Kept under wraps as “Restaurant C” on early construction filings, new paperwork reveals Italian restaurant Ambra is on schedule to replace Fiamma at the MGM Grand.
Pushing for an official summer debut, the resort has yet to share details of the new concept, but is currently hiring for select positions.
Named after the Italian translation of “amber,” the 7,500-square-foot site is reworking the entire dining room space, reducing the size of the existing long bar, building a second one, and adding new walls, ceilings and interior finishes.
Facing Morimoto Las Vegas and a short distance from Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Ambra will be large enough for a maximum occupancy of 392 inside and is working with a initial estimated budget of $1,798,345 for construction costs alone.
Launched in 2004 and shuttered earlier this year, Fiamma’s roomy, open-plan interior was created by the YMS design firm, the same team behind the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan restaurant and nightclub.
Confident of its new brand’s lasting appeal, Ambra’s name was trademarked last month by MGM Resorts International. An estimated opening date or executive chef have yet to be announced.
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