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The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings This Spring in Las Vegas

Wynn lands a supper club and Mexican restaurant. A mobster-themed steakhouse debuts on the Strip. Plus Todd English returns. All open this spring in Las Vegas.

Lobster and chorizo at Elio
| Hagop Kalaidjian

Two new restaurants at Wynn Las Vegas, a new Raku from Mitsuo Endo, and a mobster-themed steakhouse lead the lineup of anticipated restaurants opening this spring in Las Vegas. A robot-server hot pot restaurant and a late-night karaoke den arrive soon on the Strip, while off the Strip, chef Justin Kingsley Hall has big comfort food plans in the Arts District while chef Todd English returns to Las Vegas at Area15. That’s just a taste of what’s to come. Find out about 10 of the biggest openings in Las Vegas in spring 2020.

Three chefs
Daniela Soto-Innes, Enrique Olvera, and Santiago Perez of Elio
Hagop Kalaidjian/Wynn Nightlife

Elio

Location: Encore

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

Projected Opening: March 21

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.”

All Coverage of Elio [ELV]

Los Angeles-based Chris Oh, the creator of the new menu at Kamu Ultra Karaoke.
Chris Oh
Chef Chris Oh

Kamu Ultra Karaoke

Location: Grand Canal Shoppes

The Players: LA chef Chris Oh

Projected Opening: End of March 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.

All Coverage of Kamu Ultra Lounge [ELV]

Robots
X Pot
X Pot [Official Site]

X Pot

Location: Grand Canal Shoppes

Projected Opening: Soon

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.

All Coverage of X Pot [ELV]

A rendering of the main dining room at Delilah
A rendering of the main dining room at Delilah
Wynn Las Vegas [Official Site]

Delilah

Location: Wynn Las Vegas

The Players: L.A.’s h.wood Group — which runs The Nice Guy, Peppermint Club, Poppy, Petite Taqueria, and Bootsy Bellows

Projected Opening: May 2020

A dash of roaring ’20s-inspired supper club with West Hollywood roots takes over the former Alex space at Wynn Las Vegas. Delilah, the glossy restaurant and lounge decked out in plush seats, serving big dinners, and enticing with bottle service is coming to Las Vegas. Servers wearing white jacket tuxedos and flapper dresses, and a band playing on stage set the entertainment vibe of the space set to be designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan of TAL Studio. The Art Deco-inspired restaurant includes “Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired palm tree columns.” In Los Angeles, the supper club serves baby back ribs, spaghetti squash primavera, roasted chicken, a veal chop marsala, and salmon en croute for entrees.

All Coverage of Delilah [ELV]

A rendering of an upcoming event space
Area15 rendering
Design + Distill

Area15

Location: 3215 S. Rancho Drive

The Players: Todd English

Projected Opening: May 2020 to the public

Todd English returns to Las Vegas with an unnamed 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.

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.

All Coverage of Area15 [ELV]

New Zealand lamb chops at Main St. Provisions
New Zealand lamb chops at Main St. Provisions
Main St. Provisions/Facebook

Main St. Provisions

Location: 1214 S. Main St.

The Players: Justin Kingsley Hall and Kim Owens

Projected Opening: Winter 2020

The former chef at the Kitchen at Atomic brings a comfort food restaurant to the Arts District. The restaurant has kept a tight lid on details, although chef Justin Kingsley Hall has done a few popups to showcase potential dishes.

All Coverage of Main St. Provisions [ELV]

The dining room view at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse
The dining room view at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse
Studio K

Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse

Location: Flamingo Las Vegas

Projected Opening: May 2020

Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse plans to open in early 2020 with a vintage look, speakeasy entrance, and homage to the mobsters who opened the Flamingo in 1946. Parent company Caesars Entertainment named the restaurant for Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and his business partner Meyer Lansky, who opened the Flamingo, the first resort-style hotel on the Strip. Diners enter through a front that looks like a bakery, walking past the kitchen and meat cooler where steaks are dry-aged. Chicago’s Studio K Creative and designer Jonathan Adler created the look of the restaurant that features an oval bar, patio dining, a raw bar, and three private dining rooms. The Count Room inside brings a speakeasy bar with its own cocktail and food menus and vintage images from the Flamingo’s early days.

All Coverage of Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse [ELV]

A chef in a white coat leans on a table
Mitsuo Endo in the new omakase private dining room at Raku
Louiie Victa

Raku Toridokoro

Location: 4439 W. Flamingo Road

The Players: Mitsuo Endo

Projected Opening: Middle of April 2020

Mitsuo Endo takes over the Tatsujin X space and converts it into Raku Toridokoro, a yakitori that focuses on chicken in the 1,200-square-foot space. Raku Toridokoro marks the third local outpost for the Raku team. Chinatown’s acclaimed Raku, the charcoal grill house that opened a new omakase room last summer, specializes in robata dishes. Endo opened the restaurant in 2008 and went on to earn five semifinalist nods from the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef Southwest from 2011 to 2015 and a semifinalist bid for Best New Restaurant in 2009. The highly inventive Sweets Raku debuted a short walk from Raku in 2013, continuing the reputation of the Seoul Plaza on Spring Mountain Road as a beacon of culinary creativity. A California expansion for the main restaurant to West Hollywood followed in 2015.

All Coverage of Raku Toridokoro [ELV]

A new LGBT bar rendering in the Arts District
The Garden
Eduardo Cordova

The Garden

Location: 1017 S. First St., Suite 180

The Players: Eduardo Cordova

Projected Opening: April

Eduardo Cordova, who opened Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer in Fremont East in February 2019, plans to open The Garden in the former Mingo Kitchen & Lounge space on First Street with small bites, sharable dishes, and a cocktail menu. Once open, the bar plans to add on a weekend brunch that Cordova says, “will not just be a drag brunch as we are bringing a few layers of entertainment.” Diners and drinkers enter through a garden patio before entering the main room with the bar. The non-smoking bar also plans to feature a wall with foliage, a water fountain, and flowers decorating one side.

All Coverage of The Garden [ELV]

A chef stands in front of a sign
David Chang
Venetian [Official Site]

Siberia

Location: Inside Majordomo Meat & Fish at the Palazzo

The Players: David Chang

Projected Opening: Unknown

Chef and Ugly Delicious host David Chang isn’t done with Las Vegas yet. His restaurant Majordomo Meat & Fish opened in late December at the Palazzo, and Moon Palace — his quick, casual place to grab Tastys, his ode to White Manna, the slider burger institution in New Jersey — debuted in January across from Majordomo. Chang plans to open a third restaurant dubbed Siberia inside Majordomo. The restaurant will serve “an all-you-can-eat combination of Brazilian grilling techniques and Korean marinades.”

All Coverage of Siberia [ELV]

Sweets Raku

5040 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89146 Visit Website

Elio

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

The Garden

1017 S. First St., Suite 180, Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-202-0900 Visit Website

X Pot

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

Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer

616 E. Carson St, , NV 89101 (702) 826-3515 Visit Website

Delilah

3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3300 Visit Website

KAMU Ultra Karaoke

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

Raku

5030 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89146 (702) 367-3511 Visit Website

Tatsujin X

4439 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 771-8955

Toridokoro Raku

4439 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 337-6233

Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse

3555 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Main St. Provisions

1214 S. Main St. , Las Vegas, NV 89104 Visit Website

Siberia

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Moon Palace

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 Visit Website

Area15

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

Majordomo Meat & Fish

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