Las Vegas Restaurant News
The top four floors of Park MGM are home to The NoMad Las Vegas, a 293-room hotel from Sydell Group in partnership with NYC chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. The NoMad Bar is an all-day dining destination with a cocktail program by bar director Leo Robitschek. The Restaurant will make its debut in November 2018, along with private dining spaces and meeting rooms. The NoMad Bar, The Nomad Las Vegas, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 888-529-4828.
As part of its $620 million renovation which it began last year, the Palms Casino Resort will open Tim Ho Wan in the third quarter of 2019. There are currently numerous locations of the renowned Hong Kong dim-sum restaurant, in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Macau and Australia, with two in NYC, one in Hawaii and another debuting in Long Beach, Calif., this winter. The Las Vegas outpost will bring the worldwide total of Tim Ho Wans to close to 50 for co-founding dim sum masters Mak Kwai Pui and Leung Fai Keung. The 5,055-square-foot venue will use only fresh ingredients that are delivered daily. In addition to featuring baked BBQ pork buns, rice rolls, pan-fried turnip cakes, sui mai (steamed dumplings), har gow (shrimp dumplings), steamed egg cake and a selection of regional dim sum classics, it will highlight an “original Las Vegas inspired creation” designed specifically by chef Mak for the Palms. Tim Ho Wan, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, no phone.
La La Noodle will debut at Park MGM in November 2018, offering authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. The casual restaurant will have a prime location near the Park Theater, with a covered outdoor patio and minimalist design. Featured menu selections will include hand-pulled noodle dishes such as pork belly noodles, chicken chow mein and regional delicacies like Hong Kong seafood crispy noodles with shrimp, scallops and squid. In addition to noodles, entrées will encompass Vietnamese braised catfish served in a clay pot with fish sauce, chiles and garlic. La La Noodle, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, No phone.
Tacotarian has opened in southwest Las Vegas, serving plant-based Mexican cuisine. Décor elements include black, white and aqua-blue tones; vintage Mexican movies projected onto the walls; handcrafted wood tables; tile from Mexico; and a long communal table. Tacotarian executive chef John Simmons has created a menu that includes street tacos in a dozen different vegan variations, such as carne asada (with seitan and vegan Worcestershire sauce), barbacoa (mushroom, jackfruit, barbacoa marinade, onion and cilantro) and Baja (battered avocado, slaw, cilantro lime dressing and guacamole). Tacotarian, 6135 S. Ft. Apache Rd., Ste. 402, Las Vegas, NV 89148, 702-979-9329.
As part of Palace Station’s $192 million property-wide modernization, the hotel-casino has opened Boathouse Asian Eatery, created by brother and sister team Cat and Tu Do with their partner Hans Mogensen. Décor features a wall-to-wall custom octopus mural, hand-painted art, wood accents and high ceilings. The seafood-centric Asian fare includes influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine with dishes such as striped bass steamed with ginger, onion and soy sauce; Cajun-style seafood boil with crawfish, shrimp or clams; wok-fried Chinese spiced calamari; wok-seared filet mignon cubes with bell pepper and onion; and Lahaina roll with soft shell crab, nobashi shrimp tempura, tuna tataki and spicy sesame ponzu. The beverage program encompasses Sonoma County wines; saké and beer options; and artisanal cocktails like the Buddha Fizz made with Hendrick’s gin, lime juice, simple syrup and matcha powder. Boathouse Asian Eatery is open daily for lunch and dinner. Boathouse Asian Eatery, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411, 800-634-3101, 888-319-4661.
Michael Morton and Jenna Morton have opened Greek Sneek next to their CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand. Accessible via a hidden entrance next to CRUSH, the 2,000-square-foot restaurant accommodates up to 100 guests and offers a menu by Morton Group corporate executive chef William DeMarco of traditional Mediterranean cuisine as share plates, flatbreads and entrées, many of which are prepared in a wood-fired oven. Highlights include crispy zucchini and eggplant chips served with tzatziki; lamb meatball flatbread topped with tomatoes and tzatziki; crab cake with mint yogurt purée, tomatoes, green peppers, olives and capers; shaved pita sandwiches with a choice of chicken, lamb or steak accompanied by tzatziki, tomatoes and red onion; and Mediterranean-spiced marinated shrimp skewer with cucumber and mint couscous. Complementing the food is an array of Greek wines, beers and spirits, an Ouzo menu and Greek cocktails inspired by native fruits and flavors. Greek Sneek, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-3228, 800-929-1111.
Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Sushi will be making a comeback in Las Vegas. Their sushi restaurant opened at The Cosmopolitan when the resort debuted in December 2010, and after closing in early 2017, the brothers launched their Blue Ribbon brasserie concept in June of that year at The Cosmopolitan. Their new sushi iteration is expected to open in late 2018 at Red Rock Resort as part of the property’s revamp of its restaurants, but with the word “Izakaya,” which means Japanese-style tavern, added to its name. The eatery will offer a traditional sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, small plates, family-style platters and the brothers’ famous fried chicken with wasabi honey. This opening will bring the Bromberg’s number of Vegas restaurants to four, joining Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ and two Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken fast-casual locations: one in the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, and the other within Downtown Summerlin just steps from Red Rock Resort. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, no phone.
Robert Irvine’s Public House Now Serves Breakfast and Offers Specials During Football Season
Breakfast specials are now being served at Robert Irvine’s Public House at the Tropicana on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The specials include chicken and waffles ($20) and a breakfast BLT stacked with maple pepper bacon, a sunny side up egg, tomato and hot syrup ($17). In addition, the restaurant has renovated its back room into a sports lounge, with drink specials offered during college and NFL football games including $3 Fireball shots, $5 well Bloody Marys, $5 Prosecco mimosas and beer specials on buckets and towers. Robert Irvine’s Public House, Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2307.
Treasure Island Reopens Its Buffet after Extensive Remodel
The Buffet at TI at Treasure Island has been renamed Corner Market Buffet after extensive upgrades. It’s located off the casino floor, adjacent to the Seafood Shack. The refreshed eatery’s offerings include a farmer’s market salad station; dishes featuring international flavors such as a protein bowl with tandoori salmon and forbidden rice, Peruvian chicken with cilantro sauce, Korean beef bulgogi, pork belly porchetta, Italian pizza and lobster ravioli; and a country bakery serving desserts, soufflés and gelato. Prices are weekday breakfast $23.45 (children 3-10 $12.45); lunch $27.45 (children 3-10 $16.45); dinner $33.45 (children 3-10 $19.45); weekend seafood dinner $35.45 (children 3-10 $19.45) and weekend brunch $30.45 (children 3-10 $16.45). A drinks option for unlimited wine, beer, sparkling wine, mimosas and cocktails is an additional $14.99. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Corner Market Buffet, Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-894-7355.
Dinner and Show Deals at The Cosmopolitan
Two restaurants at The Cosmopolitan are offering dinner and show packages for the Spiegelworld Opium show. The Rose.Rabbit.Lie. offer, priced from $184 and available with any Wednesday to Sunday 8 p.m. show, includes a prix-fixe three-course dinner followed by quick VIP entry to the show with Ringside price category seating. Guests must arrive at the restaurant between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and there is a minimum order of two packages. The Wicked Spoon buffet deal, priced at $95 and available with all shows, includes free VIP line entry to the top quality buffet and a Reserved category show ticket. Visit here for more details and to order tickets, and visit here for the full show package menu at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. Rose.Rabbit.Lie., The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7441; 877-667-0585.
the otheroom Serving Sports Menu Throughout Football Season
the otheroom at Forum Shops at Caesars is now serving its Sports Lovers Menu during football season. Available from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and all weekend long, the menu includes buttermilk fried chicken sliders with blueberry jam and jalapeño or loaded BBQ chicken nachos for $13; Buffalo chicken sliders or BBQ beef sliders for $12; chicken wings, mini hot dogs or bloody bar for $10; fries for $6; and buckets of beer for $30. Major college and pro football games will be shown on the otheroom's five mega-screen TVs. the otheroom, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-836-2096.
Pronto by Giada Now Serving Weekend Brunch
Giada De Laurentiis’ second Las Vegas restaurant, the fast-casual Pronto by Giada at Caesars Palace, is now offering brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Priced at $49 for adults and $20 for kids for unlimited sampling, the brunch features five stations: meat, cheese and seafood including items like pink peppercorn-crusted goat cheese, Grana Padano, marinated olives, a selection of jams and breads and grilled vegetables; salad and bagel with pasta salads, a variety of bagels, smoked salmon with spreads and shrimp with Calabrian cocktail sauce; made-to-order omelet with traditional and non-traditional ingredients like baby kale, pecorino, confit cherry tomatoes and prosciutto cotto; carving with cacciatore-rubbed turkey breast and Tuscan beef tenderloin; and fruits, dessert and cake with mini tiramisus, mini chia parfaits, bottomless lemon ricotta cookies and signature cakes by the slice, including the Italian Flag cake. Pronto by Giada, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, No phone.
Jazz Brunch Now Offered Every Sunday at Lakeside
Lakeside, the seafood restaurant on the Lake of Dreams at Wynn, is now serving Sunday Jazz Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with live Dixieland-style jazz and blues. Priced at $68 per person and $34 for children 10 and under, included are a selection of hot mini-croissants, sliced fruits and berries; raw bar stocked with Alaskan king crab, jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell and salads; unlimited selection of 10 made-to-order brunch dishes including lemon ricotta pancakes, omelets, crab cake eggs Benedict, chicken and mushroom crêpes, blackened swordfish, Lakeside cheeseburger and char-grilled flat-iron steak frites; and dessert station filled with items such as passion fruit meringue tartelettes, Kona coffee pot de crèmes, cookies, cakes, candies and bon-bon chocolates. Two optional beverage packages are offered: limitless Bloody Marys, Prosecco, mimosas or Sugarloaf white pineapple Bellinis for $40 per person; or all of the above plus limitless Veuve Clicquot Champagne for $65. Lakeside, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
Veranda at Four Seasons Offering Specially Priced Seasonal Menu
Veranda at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is inviting guests to travel to Italy this fall with the return of its popular “Taste of Italy” three-course seasonal menu, presenting chef de cuisine Joel Ott’s creative take on Italian favorites. Priced at $59 per person, inclusive of wine pairings, the menu includes a trio of appetizers: tuna crudo, aged prosciutto accompanied by figs and a miniature pizza topped with marinated artichokes and Asiago cheese; choice of petit filet with roasted tomato demi-glace and crispy fried eggplant or branzino served on a bed of farro and butternut squash; and amaretto chocolate tiramisu with sea salt caramel gelato or limoncello semifreddo with lemon cookie gelato. The Taste of Italy menu will be available September 1 through November 21. Veranda, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-5000.
Golden Steer Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Throwback Menu
Golden Steer, the longest continuously operating steakhouse in Las Vegas, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with special promotions beginning in September and running through the end of 2018. To commemorate the steakhouse’s opening in 1958, on September 1 the restaurant will bring back select items that are no longer served on the current menu. On the first of each month through December, these dishes will rotate onto the menu, replacing the previous month’s throwback offerings. The first set of options will include hearts of palm salad served with vinaigrette ($12); frog legs served Provençale or Oklahoma style (market price); Chilean trout sautéed with lemon butter ($24); chicken hunter style – boneless breast of chicken sautéed in olive oil with mushrooms, onions, green peppers and tomato sauce ($29); 14-oz top sirloin ($42); Lyonnaise potatoes with onions ($10); and spumoni bomba ($8). Golden Steer, 308 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-384-4470.
Hawthorn Grill Offering 45-Minute Express Lunch
Hawthorn Grill at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is offering an executive 45-minute express lunch for $19, including a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert, all served at the same time. The menu changes weekly, but may include items such as spinach and strawberry salad with avocado, toasted almonds and lemon vinaigrette; arugula salad with red onions and heirloom tomatoes; shrimp po' boy with arugula and sriracha aïoli; Idaho rainbow trout with green beans, pearl onions and lemon herb butter; NY strip steak with sautéed mushroom and fingerling potatoes; chocolate and caramel mousse cake; and strawberry shortcake. Hawthorn Grill, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7777, 877-869-8777.
Public House Offering Beer-Pairing Menu
Public House at The Venetian is offering the Cicerone Experience prix- fixe beer pairing menu. Priced at $65 and available daily at any time, it includes an amuse of spiked watermelon with feta, micro lavender mint and Dogfish Head Festina Peche Berliner Weissbier; house-cured beet salmon tartare with locally-brewed Tenaya Creek Sunrise Mountain Imperial Belgian-style Witbier; caprese salad with Hop Valley Bubble Stash IPA; a choice of coffee-rubbed Wagyu tri-tip with Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad or seared halibut with Unibroue La Fin Du Monde Belgian Tripel; and chocolate-raspberry mousse bar with Squatters Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout. In addition, the Ditch the Milk Beer and Cookie Pairing is available for $21 matching Unibroue La Fin Du Monde with an apricot clove thumbprint, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin with grapefruit white chocolate macaron, Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale with coffee cookie butter button and Modern Times Black House Coffee Stout with almond Nutella sable. Public House, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-407-5310.
A Tribute to Joël Robuchon
Chef Joël Robuchon passed away on August 6, 2018, at the age of 73. Named "Cook of the Century” in 1990 by GaultMillau/GAYOT, he was the pioneer of a lightened, healthier cuisine. He also built a worldwide dining empire with restaurants in Paris, London, Las Vegas and beyond. Read André Gayot’s tribute to Joël Robuchon
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Offering Food & Beverage Specials on Las Vegas Aces Game Days
To celebrate the inaugural season of the Las Vegas Aces, the city’s first professional women’s WNBA team, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is offering a variety of Aces-themed food and beverage specials on game days. Beginning approximately two hours prior to tip-off, specials include 20 percent off food and beverage at Red Square; 25 percent off food at RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room; 15 percent off food and beverage at Hussong’s Cantina and Slice of Vegas; two-for-one entry at Minus5 Ice Bar; buy one milkshake get one free at Burger Bar; and complimentary appetizer for season ticket holders and Aces-themed sugar cookies for $5 at Libertine Social. To receive the game day specials, guests must show a game day ticket and the specials cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.
Silverton Casino Hotel Offering Meal with a Mermaid Dining Experience
Silverton Casino Hotel is offering the Meal with a Mermaid deal on Saturday and Sunday with one seating at 11 a.m. and one at noon. During the 45-minute dining experience, situated next to the 117,000 gallon aquarium, a mermaid swims and interacts with guests. Included are a choice of beverage; starter choice of a basket of donuts, bananas & apples or yogurt & granola parfait; entrée choice of cinnamon bun french toast, blueberry pancakes, all-American breakfast, country fried steak & eggs, turkey & avocado club, tuna or chicken salad sandwich or chicken Caesar wrap; and for the children, a buffet with macerated pineapple with honey yogurt, cornflake-crusted french toast, chicken fingers & fries, and grilled cheese and ham sandwiches with kettle chips. Price is $30 for adults and $15 for children 2-12 (children under 2 are free). Reservations must be booked at least 72 hours in advance here and there is maximum of four tickets per purchase. Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.
Fresco Italiano Offering a Six-course Tasting Menu
Fresco Italiano at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is offering a six-course chef’s tasting menu. Priced at $65 per person, the menu includes an amuse-bouche of beef tenderloin crudo over crouton; sautéed shrimp on roasted tomatoes polenta; house-made potatoes and ricotta gnocchi with leeks, asparagus and pancetta; house-made pasta stuffed with ricotta, pulled pork, braised apples and brown butter sage; roasted whole Cornish hen with fingerling potatoes and oven-roasted veggies; sliced grilled NY strip with arugula, shaved Grana Padano and truffle oil; and semifreddo – classic Italian gelato with brittle and chocolate sauce. The tasting menu is served family style and is available for parties of four or more. An optional wine pairing is available for an additional $15, with each course paired with an Italian wine. Fresco Italiano, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-5276.
Todd Sugimoto has been appointed executive chef at Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin. Raised in Hawaii, Sugimoto has a long background in fine dining and working for and with acclaimed chefs. Following a summer internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando he spent time in the kitchen at Sam Choy’s Diamond Head Restaurant in Honolulu. Sugimoto came to Las Vegas in 1998 when he joined the opening team at Todd English’s Olives at Bellagio, and followed up with positions at Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace; with celebrated chef Michael Mina, first at Nobhill at MGM Grand and later as part of the opening team for American Fish at Aria in CityCenter; and with chef/restaurateur Scott Conant as he oversaw the kitchens in both D.O.C.G. and Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan. Andiron Steak & Sea, Downtown Summerlin, 1720 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-685-8002.
Christopher Hall has been appointed room chef at Sonoma Cellar inside Sunset Station. The native Las Vegan began cooking at age 14 when his brother gave him his first cooking job at the Hot Rod Grille in Henderson and began working for Station Casinos in 2008, when he was only 17 years old. During the past 10 years he has worked at Sunset Station’s Capri (now named Pasta Cucina); as a broiler cook at Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis at Green Valley Ranch Resort; as assistant room chef at Boulder Station’s specialty rooms: Cabo Mexican Restaurant, Pasta Cucina and The Broiler; just more than two years ago, transferred back to Sunset Station as assistant room chef at Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse; and in February 2017 was promoted to room chef at Pasta Cucina before moving back to Sonoma Cellar as room chef. Sonoma Cellar, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014, 702-547-7898.
Cafe Bellagio overlooking the garden and conservatory at Bellagio has closed. The Strip resort announced it will be replaced by Sadelle’s, the popular NYC vintage-style deli restaurant and bakery, which is expected to open in December. The all-day dining concept Sadelle's is created by hospitality company Major Food Group, which also has the captain-service Carbone Italian restaurant at Aria. Until Sadelle’s opens, Bellagio guests can find breakfast offerings at Bellagio Buffet, Bellagio Patisserie, Snacks, Juice Press, Palio, Starbucks or Pool Café & Bar; and for a limited time, Harvest will serve American café classics from Cafe Bellagio’s menu from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. MGM Properties will release more info about the opening of Sadelle’s in the coming months. Cafe Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG) has closed three of its Las Vegas restaurants: Carnevino at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca Pizzeria at The Venetian. Carnevino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-789-4141.
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