Resorts World has opened at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, and there’s still plenty to do. Already, the guests find their way to the Italian restaurant Brezza of chef Nicole Brisson, the Mexican ¡Viva! from Chef Ray Garcia and Famous Foods Street Eats with its multitude of stalls that focus mainly on Asian cuisine.
Starting this fall, a number of new restaurants and bars are starting to open, primarily on the complex’s 70,000 square foot shopping plaza, dubbed the District, which runs along Las Vegas Boulevard. Here, a preview of what’s to come.
Estimated opening: November
Chef Nicole Brisson’s second restaurant, who opened Brezza at the resort, offers a European café serving hot and cold tapas, cheese and cold meats, and sweet and savory pastries. The 140-seat restaurant next to Brezza promises wines from all over the world served by the glass, in bottles and by plane, as well as European beers and cocktails.
Eight cigar lounge
Estimated opening: November 4
John Pettei and Clique Hospitality offer the Eight Cigar Lounge, which plans to offer more than 150 cigars, presented in a bespoke cigar humidor designed by entrepreneurs Giuseppe Bravo and lawyer David Chesnoff. Eight Cigar Lounge specializes in limited edition cigars for a unique chance to smoke these rare puros. The living room incorporates number eight throughout the venue, even dividing the space into eight rooms with deep tufted sofas and dark wood paneling for a masculine touch. A bar-length chandelier and subtle pops of color give a feminine feel for balance. A filtration system refreshes the air every four minutes to keep the air clean, fresh and constantly circulating. The Cigar Bar also plans to have a 2,300 square foot outdoor patio overlooking the Strip with a fireplace and misting and heating trellis.
Biscuit to cut
Estimated opening: December
Carver Road Hospitality, the new hotel company of nightlife impressario Sean Christie, plans to open Carversteak at the resort in December. The 14,500-square-foot restaurant claims the title of the city’s largest steakhouse and the resort’s only steak-focused restaurant. The steakhouse specializes in thick dry-aged American cuts, global artisan beef producers, and Japanese certified wagyu cuts. Two private dining rooms – dubbed The Knife Shop and Scotch Room – a 70-foot polished quartzite stone bar and 3,500-square-foot patio area with a bar, dining area, and lounge gardens overlooking the Strip. Las Vegas constitute the desert landscape space. Carversteak has previously called on Daniel Ontiveros, the former executive chef of Scotch 80 Prime at the Palms and T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort, as executive chef and Gianni Toffanello, the former general manager of Cut by Wolfgang Puck. at the Palazzo, as General Manager.
Estimated opening: November
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s Caviar Bar plans to open at the northern end of the District with caviar and cocktails. Diners can order Russian Osetra, Beluga, Kaluga Gold, etc. dishes centered on caviar.
Tacos El Cabron
San Diego’s Tacos El Cabron, which opened across from the UNLV and has a second location in the works at the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Meadows Lane, plans to serve Tijuana-inspired Mexican cuisine such as tacos from street, elote, burritos, bowls and specialties. dishes such as birria.
Announced as the original tenant for Resorts World’s Famous Foods Street Eats, Tiger Sugar is officially listed as coming soon in the globally-inspired dining room. Creamy drinks will be served from a pre-made food cart.
Global powerhouse HaiDiLao, dubbed by late food writer Jonathan Gold as the “Ferrari of Chinese fondue restaurants,” filed the first documents to open its first Las Vegas location on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant plans to take over an existing empty space at Resorts World. Resorts World, joining over 40 existing food and beverage options. The Sichuan-style restaurant has grown into a massive 1,597 locations across three continents, offering quality, rarely seen ingredients, a higher price tag than its competition, and a very strong emphasis on customer service.