The 7,000-square-foot space at Commercial Center holds a lot of history, memories of Old Vegas, and cherished dreams. A group of entrepreneurs, including a one chef and several talented artists, have come together to entertain Las Vegas in the center’s latest incarnation, The Nevada Room. Cool jazz, hot notes, sizzling performers, and tasty food will make it an off-Strip entertainment hub. As the Commercial Deli, it once catered to The Rat Pack (Frank, Sammy, and Dean) and other movers and shakers of the time. When it opened as the pirate-themed La Cueva del Pirata Mexican restaurant, it was the realization of a dream for the owner.
The new Nevada Room will pay homage to the past and continue the tradition, expanding the entertainment landscape, along with its sister property, The Vegas Room. During 2020, the Vegas Room transformed from a catering company to a supper club, bringing back hand-crafted food and live entertainment to a hungry audience.
“If we ever open a larger room, we will call it The Nevada Room,” co-owner Thomas Michel had joked to his partner and co-owner Executive Chef David James Robinson. As their success grew, so did the possibility of opening a second location.
The Nevada Room offers gourmet dining as well as more casual hand-crafted foods created by Robinson. The menu includes the Stuffed Bundle Burger as Robinson’s reverence to a great burger improved by ingredients “stuffing” the burger, as well as pastas, grain bowls, and salads with homemade dressings. Looking for causal fare? Try the meatloaf or pot roast made with a gourmet touch.
Every night of the week, enjoy a different live performer or artist (booked for six to eight weeks on that day). Patrick Hogan, Chris Lash, Dave Siegel, and Keith Thompson will perform on the piano in their unique styles. A Mother’s Day brunch with the Doo Wop Kings is scheduled for The Nevada Room Supper Club and Showroom, with shows planned for specific weekends, both evenings and brunch. The three-course prix fixe menu, along with a performance between courses, brings the fun of dressing up, enjoying a wonderful meal, and being entertained by some of the best talents.
Start at the Piano Bar Bistro, an intimate music lounge with a grand piano, perfect for a pre-show drink or to continue a night out (even well into the morning). It opens at 5 p.m. and offers a happy hour, tasty food, signature cocktails, draft beers from local breweries, and live performances. It’s the perfect spot to meet up (even for the first time) or for friends looking to hang out without blaring music.
“What makes us the happiest is where everyone wins—the guests, performers, staff, vendors, and Las Vegas. If everyone wins, we want to do more. The foundation of all of these spaces is four key things—great food, wonderful entertainment, excellent customer service, and delightful ambiance,” explains Michel. “I am happiest that we can provide a showcase for so many local entertainers.”