At Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, it’s not unusual to spot a movie star sipping martinis or a politician savoring their first bite of a juicy porterhouse. And the menu at this classic American steakhouse—which operates in eight cities across America—is just as impressive as the clientele it attracts. At each location, an Executive Chef expertly prepares USDA Prime dry-aged steaks and stacks shellfish bouquets with lobster, oysters, and other marine delicacies flown in fresh daily. Savor classic cocktails or choose from an award-winning wine list, which includes Smith & Wollensky's exclusive Private Reserve Cuvée Meritage or Sauvignon Blanc. And if you want an excuse to linger, each location's resident Pastry Chef whips up mouthwatering specialty desserts, featuring the Gigantic Chocolate Cake and Coconut Layer Cake.
With its expansive cluster of sky-scraping hotels and endless neon, the Las Vegas Strip endures as a can't-miss spectacle. Fremont Street provides an original stretch of unadulterated Old Vegas, without the cobblestones. Many of Fremont's casinos still sport the iconic signs that have beckoned gamblers since the 1950s. But today's Glitter Gulch burns much brighter than in the Rat Pack era, thanks to a canopy of 12 million LED lights that erupt in a psychedelic light-and-music show hourly beginning at dusk. Street performers dressed as gladiators, pirates, and showgirls strut down the boulevard, and a contortionist donning a tie-dyed unitard shimmies into a clear box only slightly bigger than a suitcase. Also, an 850-foot-long zipline shoots high-flyers above the glittering avenue, for some reason. For a respite from the frenetic Strip, head a block southeast of Fremont Street to The Griffin, a cozy, laid-back watering hole with two fireplaces and a wide selection of beers. Or, go the opposite direction to Lotus of Siam, where chef Saipin Chutima crafts authentic Thai food in an unassuming eatery that houses a superb collection of wine in floor-to-ceiling racks, earning the restaurant the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Back on The Strip, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art provides a diversion of at least a half hour, with an exhibit of more than 30 exquisite landscape paintings, including an early haystack piece by impressionist Claude Monet. Another ocular spectacle, the 90-minute Cirque du Soleil Love, blends the unbelievable acrobatics of Cirque's aerialists with the timeless soundtrack of The Beatles. Although The Palms Casino Resort offers various packages throughout the year, this Groupon is the best deal available for a one-night stay.
A stay at Four Queens Hotel and Casino places you in the heart of Las Vegas, walking distance from Mob Museum and Fremont Street Flightlinez. This casino hotel is within close proximity of Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas City Hall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 695 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. High-definition televisions with premium TV channels are provided, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Nestled in the Riviera Hotel and Casino, R Steak & Seafood Restaurant spreads out a straight flush of beef fillets. Each comes seasoned with the same distinctive signature spice rub the casino?s dealers use to make the cards extra lucky. Grilled, saut?ed, or blackened, seafood selections such as pan-roasted salmon and tuna au poivre tempt the gourmand in every gamer. Wait staff can recommend wine pairings and selections from a suite of sauces?including b?arnaise, demi-glace, bourbon barbecue, and green peppercorn?to match any of the slabs of tender protein. Without leaving the grounds, diners can try their chances at 100,000 square feet of table games and slot machines at the casino, or stop off for regular entertainment such as Jan Rouven?s Illusions magic show, live music at Le Bistro Lounge, and a bustling comedy club featuring local favorites and national headliners.
Head chef and owner Scott Ghormley revealed the inspiration behind Rhythm Kitchen Seafood & Steaks to Nevada Magazine, saying, "I love the food and culture in the southern part of the country. And that's what I wanted to bring to Las Vegas." His menu backs that statement up with a slate of creole and Cajun classics such as jambalaya and a medley of catfish and shrimp in the N'Awlins Seafood Delight. Scott and his staff embellish their signature steaks and crayfish with sauces and fresh spices, and maintain a robust wine list to accompany dishes.
The decor reflects the fare's New Orleans origins, with a golden fleur-de-lis and a ferocious alligator figurine accenting a dining room of white tablecloths and maroon napkins. The banquet room, which comfortably welcomes up to 250 partygoers, boasts black leather booths and a bar with two TVs showing sports or nature documentaries about the world's most ornery reptiles.