Address: Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Status: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fourteen months after rappelling 22 stories down the facade of the Tropicana, Robert Irvine, the star of the Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible and more, debuted his first Las Vegas restaurant, complete with a pub-like atmosphere and beers to match.
Robert Irvine’s Public House brings new life to the Tropicana with a 9,000-square-foot restaurant featuring 275 seats. Customers can look into the open kitchen, dine in a private dining room, look out at the Strip or grab a seat at the wrap-around bar.
The menu, the same served at lunch and dinner, gives fans a look into Irvine’s travels with a focus on comfort foods. His chicken fried duck confit comes topped with maple and sherry vinegar, braised kale and chard and a buttery Sriracha sauce. His stone fired Shepherds pie, an ode to his British roots, features ground lamb, onion, English peas and a mashed potato crust. He tips his hat to the American favorite burger with a fork-and-knife version capped with Vermont sharp cheddar fondue, mushrooms, onions, smoked bacon and a brioche roll.
Should diners have room for dessert, an English banoffee pie with banana, toffee and espresso ice cream or a Mason jar apple pie with five-year aged cheddar and vanilla ice cream await.
No pub is complete without a roster of 32-plus beers on tap, another 30 by the bottle and cocktails. Several of those feature Patron Reposada and Anejo from barrels hand-selected by Irvine at Patron Hacienda.