Even though they are aiming for a summer 2018 debut, the Forum Shops at Caesars is wasting no time showing off its next culinary tenant.
Vietnamese restaurant The Slanted Door will take over the corner spot on the upscale mall’s ground floor, inside the home of shuttered retailer Thomas Pink and the recently relocated Peter Lik Gallery. While the space has the option of clearing away the papered over windows looking out onto Las Vegas Boulevard, it is currently not expected to add a patio or its own separate entrance right onto the Strip.
Overseen by owner and executive chef Charles Phan, the restaurant sits across from Border Grill and Joe’s Stone Crab, close to the famous spiral escalators. Newcomer The Otheroom will join the dining scene later this month.
Promised to feature Phan’s heralded “cutting edge” Vietnamese dishes, the chef places great emphasis on “farm-fresh, locally sourced products and preparing everything from scratch.” The original San Francisco location inside the Embarcadero’s Ferry Building Marketplace debuted in 1995, rising in 2015 to become Restaurant Business Magazine’s 29th highest grossing independent restaurant across the entire nation. The magazine estimated they had served up 360,000 meals and grossed $16,900,000 in revenue.
In San Francisco, the James Beard Outstanding Restaurant of 2014 is open for lunch dinner and daily afternoon tea, with a menu including a raw bar, Slanted Door spring rolls, caramelized pork belly, chicken consomme, noodles, grilled steaks, “organic chicken claypot” and a "wood oven roasted whole branzino."