Next up for a big change at the Bellagio — Michael Mina, the seafood restaurant with French influences and Japanese ingredients at the Bellagio. Sometime this year, the restaurant that sits at the rear of the Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens plans to go through a renovation that includes a new menu and a raw bar that opens to the gardens that change six times a year.
Mina opened his eponymous restaurant in 2010, replacing his eatery Aqua that opened in 1998 at the resort and bringing his namesake treasure from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Tony Chi & Associates designed the room using rare woods and luxe fabrics.
A hint of the extent of the remodel can be found in an early October 2017 permit application allocating $556,633 for the makeover. MGM Resorts offered no time frame for the closing or the completion of the renovations.
Last weekend, Todd English Olives closed at the Bellagio after 20 years, with Wolfgang Puck’s Spago slated to open in the space this summer. Spago, a forerunner of the celebrity chef trend in Las Vegas, closes Jan. 27 at the Forum Shops at Caesars after 25 years.
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