If it’s hot rocks and happy hour that you’re craving, you’d better get to Brand Steakhouse at the Monte Carlo before Thursday, May 11. That’s when the restaurant closes for good to make way for the big changes coming to the resort when it converts into the Park MGM.
All is ahead of the $450 million renovation of the resort that brings NoMad, the swanky hotel and restaurant out of New York City, and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Eataly.
NoMad, the contemporary American restaurant from chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, anchors the NoMad hotel while Eataly — the Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants — heads to the Park MGM. Humm and Guidara also run the three Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park in New York City.
A spokesperson with MGM Resort’s International said a replacement for the 5,000-square-foot steakhouse would be announced later. Brand originally opened in May 2008. That happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. features half-priced appetizers. The novelty hot rock includes thinly sliced sirloin steak that guests cook themselves on a hot rock.
Back in October, Andre’s closed.