The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group will operate two Detroit favorites in Las Vegas next year when Joe Muer Seafood expands from its Michigan home to a yet-to-be announced Las Vegas location.
From 1929 to 1988, the name Joe Muer was a Detroit institution, famed for its oysters, steaks, chops and a room packed with a three-martini lunch and expense account flounting clientele.
The namesake owners of Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the Detroit-obsessed D Las Vegas joined forces with the Muer family in 2012 to revive the brand and opened their first incarnation at the Detroit Renaissance Center, boldly positioning it almost directly above the downtown branch of their own steakhouse.
Joe Muer debuted to rave reviews for its menu and decor, including a piano bar, plus a renewed commitment to a high quality of customer service synonymous with the original location.
Vicari has also announced plans for a second Michigan outpost at The Kingsley Inn in Bloomfield Hills and "a combination Joe Muer/Andiamo Italian restaurant in Nashville late next year."
While the Las Vegas home has yet to be revealed, safe money would suggest he continues the hometown connection and sticks with current landlords Derek and Greg Stevens on Fremont Street. In addition to owning the D and the Golden Gate hotel and casinos, in the last 12 months, the brothers have acquired the Las Vegas Club, Mermaids and La Bayou casinos, plus the Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch building, all awaiting announcements of future tenants.
The closest rival to a possible Joe Muer Seafood expansion downtown would be the Chart House at the Golden Nugget.