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23 Massive Restaurant and Bar Openings in Las Vegas Through Fall

Gird your stomachs. Late summer and fall promise to be a huge season for new restaurants and nightlife establishments to start serving up their fare in Las Vegas. The opening of SLS Las Vegas brings with it two restaurants from José Andrés along with Katsuya by Starck, the very first Umami Burger (with a beer hall! and a sports book!), Cleo, The Griddle Cafe and more. Three nightclubs are part of the resort, all debuting this weekend. Then there's Downtown Summerlin, the new shopping center opening just south of Red Rock Resort, bringing Wolfgang Puck's first off-Strip location, a third restaurant from Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, a second MTO Cafe and more. Tony Hu has his first restaurant coming to Vegas and it promises to blow up the Chinese scene here. Border Grill has a second location planned on the Strip. Brian Massie heads off-Strip with Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar while the Commonwealth guys bring a restaurant and a bar to Henderson. Here a look at the 23 biggest openings coming to Las Vegas from now until fall.

Bazaar Meat.jpg1. ) Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: José Andrés
The Situation: José Andrés promises that Bazaar Meat, his third (or fourth, depending on whether you count é by José Andrés inside Jaleo) restaurant in Las Vegas, will be much more than just a steakhouse. Wood-burning ovens, pigs, lambs and chicken roasted over flames and cocktails on roving carts have been promised.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Bazaar Meat [~ELV~]
Katsuya_Uechi.jpg2.) Katsuya by Starck
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Katsuya Uechi
The Situation: The sushi empire of Katsuya Uechi expands to Las Vegas with Katsuya. With an interior designed by Philippe Starck, expect to find rolls, sushi and sashimi at this new outpost.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Katsuya by Stark [~ELV~]
Cleo.jpg3.) Cleo
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Danny Elmaleh
The Situation: Multiple kitchens, a central wood-burning stove, a shared plate menu and more highlight this Mediterranean restaurant expanding from the Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Cleo [~ELV~]
4.) Ku Noodle
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: José Andrés
The Situation: Make that the fifth restaurant from José Andrés in Las Vegas. Ku Noodle promises Asian cuisine with a nod to handmade noodles. Siu mai dumplings, soups, salads and more also make the menu coming from the kitchen that can be seen from the casino floor.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Ku Noodle [~ELV~]
Umami Burger.jpg5.) Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Adam Fleischman
The Situation: Adam Fleischman's Umami Burger has become a cult favorite among burger lovers. Of course, in Vegas, everything needs to be over the top, and that means a beer garden and a sports book are part of the experience here.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Umami Burger [~ELV~]
800Degrees_2-PackPromo02.jpg6.) 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Anthony Carron
The Situation: This marks the second location in Vegas for the pizzas baked in 60 seconds in an 800-degree oven. The pizzeria uses California-grown tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and a crust made with flour from the ancient Molino San Felice in Naples, Italy.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria [~ELV~]
7.) The Griddle Cafe
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Jodi Hortze
The Situation: Get breakfast around the clock at this 24 diner out of Los Angeles known for its Mom's French Toast and Banananana Pancakes.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of The Griddle Cafe Burger [~ELV~]
sls_buffet_logo_1440x550.jpg8.) SLS Buffet
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Luke Forzano
The Situation: Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, seafood and wood-grilled cuisines made to order come together at this buffet. The center of the dining room includes ice cream, pastries and donuts made in-house daily. Even cocktails make an entrance here. Philippe Starck designed the "cabin-chic décor" here.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of SLS Buffet [~ELV~]
9.) The Perq
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: LAMILL Coffee
The Situation: This LA-based specialty roaster brings gourmet coffee and tea to SLS Las Vegas. The coffee shop offers a selection of fresh salads, panini, Danishes, and other house-made pastries, plus freshly-made gelato and gelato sandwiches from morning to night.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of The Perq [~ELV~]
LiFE_UpdatedRendering_630x650.jpg10.) Life Nightclub
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: SBE
The Situation: The 20,000-square-foot nightclub features 60-foot ceilings for entertainment and a slate of deejays, both known and upcoming. Life also features a dayclub. Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Life Nightclub [~ELV~]
foxtail5.jpg11.) Foxtail
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: SBE
The Situation: This more intimate 8,000 square-foot indoor space features 28 VIP tables, elaborate chandeliers, LED technology and street art by master calligrapher Tarek Benaoum.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of Foxtail [~ELV~]
TheSayersClub_Gallery-13.jpg12.) The Sayers Club
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: SBE
The Situation: This second location of the club out of Los Angeles focuses on live performances by emerging and acclaimed artists.
Projected Opening: Friday
· All Coverage of The Sayers Club [~ELV~]
Lao You Ju 8-8-2014-thumb.jpg13.) Lao Sze Chaun
Address: Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road
Major Players: Tony Hu
The Situation: The Mayor of Chinatown in Chicago has 16 restaurants there, but this is his first foray outside the Windy City. The 150-seat restaurant taking over the former Little Buddha promises 200 beef, chicken, pork and seafood options on the menu covering soups, dim sum and traditional hot pots as well as his newest dish, Sze Chaun peppercorn fish, and his most famous dish, the very spicy Tony's chicken with three chili. Get very excited about this one.
Projected Opening: Early September
· All Coverage of Lao Sze Chuan [~ELV~]
Border Grill 1-27-2014.jpg14.) Border Grill
Address: Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger
The Situation: The Too Hot Tamales bring their second Mexican restaurant to the Strip.
Projected Opening: Mid-September
· All Coverage of Border Grill [~ELV~]
The Pantry.jpg15.) The Pantry
Address: Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: MGM Resorts
The Situation: This 24-hour restaurant plans to feature sustainable ingredients for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. Look for dishes such as cinnamon roll French toast, feta and spinach scrambled eggs and a short rib pot roast hash served round the clock. For lunch and dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m., find mahi-mahi tacos, clam chowder, a chopped vegetable salad, a natural honey-roasted turkey BLT, "Texas Pete" fried natural chicken, as well as desserts such as a seasonal fruit cobbler and cookies baked on the spot.
Projected Opening: Early September
· All Coverage of The Pantry [~ELV~]
Pot Liquor 5-1-2014-thumb.jpg16.) Pot Liquor CAS
Address: Town Square, 6551 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Major Players: Doug Bell and Flip Arbelaez
The Situation: The former Heraea chef and his partner brings a twist on Southern cuisine to Town Square. Pot liquor is the name of the broth used to cook meat or vegetables. Look for an emphasis on American whiskies as well as stuffed trotters accompanied by brandy braised apples, "pepper greens and sticky sauce, grilled prawns with Boudin Noir and pork belly with country grits." Entrees include "Texas style sliced beef brisket, hangar steak over ox-tail ragu, fried catfish benedict and Carolina chopped pulled pork." A fried green tomato salad also makes the grade.
Projected Opening: Early September
· All Coverage of Pot Liquor CAS [~ELV~]
17.) Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Address: Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Major Players: Brian Massie
The Situation: The Light Group expands to the suburbs with seasonal and rustic American dishes, an extensive wine list and an exhibition wood-burning grill. Expect a menu meant to be shared.
Projected Opening: Mid-October
· All Coverage of Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar [~ELV~]
18.) Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Address: Downtown Summerlin, West Sahara Avenue and I-215
Major Players: Wolfgang Puck
The Situation: Wolfgang Puck brings a classic American bar and grill with lunch and dinner menus featuring comfort food as well as offering seasonally driven salads, sandwiches, grilled meats, seafood, handmade pasta and pizzas from the wood-burning oven.  Classic and artisanal cocktails, craft beers and wines will make the bar menu.  
Projected Opening: Oct. 9
· All Coverage of Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill [~ELV~]
19.) Unnamed Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla Restaurant
Address: Downtown Summerlin, West Sahara Avenue and I-215
Major Players: Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla
The Situation: This place at the northern entrance to Downtown Summerlin plans to be "an homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared." Premium meats are the name of the game here. Seasonal market sides will accompany these dishes.
Projected Opening: Oct. 9
· Elizabeth Blau, Kim Canteenwalla Plan Two New Restaurants on the Westside [~ELV~]
20.) MTO Cafe
Address: Downtown Summerlin, West Sahara Avenue and I-215
Major Players: Johnny Church
The Situation: The popular Downtown spot opens its second location at the new shopping mall and adds dinner to the mix.
Projected Opening: Oct. 9
· All Coverage of MTO Cafe [~ELV~]
Downtown Summerlin 8-18-2014.jpg21.) Everything else at Downtown Summerlin
Address: Downtown Summerlin, West Sahara Avenue and I-215
Major Players: Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Moe's Southwest Grill, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Panda Express, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Nekter Juice Bar, Zaba's Mexican Grill, Crazy Pita, California Pizza Kitchen, a cafe at the Lindbergh clothing store, Teavana, Sushi Loca, Crave Restaurant, Wetzel's Pretzels, Bonanno's Pizza
The Situation: No mall is complete without its fast food options. Above contains the list of known restaurants coming to the shopping center.
Projected Opening: Oct. 9
· First Word: Downtown Summerlin's Fast Casual Options [~ELV~]
Due & Proper Patio Rendering.jpg22.-23.) Whist Stove & Spirits and Due & Proper
Address: The District at Green Valley Ranch, 140 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson
Major Players: Ryan Doherty and Justin Weniger
The Situation: Whist will be a 3,000-square-foot restaurant and bar with mismatched wooden furniture, crystal chandeliers, tarnished arches, Low Brow art and a canopy of overlapping copper with a menu of sharable dishes and cocktails, boutique wines and craft beer. This spot plans to be open 24 hours with breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night dining and a weekend brunch. Due & Proper at 2,500 square feet will feature red double doors leading to a patio of wrought-iron furniture. Here expect a menu of pub fare, including British bangers and mash, Irish fish and chips, and American hot pretzels, burgers and more. Craft, domestic and imported beers will highlight the drinks menu.
Projected Opening: Early fall
· All Coverage of Whist Stove & Spirits [~ELV~]

The Griddle Cafe

2535 Las Vegas Blvd, Vegas, NV 89109

Border Grill

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

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 761-7610 Visit Website

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