More preparations for huge remodel of the Monte Carlo resort slowly begin as three dining options shuttered to make way for Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Eataly and the hotel's re-brand as the Park MGM hotel.
Neighboring restaurants d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and pan-Asian option Dragon Noodle Co., both operated by the MCC Hospitality Group, have now officially shuttered just off the casino floor and a few feet from the former Andre’s Restaurant & Cigar Lounge, which closed last year.
MCC Hospitality continues to operate Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at the Grand Canal Shoppes and three local outposts for its JuiceFarm cold pressed juices. Dragon Noodle debuted with the resort 21 years ago, adding a noodle bar in 2015.
In-house concept BLVD Creamery, which and closed over the weekend, opened in May 2014 on the Boulevard pedestrian plaza, sitting between Diablo's Cantina Mexican restaurant and the Sambalatte coffee shop, which both remain open.
The Monte Carlo resort will be reborn as the Park MGM and the NoMad Las Vegas next year, presenting a more upscale environment. As the multi-million dollar transformation continues in stages, the arched window lines corridor linking the resort to Aria is almost nearing completion, as is the interior portion of three-meal restaurant Primrose, to be helmed by chef Bryce Shuman and planned to debut this fall. Work also continues on Chicago import Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, aiming for an October debut.
Out on the Strip, Eataly will take over a huge front section of the resort, moving the current entrance around the corner to the southern side of the building. The fate of Diablo’s Cantina, Sambalatte, Minus5 bar, Double Barrel Roadhouse and 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, which fall under the shadow Eataly’s future footprint, have yet to be announced.
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