why settle for good when you can stay with the best?
Voting is now open for 2018
We are excited to have won Best of Las Vegas 2017 and honored to be nominated again for 2018! Now we need your continued support to help us win the categories got nominated for this year. VOTE TODAY
Mother’s Day is the one time of year we get to truly say thank you to our mom’s and show them how much they mean to us. Our mothers have done so much for us. They’ve done our laundry, made our beds, tucked us in at night, and always made sure that we didn’t go hungry. Show your mom how special she is this Mother’s Day by planning out the whole day full of surprises for her.
Mother’s Day Breakfast
Moms rarely get to sleep in late, so let her sleep in and treat her to breakfast in bed. You can serve up a traditional breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, and pancakes with coffee and orange juice. She’ll love the gesture and enjoy the opportunity to stay in bed. This is also the perfect time to present her with a Mother’s Day card filled with words of your love and gratitude for her.
A Little Bit of Pampering
All moms deserve a little extra tender loving care. Take your mom to get her nails and hair done, get a massage, or for a spa day. She deserves the opportunity to relax and will appreciate being pampered. Most moms don’t get enough self-care, so remind her that she is important and needs to take some time for herself.
After she’s feeling refreshed from her pampering, take mom out for a little bit of fun. This can be shopping, a walk in the park, a movie, or even going to a nice museum. Whatever you think your mom will enjoy. Remember that the day is about her so take her to do something she’ll love.
Mother’s Day Dinner
Give back to your mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to a lovely night out with some delicious food. Every mother knows that the way to one’s heart is through their stomach, which is why we’re serving up a special Mother’s Day dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Say “thank you” to mom by taking her out for a delightful meal surrounded by the people she loves the most. Moms are always cooking up wonderful meals for family and friends, but on Mother’s Day, you can tell her that we’ll handle the cooking at Oscar’s. We’ve put together a special menu with a luxurious three-course meal for $70 per person. The meal starts with a fresh arugula salad with goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and champagne vinaigrette. For the second course, there’s an option between macadamia crusted scallops or filet mignon. For dessert, the meal ends with something every mother loves, chocolate. Remind your mom of how much she means to you this Mother’s Day and take her out for something truly wonderful.
First Course Arugula Salad with herb crusted Goat cheese, Champagne vinaigrette & Heirloom tomatoes
Second Course Macadamia Crusted Diver Scallop Frisee, Citrus beurre blanc
OrFilet Mignon with baby vegetables, fingerling potatoes, and hunter sauce
There is nothing like ringing in the New Year with friends and loved ones. In fact, Downtown Las Vegas is showcasing a number of NYE2017 events and parties for the entire family. As the epicenter of global entertainment, the City of Lights will feature a myriad of social functions guaranteed to keep you and yours dancing all night long. From champagne celebrations and fireworks to the hottest bands and entertainers. With an array of amazing celebrations for locals and visitors to enjoy. Here are our top picks for the best New Year’s Eve festivities happening in Downtown Las Vegas.
Party on the Plaza
Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza will host a fabulous New Year’s Eve Party for one and all. Enjoy the hottest dance tracks and pop music spun to perfection by live DJs in the Lounge. This fun-filled event will feature all night appetizers, midnight Champagne toast, party favors, and stunning performances by Frankie Scinta. There will also be a spectacular fireworks show emanating from the towers of the Plaza. Tickets are only $49 per person and the party goes on till 2 a.m.! From locals to tourists and guests, Party on the Plaza will leave you with NYE memories that will be cherished for years to come.
Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is truly a NYE party like no other! Just a stones throw from the world-renowned Plaza Hotel, “America’s Party Downtown” will feature 15 bands on three stages. Dance and sing with over 25,000 party goers and usher in the New Year with Mayor Carolyn Goodman. What can you expect to find at this year’s New Years Eve celebration?This open-air extravaganza will also showcase a spectacular laser light show, and the premiere of “Green Day – Revolution Vegas”. With ample parking and plenty of space to party and celebrate, nothing speaks Downtown Las Vegas better than the Fremont Street New Year’s Eve Jam!
Immersive, next generation laser light show spectacular from the producers of the Super Bowl, EDC and Life is Beautiful festivals.
See the premiere of the new Viva Vision light show show, “Green Day – Revolution Vegas”
Fly into the New Year on the SlotZilla Zoomline.
With ample parking and plenty of space to party and celebrate, nothing speaks Downtown Las Vegas better than the Fremont Street New Year’s Eve Jam!
This year, seven casinos will be letting off rooftop fireworks at midnight. The dazzling eight-minute display will be choreographed to music. For the best view, head to the upper levels of any downtown parking garage. You will be able to enjoy the spectacular fireworks while avoiding the massive crowds on the Strip.Remember, the Strip is closed to vehicular traffic on NYE at around 5:00 p.m., so you’ll want to arrive at your downtown destination before then.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Vegas with Kids
If you’re seeking a family-friendly, all-ages celebration in Vegas, there are several options available. At Sunset Station, youngsters can have a great time playing arcade games or bowling before ringing in the New Year. Another option is the group of libraries in the Clark County District, which have celebrations from 11 a.m. to noon that are fun and appropriate for all ages.
Backstage Bar and Billiards
Backstage Bar and Billiards will feature a live performance by XEB that simply cannot be missed! The band features the ex-original members of Third Eye Blind – Kevin Cadogan, Arion Salazar, Adrian Burley, and Tony Fredianelli. From classic rock to the latest in synth-wave and dance, the Backstage Bar will ring in the New Year with pulsating beats and heart-pounding numbers. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 the day of the event. There is ample parking on Fremont Street, and all patrons will receive free posters and get to meet the band in person. Be ready for a number of NYE surprises that night as well!
Tips for Making the Most of New Year’s Eve
Before heading to any of the NYE celebrations happening in Vegas, fuel up with a light meal at one of the Plaza’s restaurants such as Oscar’s Steakhouse or Pop Up Pizza.
Dressing for the weather is crucial when it comes to comfort; it’s hard to have a good time if you’re too cold or too warm. Because Vegas winters can range from mild to frosty, layered apparel is recommended. To keep your celebration stress-free, arrive at your New Year’s Eve destination a little early. Last but not least, have fun!Lastly, plan in advance and enjoy reasonable hotel room rates at Plaza while staying in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is renowned for delivering affordable luxury and a variety of gambling and dining opportunities. Yet, one of the best attributes of this classic downtown Vegas hotel is the creativity inherent to its live entertainment offerings. The newest show at the Plaza, One Epic Night, is virtually unlike any other show in Las Vegas. Prepare to be amazed!Debuting on August 29th and set to run until January 4, 2017, visitors have just four months in which to witness the live performances and carefully executed feats of skill that are the hallmark of One Epic Night. The show features headliners plucked from the latest television-based talent shows like “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol,” “Masters of Illusion,” and more. This limited engagement show is produced by Frank DiMaggio and Nick Padgett of entertainment group American Dream Concerts and is delivered in association with Bonkerz Comedy Productions.What’s better is the entire show is backed up by an incredible live band comprised of several nationally known artists such as Michael T. Ross, Stet Howland, and Brent Muscat. While the band guarantees a good time, so do the performers, which include:
James Durbin, singer, and guitarist who finished in the top four on the 10th season of American Idol
Will Champlin, singer who placed third on season five of The Voice
Megan Ruger, a popular contestant from season six of The Voice and season 10 of American Idol
Jarrett and Raja, known as “The Magic and Piano Guys” who delivered their own brand of magic and music on shows like America’s Got Talent, Masters of Illusion, and Shark Tank.
… and more!You’ll be blown away by the talent gathered on one stage, and the 70-minute show is appropriate for all ages. It is presently running from Saturday through Wednesday of each week in the Plaza showroom. A special “dinner and a show” package is available that includes a preferred seating ticket to One Epic Night, as well as a three-course Prix fix dinner at the legendary Oscar’s Steakhouse.The rotating cast of standout performers will delight and entertain. Watch as you, your guests, and the entire crowd erupts in laughter as the impressionists, comedians, and other performers transport you away from the hustle of the casino floor to a showcase of quick-witted, incredible talent. All scheduled entertainers are uniquely suited to this type of fast-paced program. The intimate setting, stellar band, and rotating cast members will have you singing along in no time.To get tickets for One Epic Night, the show that is truly for everyone, visit the Plaza Hotel and Casino’s entertainment page, where you’ll find this show, as well as several other entertainment opportunities. Or, call the Casino Box Office at 702-386-2507. Ticket prices begin at $59.95 for general admission with meet and greet ticketing available.
When you’re on the go in downtown Las Vegas, it helps to know the best places to grab a bite to eat if you’re feeling those hunger pangs. Thanks to the following affordable establishments, dining on the run in Downtown Vegas is convenient, yet still delicious.
Pop Up Pizza
Is there anything better than pizza for satisfying your hunger quickly? You don’t even have to leave the Plaza to enjoy incredible pizza — just head to Pop Up Pizza at the south end of the casino floor. Here, you’ll find a wide array of pizza choices including vegan options.
All of the gourmet pizzas at Pop Up Pizza are crafted from the freshest, finest ingredients for premium quality at a reasonable price.
Viva Las Arepas
For authentic Venezuelan flavor, visit Viva Las Arepas. This restaurant offers a twist on fast food — with menu choices ranging from Wood Fire Shredded Chicken Arepas to Fried Yucca Root. Open seven days a week; Viva Las Arepas also has unique beverage selections like fresh fruit coolers in mango and passion fruit flavors.
Also located at the Plaza is the popular Beer Garden. This indoor/outdoor establishment features a wide selection of beer choices, along with German comfort food like bratwurst and pretzels.
Although the Beer Garden is a great place to grab a quick bite, the welcoming ambiance and fun table games will tempt you to stay awhile.
Earl of Sandwich
Another favorite sandwich shop in Downtown Las Vegas is Earl of Sandwich. This establishment’s affordable menu features sandwiches such as the Chipotle Chicken Avocado and the Tuna Melt. Earl of Sandwich is open 24 hours and has free Wi-Fi.
A well-made sandwich, like those at The Goodwich, is the perfect antidote to hunger. This DTLV sandwich shop has an extensive menu of creative sandwiches, including one called Fun Guy — featuring roasted mushrooms, fried onion, and sweet garlic fondue.
In the mood for something a bit more old-school? Try the Grilled Cheese, Fried Egg, or Bologna sandwich.
Tacos El Gordo
In the mood for something spicy? Head to Tacos El Gordo, a chain Mexican restaurant that serves up delicious food at affordable prices. Locals love the Carne Asada, although the extensive menu has plenty of other selections from which to choose. Be sure to try the topped fries, a delicious treat loaded with succulent meats and cheeses. For a large appetite, there’s the Mula — featuring two tortillas stuffed with savory fillings.Downtown Las Vegas is one of the best areas in town for affordable, delicious food offerings. After enjoying these convenient food offerings, head back to the Plaza where you can catch an exciting show or try your luck on the casino floor.
There’s just something romantic about a quality meal enjoyed in a refined setting. Luckily for you and your sweetheart, Las Vegas has some of the finest steakhouses found anywhere — especially in the dazzling downtown area. Consider these great steakhouses in Downtown Las Vegas when making your dinner reservations.
You don’t have to travel far from the comfort of your Plaza hotel room for an extraordinary meal and impeccable service. Head to Oscar’s, a steakhouse opened by Vegas icon and former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman.
Start your Oscar’s experience with an appetizer like Steak Tartare A’La Meyer or Sal’s Shrimp Cocktail — paired with a selection from the extensive wine list. For entrees, there’s something on the dinner menu to please every palate, with items such as Joey C’s Filet Mignon and Citrus Crusted Halibut.
Dining at Oscar’s steakhouse is an unparalleled culinary experience, which you’ll want to top off with a delectable dessert like tiramisu or crème brulee.
Every lady who visits this romantic restaurant is presented with a rose, and that’s not all. When you visit Hugo’s Cellar, prepare for special touches like sorbet between courses and chocolate-covered strawberries brought to your table.Appetizers here include jumbo shrimp cocktail, seafood on ice for two, and escargot en croute. When it comes to steaks, you’ll find charbroiled Black Angus cuts including rib-eye, prime rib, and New York strip. Sweet indulgences that complete your meal include cherries jubilee and bananas foster for two.
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
Surf and turf is just one possibility when you choose to dine at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse on Fremont Street. Start your meal with an appetizer of fresh raw oysters on the half-shell, or try the artisan cheese plate.
Seared foie gras and maple glazed quail are two other options to consider. When it comes to entrees, you can’t beat a juicy steak like the filet mignon or prime rib-eye. For a light bite, this restaurant also has an array of gourmet salads from which to choose.
This charming steakhouse at the Golden Nugget offers delicious American fare and elegant décor. Start things off with a charcuterie and cheese platter, featuring a tempting selection of cured meats and gourmet cheeses.When it comes to steak, filet mignon, and prime rib are just two available options. If you’ve got room for dessert, try the Chart House Soufflé, which is made with Grand Marnier and comes with chocolate, raspberry, or cream Anglaise.No matter where you choose to dine in Downtown Vegas, you’ll find no shortage of fantastic steaks, seafood, desserts, and beverages. After dinner, enjoy a show at the Plaza or head to the Plaza casino floor for fun and excitement. Of course, if you’re too stuffed for revelry, head back to your Plaza hotel room to relax in comfort and style.
Downtown Las Vegas has it all — glitzy casinos, incredible shopping and dining, and an array of excellent coffee shops. Fuel up for your Vegas adventure with a cup of java at one of these downtown hotspots:
Located inside the Plaza Hotel is Coffee Bar — a warm and welcoming cafe famous for its amazing gelato and a tempting array of coffee drinks. Enjoy a Latte, Chai Tea, or Americano coffee. Also, on the menu is Cappuccino, Cafe Moka, and much more. In the mood for an intense jolt? Coffe Bar also sells single and double Italian-style espresso shots with soy milk and flavor shot additions available.
The Beat is a coffee house that also serves as a restaurant, vinyl record shop, and performing arts venue. Despite the fact that beer and wine are also served here, this establishment is open to all ages — all the time. Choose from coffee choices like traditional drip-style, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, and more. If you’re hungry, The Beat also serves breakfast, soup, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.
Makers & Finders
This urban coffee bar is a local favorite for its uplifting atmosphere, Latin cuisine, and last but not least — its coffee. Select your favorite brew from five single origin bean choices, then customize your coffee with tempting house-made flavor syrups. Coffee is brewed seven different ways at Makers & Finders — no matter how you like your java prepared, this unique establishment is sure to please.
Vegas locals and visitors alike love PublicUs for its friendly staff, breakfast dishes, and an array of coffee drinks. Whether you take your brew hot or iced, black or sweetened, you’ll find an ideal beverage. Consider the Shaken Almond Latte, which is available hot or iced. This cafe has a variety of flavor syrups so you can customize your coffee to suit your tastes.
You’ll find the charming Bronze Cafe tucked into the LGBTQ Community Center. On the menu is an array of vegan dishes, however, there are also items featuring bacon jam — a customer favorite. When it comes to coffee, both hot and iced brews are made to suit any taste. Pair your coffee with something sweet, like a Fruity Pebbles Treat — made with vegan marshmallows — or Blueberry Coffee Cake.
Last but not least on our list of great places to get coffee in Vegas is Hash House A Go Go, a Plaza restaurant that specializes in breakfast dishes but also serves lunch and dinner. While you here, be sure to indulge in the famous S’mores Mocha or one of Hash House’s unique latte offerings including the Banana Latte or Frosted Mint Latte.