The latest debut in California Hotel and Casino’s sweeping, multi-million-dollar redesign – the all-new Redwood Steakhouse – is now open. The completely redesigned and reinvented fine dining concept features a wide selection of steaks, fresh seafood and chops, served in a contemporary, island-inspired atmosphere (Pictured: New York Steak).
“Along with the numerous updates we’ve made to the California in the past year, we also raised the stakes at Redwood Steakhouse for fine dining in Downtown Las Vegas,” said David Lebby, Vice President and General Manager of the California. “While our loyal customers will still find many favorites on the menu, we’ve introduced a distinctive new perspective on the menu at Redwood to set a new standard for fine dining in Downtown Las Vegas.”
Redwood Steakhouse’s reinvigoration spans from the menu to the room. The Redwood’s new environment features touches of Hawaiian flair throughout, with a design influenced by the famous beachfront resorts of Waikiki. The restaurant façade offers glimpses into the bar and main dining room between a series of handsomely detailed, carved-walnut pilasters. The all-new bar features a custom butcher-block countertop, over-scale chandeliers, and a gorgeous herringbone-patterned wood floor. Visually anchoring the bar, a large vintage burlesque vaudeville print adds an unexpected touch of whimsy to the space. In the main dining room, bespoke, fan-inspired chandeliers hang from high, vaulted ceilings. Timber beams span the ceiling coffers between exquisitely detailed columns, which are accented with swagged drapery panels that further reinforce the casually elegant Polynesian design sensibility.
In the contemporary lounge-style bar, Redwood now offers a social hour daily from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., with a special menu of island-inspired small bites like the tuna poke nachos, oxtail fried rice, and bao “wow,” a grilled char-sui pork belly served in a steamed bao bun with Thai chili, pickled cucumber, hoisin and baby lettuce. The small bites pair perfectly with a selection of signature cocktails, including the Blood Orange Whisky Sour and spiced Mai Tai. In addition, Redwood Steakhouse offers a robust and attractively priced wine list.
The dining experience at Redwood Steakhouse features distinctive dishes from start to finish. Start the meal with a taste of the sea, such as the seared ahi tuna with a lemon-pepper crust and accompanied by a refreshing green apple and jicama slaw; or with a classic French onion soup, featuring a dash of aged sherry and topped with creamy gruyere cheese and a brioche crouton. Steak selections include traditional steakhouse cuts such as filet mignon, bone-in ribeye and the Redwood’s signature Prime flat iron steak. Enjoy your steak with a selection of savory sauces, served “classic Oscar” with crab, asparagus and béarnaise, or paired with an 8 oz. butter-broiled lobster tail. Specialties include the miso sea bass, a pan-roasted Chilean seabass in white miso broth with bok choy; and seafood Fra Diavolo, featuring shrimp, crab, clams and mussels served atop spicy marinara and linguini pasta.
Redwood Steakhouse is part of California Hotel and Casino’s multi-million-dollar redesign campaign, which includes the recent openings of the Cal Sports Lounge, a sports bar and sportsbook hybrid; Holo Holo – The Happy Bar, an island-inspired bar; the remodeled restaurant space of Aloha Specialties; a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the casino floor; and even more to come.