Charlie Palmer’s Aureole was one of the earliest Las Vegas restaurants to temporarily shutter in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, but the famed chef and his investment partners optimistically remain committed to debuting his next venture in Arts District before the end of the year.
Set to become the highest profile chef working downtown, the restaurateur has long been attracted to the neighborhood, proposing The Charlie Palmer, a 371-room, 4-star boutique hotel in Symphony Park as far back as back as 2012, before the bold concept was abandoned the following year.
His next venture will move into the yet-to-be built, ground-floor section of the 76-room Hotel Cloé at 921 S. Main Street, a less developed section of the district. Also planned as four-star, boutique hotel, original advertising promoted “cannabis friendly balconies and local cannabis products in-room.”
Previously touted as the new project from an anonymous “widely known chef,” updated paperwork filed earlier this month confirms Palmer will operate the 3,586-square-foot Bar Cloé he helped design, serving new American cuisine inside and out, amid surroundings accented with feminine flair.
The 185-seat restaurant includes the private Salon du Vin, a 313-square foot secret bar, a chef’s table, 45 seats around the central bar, and a collection of loungers outside on the patio. Also tentatively planned, guest chef appearances, wine tastings, cooking and mixology classes, live music, and farmers markets.
Still officially announcing a fall 2020 debut, Hotel Cloé is collaboration between the Charlie Palmer Group, the wildly ambitious Zlife development company and locals Michael and Jennifer Cornthwaite’s Future Restaurant Group, the familiar name behind Downtown Cocktail Room, Scullery, Inspire News Cafe, and Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza.
Cornthwaite remains attached to another forthcoming Arts District food and beverage hub located less than half a mile away at the intersection of Commerce Avenue and Colorado Street and a future home to the long awaited Servehzah Bottle Shop and Tap Room, filling a 2,112-square-foot urban lounge.
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