A number of restaurants, bars, and other culinary destinations have recently opened all over Las Vegas, with more on the way, including completely new concepts from famous chefs. Here’s the latest.
Electra Cocktail Club Opens
The Palazzo Las Vegas has introduced the Electra Cocktail Club. Electra completes The Venetian Cocktail Collective, comprised of the Dorsey, the Rosina and now the Electra. The Collective is being billed as “the evolution of nightlife in Las Vegas.”
Electra’s backbar includes a wide selection of spirits with a focus on rums, agricoles, and mezcals. Like the menus at The Dorsey and Rosina, Electra’s offerings were conceived by noted barman Sam Ross and serves signature cocktails that have a bend toward the tropical.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Debuts Block 16 Urban Food Hall
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced the recent opening of Block 16 Urban Food Hall. A first of its kind on the Las Vegas strip, the made-to-order, fast-casual concept offers a lineup of restaurants handpicked from foodie capitals across the U.S.
Located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower, Block 16 Urban Food Hall introduces a class of emerging chefs and their distinct culinary creations, including District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.; Hattie B’s Hot Chicken; Lardo; Pok Pok Wing; and Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake. Ghost Donkey, a tequila and mezcal cocktail bar from New York City will complete the collection in early Fall 2018.
La La Noodle Coming to Park MGM This Fall
Park MGM adds to its portfolio of original restaurants with La La Noodle, a new concept, debuting this November. Serving Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, La La Noodle will be a casual destination where guests will enjoy a selection of noodle, seafood, meat, vegetable and rice dishes.
La La Noodle will offer hand-pulled noodle dishes such as Pork Belly Noodles and Chicken Chow Mein, as well as regional dishes such as Hong Kong Seafood Crispy Noodles with shrimp, scallops and squid. In addition to noodles, entrées will round out the menu including Vietnamese Braised Catfish, served in a clay pot with fish sauce, chilis and garlic.
The Factory Kitchen Opening in Las Vegas
Factory Place Hospitality Group and The Venetian Las Vegas recently announced plans to open The Factory Kitchen at The Venetian in December 2018. The Factory Kitchen is the product of a long-standing friendship between Matteo Ferdinandi, CEO of Factory Place Hospitality Group and Chef Angelo Auriana.
Hong Kong's Mott 32 Comes to The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Mott 32, an award-winning Hong Kong restaurant and a culinary icon in contemporary Chinese cuisine, will open its first U.S. outpost this winter, bringing their Eastern concept West to The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The menu combines Chinese recipes handed down from generations with progressive cooking techniques.
Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken Open BBQ Mexicana
Restaurateurs and chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are serving contemporary Mexican cuisine at BBQ Mexicana, a quick service smoked dishes concept now open at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Located across from sister restaurant Border Grill and adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, this fast-casual eatery serves a variety of house smoked meats and non-meat options prepared as burritos, bowls, and salads, along with margaritas, aguas frescas, and beers to-go.
Boathouse Asian Eatery Debuts Inside Palace Station
As part of a $192 million property-wide modernization, Palace Station unveiled its all-new Asian-inspired restaurant, Boathouse Asian Eatery. Created by brother and sister team Cat and Tu Do together with their partner Hans Mogensen from Northern California, the restaurant joins the recently opened next generation Feast Buffet on the new casino floor.
The restaurant offers Asian fare and has a menu with touches from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant has a guest capacity of more than 200 people for both indoor and outdoor seating, complete with a large cocktail bar, 14-seat sushi bar and six-seat noodle bar, all in a contemporary atmosphere.
Roy Choi Shares First Look At "Best Friend" Coming To Las Vegas At Park MGM
The first glimpse into Roy Choi’s vision for his Las Vegas debut at Park MGM is official. Chef Choi released the following statement of his original restaurant concept, Best Friend, opening this December.
“Best Friend is a remixed and remastered collection of the evolution of our Los Angeles – its food, its music, its culture. It is the only place to sink your teeth into all the flavors from Kogi-to-Commissary and everything in between, along with fresh new ideas I’ve been cooking up for years. It's Koreatown in a capsule – a portal to the streets of LA, but also rooted in what makes Las Vegas… VEGAS. Hip hop-to-bibimbop. Kimchi-to-spaghetti. BBQ and late-night food.”
The new restaurant, the first Las Vegas property for Roy Choi, will join Park MGM’s other culinary concepts including Hogsalt Hospitality’s Bavette’s Steakhouse; Juniper Cocktail Lounge; and South-of-France inspired restaurant Primrose.