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Visit These 11 Restaurants Before They Close in 2020

Most of these restaurants close in February, giving diners time to stop by one more time

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Traditional Beijing roasted duck at China Tang
Traditional Beijing roasted duck at China Tang
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

The only constant in Las Vegas is change, and already, a number of restaurants plan to close in 2020 to make room for something bigger and better. Most of these restaurants close in February, and some already have something new in the works to take their place. The Hard Rock Hotel closes as well to renovate and convert into Virgin Hotel, and some of the Hard Rock’s restaurants plan to stick around. Stop by these restaurants before they say goodbye to Las Vegas.

China Tang

China Tang, an ornate tribute to Cantonese, Sichuan, and Beijing dining, will depart the MGM Grand, two years after its arrival from Hong Kong. The restaurant closes on Monday, February 3. The 5,484-square-foot space replaced the Cantonese- and Shanghai-influenced menu of Pearl in early 2017, pivoting from its original lofty ambitions and eventually promoting itself as casual and approachable, dropping initial, exotic menu choices including the $90 braised supreme bird’s nest and the $120 spike sea cucumber with shrimp roe.

MGM Grand Loses a Sophisticated Dining Destination Early Next Year [ELV]

An open-faced pastrami sandwich
The Woody Allen at Carnegie Deli
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli, home to overstuffed pastrami sandwiches, big bowls of matzah ball soup, and corned beef hash, closes in February 2020 to make way for a new restaurant at the Mirage. The resort sent out word that the Jewish deli, which originally opened in 2005 at the resort, departs in favor of an unnamed fast-casual restaurant opening in the spring. The beloved deli out of New York renovated back in 2014, adding banquette seating at the entrance and minor kitchen renovations.

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Aria Café
Aria Café
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Aria Cafe

Aria Cafe closes at the resort in February to make way for Din Tai Fung with its xiao long bao in mid- to late-2020. The cafe opened in 2010 as an elevated casino coffee shop with a large menu of casual American dishes partially lit by a huge wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing the resort’s taxi stand and neighboring Vdara resort. Once open 24 hours, the cafe now only serves customers from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In 2018, Restaurant Business ranked it 51st on its list of the 100 biggest independent restaurants in America, doing an average of $16,700,000 in estimated sales, with an average check of $27, and an estimated 690,000 covers.

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Hard Rock Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel
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Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel hands over the resort’s keys to Virgin Hotel on Feb. 2, and the new operators will race to overhaul the entire resort in an ambitious 278 days. Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, says MB Steak, Pizza Forte, plus 20-year Hard Rock veteran Nobu are all scheduled to return when the Virgin-branded resort debuts. The Nobu bar area will reopen at twice its current size and the steakhouse will add to the dining room and its own bar footprint. But in the meantime, that means restaurants such as Mr. Lucky’s, Fu, Pink Taco, and Craft + Community will bid Vegas adieu for good. Of course, MB Steak, Pizza Forte, and Nobu close during the renovations as well.

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Eatt Gourmet Bistro
Eatt Gourmet Bistro
Amelinda B Lee

Eatt Gourmet Bistro

Eatt Gourmet Bistro, the healthy restaurant and member of the Eater 38, plans to close after service on January 25 and convert into a space for private events. Co-founders Nicolas Kalpokdjian, Yuri Szarzewski, and Vincent Pellerin opened the restaurant that specializes in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan dishes in 2016, and then debuted their French restaurant Partage in 2018 in Chinatown.

Healthy Stalwart Eatt Gourmet Bistro Converts Into Private Event Space for Partage [ELV]

All Las Vegas Restaurant Closings [ELV]

Mr. Lucky's

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000 Visit Website

ARIA Cafe

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89158 (702) 590-8650 Visit Website

China Tang

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-3736 Visit Website

Craft + Community

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 522-8100 Visit Website

Pink Taco

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5525 Visit Website

Eatt Gourmet Bistro

7865 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 608-5233 Visit Website

Carnegie Deli

3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 791-7310 Visit Website

China Tang Las Vegas

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7380 Visit Website

Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

Partage

3839 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 582-5852 Visit Website

MB Steak

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Nobu

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5090

FU

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Din Tai Fung

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89158 (702) 590-8650 Visit Website

MB Steak

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 483-4888 Visit Website

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