There is a lot of good food to be had in Las Vegas. You can pay a small fortune to eat at the table of a famous chef or, at the other end of the spectrum, you can eat well for a modest price at places like Lotus of Siam, arguably one of the best Thai restaurants in the country. I find the middle ground somewhat difficult to navigate.
I found myself in LV last night - just for the night. My husband told me to make a reservation at Oscar's, where he'd eaten a couple times. He said I'd like it. The experience was perfect from the moment we walked through the door.
We were seated at a window table overlooking Freemont Street. I loved the view. The waiter walked over, greeted us by name and introduced himself. His name was Bobby. He may have been the best waiter I've ever had and as often as I eat out, that's saying something. He offered recommendations, explained the preparation of various dishes and handled our requests flawlessly. He was funny, charming and dedicated. Since we were sharing several things he even sliced our steak into strips and set the plate between us so we could each take pieces without the hassle of cutting it up - a service that the kitchen charges $8 for. He told us he just considers it customer service and if they aren't slammed he does it.
BREAD AND BUTTER: Not something I often mention but it was incredible! Hot and soft and flavorful with onion and delicious whipped butter. We ate two baskets of it! Well, truthfully we brought one home.
CORN AND CRAB BISQUE: Absolutely delicious. It was crazy hot so take care with the first bite. Also, crab isn't nearly as good as lobster in a bisque.
SURF AND TURF: Ribeye was cooked to perfection. We barely needed a knife to cut it. Shrimp was stuffed with crab cakes and served in a light flavorful sauce. I ate more of the steak and my husband ate more of the shrimp. We were both very happy.
CORN BRULEE: I would eat this every night! They roast sweet corn, cut it off the cob and bake it with a cream sauce and parmesan. My mouth is watering just writing about it.
MAC & CHEESE: Very good. Nothing unique but baked in a cast iron dish. Yummy.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Also really good. I'm not raving about these sides because they were great but that corn...
Start to finish we had an incredible time. The food, setting and service were all five star. If you read this review and decide to go to Oscar's ask for Bobby. You won't be sorry. He really was the best waiter I've ever had.
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