As Tivoli Village restaurants prepare to reopen for dine-in service comes news that two eateries at the outdoor shopping mall decided to close permanently.
The group’s other Las Vegas restaurant, Ben’Zaa Cantina with Oaxacan fare, also closed permanently in Centennial. That restaurant opened a year ago.
Brio Tuscan Grille, one of the first restaurants to open at Tivoli Village when the shopping center opened in 2011, closed permanently as well.
Brio’s parent company FoodFirst Global Restaurants filed for bankruptcy in April after closing 71 of its 92 remaining restaurants. Still uncertain is the future of Brio at Town Square or Bravo Cucina Italiana, FoodFirst’s other local restaurant at the Galleria at Sunset.
Rumors point to Ada’s from James Beard Foundation finalist for best Chef Southwest James Trees possibly moving into the space.
In good news for the shopping center, SeaBream, chef Jill Martinez-Montinola’s new seafood restaurant plans to open inside the long-vacant home of Japanese restaurant Kabuki on the western side of the upscale retail center.
The restaurant plans to feature Asian-inspired dishes such as roasted bone marrow, grilled oysters with soy calamansi and cilantro butter, Thai-style crispy steel trout, and sesame garlic soba noodles paired with sweet miso prawns. Chef Montinola previously worked as the executive pastry chef at Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge in Miami.
The 5,784-square-foot space features a 16-seat lounge, 11-seat sushi bar, rectangular main dining room, plus an indoor/outdoor patio with room for 40 diners, including a section for people watchers right by Tivoli’s pedestrian walkway.
Also on the way, Mr. Galbi, a Korean barbecue opening in a new space. It plans to open sometime in 2020.
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