Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

News for Restaurants in Las Vegas
August 2017 Archive

Search / Openings / Closings / News Bytes / Chef Shuffle/ Culinary Events / Wine Dinners / News Archive / Sign up for our free, monthly newsletter

If you haven't picked a place to eat tonight, you're in luck. Gayot has all the restaurant news for your area right here. Learn which new restaurants have opened in Las Vegas and which restaurants in Las Vegas have recently closed. Find out where your favorite chefs are cooking and locate special events. 

RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Chicago restaurant group Hogsalt collaborated with MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group to open Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, a Vegas version of the popular Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf in Chicago. It’s part of the rebranding of the Monte Carlo as Park MGM and NoMad Hotel. Décor mirrors the Gilded Age, with glowing chandeliers and opulent wood and leather comforts of the chophouses of the past. On offer is classic American steakhouse fare rooted in French cooking and cooking techniques, with a menu that includes seafood towers, bone-in dry-aged rib-eye, prime rib and a burger inspired by Hogsalt’s Chicago brasserie Au Cheval. There is also a curated cocktail and wine program that nods to the history of steakhouses and embraces Bavette’s 1920s speakeasy vibe. Bavetteā€™s Steakhouse & Bar, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-6700.
 
Spago will relocate across the street to the Bellagio Wolfgang Puck’s Spago is recognized by many for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene when it debuted at Caesars Palace in 1992. Now it has been announced it will close on January 27 and will be relocating across the street to the Bellagio, opening in summer 2018, replacing Todd English’s Olives, which closed January 13. The new venue will feature an open-air patio, brass fixtures, smoked-oak wood floors, modern art pieces, a neon light fixture and floor-to-ceiling glass windows providing views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. The globally-influenced seasonal fare will include Puck’s signature touches, such as gourmet pizzas topped with salmon and caviar, a multi-course California tasting menu, special bar menu of Wolfgang Puck favorites, an artisanal cocktail program and extensive international wine list. Spago, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-369-6300.
 

News Bytes

SLS Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend Poolside Cookout
SLS Las Vegas will celebrate Labor Day weekend with poolside cookouts at its Foxtail Pool from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4. The grill will be fired up and a special of baby-back ribs or classic barbecue chicken with a side of home-style coleslaw, corn on the cob or cornbread will be available for $15. In addition, beer buckets of Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Budweiser or Bud Light Lime will be priced at $35. The resort-style pool will also host a live DJ from noon to 6 p.m. all weekend long. SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
 
Sonoma Cellar Reopens after Renovation
After undergoing a significant renovation, Sonoma Cellar at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino has reopened with an updated décor and menu. Evoking a wine cellar, the original design endures with arched stone walls throughout. Additions include large decorative mirrors, a color scheme of light gray and white with cream colored chairs and emerald colored booths, and a bar space that has doubled in size. New menu items are a crab cocktail with white rémoulade; Penn Cove mussels; steak tartare; bone marrow; and smoked pork belly made with a Southern grits mousse, bourbon maple and rainbow chard. The steakhouse is now sourcing some of its meats through Niman Ranch, and all meat is aged in-house. A special bar menu is available, with Cajun touches from Louisiana-born chef Britt Beeland, such as fried green tomatoes, Buffalo frogs legs and crab dip. Sonoma Cellar, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014, 702-547-7898.
 
Twin Creeks Steakhouse Friday Filet Mignon
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at Silverton Casino Hotel is offering Filet Fridays every Friday in September. Priced at $50 per person, the special includes a house salad, six-ounce filet mignon, baked potato, dessert and a glass of wine. The special is available during dinner service from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
 
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas is offering bottomless cocktails during lunch Bottomless Cocktails at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas is offering bottomless cocktails from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Priced at $28 per person, the bottomless selections include mimosas; red or white sangría prepared with peach schnapps, triple sec, brandy, oranges, raspberries and Asian pears; Bloody Marys made with Tito’s vodka, Demitri’s Bloody Mary Mix and celery salt; Painkillers blended with Sailor Jerry rum, Coco Lopez purée, orange and pineapple juice; and margaritas crafted with Patrón tequila. La Cave also serves bottomless cocktails ($28 per person) during its butler-style brunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
 
Feast Buffet at Red Rock Offering Healthy Well & Being Station
While Vegas buffets are rarely, if ever, thought of as being an option that is attractive to health-conscious diners, that may be about to change. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has introduced a Well & Being station at its Feast Buffet featuring health-conscious fare presented in balanced portion sizes. Expect vegan, paleo, low-carb, high-protein, raw foods, gluten-free and super foods options with ingredients in all of the dishes focusing on anti-inflammatory foods that are pH balanced and rich in antioxidants and omega 3. Look for sweet potato quesadillas, soba noodle salad, roasted veggie sliders, cauliflower with tomato basil and curry chickpea spinach. Feast Buffet, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7777.
 
Cleo Offers Five-Course Dining Experience
Mediterranean-inspired Cleo at SLS Las Vegas is offering a five-course dining experience, priced at $35 per person. Courses include a choice of hummus with tahini or lebaneh with feta, both served with warm laffa bread; Greek or beets salad; spicy cigars (fried phyllo rolls filled with meat and spices) or Brussels sprouts; grilled hanger steak or garlic shrimp; and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla gelato or flourless chocolate cake with vanilla gelato. Reservations are available by calling 702-761-7757 or via OpenTable. Cleo, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
 

Chef Shuffle

Check back soon for more news.

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Las Vegas to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from yesteryear. Aristocrat, R.I.P.

Smith & Wollensky has shuttered. The steakhouse will open a new location in Las Vegas. Smith & Wollensky, 3767 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Parent company B&B Hospitality Group has announced that Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s B&B Burger & Beer at The Venetian will be closing after service on September 30, 2017. The closure is in anticipation of the opening of Eataly taking place in late 2018 as the Monte Carlo transitions into the Park MGM. B&B Burger & Beer opened in 2013 and was the group’s fourth Las Vegas restaurant. The Group’s three other Vegas restaurants – Carnevino, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria and B&B Ristorante – will remain open. B&B Burger & Beer, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-2220.
 
Bistro Buffet at Palms Casino Resort has closed and will be transformed into a new food hall. Bistro Buffet, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, no phone.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
Want to learn to cook? Try new dishes? Meet a foodie friend for fun? Check out our compilation of culinary events in your area.

View our calendar of Wine Dinners & Tastings in Las Vegas

Current News View archived news: January 2019 | November 2018 | October 2018 | September 2018 | August 2018 | July 2018 | June 2018 | May 2018 | April 2018 | March 2018 | February 2018 | January 2018 | December 2017 | November 2017 | October 2017 | September 2017 | August 2017 | July 2017 | June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017 | March 2017 | February 2017 | January 2017 | December 2016 | November 2016 | October 2016 | September 2016 | August 2016 | July 2016 | June 2016 | May 2016 | April 2016 | March 2016 | February 2016 | January 2016 | December 2015 | November 2015 | October 2015 | September 2015 | August 2015 | July 2015 | June 2015 | May 2015 | April 2015 | March 2015 | February 2015 | January 2015 | December 2014 | November 2014 | October 2014 | September 2014 | August 2014 | July 2014 | June 2014 | May 2014 | April 2014 | March 2014 | February 2014 | January 2014 | December 2013 | November 2013 | October 2013 | September 2013 | August 2013 | July 2013 | June 2013 | May 2013 | April 2013 | March 2013 | February 2013 | January 2013 | December 2012 | November 2012 | October 2012 | September 2012 | August 2012 | July 2012 | June 2012 | May 2012 | April 2012 | March 2012 | February 2012 | January 2012 | December 2011 | November 2011 | October 2011 | September 2011 | August 2011 | July 2011 | June 2011 | May 2011 | April 2011 | March 2011 | February 2011 | January 2011 | December 2010 | November 2010 | October 2010 | September 2010 | August 2010 | July 2010 | June 2010 | May 2010 | April 2010 | March 2010 | February 2010 | January 2010 | December 2009 | November 2009 | October 2009 | September 2009 | August 2009 | July 2009 | June 2009 | May 2009 | April 2009 | March 2009 | February 2009 | January 2009 | December 2008 | November 2008 | October 2008 | September 2008 | August 2008 | July 2008 | June 2008 | May 2008 | April 2008 | March 2008

RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.