Common sense and a quick site visit would have hinted the promised Aug. 18 debut for Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at the Mirage, was a tad wishful thinking. Now, with the plywood down and with many hands still working with that deadline in mind, an August opening seems feasible for the 8,163-square-feet project, despite large sections looking unfinished.
The lounge, with a 20 stool bar, is the first to be revealed. A digital menu board on the casino floor will entice visitors into this walnut latticed anteroom.
Replacing the former Kokomo's seafood and steak restaurant, Heritage Steak's woodsy image fits perfectly into the Mirage's 100-foot-high rainforest themed atrium. The restaurant's wood motif and open plan design will be seen by an extraordinary number of pedestrians. Except, not right now; construction has temporarily shut down all atrium access.
Colicchio's dining concept features meats cooked on an open flame using wood-burning ovens or charcoal grills, with room for 250 guests and highlighted by a 30-foot-wide exhibition kitchen.
The check-in desk facing Lobby Bar that resided at the entrance to Kokomo's has remained opened during the construction and shows no sign of being allied to Heritage Steak. That entrance to the steakhouse has yet to be uncovered from behind plywood.
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