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The Colossal Guide to 61 2014 Vegas Restaurant Openings

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Welcome to 2014, the year of the oodles of openings all across Las Vegas. Sixty-one restaurants, lounges and nightclubs have already laid out plans to infiltrate Sin City by the end of the year. Some have already tipped their concepts. Others, such as some of the projects going Downtown, haven't even decided on a name. The cavalcade of big names includes Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Daniel Boulud and Masaharu Morimoto. Big projects such as The Linq and SLS Vegas have their own subset of restaurants and bars going in with a majority of The Linq opening this spring and SLS debuting at the end of 2014. Here's a look at what's on the horizon for restaurant and bar openings in 2014 in no particular order. See something missing? Drop it in the comments or send an email to

Bobby%27s%20Burger%20Palace%201-27-14.jpg1. Bobby's Burger Palace
Location: Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Thursday
Bobby Flay says, "Westward, Ho," and opens his first low-priced Bobby's Burger Palace on the West Coast. Expect to find Flay's "crunchified" burgers with potato chips along with a Vegas Burger and his first Margaritas-To-Go stand, all in front of Mandarin Oriental.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Giada%27s%20Retaurant%201-27-14.jpg2. Giada's Restaurant
Location: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Giada De Laurentiis says May.
Pint-sized Giada de Laurentiis is opening her first restaurant, picking Las Vegas as the destination. Expect to find her California/Italian blend of items on the menu found on her Food Network shows and cookbooks. The 14,485-square-foot restaurant will seat 450 and carries a $6 million price tag.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Guy%20Fieri%201-27-14.jpg3. Guy's American Kitchen & Bar
Location: The Quad, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Spring
The 9,316-square-foot gateway to Flavortown has been under construction for quite some time at The Quad. Guy Fieri, a UNLV grad and doctorate, plans to serve up tacos, burgers and wings, pointing to a second outpost of his Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, the first opening in Times Square in 2012 and earning one of the most hilarious reviews from New York Times food critic Pete Wells in the form of all questions. In Vegas, Fieri promises a patio, UNLV memorabilia on the walls plus late-night bites and a Bloody Mary brunch on the menus.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
DB%20Brasserie%201-27-14.jpg4. DB Brasserie
Location: Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Construction documents indicate the restaurant turned over to Daniel Boulud on March 28.
Daniel Boulud makes his triumphant return to Las Vegas with his second version of DB Brasserie. The restaurant, which formerly held court at Wynn Las Vegas until it closed in 2008, takes over the former Valentino space at the Venetian. Boulud, who originally planned to bring DBGB Kitchen & Bar to the resort, opted for something in between his high-end Daniel and more casual DBGB.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
TAP%201-27-14.jpg5. TAP
Location: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: In time for the Super Bowl
While MGM Grand has said nary a peep about this sports bar going in the former Lion Habitat space, expect to be cheering on the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos next weekend there. The 9,108-square-foot project with an estimated $5,690,595 construction budget has an open kitchen, multiple television sets and more.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Yusho%201-27-14.jpg6. Yusho
Location: Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: April
Charlie Trotter protege Matthias Merges brings his wildly successful Japanese yakitori and noodle house out of Chicago and into the new stretch of restaurants opening at the front of the Monte Carlo. The 4,170-square-foot space with a nearly $4 million budget expects to seat 76 with design accents from Merge's architect wife Rachel Crowl such as cedar wall finishes and timbers, exposed wood beams and planks on the ceiling and painted wood decor. Expect this to be the restaurant every foodie (including Eater Vegas) will gush over.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
800%20Degrees%201-27-14-thumb.jpg7. 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
Location: Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: April
This Los Angeles-based, fast, hot and wildly popular pizza chain owned by SBE has publicly shared a $1,566,933 construction cost for this build-out. The single-story, 3,278-square-foot space will include room for 107, in a curved structure built with stone veneers and huge glass walls that can opened up for unrestricted views of the Strip.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Double%20Barrel%20Roadhouse%201-27-14.jpg8. Double Barrel Roadhouse
Location: Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: April or earlier.
Despite an early-morning fire earlier this month, this two-story restaurant from SBE plans to bring roadhouse fun to the front of the Monte Carlo. Double Barrel's live shindig theme will co-exist with a menu including steaks, ribs, Buffalo chicken sliders with shoestring fries and Mason jars filled with desserts and drinks like the "Pie in a Jar" created with peanut butter with Oreo crumbles and chocolate and the "Kiwi Collins" or "Blackberry Wine Cooler" cocktails.
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[Rendering: SBE]
Sambalatte%20Monte%20Carlo%201-27-14.jpg9. Sambalatte
Location: Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: April
The wildly popular coffee shop that started in Boca Park and just expanded to South Jones Boulevard and the 215 brings its third location to the front of Monte Carlo. Expect a 3,320-square-foot space for 116 guests, with construction valued at $1,933,613.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Le%20Provencal%20Steve%20Martorano-1-27-14.jpg10. Martorano's
Location: Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Unknown
Steve Martorano opens his second meatball and all things South Philly Italian in the former Le Provençal space in the Le Boulevard shopping and dining corridor. Expect dishes such as Martorano's South Philly cheesesteak, eggplant stack, rigatoni Sunday pork gravy and bucatini carbonara. Nary of hint of construction can be found at Paris.
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[Photo: Steve Martorano/Paris Las Vegas]
BLT%20Steak%201-27-14.jpg11. BLT Steak
Location: Bally's Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Unknown
While construction hasn't started on BLT Steak although announced last July, this restaurant taking over the Bally's Steakhouse plans to offer up an inverted question mark-shaped bar, walnut touches throughout and a gold-framed gas fireplace that looks out on the main room. The main 7,260-square-foot main dining room fills out with more than 250 seats. The total project can accommodate 389 guests. Fans of the Sterling Brunch will be thrilled to hear that the buffet service will be upgraded.
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[Photo: BLT Steak]
Masaharu%20Morimoto%20in%20Japonais%201-27-14.jpg12. Morimoto
Location: Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Late 2014
Masaharu Morimoto may have announced his first Vegas outpost last year in May, but the Iron Chef has made little if no movement on the Japonais space since. The latest rumors point to Japonais shuttering in May for a long buildout of the space.
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[Photo: Mirage/Morimoto]
Shi%20Fang%20Market%201-27-14.jpg13. Shi Fang Market
Location: Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: April
Another hush-hush project, this $4 million Asian market plans to serve up dim sum, noodles, Korean barbecue and wok dishes from an open kitchen. The 9,361-square-foot space takes over the long-dormant Charlie Trotter space at the resort.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
McCarran%201-27-14.jpg14. Metro Pizza
Location: McCarran International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd.
Opening: February
Finally airline passengers in D Gates will have a decent, locally grown pizza joint to frequent when flying in and out of McCarran. The new 900-square-foot restaurant with a publicly declared $450,000 construction budget will be located between Gates D32 and D36.
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The%20Linq%201-28-14.jpg15. - 24. The Linq
Location: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Some parts already open; others opening in phases starting in February.
While O'Sheas, Purple Zebra, Haute Doggery and Chayo Mexican already opened in the $550 million entertainment district with 300,000 square feet of space, more is coming. Yard House, BLVD Cocktail Company, Brooklyn Bowl, F.A.M.E. Night Market & Ultra Lounge, Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Sprinkles Cupcakes and The Tilted Kilt are still on the docket. Maybe coming? Allô! Mon Coco. Out? Off the Strip Bistro and The Stomping Grape.
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[Photo: Facebook]
Border%20Grill%201-27-2014.jpg25. Border Grill
Location: Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Summer
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger announced a second outpost of Border Grill, opening at the Forum Shops at Caesars in the former PJ Clarke's space. Expect a summer opening replete with new Mexican dishes and the infamous brunch.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
SLS%201-27-2014%202.jpg26. - 33. SLS Vegas
Location: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Fall 2014
A new resort means new dining options, and the peeps at SBE are certainly keeping busy in in Vegas. Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees and Griddle Cafe have been announced to go in the resort, with nightlife spots The Sayers Club and Foxtail also on the agenda. Expect more to come since there are at least two more restaurant spaces allocated on the plans.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Bier%20Garten-1-27-14.jpg34. Bier Garten
Location: The Plaza, 1 S. Main St.
Opening: February
The owners of Pop Up Pizza are opening this Vegas twist on a Bavarian favorite, replete with wursts and beers galore. Expect picnic tables, real grass, trellises and greenery in the empty lot in front of the food court, along with ping-pong and a shifting and expanding beer menu.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin/Bier Garten]
Scullery%201-27-14.jpg35. Scullery
Location: The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Opening: February?
Michael Cornthwaite's tiny bar inside The Ogden was scheduled to open Jan. 24 with comedian Sammy Shore headlining, but that didn't happen. The next date on the 2,200-square-foot bar's agenda is Feb. 12.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Naked%20City%20Pizza%201-27-14.jpg36. Naked City Pizza
Location: 4608 Paradise Road
Opening: Possibly Super Bowl Sunday
Christopher Palmeri says his second location of Naked City Pizza Shop will have a beer and wine license along with the Guinea Pie and other dishes that have made his original location on Arville Street a locals' favorite.
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[Photo: Facebook]
John%20E%20Carson%20Hotel%201-27-14.jpg37. -38. John E. Carson Hotel
Location: 124 S. Sixth St.
Opening: Unknown
Kerry Simon's newest endeavor, the American-focused Carson Kitchen, and Le Thai owner Dan Coughlin's sushi joint Bocho are two of the restaurants planning to go into the former flophouse.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Ferguson%20Motel%201-27-14.jpg39. - 42. Fergusons Motel
Location: 1028 Fremont St.
Opening: Third quarter of 2014, but not the food and beverage
This 69-room former hotel plans to feature two bars, a tavern serving food, a coffee shop and the possibility of 31 retail stores created from the husks of former motel guest rooms.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Carlo%27s%20Bakery%201-28-2014.jpg43. Carlo's Bakery
Location: Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Late February or early March
This 2,000-square-foot bakery from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro opens across the hall from his Buddy V's Ristorante, bringing the feel of his TV show to the front window.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Lolas%20Ruby%20Tuesday%201-27-14.jpg44. Lola's: A Louisiana Kitchen
Location: 1220 N. Town Center
Opening: April
Lola's: A Louisiana Kitchen is planning to open its second location inside the 5,305-square-foot space that includes an outdoor courtyard in April. This version will be open seven days a week with a full liquor license that brings in craft beers and specialty cocktails, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, a new happy hour menu and New Orleans Saints viewing parties.
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Mercadito-Las-Vegas%201-27-14.jpg45. Mercadito
Location: Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Opening: September
LBS: A Burger Joint shutters after the Super Bowl to make way for this Mexican restaurant.
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[Rendering: Celano Design Studio]
LYFE%20Kitchen%201-27-14.jpg46. LYFE Kitchen
Location: The District, 140 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson
Opening: February or March
This healthy restaurant is a favorite of Oprah Winfrey and promises dishes under 600 calories in addition to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and more.
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[Photo: Elizabeth Daniels/Eater LA]
Lion%27s%20Tail%201-27-14.jpg47. The Lion's Tail Tavern
Location: Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave.
Opening: February
This American-style cocktail lounge from the owners of Ember's Grille & Spirits will be open 24 hours a day.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Shake%20Shack%201-27-14.jpg48. Shake Shack
Location: 3780 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Fall 2014
Cult favorite Shake Shack brings its first restaurant to Las Vegas in the space between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo. Expect to find the restaurant's classic burger, flat-top dogs and frozen custard menu. "An exclusive selection of rich and creamy frozen custard concretes" will be created just for Las Vegas.
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[Rendering: MGM Resorts International]
PublicUS%201-27-2014.jpg49. PublicUS
Location: 1126 Fremont St.
Opening: Unknown
Last word from PublicUs, the canteen-style, neighborhood restaurant and coffeehouse located in the East Village, called for a fall 2013 opening. The menu at this 3,600-square-foot restaurant focuses on seasonal locally or regionally grown ingredients.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Gameworks%201-27-14.jpg50. GameWorks
Location: Town Square, 6569 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: March
This 37,000-square-foot entertainment complex across from Sugar Factory includes a 225-seat restaurant. The food draws from the chain's familiar menu items. Appetizers include "Tex Mex Rolls," bone-in wings, nachos and house-made potato skins. Entrees lean to sports bar favorites, like baby back ribs, "build your own burgers," oven-roasted half chicken and desserts created in house.
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[Photo: Facebook]
Twin%20Peaks%201-27-14.jpg51. Twin Peaks
Location: 9510 S. Eastern Ave.
Opening: This weekend.
The Twin Peaks chain brings its second location to the 7,544-square-foot shuttered Blue Water Restaurant & Sports Bar. Lumberjills, über-chilled beer and a mountain lodge gimmick included.
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Galleria%20Bar%201-27-14.jpg52. Galleria Bar
Location: Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Unknown
The lobby bar for Caesars Palace is in the midst of a major renovation, adding space and creating a 3,673-square-foot super-sized lobby showcase with $1.3 million. When complete, expect the 24-hour respite to be what Caesars calls. "an exceptional lobby bar."
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[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Hiromaru%201-27-14.jpg53. Hiromaru
Location: 5300 Spring Mountain Road
Opening: Unknown
Chef Hironori Kawai is bringing his Japanese ramen franchise to Chinatown in the former Sen of Japan space. A Japanese morning show named Kawai the fusion ramen champion, so get excited.
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[Photo: Hiromaru]
District%20One%201-27-14.jpg54. District One Kitchen & Bar
Location: 3400 S. Jones Blvd.
Opening: Any minute
This homage to the primary district in Saigon, Vietnam, takes over the former Cravin' Cajun space. Look for dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, China and Japan once it opens, with prices ranging from $10 to $30 for lunch and dinner.
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[Photo: Facebook]
Grand%20Bazaar%20Shops%201-27-14.jpg55. - 59. Sam Marvin Shops
Location: Grand Bazaar Shops, Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Fall 2014
Of the spaces announced at the coming Grand Bazaar Shops, five from chef Sam Marvin, who already has Echo & Rig at Tivoli Village. Expect to find artisanal cupcakes, ice cream, macaroons, meats and spices from the chef.
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[Rendering: Bally's Las Vegas]
Firefly%20Paradise%201-27-14.jpg60. Tacos & Beer
Location: 3900 Paradise Road
Opening: Unknown
John Simmons closed his original Firefly location after a salmonella outbreak in April and now plans to reopen the space as Tacos & Beer.
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[Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Panorama%20Towers.jpg61. The Blind Pig Provisions & Lounge
Location: Panorama Towers, 4525 Dean Martin Drive
Opening: February or March
The 3,515-square-foot project has a publicly declared construction budget of $500,000. Open from breakfast until late dinner, the focus ranges from grab and go, seasonally adjusted lunch menus to late-night bites to share with a crafted cocktail menu.
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[Photo: Luxury Realty Group]

DB Brasserie

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-430-1235 Visit Website

Double Barrel Roadhouse

3770 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-222-7735 Visit Website

Border Grill

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-7403 Visit Website


11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 702-979-3609

Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Paradise, NV 89109 702-730-7777 Visit Website

Metro Pizza

1420 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012 702-458-4769

BLT Steak

3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-967-4111

Le Thai

523 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 702-778-0888