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The 11 Most-Anticipated Restaurants in Las Vegas, Fall 2017

Plus 12 restaurants to track

Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar
Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Still a month until autumn and already fall 2017 looks to be a big season for restaurant openings in Las Vegas. The cooler weather serves up 11 anticipated restaurant openings all across Las Vegas. The Monte Carlo dishes out two of the biggest openings with Primrose and Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, while Tivoli Village may finally see the opening of Canter’s Deli. A smorgasbord of smaller restaurants from the owners of Yonaka Modern Japanese and Flock & Fowl bring eager diners a second version of their already popular places. Here's a look at what's on the horizon for restaurant openings in fall 2017. See something missing? Drop it in the comments.

Primrose
Primrose
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Primrose

Location: Monte Carlo

Key Players: Bryce Shuman, formerly of Botany in New York City

Projected Opening: September

The revamp of the Monte Carlo into the Park MGM brings a bevy of new restaurants to the resort. First up, Primrose, from Bryce Shuman, formerly at Michelin-starred Botany in New York City. Primrose plans to offer a South of France-inspired, vegetable-forward menu, with an emphasis on open-fire cooking. Shuman tells Eater Vegas that Primrose is not a vegetarian restaurant even though vegetables take center stage.

Primrose fills 12,155 square feet at the Monte Carlo in the remodeled lobby space near the pool, also undergoing a renovation. The indoor/outdoor space will add a second floor with a terrace, also accessible from a new upper level addition to the lobby. Shuman says that almost one-third of the dining space sits outdoors. This space is huge, with room for 495 guests.

Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar
Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar

Location: Monte Carlo

Key Players: Brendan Sodikoff of Chicago’s Hogsalt empire

Projected Opening: September

The Monte Carlo’s other big fall opening comes at the hands of Chicago steakhouse heavyweight Bavette’s with its throwback feel and tough to snag reservations. This massive restaurant takes over the former Brand space with a 10,035-square-foot restaurant, which will include a “living room.” The Las Vegas location plans to include a 1920s speakeasy vibe.

Canter's Deli deli counter rendering
Canter's Deli deli counter rendering
Canter's Deli

Canter’s Deli

Location: Tivoli Village

Key Players: The famous LA deli

Projected Opening: Mid-September

Fans of Canter’s Deli have patiently awaited the return of the Los Angeles deli to Las Vegas. With interior construction complete, the 6,355-square-foot restaurant and the adjoining bakery already have display counters ready for the delicatessen selections, plus the famed New York-style cheesecake and black and white cookies. Headed for the walls, a reproduction of the large mural painted by Art Mortimer in 1985 covering one side of the parking lot at the original Fairfax Avenue deli. A second location is under construction at The Line Promenade.

Hamptons
Hamptons
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Hamptons

Location: Tivoli Village

Key Players: Wild Thyme Restaurant Group

Projected Opening: Sept. 6

The calling cards of this new restaurant going in the former Salt & Pepper space include lunch, brunch and dinner, along with two patios on two levels. Dishes at Hamptons from chef Jay Bogsinske, formerly of Saint Marc in Huntington Beach, California, include a Little Havana Cubano featuring Duroc pork loin and country ham, Mary’s free-range chicken and biscuits, a Scottish salmon mignon and for brunch, a short rib and fried egg sandwich and peanut butter and banana waffle with salted caramel.

Makers & Finders
Makers & Finders
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Makers & Finders

Location: Downtown Summerlin near Macy’s

Key Players: Josh Molina

Projected Opening: Nov. 1

Makers & Finders heads to Downtown Summerlin with a similar menu of “Latin comfort foods” as well as coffee and an “updated look.” The restaurant takes over a 2,300-square-foot space near Macy’s at the outdoor shopping center. When open, the coffee house will offer indoor and outdoor seating.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will remain on the menu, with arepas, empanadas, plantain chips, chilaquiles, and vegan and vegetarian options. Owner Josh Molina says a daily happy hour arrives when the new location opens this fall.

Purple Potato
An umami bowl at Purple Potato
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Purple Potato

Location: Eastern Marketplace, close to the intersection of St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue

Key Players: The owners of Yonaka Modern Japanese

Projected Opening: Fall

Yonaka Modern Japanese, an Eater Vegas essential restaurant, moved into the casual arena last December with a take-out and delivery-only spin-off Purple Potato by Yonaka, offering create-your-own and chef’s bowls. Now the concept gets its own home in a former 1,353-square-foot Subway outpost. Customers can create their own bowls with a choice of proteins, then add ingredients like "mapled tofu," raw ahi tuna, raw Scottish salmon, Angus Beef, house cured bacon and raw Japanese yellowtail. A lengthy list of toppings have included chickpea croutons, baked herb falafel, grapes and dried tart cherries.

Flock & Fowl chicken wings
Flock & Fowl chicken wings
Flock & Fowl

Flock & Fowl

Location: The Ogden

Key Players: Sheridan Su and Jenny Wong

Projected Opening: Fall

Flock & Fowl owners Sheridan Su and Jenny Wong move to a second location in the former Itsy Bitsy Ramen & Whiskey space on the bottom floor of the Ogden with an expansion. The restaurant, a stalwart on the Eater 38, brings Hainan chicken, only this time for lunch and dinner. Another first: no cash, only plastic, which has caused an uproar in the local dining community.

Cafe Sanuki
Cafe Sanuki
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Cafe Sanuki

Location: Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard

Projected Opening: Late August

Cafeteria-style Japanese fare comes to Chinatown via Cafe Sanuki with a family-themed atmosphere and price point under $10. Udon noodles, tempura dishes and hand rolls make the menu.

Meet Fresh
Meet Fresh
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Meet Fresh

Location: 3930 Spring Mountain Road

Key Players: The operators of the Mongolian hot pot restaurant, Chubby Cattle

Projected Opening: Fall

Taro ball, herbal jelly, jelly ice, tofu pudding, rice noodle, as well as other traditional desserts like turnip cake, rice dumpling and oil rice make the menu of Meet Fresh with more than "400 stores in over 100 cities in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia and South Korea.” The California outposts have Chick-fil-A opening worthy lines for dishes "imbued with Taiwanese kindness and traditional flavors.”

North Italia
North Italia
North Italia

North Italia

Location: Rampart Commons

Key Players: Fox Restaurant Concepts

Projected Opening: Dec. 13

Culinary Dropout’s parent company Fox Restaurant Concepts brings a second location to Las Vegas with North Italia with handmade pasta and pizza. The space near Honey Salt features 159 seats inside and 88 more out on a patio. A long bar will be built right by the entrance.

MacKenzie River Pizza
MacKenzie River Pizza
MacKenzie River Pizza

MacKenzie River Pizza

Location: The Golden Knights City National Arena practice facility

Key Players: Bill Foley, the Golden Knights’ owner and his Glacier Restaurant Group

Projected Opening: Sept. 8

Perhaps the selling point of this restaurant out of Montana isn’t so much the food but the location. MacKenzie River Pizza sits inside the Golden Knights’ practice facility in Summerlin, across from Red Rock Resort and Downtown Summerlin. The menu features $10.50 fish taco skewers, $10 wings, the $13.50 “poutine” burger, a $10.50 pulled pork sandwich, a large selection of pizzas and the $7 "Sky High Cheesecake.” The drinks menu includes $9 martinis, like the “Huckleberry Lemon Drop,” $8 “Smoked Old Fashioned” or “Moscow Mule” cocktails and draft beers ranging in size from a 16-ounce pint to the “34-ounce OMG.”

More restaurants to track for fall

SkinnyFats

Fukuburger

Burgerim

VegeNation

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina

Metro Diner

Dough Dough’s

Sambalatte

H2O Sushi & Izakaya

Kitchen Table

Block 9 Thai

White Castle

Noodles

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (866) 259-7111 Visit Website

North Italia

1069 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89148 702-507-0927 Visit Website

VegeNation

616 East Carson Avenue, , NV 89101 (702) 366-8515 Visit Website

White Castle

3411 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Honey Salt

1031 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145 (702) 445-6100 Visit Website

Metro Diner

9595 W. Tropicana Ave. , Las Vegas, NV 89147 Visit Website

Culinary Dropout

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 522-8100 Visit Website

Flock & Fowl

150 North Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89101 (702) 272-2222 Visit Website

SkinnyFATS

3700 McKinney Avenue, , TX 75204 (214) 774-9951 Visit Website

Kitchen Table

1716 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, , NV 89012 (702) 478-4782 Visit Website

Las Vegas

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Chubby Cattle

3400 South Jones Boulevard, , NV 89146 (702) 868-8808 Visit Website

Eastern Marketplace

10120 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052

FukuBurger

3439 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Purple Potato by Yonaka

4983 Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Burgerim

9635 Bermuda Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Primrose

3000 12th Street Northeast, , DC 20017 (202) 248-4558 Visit Website

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