The oppressive rays of the desert sun are no match for the towering palm trees and shaded cabanas that surround the Blu Pool at Bally's Las Vegas. As sunbathers cool off with chilly cocktails or float around the heated swimming pool, a rotating lineup of DJs orchestrates live sets throughout the day. Nestled behind rows of poolside chairs, a row of rentable green cabanas enshrouds guests in a private space replete with a television, refrigerator, and an array of amenities including misters and a complimentary bottle of liquor. Servers dole out icy cold soft and hard drinks along with bar fare that should be liberally coated in nature's sunscreen: ketchup.
Modeled after old-fashioned, gaucho-style spit-roasts, Pampas Brazilian Grille sates hungers with premium flame-spun meats, seafood, and veggies. At each table, Pampas's gauchos carve helpings of barbecued pork, Brazilian sausage, brontosaur femur, and other proteins for partakers of the meat rodizio. The servers add fresh seafood of the day for the surf and turf rodizio, or avoid animal products altogether in the veggie version. The large, open dining room has a soft-lit ambiance that proves ideal for all manner of social mealtime rendezvous or dinner dates with imaginary friends. Pampas also lords over a deep vault of wines wrangled from around the globe, ready to grace glasses with flavorful pours and appealing hues.
At Kelly's Prime Steak & Seafood, chef Martin Molina prepares French continental and Italian influenced culinary creations from a menu full of classic, yet satisfying dishes bursting with prime beef, fresh seafood, and decadent sauces. The elegant steakhouse features everything from escargot and pasta with shrimp to savory rack of lamb with mint sauce and its signature New York steak dressed with peppercorn glaze.
Each plate swiftly arrives in the arms of an impeccably dressed professional server who’s smartly clad in a black vest and tie. While plates are laid on the tablecloth-clad tables, diners enjoy the ambiance of the intimate setting, rich walnut accents, and candlelight.
At Toscano Italian Steakhouse, located just behind the Las Vegas strip on the Paradise Restaurant row, diners can select a live blue lobster from the aquarium or enjoy tender cuts of USDA prime beef. The steakhouse uses fresh ingredients and combines old world atmosphere with traditional experience. The menu focuses on upscale Italian eats?from balsamic-glazed filet mignon medallions, to homemade gnocchi tossed with basil sauce. Diners can pair entrees with an imported wine from the restaurant's extensive list. The dessert selection, which features tiramisu and flambe dishes that the server ignites tableside with a handheld dragon.
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.
From the dark-wood paneling to the burgundy carpeting's oft-traveled fibers, hints of vintage Vegas thrive inside The Golden Steer Steakhouse. Since 1958, the restaurant has been sliding prime rib and new york strips under the noses of anticipant diners?which many times have been affixed to the faces of American icons, including Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. The long-tenured staff members add life to the legends, passing down stories at tables and behind the spacious bar, where a Victorian-inspired ambiance offers a tip of the fedora to San Francisco's Gold Rush era. The restaurant's famous cuts of prime rib and new york strip steaks earned it the Las Vegas Review Journal's title of Best Las Vegas Steakhouse in 2010 and 2013. During the spring of 2012, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially named April 7 Golden Steer Day, honoring the steak house's residency in Sin City. In 2013, Zagat recommends this steakhouse above all other steakhouses in Vegas.