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The Palazzo’s Morels Opts to Close Permanently on the Las Vegas Strip

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro cites 50 percent occupancy at the Venetian and Palazzo as the reason for closing

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Just as the Venetian and Palazzo reopen on the Las Vegas Strip, one of its restaurants opts not to return. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro with its patio on the Strip, weekend brunch, cheese and charcuterie bar representing 60 farmhouse and artisanal selections, and raw bar decided to permanently close, making it the first big restaurant on the Strip to call it quits.

“For the past 12 years, we’ve operated at the highest level of hospitality for our guests,” owners Chipper Pastron, Sal Casola Jr., and Sal Casola Sr. said in a statement to Eater Vegas. “Unfortunately, these uncertain economic times brought on by COVID-19 has made it impossible to survive as an independent restaurant operator in a hotel with an estimated occupancy less than 50 percent for the foreseeable future. It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to permanently close. We are so proud of what we’ve achieved at Morels with our team and are grateful for our loyal customers and their support over the years. We love Las Vegas and hope to find a new place when it’s the right time.”

At one time, parent company MCC Hospitality Group operated D.vino, and Dragon Noodle Co. at the Monte Carlo before that resort renovated to become the Park MGM. The company also operates Trustworthy Brewing Co., which opened at the Grand Canal Shoppes on the Palazzo side of the resort last July. So far, that outlet has not reopened as the resort slowly brings back its dining options. MCC Hospitality also owns JuiceFarm cold pressed juice bar with locations at the Venetian and the Palazzo, both in the process of reopening.

Morels filed for a demolition permit in mid-May with an estimated budget of $217,530.

All Coverage of Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro [ELV]

Every Restaurant and Bar That Closed in Las Vegas: 2020 Edition [ELV]

The Palazzo

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-7777 Visit Website

Dragon Noodle Co.

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-730-7965 Visit Website

The Grand Canal Shoppes

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-4525 Visit Website

Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-6333 Visit Website

Trustworthy Brewing Co.

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-2337 Visit Website

d.vino

3770 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 730-7966 Visit Website

Las Vegas

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The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

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