clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chef Todd English Returns to Las Vegas With a Food Hall

The legend of Todd English moves to Area15, where he opens a food hall in 2020

Todd English at the 2017 Tony Awards Gala
Todd English
Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Just when it seemed that celebrity chef Todd English separated all ties to Las Vegas he pops up again, this time bringing a food hall to Area15, the 200,000-square-foot retail and entertainment center west of I-15 that plans to offer live events and art installations in 2020.

English partners with the venue to open an unnamed food hall with a menu he creates. A press release notes that patrons can “dine among large-scale art installations, music, performance and other” activities when it opens to the public this spring.

English at one time had Olives at the Bellagio, now occupied by Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, as well as Todd English P.U.B. at the Shops at Crystals, now called just The Pub. English’s most enduring venture, Olives, debuted with the Bellagio resort in October 1998. The Bellagio announced the restaurant would close back in 2013 before a very surprising reprieve. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant closed for good in January 2018. Todd English P.U.B. closed in December 2017. English was also once behind the menu for Beso, the Las Vegas restaurant and nightclub fronted by actress Eva Longoria that closed in 2011 a few steps away from his former pub.

Other food and beverage outlets at the venue include ice cream shop Emack & Bolios; cocktail and coffee bar Oddwood, highlighted by a 23-foot Japanese maple tree replete with twinkling LED lights; Rocket Fizz with nostalgic candies and sodas; and event partner Hakkasan Group.

Hakkasan Group Now Handles the Catering at Area15 [ELV]

Ax-Throwing Bar with a Cocktail Lounge Planned for Area15 [ELV]

Area15’s Bar Promises a 23-Foot Twinkling Japanese Maple Tree [ELV]

Immerse Yourself Inside Area15 in 2019 [ELV]

Arcade Games and Cocktails Join Area15 Later This Year [ELV]

Todd English's Olives

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Todd English P.U.B.

3720 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 489-8080 Visit Website


3215 South Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 846-1900 Visit Website