Address: The California Hotel & Casino, 12 E. Ogden Ave.
Status: Open Sunday to Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m and on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m.
In less than four months, the Redwood Bar & Grill has returned as the centerpiece dining experience at downtown's California Casino & Hotel, following an extensive interior remodel that wouldn’t look out of place on The Strip.
Now called the Redwood Steakhouse and only open four days a week, the focus is still on "steaks, fresh seafood, and chops." Guests can choose to sit in booths, standard tables or at their bar decorated with a large vaudeville poster for an 1899 burlesque revue.
On the menu, appetizers such as a $13 crab cake, $11 baked escargot and a $15 version of a Fremont Street favorite, the shrimp cocktail. French onion soup or Caesar salad can precede the main attractions of a $34 10-ounce filet mignon, a $52 14-ounce lobster tail, 1 pound of Alaskan king crab legs for $40 and their "28 day aged roast prime rib of beef," priced between $29 and $35.
Redwood specialties include a $34 miso sea bass and the $26 seafood fra diavolo. The collection of $6 sides features mac and cheese, Tuscan fried potatoes and creamed baby spinach leaves.
For dessert, all priced at $7, choices include another downtown staple, deep-fried Oreos, plus creme brulee, bread pudding and Lappert's ice cream, from the ever popular shop found on the casino's mezzanine, almost directly above the restaurant.
During construction the Redwood was operating at the Main Street Station Hotel, Casino & Brewery’s shuttered Pullman Grille restaurant, which has reverted back to a private event space.