As Eater Vegas first rumored, The Griddle Cafe is now officially on its way out at the five-month-old SLS Las Vegas. Starting Feb. 1, you will refer to the former breakfast-centric space that always seemed to generate lines as Northside Cafe.
The new concept plans to serve up breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus "inspired by Las Vegas’ classic coffee shops." The restaurant will be open around the clock seven days a week.
Apparently The Griddle Cafe founder and owner Jodi Hortze decided last year to close the restaurant and handed over control to SLS. In a press statement, Hortze says, "The unilateral decision to close The Griddle Cafe at SLS was a difficult one, but ultimately my focus is on growing the brand in new markets, operating as I have successfully for the past 15 years on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California. Being part of SLS was a great learning experience, one I will always have with me."
It appears the menu will change at Northside Cafe somewhat. While breakfast will still be served around the clock, more salads, burgers, sandwiches, street tacos, pastas, steak and seafood will be added. French-press coffee, fresh juices and cocktails remain.
Guests are apparently complaining that they can’t dine on dinner entrees at night.
Rumors still point to Ku Noodle from José Andrés closing as well.
Hotels.com must have gotten the memo early. The hotel reservation site already has Northside Cafe listed and removed any mention of Ku Noodle as well as Umami Burger, the sports book and beer garden at the resort.
SLS Las Vegas opened the last weekend in August.