The end of the year always brings a new round of restaurants calling it quits just as the next begins. This year is no exception, with two big restaurants already announcing their departure from Las Vegas’ dining scene with three more big names vanishing from the skyline in early 2018. Here’s a look at what’s closing in the near future.
Dec. 31, Alizé at the Palms
After 16 years at the Palms, Alizé plans to close after service on New Year’s Eve. The Palms is going through a $485 million makeover with Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Marc Vetri among the celebrity chefs coming on board. The restaurant perched at the top of the Palms has one of the best views of the city.
Dec. 31, Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes
The Palazzo’s remodel of the casino floor claimed its first victim. Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 plans to close when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant opted not to resign a lease at the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Lagasse opened the restaurant, one of his four in Las Vegas, in 2007 when the resort opened. He named it for the restaurant for the table where he did most of his business when he was planning his first restaurant in New Orleans.
No replacement has been announced.
Jan. 14, The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas
The Country Club, the steakhouse overlooking the golf course, closes on Jan. 14 since the resort is starting construction on Paradise Park, the $1.5 billion new lagoon, water sports facility, convention center and hotel surrounded by sand beaches over 140 acres. The restaurant features a must-eat Sunday jazz brunch and a pretty amazing French dip.
Jan. 13, Olives at the Bellagio
Bad boy chef Todd English’s most enduring venture, Oilves, debuted with the Bellagio resort in October 1998. Previously announced to be closing back n 2013, before a very surprising reprieve, the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant will shutter for good after final service on Saturday, Jan. 13.
The Olives space, will in turn be filled by Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, following a makeover funded by an estimated construction budget of $2.5 million.
Jan. 29, Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars
The original Spago inside the Forum Shops at Caesars closes on Jan. 29, after 25 successful years. Wolfgang Puck is credited with starting the celebrity chef trend in Las Vegas when he took a chance on the city when he opened his California-inspired restaurant in 1992. He’s since opened five other restaurants including Cut at the Palazzo, two Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grills, Lupo at Mandalay Bay, and his Cucina at the Shops at Crystals.
But fear not; Spago returns in the spring at the Bellagio, taking over the Olives space on Via Bellagio. At the Bellagio, the restaurant plans to feature an open-air patio with views of the Fountains of Bellagio.
Spago plans to continue to serve Puck’s California cuisine including pizzas topped with salmon and caviar for lunch and dinner, as well as an à la carte menu and Puck’s multi-course California Tasting Menu. A special bar menu of Wolfgang Puck favorites also will be available, along with a cocktail program and an international wine list.