Blue Ribbon’s Bruce and Eric Bromberg are ready to bring their sushi back to Las Vegas, this time with a twist.
The brothers, who are both chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants in New York City, plan to open Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya in late 2018 at Red Rock Resort in the former home of Libre Mexican Cantina, which closed at the end of June.
The Japanese-style tavern features a traditional sushi bar with indoor and outdoor seating. “Think happy hour, late-night dining and a comfortable welcoming atmosphere – with an array of small plates, allowing guests to taste a wide variety of items on the menu,” Bruce Bromberg says in a press statement.
Dishes include the brothers’ famous fried chicken with wasabi honey and a full sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan.
In New York, the Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya at Sixty Les Hotel serves yakitori by the piece, family-style platters of filet mignon with lobster, Japanese beers, sochu-style cocktails, and a sake and wine list.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya joins the most recent restaurant opening at the resort, Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria, at the front.
The Brombergs also have Blue Ribbon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq Promenade, and two Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken outlets at the Grand Bazaar Shops and in Downtown Summerlin.
The original Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill closed at the Cosmopolitan in January 2015 to be replaced by Zuma.