Ben Heinatz
Casino Club Eldorado and Hotel Rostov Casino Club Eldorado and Hotel Rostov
"Ben Heinatz"
This is the best casino/hotel in downtown Reno! I've stayed in one of their penthouse suites, which was huge, lavishly decorated and very upscale, complete with a stand-behind wet bar, a beautiful living room and a step-down jacuzzi tub. Their smaller rooms are clean and about what you'd expect. The casino downstairs is very well furnished; lots of brass appointments and nice decor. They have many newer games and very helpful and courteous staff. My fiance and I were taken to a show their by my grandparents, we saw Mel Brooks' "The Producers." It was done magnificently! Excellent acting, great singing and lavish sets. Really upscale production and more than I was expecting from "The Biggest Little City on Earth!" Lastly, I've dined at 3 of the restaurants there (not counting room service) and each of the meals I had at the El Dorado was phenomenal. I've taken several meals at the Hotel/Casino/Resort, mostly at The Roxy. They have outstanding food at great prices. My must recent meal there was their special for the night: an 18oz T-bone with all of the fixings. Would you believe that was $14.99? How about that it was actually a perfectly cooked steak, along side mashed potatoes with real gravy (not that powdered stuff) a side salad, streamed vegetables and a piece of garlic bread? It's true! Extraordinary value! I've also eaten at the buffet there, which again was an extraordinary value. They had excellent meats at the slice bar (you know, whatever you call it where they slice up the roast), great pastas and salad bars. All of that was very, very good, but where they really shined was the Mexican food! They had all kinds: tacos, tamales, camarrones and menudo! It was spectacular! To finish that off, they had a great selection of desserts, which I should add are all baked/made right there in the casino. Best if all is they had a large selection of house-made GELATO!!! Last, but certainly not least, I had dinner at The Prime Rib Grill with a huge party of people (around 50, or so) for my grandfather's 85th birthday celebration. I had a huge filet mignon which was literally one of the best steaks I've had in my life! I don't remember a lot about that meal, as we had an open bar, but that filet still stands out in my mind years later. It had a great crisp to the exterior, with an herbaceous, flavorful rub, and the inside was still perfectly rare. I don't know for certain, but I would venture to say that it was a dry-aged, prime cut of beef that was perfectly executed. From cut, to age, to seasoning, to searing and doneness, it was absolutely a perfect cut of beef! I really enjoyed the Eldorado and anytime I'm in Reno, I will certainly go here. Thank you for numerous great memories, Eldorado! You guys are top-notch!