Redwood Bar & Grill - The California Hotel Casino
Redwood Bar & Grill - The California Hotel Casino

Redwood Bar & Grill - The California Hotel Casino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecal.com/dine/redwood-bar-and-grill
  • Phone: 7023851222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Tuesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ben Greiss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Self-Parking
A word from Redwood Bar & Grill - The California Hotel Casino
Intimate surroundings and extraordinary cuisine make the Redwood Bar & Grill the perfect place to dine. Join us for a delicious dinner featuring tender steaks, succulent lobster, luscious crab legs, mouth-watering scampi and the Chef’s fresh catch of the day.
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Redwood Bar & Grill - The California Hotel Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (15)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Functional Feast
    FineFoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My party was 30 minutes late and was told we had lost our reservation through Open Table after 15 minutes grace period. Was told to wait, and within 10 minutes was seated. Thankful for that, and the quick and friendly service, along with comfortable gourmet cuisine. Got us back out into the casino full and fed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places to eat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We don't want to even try anything different because the Redwood meets our expectations..
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Redwood Grill
    Puzzlegirl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoy dining at the Redwood. Great steaks, along with the rest of the meal. Jesus is always the waiter we request. He always gets it right for us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • oct.13 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This place is the best all around!!!The food is amazing and service is excellent! Perfect for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner after vow renewal
    Wedoagain
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Attractive dining room with very good food. New York strip done perfectly. Dining experience was pleasant, however, food took a bit longer to come out than expected. We were seated at a round table so our party of six could visit with each other easily. Good location. Easy to see the attractions of Fremont Street after dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband, myself and two friends ate at the Redwood and loved every minute of it!! We had prime rib, filet and lamb chops ... all cooked perfect to what we ordered. Salad and side included which was great. Service was excellant. Went to the bar before dinner for two-for-one martinis which was a great way to start off a wonderful dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Jolabe
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was a very good restaurant hidden in this casino. The service, food and ambiance were all A plus, I would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Longtime favorite
    MoodyStew
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to Redwood Saturday night to celebrate finally being up and around after my knee surgery this summer. I have been going to Redwood for over 30 years, but I must say, the Prime Rib they served me this time could've been on a magazine cover. I got the large Redwood cut (24 oz), and not only was it gorgeous, but I defy anyone to find a tastier Prime Rib anywhere, at any price. Spectacular! Also, still a great value, their price still includes a complete meal. If you love Prime Rib, great steaks (my wife still says they have her favorite Filet anywhere), real Alaskan crab legs, or their famous Lobster Thermidore (still don't know any other place that has this on their everyday menu), you will love Redwood Grill. We still do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better options nearby
    SticksaveVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We saw other reviews raving about the steaks so we thought that we'd give it a try. Value was good, but the steaks had absolutely no seasoning. Too many good options in Vegas to come back here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steaks in Freemont Street
    DEB160V
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    2nd visit in 5yrs & stood the test of time. Fantastic food especially house speciality steaks. Ambiance good & would recommend booking if visiting at weekends. The best steak & value for money in downtown Vegas Freemont Street. You've got to visit the redwood! !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Jstenz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I eat here every time we come to Vegas. We have never been disappointed in any meal we have had. Our servers have always been wonderful. Do not miss out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    CalTexans
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I dine here 5-6 times a year. The food is very good. Escargot and crab cakes are a nice way to start your meal. The pan seared Ahi, tenderloin and crab legs are our favorites. The Crème Brule' adds a nice finishing touch! Jesus has been our waiter multiple times and his waiting skills are excellent and make the meal special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good value
    Mary
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The porterhouse steak special is a find like no other in the entire Vegas area. We have gone here for years and every time the food is outstanding and service superb. I also tried the fish special wish was delicious as well. If you go to Vegas and DON'T go to the redwood Bar and Grill you are missing out on a great food experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite for dining!
    bang4thebuck
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Best and favorite fine dining at affordable prices. Ideal place to have dinner with friends visiting Vegas.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely great place.
    buckpurdy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food waz great. The ambience was great. Reasnably priced. It reminds me of old Vegas way before the lawyers took over. The one problem was I couldnt eat the whole prime rib and had no place to store it. So I wasted a lot. The minestone was also delicious. i will always have this place on my list whenever I visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VickiTN
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Enjoy going to Redwood Bar & Grill everytime in Vegas! Good food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great waiter
    Rick
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our evening would have been superb were it not for the poor service from our waiter. Ordered cocktails, then an unusually long wait before meal order was taken. By that time the dining room filled up resulting in another long wait for meal to be served. Then waited at least 1/2 hour for check. Meanwhile, waiter did a good job of avoiding us. Just wish we would have had a better waiter. We were seated promptly, the other service people were wonderful, and the food was fabulous. Will definitely visit again on next trip to Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An "Old" Vegas Experience
    ron4342
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    When I made the reservation at the Redwood Room I playfully asked for an "ocean view." After the hostess seated us we were given menus. We were surprised that someone had placed a photo of the ocean in each menu. This would not happen on the strip. This was the Vegas of old. My wife and I were very inpressed by this small gesture. Unfortunely the hostess had left before we could thank her. I am hoping a manager is made aware of what this employee did and convey our thanks to them. You want to keep employees like this. We had not dined in the Redroom Room is some time but this act will bring us back soon. By the way, the food and service were EXCELLENT! It was the old Vegas where Quality and Value ruled! See you soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for an adult only dinner
    Jtakano
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The crap and steak are amazing. The service staff was pleasant and helpful. The ambience is perfect. We love dining here and sharing a desert for the table is a must.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All nice except for hostess
    Desertgirl81
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hostess said there were no openings for nearly 2 hrs. We were walk ins. We left and I used open table app to schedule reservation and got one in less than 30 min for my group of 3. She had a surprised look when we reentered and showed her the reservation. Simple she said "oh" and seated us. That was my only complaint but had I not used my app we were going to leave. If I were a manager and learned my hostess turned away guests because of a power play I'd be super angry. First off its Las Vegas and you don't treat locals that way. Second it empty with no line what so ever just because we happen to not originally have a res. There are thousands of choices in Las Vegas and she should have not turned us away. Very weird!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected treat
    Kingwood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    After spending big bucks for every meal at the Bellagio we decided to spend some time downtown. I searched on Yelp for recommendations for a moderately priced steakhouse and the Redwood came up as a great choice. We visited on a week night so our reservation may not have been necessary. Nothing on the menu over $40 and most less than $30. Great selection of dishes and all come with soup/Salad and sides. One guest fit the French Onion Soup which looked amazing. My prime rib was perfect as was my wife's filet. Couldn't have been happier with this find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OKCtraveler
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had not been in years ,but recently tried the Redwood again on a trip to Las Vegas. We had a reservation for 8pm and were seated immediately. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. I ordered the French onion soup as an appetizer and it was top notch. The salad, potato, and lobster tail were all outstanding. Will definitely go back on our next trip to town. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak Place on Freemont St
    d0lph1n70
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had been wanting a steak while in Vegas and we found a GREAT place for one. The atmosphere was wonderful. We had the prime rub - best I had in a long time -- I would go back next time we go to Vegas -- worth the trip to downtown!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    misterC
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Pleasant atmosphere, great food. From the hostess to the servers, service was terrific. Great for small groups and holding conversations. I would return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Redwood Bar & Grill - The California Hotel Casino reviews archive.
  • Love this place
    NSnLV3
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is a great vintage Vegas steakhouse, reasonable prices and excellent service. Feels like early Vegas during the mob era. It is a place my family always eat at as locals. Don't forget to try the $24 Porterhouse special that includes everything as well as a dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy For Us
    Julie777
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was our 45th wedding anniversary and we thought this would be a nice quiet restaurant. The tables are close together in one big room. We were seated in a booth right next to a large table and the noise from loud talking was quite bad. Everything else about the restaurant was great. Good tasty food and excellent service. The noise level was not conducive to a pleasant night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    CraigD
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We love to eat at the Redwood Room in the California Hotel. We visit Las Vegas regularly as seasonal residents. We enjoy the food and the professional staff at the restaurant. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food and service
    dori
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We used to go to the Redwood Bar and Grill frequently about thirty years ago. We went there recently before a show at the Smith Center. I don't know why it took us so long to go back there, but I am so glad we did. The food was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable considering it included the salad and your choice of another side. I ordered the onion soup and the prime rib, and I was extremely pleased with both of them. The service was exceptional. Everyone was very friendly and very professional and proficient. Our waitress was Jenelle, and she was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food
    Clevebob
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Every time in Las Vegas , we dine at the Redwood. Have never been disappointed. Bill, our server,who we have had before, was very good as usual. Lamb chops were as succulent as usual , the Porterhouse special is a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You will be rushed throughout meal.
    Delta30
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    From the start of our evening at Redwood we felt as if we were in a race to the finish. We ordered cocktails and were having conversation while reviewing the menu. Our waiter asked us if we were ready to order every two minutes it seemed. We did not want food to arrive while we were still enjoying our cocktails. Our guest was upset that plates were removed from our table while he was still eating. We ordered coffee and drinks after dinner. As we were finishing the floor manager told us to move to the bar. This experience was more of the same measures the California is taking to drive away locals, such as charging for parking and closing bars. As long time customers of the Cal, we are unhappy with recent changes made by management.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Except for the 'loud' group that was sitting next to us, everything was GREAT !!! Food, service, atmosphere was great. We've made it a point to have dinner at the Redwood Bar and Grill on every trip we've taken to the Cal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and affordable night out
    Dannilc
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I are in the midst of a "tour" of all the Fremont Street steakhouses. The Redwood Bar and Grill was the fifth of those restaurants that we have tried. We were pleasantly surprised at the prices on the menu - this is by far the most affordable of the Fremont Street steakhouses that we have visited. The food was very good, as was the service. The only aspect of our dining experience that was a bit off-putting was that the $28 dollar bottle of wine that we ordered came with a screw cap. We would definitely go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have had a lot better steaks for a lot less money and the garlic potatoes werr terrible
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Z2870VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were met by a less than enthusiastic hostess who gave us the impression we were bothering her. However, after this encounter the experience improved. I had ordered the Porterhouse special which was good. The steak was prepared to my liking, but was not a real good cut of meat, but none the less was good. The others in the party had the Macadamia Crusted Chicken. They stated that it was very good and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Ginella was our waitress and was very professional.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Kept Secret
    Hungry4excellentfood
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The Redwood Bar & Grill has the very best Macadamia nut chicken. I usually order the same thing each time I come for dinner because I don't want to pass it up. Incredibly tasty and one of the least expensive items on the menu. This time I ordered the soup of the day instead of salad. It was cauliflower with bacon and cheese. Wonderful! Three days later I can still taste it's unique flavor. The only drawback is the size of the restaurant. I wish the rooms were larger. The staff are cheerful and friendly. Love the Hawaiian Aloha Spirit!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The lobster thermidor has been fantastic since we began coming here in 1976. Nice to see the consistency and commitment to excellent foos and service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    lovingtheredwood
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We have always gone to Redwood Bar & Grill for our Anniversary or other occasions when we lived closer..Now we live in Henderson and still love to go for our Anniversary..The food, service and ambiance is fantastic, still love it after all these years, definitely worth the trip...
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was excellent
    jjacks70
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We went to Redwood after my wedding. It was myself, my husband and my sister. The staff was attentive. The bread was so yummy I think we got 4 loaves! I had the filet and shrimp scampi. The filet was perfect, medium rare and super tender. MY husband and sister had the porterhouse special. The steaks were cooked perfectly and were huge! Neither could finish them. The prices were fantastic and was a perfect dinner for my Vegas wedding!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Atmosphere was very nice and elegant. Service was great. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We make sure to visit the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We make sure to visit the Redwood Grill on every trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.