Foodie Report: New Restaurants and Bars in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas welcomed a record-breaking 42 million visitors in 2015. Thanks to its popularity, this booming destination is always welcoming new hot spots. Here are the new eateries that you must dine at in 2016.

MR CHOW at Caesars Palace

MR CHOW is an internationally known restaurant, and it is now open at Caesars Palace. Guests enter this posh eatery through a set of private elevators located on the casino floor. Diners will enjoy a view of the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, while enjoying signature dishes in a family-style environment. We hear that the chicken satay, green prawns and hand-pulled MR CHOW noodles are the dishes to order. However, the star of the menu is the Beijing duck, enjoy. Tip: MR CHOW has four private dining rooms that can accommodate 50 guests each. It is also possible to buy out the whole restaurant for up to 250 guests.

Virgil’s Real Barbeque at The LINQ Promenade

Virgil’s Real Barbeque has locations in New York City and in The Bahamas, and it is set open a restaurant in Las Vegas this summer. Alicart Restaurant Group will open this 14,000-square foot eatery at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Virgil’s will be complete with nightly live music, three outdoor spaces, including a poolside patio and seating for up to 300 guests. If this location has the same menu as the other two, we will be ordering the chicken & ribs combo with a side of the popular cheddar cheese grits.

STK Sunday Brunch Club at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This coming Sunday, STK will host its first Sunday Brunch Club. The vibe will be relaxed with energetic music, fine food and, of course, cocktails. We like the idea of the coffee cart and the build your bottomless Bloody Mary bar. As for what to order, how does vanilla bean waffles and pork belly benedict sound? Brunch here runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., so go ahead sleep in.

Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Las Vegas’ original ice bar, Minus5, is getting a makeover. The renovated bar recently opened and includes 120 tons of fresh Canadian ice. It also boasts a 1,300-square foot bar, making it the largest permanent ice bar in the world. Fun tip: We hear that the ice sculptures include the Iron Throne from the hit show “Game of Thrones.”

Brigg’s Oyster Co. at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino

At Brigg's guests get to sit along the exhibition kitchen at this new dining experience in northwest Las Vegas. Here the items to order are the pan roasts and the steamers. For those not looking for oysters, there are daily seafood specials. We also think the lobster mac and cheese and the fish tacos sound like excellent starters.

Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo Las Vegas

The anticipated Hong Kong Café is now open and it is serving lunch, dinner and late-night dishes. This eatery is located on the casino floor and serves Asian cuisine and Western fare. Before hitting the casino tables try the Macau-style roasted pork belly or the fried fish ball with curry. The café also serves Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Szechuan cuisine.

Clique Bar & Lounge at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Clique Hospitality and The Cosmopolitan will bring the visitors of Las Vegas the Clique Bar & Lounge this winter. In the heart of the hotel, Clique plans to serve up posh cocktails and house-made mixers. Savory small bites will also be served like street tacos, sliders and salads. We hear, the atmosphere will be relaxing and the music will be timeless. Does this mean we are welcome to sing along?