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The Biggest Restaurant Openings in Las Vegas — Winter 2016-2017

Here are the biggest openings coming to Las Vegas this winter

Welcome to winter 2016, with a baker's dozen of openings all across Las Vegas. Some have already tipped their concepts. David Chang brings Momofuku to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas while Christina Tosi opens her sidekick Milk Bar. Here's a look at what's on the horizon for restaurant openings in late fall and early winter 2016 and 2017. See something missing? Drop it in the comments or send an email to vegas@eater.com.


Virgil’s Real Barbecue Amelinda B Lee

Virgil's Real Barbecue

Location: The Linq

The Players: Alicart Restaurant Group

The Situation: Virgil’s Real Barbecue joins the mix in the former F.A.M.E. space at The Linq Promenade in December. Parent company Alicart Restaurant Group, which also owns Carmine’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars, announced the restaurant last December, and it joins sister locations in New York City and at Atlantis in the Bahamas. Expect a 14,000-square-foot restaurant with live music nightly, private dining rooms seating up to 300 guests and three outdoor spaces, including a poolside patio at The Linq. Memphis pork ribs and chicken, Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket make the menu. Virgil’s has an estimated construction budget of $2 million.

Opening: Dec. 13

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Zuma
Zuma
Bradley Martin

Zuma

Location: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Players: Azumi Group's Rainer Becker

The Situation: Zuma is spending an estimated $5 million in construction costs to convert former P3 Studio art gallery into an "elegant and sophisticated" izakaya, featuring a sushi counter and a robata grill. The Japanese restaurant chain from Rainer Becker operates 11 international locations, spread around the world from Bangkok to London. The Las Vegas design will be created by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt. Needing to add a kitchen and access to their new second-floor administrative space, Zuma will occupy 7,990 square feet.

Opening: Fall

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Momofuku
Momofuku
Bradley Martin

Momofuku and Milk Bar

Location: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Players: David Chang and Christina Tosi

The Situation: Chefs David Chang and Christina Tosi's Momofuku and Milk Bar head to the second floor of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, taking over a 8.000-square feet corner space. James Beard Award-winning chef Chang operates 12 restaurants under the Momofuku umbrella and Tosi's Milk Bar elevated bakery concept has now expanded to nine locations. Las Vegas will mark the partners' furthest expansion west.

Opening: Early 2017

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Giordano's
Giordano's
Grand Bazaar Shops

Giordano’s

Location: Grand Bazaar Shops

The Players: Chicago deep dish purveyors of Giordano’s

The Situation: The purveyors of stuffed deep dish pizza plan to open a 4,000-square-foot restaurant above the recently opened Starbucks and across from Wahlburgers,. The restaurant includes a separate 1,700-square-foot patio and bar in the center's Grand Allée main walkway. Giordano's plans to serve a menu of its famous stuffed deep dish pizza along with thin and extra-thin crust pizzas; and Italian-inspired foods including salads, pastas, sandwiches and desserts. The Las Vegas location plans to offer lunch, dinner and carry out.

Opening: December

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Redneck Riviera
Redneck Riviera
Bradley Martin

Redneck Riviera

Location: Grand Bazaar Shops

The Players: Country star John Rich

The Situation: Country star John Rich, of Big & Rich fame, will debut his Redneck Riviera "Nashville style honky-tonk bar" in December, sitting directly above the recently debuted Wahlburgers. Designed as a home for live music, beer and a place to "Git Down," Redneck Riviera won't include a kitchen, but guests will be able to order from the casual burger spot's menu without moving from their bar seat and have it delivered upstairs. Redneck Rivera will host nightly live music, usually from a house band, but name acts are also promised for the future. Rich has announced he will be present at the "Grand Opening," but has yet to confirm if he will be performing.

Opening: Late December

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Hawthorn Grill

A new steakhouse is on its way to the westside. Just as the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino celebrate 17 years, the resort and casino announce the addition of Hawthorn Grill, debuting this winter. Look for steakhouse fare and American classics, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail program. Hawthorn Grill plans to feature a bar area, dining room with space for a large family dinner or a romantic date and an expansive outdoor patio with a waterfall. The restaurant will be open daily for breakfast, including a signature breakfast buffet, dinner and bar hours.

Opening: Winter

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Monzo
Monzo
W G Constructors LLC.

Monzo

Location: Chinatown

Work on Monzo in Chinatown is progressing at a rapid pace. Taking over the shuttered Mr. Tofu at The Center at Spring Mountain retail center in Chinatown, Monzo will expand on the Los Angeles original, Marugame Monzo, which debuted in L.A.’s Little Tokyo in 2013. The restaurant’s specialty is thick, rectangular, Sanuki-style udon noodles made famous in Marugame, Japan. Monzo’s kitchen staff are sent to the city to receive an authentic education in how to prepare the dish.

Opening: Early 2017

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Chick-fil-A

With plans to launch as many as 10 locations across the state in the new few years, officially Chick-fil-A has four fast casual restaurants on the near horizon and one more they still have yet to acknowledge. The first site to begin serving the famous chicken sandwiches appears to be Henderson's Diamond Summit Plaza. Located at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Ione Road, a former Nacho Daddy restaurant was demolished to make way for the project. Moving along at an apparently slightly slower pace than Cick-fil-A's Henderson neighbor is the 460 N. Stephanie St. location, just south of Sunset Station and the Galleria at Sunset. But construction on the building frame and footprint layout are still well advanced.

Opening: January

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In-N-Out Burger


Amelinda B Lee

In-N-Out Burger

Location: The Linq

In-N-Out Burger is now officially scheduled for an early January debut, filling 5,023 square feet below the Brooklyn Bowl music and dining venue. Located in-between Flour & Barley's pizza and Sprinkles' cupcakes, In-N-Out will include an indoor mezzanine and an outdoor patio behind the promenade’s central fountain. Original plans filed back in July expected to create enough room for 92 guests outside, with a maximum occupancy of 147 indoors and an estimated construction budget of $1,791,076. The 21st local outpost for the West Coast favorite, In-N-Out's first location on The Strip will be serving lunch, dinner and late night dining.

Opening: Early January

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The Dorsey
The Dorsey
Venetian [Official Site]

The Dorsey

Location: Venetian

The Situation: The Dorsey upscale cocktail lounge is officially headed to the Venetian, confirming the Eater Vegas reveal of the replacement for the shuttered Bourbon Room. Two high-profile New York nightlife names will be behind the "high-design" venture, allocated a $2.5 million budget just for construction costs. The resort partnered with David Rabin to bring the sophisticated concept to the casino floor. His long resume is connected to a host of New York successes including Lotus, The Lambs Club, The Skylark, JIMMY at the James and his most recent project, the celebrity hot-spot restaurant, Café Clover.

Opening: Late December

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Sugar Factory
Sugar Factory
Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory

Location: Fashion Show

The Situation: Sugar Factory makes a return to Las Vegas with a flagship restaurant and retail restaurant opening in January. Look for a chocolate lounge on the upper level with wraparound views of the Las Vegas Strip and a sculpture garden with decorative mazes and LED displays. The lower level features dining.

Opening: February

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The Linq

3545 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (866) 328-1888 Visit Website

Rampart Casino

221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145 (702) 507-5900 Visit Website

In-N-Out Burger

2765 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (800) 786-1000 Visit Website

Sugar Factory

3200 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 685-0483 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website
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