Seven-year veterans of the Las Vegas Strip,restaurateurs Eric and Bruce Bromberg will upgrade their local presence later this year, ranging in style from fast casual to brasserie-chic.
Yet to be formally announced, but confirmed for the Grand Bazaar Shops, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken will expand from Downtown Summerlin and its original New York City home to fill 1,463-square-foot of space opposite Starbucks and the outdoor patio of Giordano’s.
Sitting at the eastern end of the outdoor mall, close to the entrance to Bally’s, the casual spot will be larger than anticipated, taking over empty tenant suites 212 through 216, covering an entire end section of the promenade. Converting the vacant spaces into a working restaurant, Blue Ribbon has allocated an estimated $1.2 million in construction costs alone.
Still to be unveiled by the Grand Bazaar Shops and with no projected opening date, work permits were only filed earlier this week.
Over at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the brothers shuttered their Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill earlier this year and have begun work to replace it with the simply monikered, Blue Ribbon. Featuring a menu of "eclectic New American fare," they also intend to install a raw bar. Inspired by their own, 25-year old Manhattan restaurant Blue Ribbon Brasserie, the 6,053-square-foot sushi bar footprint might not been recognizable after the upgrades.
With a pricey, estimated construction budget of $2.5 million, the makeover will include a "refreshed dining room," a new bar and a private dining area. Early work permits called for walls to be covered with upholstered fabric panels.
Open for lunch, brunch, dinner and late night dining, already planned for the menu are "bone marrow with oxtail marmalade, fried oysters, steak tartare and the Brombergs' famous fried chicken."
Blue Ribbon is officially on target for a debut sometime this summer.