Fans of André Rochat’s Andre’s Restaurant & Cigar Lounge have until Oct. 5 to dine at the restaurant one last time at the Monte Carlo. But now comes word of a rumor that Rochat plans to return to his local roots by opening a new location in what will soon be the former home of DW Bistro, the restaurant that fuses New Mexican and Jamaican cuisines at 6115 S. Fort Apache Road.
"We have been looking for an off-Strip opportunity for some time. Our intention is to launch a bistro-style neighborhood restaurant to cater to our longtime, loyal local guests," Joseph Marsco, managing partner of Andre's tells Eater Vegas. "We are finalizing a number of details we will release shortly but we are very excited to be working on this new project."
"We are planning a modern bistro using many of André’s recipes and techniques," Mark Purdy, executive chef at Rochat’s Alizé in the Palms, tells Vegas Seven. Think of this incarnation as a neighborhood version of the French bistro.
Of course, fans of Andre’s will recall that the chef once had a restaurant Downtown on Sixth Street, interestingly, a space that DW Bistro once considered for a second location.
Rochat originally opened Andre’s in Downtown Las Vegas in 1980 with its rustic ambiance and gourmet dinners. He moved to the Monte Carlo in 1997, followed that by opening Alizé on top of the Palms in 2001.
DW Bistro plans to shut down on Oct. 9 to move over to the Gramercy, with a Nov. 1 debut, according to Vegas Seven.