Roger Seaholm wants Therapy to be the Cheers of Downtown Las Vegas. The vice president of operations for the new restaurant and bar opening at 518 E. Fremont St. in the former Dollar Store$ space in June says, “When you’ve had a long day, oftentimes the best cure is delicious food and strong cocktails with great friends.”
The restaurant and bar plans to serve “progressive, yet approachable” American cuisine from chef Daniel Ontiveros and cocktails.
Jared Weiss and Sig Rogich, who originally opened R&R Partners, own the restaurant developed by MotionCorp. The 4,100-square-foot “gastro-lounge” plans to serve large plates and dishes meant to share. The menu includes In the Gnudi, a baked ricotta with truffle honey and fig jam, roasted almonds and served with a cranberry and walnut crostini. Other dishes include Devils on Horseback, bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds and truffle goat cheese and topped with romesco sauce; fire-roasted cauliflower mixed with sheep’s milk cheese, China ranch dates and yellow curry; a chicken and red velvet Belgium waffle slider with a red pepper remoulade slaw; the Big Sexy Burger with Boston bib lettuce, marinated tomato, brie and scallion mayonnaise; and a Kurobuta bone-in pork chop with grilled peach compote, mustard mash and pork jus; among others.
For dessert, expect to eat cast-iron S’mores, a sorbet trio and carrot cake.
Weiss and Rogich wanted to keep the original “bones” of the historic building, so an exposed ceiling shows vaulted 26-foot-tall wooden barrel ceilings. A second level, 600-square-foot loft overlooks the main dining room and bar. There guests can host semi-private events and dining, or a deejay will roost there to bring on the music.
Along one side of the 138-seat dining room, a 32-foot bar with more than 40 craft beers and 10 draft beers.
Look for cocktails including mango and lychee frozen sangria, Devil’s Eyes made with lucid absinthe and MB anisette with fresh mint, and the Forget About It made with rum, tropical juices and a hint of raspberry.
Therapy plans to be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.