If you have lived in Las Vegas for any length of time you know the name Oscar Goodman as he was the longtime mayor and icon of Las Vegas.
You knew when Oscar decided to open a restaurant here in Las Vegas he would do it right. Well, from the start when your slogan is Beef, Booze and Broads you know he is definitely on the right track.
Remember, this is the mayor who would have Las Vegas showgirls present at city functions such as ribbon cuttings. Oscar always had a special flair and so does his restaurant.
Where else would you open a restaurant but on top of the Plaza Hotel in a glass dome so you can look down on the lights and glitter of historic Fremont Street. This is a great place to take a date or that special someone as the setting and view is spectacular and can be the backdrop to a very romantic dinner.
Tonight’s visit was a guy’s night out but I will be taking the special someone there in the future. We set the bar pretty high and haven’t even sat down and ordered a drink. I’m happy to report the rest of the night did not disappoint. It started off with Crazy’s Phil’s Onion Soup.
I can’t comment on if Phil is crazy or not but he does make a crazy good onion soup. My friend was feeling like steak and went with the Spicy Flamed Charred Spilotro Steak. This was garlic infused, marinated skirt steak. It was a huge portion and very flavorful. I sampled it and concurred.
I went the seafood route and ordered Manny’s Crab Stuffed Shrimp. This was a generous portion of shrimp stuffed with a nice mixture of crabmeat. They have several side dishes to choose from or for $15 you can get three different side dishes. That’s what we decided to do so.
We went with Shmuley’s Extraordinary Mac & Cheese, Steamed Asparagus and The “Clean Face” Onion Strings. All were good but our favorite was clearly the onion strings. These were thinly sliced onion rings battered and fried. They were simply amazing.
Between the soup and all the bread to start the meal, and the large portions, we were just too full to try any of the desserts.
As the downtown scene continues to be revitalized, Oscar’s Steakhouse gives you another high quality choice for dining. While you’re at Oscar’s be sure to take the time to walk around and see all the great pictures they have hanging on the walls. Truly a piece of Las Vegas history.
Next time you are downtown and feel like some Beef, Booze and Broads head over to Oscar’s Steakhouse inside the Plaza. I give it a rating of 3.5 Forks out of 4.
Marco D’Angelo is the senior handicapper at Pregame.com. He co-hosts FIRST PREVIEW every Thursday at 10 a.m. on ESPN 1100 AM/98.9 FM. Follow him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Contact him at [email protected].