Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas now has a new fate once it closes when the sushi bar Zuma opens in 2017. Bruce Bromberg tells Grub Street that the restaurant will become Blue Ribbon Brasserie, his American-style restaurant that started at 97 Sullivan St. in New York City.
"We are in Vegas, and we’re putting in a Blue Ribbon in the same space where our sushi restaurant was. We’ve renewed our deal there, and we’re doing an American-style restaurant with [a] raw bar — kind of based off the original 97 Sullivan restaurant."
The restaurant from Eric and Bruce Bromberg opened in 2010 on the third level of the resort. Word came out last October that Zuma, the London sushi restaurant, was coming to Las Vegas, taking over the P3 Studio right across from Blue Ribbon Sushi. Construction walls surround the space now with Zuma touted as coming soon. The London-born concept brings a sushi counter and robata grill when it debuts in 2017.
In New York City, Blue Ribbon Brasserie is known for its late-night dining scene. Diners sit at red velvet banquettes surrounded by mustard yellow walls. Oysters, burgers, hanger steak, a roasted rack of lamb and a shellfish platter and champagne are some of the trademark dishes at the restaurant.