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The 12 Most-Anticipated Winter Restaurant and Bar Openings in Las Vegas

David Chang, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and more debut new restaurants

Table-side dining at The Mayfair
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Winter brings a whole new crop of restaurants and bars to Las Vegas. Some, like Majordomo Meat & Fish from David Chang and The Mayfair plan to debut in time to ring in the new year. Others such as the Mexican showstopper Elio plan to debut in the new year. Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, and Michael Mina are among the big names bringing restaurants to the city, with all three revamping existing restaurants with a new look (and sometimes name and cuisine). Here’s a look at 12 of the most-anticipated openings coming in winter 2019/2020.

Majordōmo Meat & Fish

Location: Palazzo

The Players: David Chang

Projected Opening: December 30

David Chang, the chef behind Momofuku at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas along with the Netflix series Ugly Delicious and more than a dozen restaurants spanning from New York to Los Angeles, plans to open a second restaurant in Las Vegas. Majordōmo Meat & Fish, a restaurant that brings the DNA of his LA location that’s fresh off a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist nomination for Restaurant of the Year, opens before New Year’s Eve at the Palazzo. Already Chang plans a smoked prime rib cart, Korean barbecue, and a raw bar.

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International Smoke

Location: MGM Grand

The Players: Michael Mina ad Ayesha Curry

Projected Opening: December

Michael Mina replaces Pub 1842 with an ode to smoke-infused dishes, a collaboration with Family Food Fight host Ayesha Curry. Wood-fired dishes meant for what Curry calls “the adventurous eater to the one who doesn’t stray from classics” include smoked St. Louis cut pork ribs, a dish diners can spice with smokey mama sauce, Vietnamese lemongrass with Saigon streusel and Korean sesame-gochujang with toasted black sesame seeds; a shellfish platter heaped with charcoal-grilled oysters, shrimp, lobster, and crab are served hot and steamed table side with lemon grass tea; a cornbread from Curry served with Thai red curry butter; and more.

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The Mayfair

Location: Bellagio

Projected Opening: New Year’s Eve

The Mayfair Supper Club, the Bellagio’s newest restaurant, plans to open in time for New Year’s Eve. The restaurant, which finds inspiration in supper clubs in London, combines dinner and a show in an evolving production that changes throughout the night. A menu of contemporary takes on American classics accompanies live entertainment performances nightly and a view of the Bellagio Fountains.

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Vesper Bar

Location: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Projected Opening: Before New Year’s Eve

The James Bond-inspired Vesper Bar, one of three cocktail venues to debut at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when it opened back in 2010, closed in October for a major remodel of the 24-hour lounge located a few steps from the hotel lobby. Additions include new carpet, furniture, and bar top, plus a refreshed face of the bar.

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Delmonico Steakhouse

Location: Venetian

The Players: Emeril Lagasse

Projected Opening: December 24

Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse celebrated 20 years at the Venetian back in May, and now the classic restaurant with a New Orleans twist plans to spruce up. The steakhouse along Restaurant Row at the Venetian closes to renovate, planning to reopen in mid- to late December. Delmonico filed paperwork to upgrade its main dining room, the Kitchen Table space, and main facade, filing for $743,000 in estimated construction work alone.

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Diablo’s Cantina

Location: Mirage

Projected Opening: December 23

Fresh off opening Diablo’s Cantina at the Luxor last December, MGM Resorts plans to expand the Mexican restaurant’s footprint with a second location at the Mirage. Diablo’s takes over the LVB Burgers & Bar space at the resort. Diablo’s Cantina plans to be open for lunch and dinner with a menu of guacamole styles that can go from mild to spicy, as well as tostadas with chorizo bean purée, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, crema fresca, pickled onions, and cotija cheese with the choice of shredded beef or chicken or a platter of three tacos with choice of carne asada with marinated steak, abodo-marinated chicken thigh, or carnitas with slow-roasted pork served in corn tortillas topped with onion and cilantro. Other options include Mexican corn, a churro funnel cake, and, of course, margaritas, including the Vixen with blanco tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, hibiscus, and mint.

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Pepper Lunch

Location: Shanghai Plaza

Projected Opening: Before New Year’s Eve

Cult-favorite Pepper Lunch confirms its “sizzle-it-your-way” dining experience is headed to Las Vegas, creating the third U.S. expansion for the Japan-based international chain. The restaurant heads to Chinatown’s Shanghai Plaza on Spring Mountain Road with a menu of sizzling plates of beef, hamburger steak, chicken, pork tonkatsu, tofu, salmon, and Black Angus rib-eye, plus appetizers including calamari, shrimp, oyster, gyoza, and croquette potatoes.

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Location: Encore

Players: Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes, and Santiago Perez of Cosme in New York City

Projected Opening: Early 2020

The 6,908-square-foot Elio will replace the pan-Asian menu at Andrea’s with “a restaurant that embraces the showmanship of the city not just with celebratory food, but also in the design and ambiance.” The same team is behind previous hit projects Cosme and Atla in New York City. Olvera further expanded his global recognition in 2000 with the launch of the award-winning Mexico City restaurant, Pujol. For the menu, chefs Soto-Innes and Olvera are so far promising Elio’s “dishes are rooted in Mexican ingredients and flavors and prepared according to time tested and specialized Mexican techniques.”

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Wolfgang Puck Players Locker

Location: Downtown Summerlin

The Players: Wolfgang Puck and Vegas Golden Knights players Alex Tuch, William Karlsson, Deryk Engelland, Reilly Smith, and Shea Theodore

Projected Opening: Late January

Wolfgang Puck teams up with active members of the Vegas Golden Knights when he revamps Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin in 2020. The family friendly community restaurant features traditional sports fare and a new beverage program.

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Moon Palace

Location: Palazzo

The Players: David Chang

Projected Opening: January 2020

Chef David Chang’s big Majordomo Meat & Fish opens on December 30 at the Palazzo, but that’s not all he has planned for Las Vegas. Chang also plans to open Moon Palace, more of a quick, casual place to grab a bite, in January 2020 across from Majordomo Meat & Fish with a menu of Tastys, his ode to the White Manna, the slider burger institution in New Jersey, with beef or Impossible burgers served on King’s Hawaiian rolls. Other dishes include fried potato chips dubbed hot chips, and half dips with two pillowy pancakes sandwiched around marshmallow fluff and half-dipped in chocolate.

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Kamu Ultra Karaoke

Location: Grand Canal Shoppes

The Players: LA chef Chris Oh

Projected Opening: February 2020

Kamu Ultra Karaoke makes its debut at the Grand Canal Shoppes next to SushiSamba in February. The 17,000-plus-square-foot space features 40 private singing suites, as well as a menu from chef Chris Oh and cocktails. The kitchen serves dishes such as fresh oysters, pizzas, and churro doughnut holes, while bottle service feeds singers who need liquid courage.

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X Pot

Location: Grand Canal Shoppes

Projected Opening: January 2020

Hot pots galore served by robots land at the Grand Canal Shoppes this winter when X Pot opens near SushiSamba. The restaurant, previously called Xiang Hot Pot, brings robot servers, 360-degree projections in high-def, interactive light shows, and themed sounds to accompany the thousand-year-old hotpot tradition of Sichuan hot pots.

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The Biggest Restaurant and Bar Openings in 2019 [ELV]

Disclosure: David Chang is producing shows for Hulu in partnership with Vox Media Studios, part of Eater’s parent company, Vox Media. No Eater staff member is involved in the production of those shows, and this does not impact coverage on Eater.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Pepper Lunch

4258 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 272-0818 Visit Website

Xiang Hot Pot

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109


3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3463 Visit Website

Delmonico Steakhouse

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-3737 Visit Website

Shanghai Plaza

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Majordōmo Meat & Fish

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

The Mayfair Supper Club

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 693-8876 Visit Website

X Pot

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

International Smoke

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-3922 Visit Website

Clean Market

3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

KAMU Ultra Karaoke

3327 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 445-7664 Visit Website


3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-3737 Visit Website

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Wolfgang Puck Players Locker

10955 Oval Park Drive, , NV 89135 (702) 202-6300 Visit Website

Vesper Bar

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7969 Visit Website

Moon Palace

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-3060 Visit Website
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