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15 Monster Restaurant, Nightclub Openings in December

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Vegas plans a last push with restaurant and nightclub openings galore. At least 15 new spots plan to open in Las Vegas this December. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big restaurant and nightlife debuts this December.

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Red%20Square_Chelsea%20McManus%2012-3-12.jpg1) Mandalay Bay: Red Square
Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: The Light Group
The Situation: The Light Group bought out the lease at Red Square along with China Grill and Red, White and Blue. Red Square gets a freshening up first.
Projected Opening: Dec. 10
· All Coverage of Red Square [~ELV~]
[Photo: Chelsea McManus]

Gordon%20Ramsay%20Pub%20%26%20Grill%2011-28-2012.jpg2) Caesars Palace: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
Address: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Players: Gordon Ramsay
The Situation: British pub fare makes its debut with the shouty chef's second Vegas restaurant. this space plans to showcase Carnaby Street-style striped paint, a wall of kegs dividing the restaurant in two and interior rooms dubbed the Stripe Lounge, the Buckingham Room to the rear, the Skyline Room to the right, the Atlas Bar and Telephone Bar with Londonesque red telephone booths. A wall covering of the London skyline anchors the main dining area and other custom photographic wall coverings will dominate the look.
Projected Opening: Dec. 10
· All Coverage of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

Buffet%20at%20Aria_1000%2012-3-12.jpg3) Aria: The Buffet at Aria
The Situation: The Buffet at Aria closed mid-October for a quick for re-modeling. The 8,800-square-foot buffet budgeted $3.5 million for the overhaul, which will include "a redesign of the buffet stations and culinary offerings, signage, restaurant layout, color palate and more."
Projected Opening: Dec. 15
· All Coverage of the Buffet at Aria [~ELV~]
[Photo: Aria]

bouchon%20bakery%2011-16-2012%206.jpg4) Venetian: Bouchon Bakery
Address: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Thomas Keller
The Situation: The celebrated chef opens his second bakery at the Venetian, this one a double-decker right on the Strip.
Projected Opening: Mid-December
· All Coverage of Bouchon Bakery [~ELV~]
[Photo: Susan Stapleton]

PINK%27S%20AT%20RED%20rOCK%2011-2-2012.jpg5) Red Rock Resort: Pink's Hot Dogs
Address: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
The Players: Block16 Hospitality
The Situation: Block16 Hospitality plans to open the 2,000-square-foot restaurant in the Turf Grill space near the poker room and sports book.
Projected Opening: Mid-December
· All Coverage of Pink's Hot Dogs [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

Gordon%20Ramsay%20Flame%20Burger%2012-2-2012.jpg6) Planet Hollywood Resort: Gordon Ramsay's Flame Burger
Address: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Gordon Ramsay
The Situation: The shouty chef opens his third Vegas concept, this one a burger joint that may be called Gordon Ramsay BURGR. Some of the cool decor includes a special visual effect "flame wall," a stacked keg room and 20 self-serve beer taps.
Projected Opening: Dec. 23 soft opening
· All Coverage of Flame Burger [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

Andreas_1000%2012-3-12.jpg7) Encore Las Vegas: Andrea's
Address: 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Steve Wynn, Steve Angello
The Situation: Andrea's plans to offer what it's calling "vibe dining" that combines "a restaurant and nightlife experience into one environment." That means the restaurant will be a part of the Encore Beach Club/Surrender Nightclub "entertainment complex." Wynn Las Vegas resident deejay Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia fame was named "musical chef" in charge of Andrea's music program. The 6,194-square-foot restaurant will feature a lounge, a step-up dining area designed for diners "to see and be seen," hexagon-shaped tables for larger groups, private dining enclaves and a 2,100-square-foot terrace overlooking Surrender Nightclub's outdoor space.
Projected Opening: Dec. 28
· All Coverage of Andrea's [~ELV~]
[Photo: Susan Stapleton]

VDKA_1000%2012-3-12.jpg8) Encore Las Vegas: VDKA
Address: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Sean Christie of Las Vegas Nightlife Group
The Situation: This bar adjacent to Andrea's plans to serve up a list of 250 vodkas behind the bar including an array of martinis and flavored concoctions.
Projected Opening: Dec. 28
· All Coverage of VDKA [~ELV~]
[Photo: Susan Stapleton]

Scarlet%2012-3-12.jpg9) Palms: Scarlet
Address: 4321 W. Flamingo Road
The Players: N9NE Group
The Situation: This 200-square-foot bar has roots in mixology. Set to open next to N9NE Steakhouse, the bar will feature cocktails from Francesco Lafranconi, the executive director of mixology and spirits educator for Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada.
Projected Opening: December
· All Coverage of Scarlet [~ELV~]
[Photos: Scarlet]

Poppy%20Den%2012-3-12.jpg10) Tivoli Village: Poppy Den
Address: 440 S. Rampart Blvd.
The Players: Angelo Sosa and Bill Feather
The Situation: The former Top Chef contestant and the former head honcho over at Planet Hollywood Resort teamed up to open an Asian gastropub in the former Petra space. Look for a rustic environment inside and a poppy garden on the patio.
Projected Opening: New Year's Eve
· All Coverage of Poppy Den [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

SHe%20by%20Morton%27s%2012-2-2012.jpg11) Crystals: SHe by Morton's
Address: 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Morton's, Jonas Lowrance and Eva Longoria
The Situation: The former Beso and Eva convert into a 1920s era dining and nightlife spot complete with fashion shows, a new entrance outside of Crystals and a larger outdoor patio.
Projected Opening: New Year's Eve
· All Coverage of SHe by Morton's [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

Krave%20Massive%2012-3-12.jpg12) Downtown: Krave Massive
Address: 450 Fremont St.
The Players: Kelly Murphy, who has Drink & Drag already at Neonopolis.
The Situation: Murphy is relocating his Krave from the Miracle Mile Shops to Neonopolis to create the world's largest gay nightclub. Five themed dance rooms — covering house, top 40, hip-hop, country and Latin music — will be inside the former movie theater. A martini lounge, a members-only VIP lounge called Indulge Private Lounge, Tickled Pink comedy club, a performing arts theater, an LGBT movie theater, a retail store and a lesbians-only dance lounge are among the proposed venues within the club. There's even talk of a 20,000-square-foot pool being built in front of the club, complete with cabanas.
Projected Opening: Portions open for New Year's Eve
· All Coverage of Krave Massive [~ELV~]
[Photo: Facebook]

park%20on%20fremont%2012-2-2012.jpg13) Downtown: Park on Fremont
Address: 506 Fremont St.
The Players: Vegas Seven publisher Ryan Doherty
The Situation: Doherty is already a partner in the recently opened Commonwealth, and now has Park on Fremont taking over the former Maharaja Hookah Lounge space on Fremont Street. Look for a beer garden and gastropub fare in a parklike setting.
Projected Opening: New Year's Eve
· All Coverage of Park on Fremont [~ELV~]
[Photo: Susan Stapleton]

Atomic%20Liquors_1000%2012-3-12.jpg14) Downtown: Atomic Liquors
Address: 917 Fremont St.
The Players: Downtown attorney Lance Johns, his brother Kent Johns, a commercial real estate broker salesman, and Derek Stonebarger.
The Situation: Atomic Liquors used to host rooftop viewing parties for the atomic blasts. Shuttered for two years, the space gets a makeover with back-bar upgrades, an outdoor sitting area and beer garden and live music and events in a 3,000-square-foot mechanic's garage along with the Atomic Drive-in for movies.
Projected Opening: Last word said a December opening
· All Coverage of Atomic Liquors [~ELV~]
[Photo: Chelsea McManus]

taste%2012-2-2012%202.jpg15) Tivoli Village: Taste Eatery & Market
Address: 440 S. Rampart Blvd.
The Players: Bill Feather
The Situation: Taste Eatery & Market planned to open in the first floor of Market LV back in October. When it does open, look for a combination of juices, salads, sandwiches, soups, stews and desserts along with a market section with organic, locally sourced produce, olive oils, chocolates, drinks and more.
Projected Opening: December
· All Coverage of Taste Eatery & Market [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

Red Square

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Poppy Den

440 Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145 702-802-2480 Visit Website


4321 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-942-6832 Visit Website

Park On Fremont

506 East Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 376-0177 Visit Website