Best Piano Bars in Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ love affair with the piano twists as tight and everlasting as martinis and olives. It’s a town that came of age in the candlelight reflection atop Liberace’s jewel-studded Steinway. It’s a city that can always find time for a song or a serenade whether played on stage by a hyperactive showman or a smooth piano-man to a steak, sizzling and rare, done just the way you like it.
The first thing that strikes you about this restaurant is its odd exterior. It’s fondly referred to as the Bird Cage at Crystals, Las Vegas’ latest presentation of upscale shopping at CityCenter. The venue of white tablecloths and white-gloved service perches like a tree house over the open interior of Crystals in a pod of exotic wood slats. The dramatic design curries expectation for what lies within: a menu with more than a dozen types of seafood entrees on top of a listing of super-sized filets and T-bones. And you can enjoy the entrees at the piano if you want. Starting at 6:30 pm nightly, a player takes requests, often accompanied by a chanteuse, and the birdcage that is Mastro’s comes alive with music while patrons dine in soft light and melody. A couple of couples might take their surf and turf to the piano and dine with the maestro. Others may sit at the bar and be served a full menu while the music plays on.
Las Vegas is a musician’s city that takes its ivory keys seriously. Don the tails, grab a martini and prepare for a romantic musical journey through the neon.