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15 Monster Vegas Restaurant Openings in December

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Vegas plans a last push with restaurant and nightclub openings galore before the end of the year. At least 15 new spots plan to open in Las Vegas this December with big names including Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Some are just renovations of established places. One is a new restaurant for a reality show winner. And some may not make their December projections. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big restaurant and nightlife debuts anticipated this December.

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Address: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Michael and Jenna Morton
The Situation: This new 7,000-square-foot wine bar and small plates restaurant features a greenhouse and garden, the wine cellar and more.
Projected opening: Thursday
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Golden%20Corral%2012-1-13.jpgGolden Corral
Address: 1455 S. Lamb Blvd.
The Players: The chain buffet Gold Corral
The Situation: Love it or hate it, the buffet is making its first foray into Las Vegas. While rumored for more than a year, issues with the soil have pushed the opening date here back, back, back.
Projected opening: Dec. 12
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[Photo: Facebook]
chayo-mexicano.jpgChayo Mexicano
Address: The Linq, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Three Amigos Restaurant Group
The Situation: Portions of the $550 million Linq open this month including Chayo Mexican's 14,800-square-foot, two-story space. Expect multiple bars with indoor and outdoor seating, private dining rooms and space for 450 patrons. Also find a "wild, tequila-loving mechanical bull."
Projected opening: End of December
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[Photo: The Linq]
BartolottaRistoranteDiMare_Style_DiningRoom_CreditBarbaraKraft.jpgBartolotta Ristorante di Mare
Address: Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Paul Bartolotta
The Situation: The Mediterranean restaurant with fresh seafood flown in daily gets a six-figure makeover.
Projected opening: Dec. 21
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[Photo: Barbara Kraft]
Wing%20Lei%20Dining%20Room_Crop_Barbara_Kraft.jpgWing Lei
Address: Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Ming Yu
The Situation: Wynn shells out $1.45 million for a makeover of the Chinese restaurant. This may just be a rumor, but one set of renderings suggests a green and white look for the space.
Projected opening: Dec. 21
· All Coverage of Wing Lei [~ELV~]
[Photo: Barbara Kraft]
meatball%20spot%20plywood.jpgMeatball Spot
Address: Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Rumored to be Britney Spears.
The Situation: So Meatball Spot with Carla Pellegrino at Town Square closed and became a Sugar Factory. Now this new version of Meatball Spot comes to the Miracle Mile Shops next to Brit's residency theater that promises to open Dec. 27.
Projected opening: December
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[Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Address: Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Coastal Luxury Management and Spiegelworld
The Situation: This cocktail bar, restaurant and entertainment venue plans to have three entertainment segments that unfold throughout the evening.
Projected opening: Dec. 30
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[Photo: Facebook]
Beacher%27s%20Madhouse%20Las%20Vegas_Confidential%20Rendering1.jpgBeacher's Madhouse
Address: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Jeff Beacher
The Situation: Nightlife impresario Jeff Beacher is bringing his 8,500-square-foot performance theater replete with red velvet, tufted leather, a life-size stuffed elephant and even a human cannonball to the MGM Grand. Guests will enter through a speakeasy passageway hidden behind a library bookcase that travels through a tunnel to the showroom. Expect to find 15 stages inside the venue.
Projected opening: Dec. 31
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[Rendering: Courtesy]
B%26B%20sign.jpgB&B Burger & Beer
Address: Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich
The Situation: The Italian duo bring a burger and beer joint to the Venetian. The 7,556-square-foot underwent a $900,000 renovation to create a 120-seat dining room and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio will overlook the Strip. The burgers will be made from American beef, served on a charred bun and accompanied by signature side dishes, salads and shakes. The beer-driven beverage menu will feature craft brews from Las Vegas and Southern California breweries. The restaurant was originally slated to ambitiously open in September.
Projected opening: December, although Mario Batali will be at the Venetian for La Cucina Italiana Food & Wine Festival starting Friday.
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[Photo: Susan Stapleton]
Bobby%27s%20Burger%20Palace%2012-1-2013-thumb.jpgBobby's Burger Palace
Address: Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Bobby Flay
The Situation: Bobby Flay expands his burger empire by introducing the largest in his chain of burger joints, a 5,000-square-foot restaurant taking over the former Carolina Herrera space right on the Strip. Expect his Crunchburger with potato chips to make a statement in the burger wars.
Projected opening: December? This has been hush hush, but the restaurant started hiring in July.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
commissary.jpgThe Commissary
Address: Downtown Grand, 206 N. Third St.
The Players: Rumored to be Richard Sandoval Group
The Situation: This food court by day and nightclub by night is completely built but not ready to open. Initially I Love Burgers, Third Street Tacos, Short Round's Bao & Dumplings, which borrows its name from the Indiana Jones character, Coffee and Crepes and The Bar at Commissary were slated. That may all change if the rumors of Richard Sandoval Group taking over management are true.
Projected opening: December?
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[Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Banger%20Brewing%2011-30-13.jpgBanger Brewing
Address: Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St.
The Players: Michael Beaman, Marc Longwith, Nick Fischella, Eddy Quiogue and Roberto Medosa
The Situation: Ah, Banger Brewing, which initially planned to open last March, now says it will open in mid-December. Expect five different microbrews, including Perfect Ten, featuring "hints of caramel and honey malt" and an IPA named A Hoppy Ending.
Projected opening: mid-December
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[Photo: Facebook]
Bier%20Garten.pngBier Garten
Address: The Plaza, 1 Main St.
The Players: The owners of fellow Plaza tenant Pop Up Pizza
The Situation: Picnic tables, real grass, trellises and greenery to an empty lot in front of the food court. Ping-pong and live entertainment have been promised, alongside a shifting and expanding beer menu. Guests can either build their own sausage concepts or opt for the signature creations named after departed Vegas landmarks and include such novelty topping stacks as fried eggs.
Projected opening: December
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[Photo: Facebook]
diego.jpgHecho en Vegas
Address: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: The restaurant formerly known as Diego
The Situation: Diego shuttered in September to undergo a $690,788 renovation, which will revamp the entrance, dining room, bar and add new finishes throughout the space. In all, 6,948 square feet of a total 10,084 square feet will receive the upgrade. With the renovation comes a name change to Hecho en Vegas, Spanish for made in Vegas.
Projected opening: December
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[Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Marinellis-Italian-Restaurant-Bar-11-30-13-thumb.jpgUnnamed M Resort Restaurant
Address: M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson
The Players: Winner of Restaurant Express
The Situation: The M Resort shuttered Marinelli's Italian Restaurant in November to make way for a new restaurant that will be home to the winner of the Food Network's Restaurant Express. Rumors point to the restaurant being named Jayde Fuzion.
Projected opening: Mid-December
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[Photo: M Resort]

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