Las Vegas Restaurant News
Gordon Ramsay has opened his fourth restaurant in Las Vegas, his Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade near the Strip entrance, joining Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. The quick service outlet allows guests to view the chefs in action as they prepare the made-to-order menu items that include battered sustainable Alaskan cod filets, sausage, gulf shrimp, chicken and a fish sandwich. Hand-cut chips are offered slightly salted or seasoned with truffle and Parmesan; chipotle, jalapeño and chorizo; or cacciatore spice and fresh basil. In addition, sweets including the Sticky Toffee Pudding shake are available. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips is open daily from 11 a.m. with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 40 guests. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, The LINQ Promenade, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 800-634-6441; 702-322-0529.
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino has closed its pool, as well as outlets located along Street of Dreams, including The Pub. The closures are part of the resort’s $450 million renovation. By the end of 2018, the property will become two hotels: the 2,700-room Park MGM and the 292-room NoMad Las Vegas, which will occupy the top three floors and be part of New York’s Sydell Group. The NoMad will be home to The NoMad restaurant, helmed by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. Park MGM will boast Italian marketplace Eataly, a venue by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants with products from sustainable Italian and local producers. Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
Chef Shawn McClain has opened Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay. Located on the casino level next to Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, the gastropub serves New American bar food alongside cocktails by “modern mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim. Murals by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz adorn the interior --- Diaz is known for using thousands of linear brushstrokes atop bursts of color to create images of animals with human-like qualities. The menu offers artisanal flatbreads, creative toasts and dips, seasonal salads, mesquite-fired steaks and cocktail-inspired desserts. McClain has two other restaurants on the Vegas Strip as well: Sage and Five50, both at Aria. Libertine Social, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7558.
The Palm steakhouse at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has re-opened following renovations. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
Cornerstone, a classic American steakhouse, is now open at Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. The distinctive decor features classic steakhouse touches mixed with contemporary stylings, including vintage photographs interspersed with modern artworks and hues of black and white with splashes of cerulean blue — with a blue-silk-shaded chandelier in the center of the space accenting the room for a modern twist. Traditional steakhouse menu offerings include eight different cuts of beef; nine different toppings; 12 sides to share, such as bacon green beans or lobster mac and cheese; and desserts including limoncello cake layered with mascarpone pastry cream and infused with limoncello liqueur served with a shot of the namesake spirit. Cornerstone’s signature “liquor library” stocks more than 60 Scotch, bourbon, rye and small-batch whiskeys from around the world, with a varied selection of whiskey flights available. Cornerstone is open daily for dinner. Cornerstone, 4000 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-367-7111, 888-402-6278.
Local favorite Nacho Daddy has opened its first location on the Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Set in the former space of Krave Nightclub, the spacious venue boasts 32-foot ceilings, seating for approximately 230 guests, an open kitchen, a state-of-the-art sound system, 21 giant high-definition televisions, a large projection television for special programming and a private dining room. The expansive menu includes signature items such as filet mignon nachos, a bacon Anaheim chili grilled cheese sandwich, a “Mexi-Cobb” salad and a “Triple Dip” of spicy salsa, skillet queso dip and fresh guacamole. The drink menu features an array of margaritas, including the a “Daddy’s Margarita” with a scorpion shot. Nacho Daddy is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Nacho Daddy, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 595, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-462-5000.
The Angry Butcher Steakhouse has opened at Sam’s Town within the Mystic Falls Park atrium. The restaurant’s décor includes a high-contrast neutral color scheme, a collection of bric-a-brac, upholstered private booths, hand-finished ceiling beams, a walnut plank floor and an open kitchen. To eat, there's deep-fried oysters served in the shell with vinegar slaw; beefsteak tomato salad topped with basil and aged balsamic vinegar; French onion soup with sherry wine; Pacific salmon and North Atlantic halibut; signature cuts, including prime rib on or off the bone, New York steak, bone-in ribeye and pan-roasted USDA prime flat-iron steak; and desserts such as warm bread pudding and chocolate espresso layer cake. The Angry Butcher patio and bar open daily starting at 4 p.m., while the main dining room opens at 5 p.m. The Angry Butcher Steakhouse, 5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas, NV 89122, 702-456-7777, 800-634-6371.
Las Vegas now has its first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has opened outside of the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge. Previous to this opening, the closest Cracker Barrel locations were 103 miles away in Kingman, AZ, and 120 miles in St. George, UT, and the company has nearly 650 outlets in 42 states. The company is known for its vintage country-style buildings with a covered front porch, complete with rocking chairs that are available for sale and general/gift store offering some of the foods served in the restaurant. The dining room features a fireplace, plus old pictures and antique implements covering the walls. The kitchen serves Southern dishes including all-day breakfast with biscuits and country ham. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 8350 Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-474-1120.
Dave & Buster’s has opened its first Nevada location in Downtown Summerlin. The massive 33,000-square-foot venue is located on Park Centre Drive across from Regal Cinema 5 and includes a bar and sports-viewing area with more than 30 high-definition televisions, a restaurant, a private dining room and an arcade area with more than 180 games. American fare reigns the menu —- think three-cheese grilled-cheese sticks, chicken parmesan alfredo, fire-grilled salmon, Angry Orchard barbecue chicken and bacon-wrapped shrimp with lobster sauce. The cocktail list offers an assortment of tiki drinks, the “Original CoronaRita,” adult snow cones, margaritas and “Glow Kones” featuring a multicolored, flashing cube. Dave & Buster’s is open daily for lunch and dinner and late night on Fridays and Saturdays. Dave & Buster’s, 2130 Park Centre Dr. Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-984-4800.
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible,” will open his first restaurant on the casino floor of Tropicana Las Vegas in 2017. Attendees at a recent press conference were privy to a video that showcased what to expect from the yet-to-be-named venue; in true Irvine fashion, the chef made his entrance by rappelling 22 stories down the exterior of the resort. Commenting on his new partnership with Tropicana Las Vegas, Irvine said, "From the moment I stepped foot in Las Vegas, I have been on a mission to break into the food and dining scene. I am excited to join the city's impeccable culinary talent and I could not be happier with my decision to embark on this journey right here at Tropicana Las Vegas." Irvine is sure to bring his nothing-is-impossible attitude to the modern, American-inspired restaurant. Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222, 888-826-TROP (8767).
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa has debuted The Patio at MRKT Sea & Land, a new cafe that offers outdoor dining during the warmer months. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant offers an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrées, including bacon-wrapped stuffed dates with smoked almonds, bleu cheese and a red wine reduction; shrimp orzo pasta salad with feta cheese and lemon vinaigrette; grilled chicken paillard with brown rice and steamed broccoli; and pan-seared Scottish salmon with caper lemon beurre blanc, sautéed spinach and sweet corn relish. The Patio at MRKT has an exterior entrance separate from the casino for ease of entry and exit. MRKT Sea & Land, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offering All Day Discount Card to Nevada Residents
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering Happy All Day & Night Cards with deals for Nevada residents every Wednesday. Cardholders receive 20 percent off lunch and dinner menus at Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian Kitchen; two-for-one cocktails at all casino bars and Goose Island Pub from 4 p.m. to midnight; complimentary Goose Island beer flight with any food purchase at Goose Island Pub; and live entertainment, aerialists, drawings and giveaways at Center Bar from 4-8 p.m. Nevada residents can show their ID’s on property at the casino cage, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian Kitchen to obtain a Happy All Day & Night Card. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000, 800-HRDROCK.
Ferraro's Celebrates 31st Anniversary with Prix-Fixe Menu
To celebrate its 31st anniversary, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will serve a special anniversary three-course menu from Nov. 5 through Nov. 13. Priced at $31.31 per person, the menu will include choice of appetizer, such as grilled house-made spicy sausage, calamari fritti, house-made meatballs or Nonna’s stuffed pepper; choice of main course, such as house-made spinach ravioli, lasagna, braised rabbit, roasted salmon or eggplant parmigiana; and Ferraro’s dessert sampler. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
Rivea Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Chef Alain Ducasse’s Rivea, located at the top floor of the Delano Las Vegas, with 180-degree views of the Vegas Strip, will celebrate its one year anniversary with a celebratory prix-fixe menu, offered throughout the month of October. Executive chef Bruno Riou has created a menu that is a balance of traditional small plates and entrées, guest favorites and frequently requested specials. Priced at $115 per person, the dinner will include a selection of apéritifs including roasted panisse, Provence caponata and marinated sea bass crudo; ox cheek and cocoa tortellini; John Dory served with clams, calamari, prawns, fennel and purple potatoes in a bouillabaisse broth; Angus filet mignon topped with foie gras and black truffle sauce; and dessert of limoncello baba sponge cake soaked in limoncello and topped with whipped cream. Rivea, Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 877-632-5400.
South Point Casino Offering $20 Wine Bottles
Throughout the month of October at South Point Casino, the restaurants Don Vito’s, Primarily Prime Rib and Silverado Steakhouse will offer a wine of the month special featuring bottles of William Hill Central Coast Chardonnay or William Hill Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon for $20 per bottle. In addition, for each bottle sold, $1 will go to the Epicurean Charitable Foundation, a local charity that benefits local students through scholarships and unique mentorship opportunities. South Point Casino, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
Hakkasan Featuring Only At Menu
Hakkasan restaurants around the world will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original Hakkasan in London’s Hanway Place by launching local Only At menu that represent the individuality of each restaurant and its location, featuring dishes and cocktails exclusive to each restaurant. The Only At Las Vegas menu’s six dishes are crispy quail with Chinese wine and chili sauce, steamed Chilean seabass in spring onion and Shaoxing wine, shrimp claypot with black pepper and vermicelli, stir-fried scallop with asparagus and macadamia nut, stir-fried lobster in lemongrass with tobiko, and crispy roasted duck with kumquat and Chinese mustard. In addition, the cocktails feature a range of varied spirits such as Buddha’s Palm combining Maker’s 46 bourbon, Velvet Falernum, yuzu juice, yuzu marmalade, black grapes, white balsamic vinegar and mint; and Agave No. 8 with Avion Reposado tequila, Grand Marnier, lime, cinnamon and blood orange. Hakkasan, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7888.
Michael Mina’s StripSteak Celebrates 10-year Anniversary with Throwback Menu
Michael Mina’s StripSteak at Mandalay Bay, which has served more than 1.5 million guests since opening in 2006, will commemorate its 10-year anniversary with a throwback menu of guest favorites. Each week in October two different specials will be offered available à la carte and priced from $14-$50. Specials include: October 1-7—tomato soup with lobster-stuffed grilled cheese and ahi tuna nicoise; October 8-14—bacon-wrapped lobster fritters and spinach souffle; October 15-21—foie gras sliders and tomato-dusted onion rings; and October 22-31—crab Louis lettuce cups and chicken fried steak. StripSteak, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7414.
Special Ravioli Menu at d.vino Through October 28
d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino is celebrating its third annual Festival of Ravioli from September 20 through October 28. Executive chef Martin Garcia has created seven unique interpretations of ravioli using seasonal ingredients. The special menu includes crab ravioli with jumbo lump crab and roasted red pepper cream sauce ($20); corn agnolotti with sweet corn, cheese filling and basil pesto ($16); short rib ravioli with braised osso buco, cheese filling, Gorgonzola cream sauce and red wine reduction ($19); four-cheese ravioli with mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone and Parmesan filling ($18); chicken ravioli with braised chicken breast and Parmesan basil pesto sauce ($18); pear ravioli with Bosc pears, cheese filling and toasted hazelnuts ($17); and chocolate ravioli with cocoa pasta dough, chocolate cannoli filling, raspberry sauce and Kahlua crème anglaise ($10). d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7966.
Carnevino Offering The Martini Lunch
Carnevino at The Palazzo is now offering The Martini Lunch. Priced at $65 per person, the meal comprises two martinis and three courses, all of which can be served within an hour. The martini selection includes Manhattan (rye, sweet vermouth and bitters), English cucumber (Hendrick's, St-Germain and lime), blood orange cosmo (Grey Goose Citron vodka and Cointreau) and classic (choice of vodka or gin with Castelvetrano olives). The food courses consist of a choice of little gem salad (tomatoes, ricotta salata and herbs), grilled octopus or carne cruda (chopped-to-order steak tartare); choice of tagliatelle Bolognese, salmon or filet mignon with Tuscan fries; and dessert of corn panna cotta (blueberry thyme conserva and lime zest) or bomboloni (strawberry jam and sweet mascarpone). The price without martinis is $50 and some of the dishes have an added charge of $5-$10. To make reservations, call 702-789-4141 or visit OpenTable.com. Carnevino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-789-4141.
Andiron Steak & Sea Now Open for Lunch with New Menu
Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin has expanded its service to include lunch, served Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in addition to its Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and nightly dinner service from 5 p.m. Standout items on the new lunch menu include heirloom tomatoes paired with feta cheese, basil, pickled watermelon and olive oil; burrata & roasted peaches with toasted pistachios, locally-grown peaches and white balsamic; BLT with maple-glazed thick cut bacon, lemon aioli and crisp greens on grilled whole wheat bread; and beer battered fish & chips made with Alaskan cod. An especially good deal is the three-course Power Lunch, priced at $26, consisting of choice of Caesar salad, little gem salad with buttermilk blue cheese or sweet corn soup with lump crab; choice of roasted chicken breast or petit filet; and dessert of crème brulee donut. Andiron Steak & Sea, Downtown Summerlin, 1720 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-685-8002.
Lagasse’s Stadium Kicks Off Football Season with NFL Team Menus
Scott Pajak, chef de cuisine of Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo, has created special menus that pay tribute to NFL teams competing on Monday and Thursday night televised games. Each week, menu items will reflect the teams’ homes --- think Emeril's signature BBQ shrimp and grits for the New Orleans Saints and a Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich for the Carolina Panthers. For the New England Patriots, there are lobster sliders; for the Buffalo Bills, guests might order up a Buffalo chicken grilled cheese. The restuarant also boasts more than 100 high-definition televisions, including a main screen that's 9 feet by 16 feet. There are also luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating and a race and sports book. Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
A Tribute to Michel Richard
The culinary world mourns the passing of chef/restaurateur Michel Richard, who died August 13, 2016, at the age of 68. In Las Vegas, he operated since-shuttered Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. Read André Gayot’s tribute.
Andrea’s Offering Happy Hour All the Time for Vegas Residents
Andrea's at Wynn Las Vegas is offering a Bronze Card to Las Vegas residents with Nevada ID or proof of residency. The card allows holders to order off the happy hour menu at any time during business hours, seven days a week. The menu includes wines by the glass and sake for $5 to $7; bottled beer for $5; specialty cocktails for $7; and classic cut sushi rolls and bar bites such as shrimp lettuce cups, chicken lo mein and short rib fried rice for $6. Andrea's, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7800.
After a nearly 10 year stint as executive chef at Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Eric Klein has left the restaurant and will move on to head up the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group Catering in Los Angeles. Replacing Klein is Mark Andelbradt, who will move over from Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin. Taking over at Downtown Summerlin is Spencer Rudow, who most recently worked alongside Klein as executive sous chef at Spago, and prior to that was at Cucina by Wolfgang Puck at The Shops at Crystals and at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Spago, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-369-6300.
Jean Paul Labadie has been apppointed the new chef de cuisine of Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand. Chef Labadie, a graduate of Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, brings more than 20 years of culinary experience and rejoins the Emeril's team after initially working under Emeril Lagasse at Emeril’s Fish House in New Orleans in 1996 and later in Las Vegas at Emeril’s Fish House at the MGM Grand and at Table 10 at The Palazzo. As chef de cuisine, Labadie will be directly involved with managing the kitchen, hiring new culinary staff and introducing new entree items to the menu. Recently Labadie was the chef de cuisine at Searsucker at Caesars Palace. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7374.
Both locations of i♥burgers at The Venetian and in Town Square have closed without prior notice. A message on the restaurant website from i♥burgers Management states, “We would like to thank our loyal guests and employees who have made the last six years a wonderful experience, but both i♥burgers locations in Las Vegas have closed.” Both restaurants opened in 2011 and were part of the LEV Restaurant Group and known for serving beef, buffalo, turkey and vegan burgers with creative toppings and spiked milkshakes. Neither The Venetian nor Town Square have announced a replacement. i♥burgers, Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, no phone.
According to a press statement, Andre’s Monte Carlo will be closing. The statement read, "This October, Andre's Restaurant & Cigar Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino will be closing. The legacy that was built by André Rochat more than 35 years ago will continue; management will announce the next chapter for Andre’s shortly. We have enjoyed a fortuitous relationship with MGM Resorts International since Andre's opened in 1997. We look forward to the future and thank our colleagues and community for their ongoing support and patronage." The restaurant plans to close after service on October 5, 2016. Andre’s Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-798-7151.
Japanese Cuisine by Omae, helmed by chef Takeshi Omae, has shuttered. Japanese Cuisine by Omae, 3650 S. Decatur Blvd. #26, Las Vegas, NV 89101, no phone.
Rouge Lounge at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has closed. Losers Bar, a dive bar concept from Nashville, will open in the space in December 2016. Rouge Lounge, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
ARIA and Takayama Management have announced that Bar Masa and Tetsu at ARIA will close on October 31, 2016. The closure comes at the conclusion of Takayama’s management agreement. Chef Masa Takayama, who has been a part of the culinary team at ARIA since the resort’s opening in 2009, is expected to open his new TETSU dining emporium in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood this coming autumn. ARIA anticipates announcing a new concept for the adjoining spaces in the coming weeks. Tetsu, Aria Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
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