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The 40 Most Anticipated Restaurant and Bar Openings in Las Vegas This Summer

Resorts World brings a massive roster of restaurants and bars when it opens on June 24. Don’t let that overshadow some of the bigger openings on and off the Strip.

Todd English’s Olives
| Virgin Hotels [Official Site]

If the summer of 2021 promises anything, it’s a boatload of new restaurants and bars to explore. Resorts World opens on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip with 40 food and beverage outlets from big restaurant names such as LA chef Ray Garcia and Las Vegas’s own Nicole Brisson to Champagne bars and a rooftop lounge for dreamy views of the city. Todd English brings back Olives to the city, this time at Virgin Hotels. A second Sugar Factory American Brasserie promises three levels of sugar highs on the Strip, while Wynn Las Vegas finally debuts Delilah, its over-the-top supper club with H.wood Group.

Off the Strip promises even more new restaurants to explore from a long anticipated hot chicken enclave, a Big Boy in Centennial, a Chinatown fast-casual döner experience, and a breakfast, lunch, and pizza restaurant from Mindfreak Criss Angel.

Buckle up and read on for the most anticipated restaurant openings this summer.

Todd English’s Olives

Location: Virgin Hotels

The Player: Todd English

Projected Opening: June 2021

Virgin Hotels opened on March 25, and the resort with three hotel towers features more than 1,500 rooms and suites; a 60,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun Casino, operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment; a five-acre pool with an event lawn; live music with space for 4,500; a showroom for 650; and 12 food and beverage venues. Still waiting to open — Todd English’s Olives, which returns to Las Vegas after a three-year-hiatus after departing the Bellagio in 2018. The Mediterranean restaurant features pastas, wood-fired flat breads, and seafood dishes.

Todd English’s Olives Returns to Las Vegas [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: July 2021

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 serves big dinners and bottle service with entertainment on stage. Servers wearing white jacket tuxedos and flapper dresses and a band playing on stage set the entertainment vibe of the space designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan, president of Wynn Design + Development. The Art Deco-inspired restaurant includes “Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired palm tree columns.”

All Coverage of Delilah [ELV]

A rendering of the entrance of a Mexican restaurant
¡Viva!
Celano Design Group

Resorts World

The $4.3 billion Resorts World opens on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip on June 24 with more than 40 restaurants and bars, three hotels with 3,500 rooms, and an unmissable 100,000-square-foot LED screen on the exterior of the resort touted as one of the largest in the world. Here’s a look at some of the standouts.

¡Viva!

The Player: Ray Garcia

Projected Opening: June 24

LA chef Ray Garcia opens ¡Viva! with regional Mexican cuisine. Resorts World calls the project a “collaboration with Esquire magazine’s Chef of the Year in 2015, set in a contemporary space with a colorful design.”

A rendering of a brown exterior of an Italian restaurant
A rendering of the exterior of Brezza
Resorts World [Official Site]

Brezza and Bar Zazu

The Players: Nicole Brisson and Jason Rocheleau

Projected Opening: June 24

Nicole Brisson, who was a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2020 while she was at Locale Italian Kitchen, opens two new outlets at the resort this summer with former Mina Group vice president Jason Rocheleau. Brezza plans to serve coastal Italian fare such as handmade pastas, seafood, Brisson’s “hand-selected heritage breeds,” and Creekstone Farms beef, paired wines from Italy and the Italian digestif amari.

Bar Zazu from Brisson and Rocheleau brings a European café serving hot and cold tapas, cheese and charcuterie, and sweet and savory pastries, along with wines by the glass, bottle, and flights. Beers and cocktails spotlighting different regions of Europe round out the restaurant’s menu.

A rendering of a colorful entrance to a food hall
Famous Foods Street Eats
Celano Design Studio

Famous Foods Street Eats

The Players: Marcus Samuelsson and more

Projected Opening: June 24

Famous Foods Street Eats offers 16 food stalls spanning dumplings and lechon to fried chicken and barbecue. Marcus Samuelsson’s Streetbird Las Vegas with sweet and spicy fried chicken, hot honey chicken and waffle, chicken wings, and mac ’n greens joins other hawker stands such as Hong Kong’s Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling; Singapore’s Geylang Claypot Rice; Bangkok, Thailand’s Ten Suns Braised Beef; Singapore’s Springleaf Prata Place; Manila’s Pepita’s Kitchen with lechon; Steve and Kevin Aoki’s Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori, and more. Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den brings a grunge speakeasy tucked away with cocktails.

A New Food Hall at Resorts World Features Food Stalls From Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Bib Gourmands [ELV]

A rendering of the interior of Genting Palace
A rendering of the interior of Genting Palace
Resorts World [Official Site]

Other options on the way:

Genting Palace with Cantonese cuisine, seafood, and dim sum from parent company Genting Group. The restaurant, which originally opened in 1965, specializes in marble goby and braised traditional pork spare rib cutlet.

Kusa Nori, a sushi bar with teppanyaki grills. The Japanese restaurant plans to serve yakitori and teppanyaki dishes and stock a large menu of sake.

Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub bring the club scene the resort.

Zouk Group’s RedTail, a social gaming bar, and Fuhu with Asian dining.

Wally’s Wine & Spirits brings a restaurant, wine bar, and specialty gourmet market with a mind-bending 8,000-plus labels to the neon of Vegas.

Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge, the new bar from Clique Hospitality, specializes in Champagne-based cocktails off the casino floor.

DawgHouse Saloon & Sportsbook features a Nashville sports bar next to the sportsbook.

Head up to the 66th floor for Starlight on 66.

Everything to Know About Resorts World, Opening June 24 at the North End of the Las Vegas Strip [ELV]

Sugar Factory American Brasserie
An overall view of Sugar Factory American Brasserie, opening at Harmon Corner
Sugar Factory American Brasserie [Official Site]

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

Location: Harmon Corner

The Player: Charissa Davidovici

Projected Opening: Summer 2021

Sugar Factory American Brasserie gets ready to open a three-story location on the center of the Las Vegas Strip this summer. The 14,000-square-foot location takes over the former Twin Peaks space at Harmon Corner, keeping the indoor climbing wall and replacing the footings with candy dots.

The new location features a walk-up goblet bar on the pedestrian bridge between Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue that overlooks the second-floor dining room and a retail candy store with more than 500 types of candy and two cases filled with homemade ice cream and gelato, milkshakes, pastries, and coffee options. For dining, 230 seats indoors, a 36-seat entry-level bar, a 30-seat carousel bar on the mezzanine level, and a 30-seat outdoor patio outfitted with fire pits that overlook the Las Vegas Strip.

Sugar Factory to Replace Twin Peaks Lumberjills on the Strip [ELV]

Sugar Factory Reveals Its Three-Story Candy Emporium, Restaurant Opening This Summer [ELV]

Rendering of the Chickie’s & Pete’s crab house and sports bar at the Sahara Las Vegas.
Rendering of the Chickie’s & Pete’s crab house and sports bar at the Sahara Las Vegas.
Chickie’s & Pete’s [Official Site]

Chickie’s & Pete’s

Location: Sahara

Projected Opening: Summer 2021

Philadelphia sports bar staple Chickie’s & Pete’s is part of the resort’s $150 million remodel that brings big changes to the Strip-facing exterior. The sports bar specializes in crab fries with crinkle cut fries with “crabby” spices served with two sides of creamy cheese sauce, bowls of red or white steamed mussels, a two-pound Dungeness crab, snow crab, jumbo crab cakes, and Lisa’s Blonde baby lobster thin crust pie. All bets are on this being a hangout for Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers fans.

Philadelphia Sports Bar Staple Chickie’s & Pete’s Brings Crab Fries to Las Vegas [ELV]

Servings of bacon ranch chicken, plus steak and shrimp fries at L.A.’s Mr Fries Man.
Servings of bacon ranch chicken, plus steak and shrimp fries at L.A.’s Mr Fries Man.
Mr Fries Man/Instagram

Mr. Fries Man

Location: 1040 E. Flamingo Road

Projected Opening: Summer 2021

Mr. Fries Man, a California cult-food sensation that only recently opened in North Las Vegas, is confirmed to replace the 1,350-square-foot Subway store at the Flamingo Market Place. The compact, counter-service menu specializes in big-appetite portions and the opportunity to customize each dish. Fry meals are served with cheese and a choice of sauce, plus piled high servings of barbecue, bacon, ranch and chicken, lemon garlic crab and shrimp, a chicken, bacon and Parmesan combination, and plates topped with honey garlic shrimp and steak. A plant-based option is also available.

All Coverage of Mr. Fries Man [ELV]

A coin bank at an iconic Big Boy diner.
A coin bank at an iconic Big Boy diner.
Bob’s Big Boy/Official Site

Big Boy

Location: Skye Canyon Marketplace

Projected Opening: Summer 2021

A 3,000-square-foot Big Boy opens at Skye Canyon Marketplace, taking over a convenient end space, with plenty of room out front for one of the legendary grinning Big Boy statues. The retro roadside coffee shop franchise continues its 71-year tradition of booths and lunch-counter seating inside. Famed for its namesake “double deck” burgers, thick old-fashioned milkshakes, and a full menu of classic American dishes, Bob’s Big Boy already opened inside the Terrible’s Indian Springs, a 29-mile drive to the northwest from this new location.

Bob’s Big Boy to Bring Its Famed Burgers and Shakes to Centennial Hills [ELV]

A rendering of a future restaurant
La Neta Cocina y Lounge
La Neta Cocina y Lounge [Official Site]

La Neta Cocina y Lounge

Location: Downtown Summerlin

The Player: Ryan Labbe

Projected Opening: July 2021

La Neta Cocina y Lounge takes over the former Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken space, as well as a vacant location next door, to bring a 5,336-square-foot restaurant filled with stained glass murals and modern takes on traditional Mexican fare along with mezcal and margaritas. Ryan Labbe and his company, 81/82 Group, created the restaurant that features lavish decor such as stained glass murals and exposed brick walls accented by wooden beams and vaulted ceilings. Overhead, chandeliers light the space, while a living tree anchors the dining room. The lounge at La Neta features a living wall art installation decorated with greenery, creating an indoor garden. Chef Israel Castro, a veteran of restaurants such as Javier’s at Aria, created the menu of lobster enchiladas, roasted acorn squash, and churrasco with marinated skirt steak, polenta, and mezcal onion butter. Over-the-top options meant to share include a six-pound cochinita pibil; paella with shrimp, calamari, lobster, oysters, and white fish; and WTF with six pounds of beef short ribs braised in ancho chili sauce served on a bed of truffle polenta topped with crispy onions.

All Coverage of La Neta Cocina y Lounge [ELV]

Hot chicken tenders and sliders, plus fries and mac & cheese sides from Dave’s Hot Chicken.
Hot chicken tenders and sliders, plus fries and mac & cheese sides from Dave’s Hot Chicken.
Dave’s Hot Chicken/Instagram

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Location: 9040 W. Sahara Ave.

The Player: Former Bouchon chef Dave Kopushyan

Projected Opening: June 30

Slowed by the challenges of building from scratch but still confident of a summer 2021 opening, California’s Dave’s Hot Chicken features tenders served with sliced bread and pickles, with sliders accompanied by kale slaw. Sides include mac and cheese, regular, or cheese fries, plus Dave’s house sauces ranging in spice levels from zero, all the way up to the fiery “reaper.”

Dave’s Hot Chicken’s Big Move to Las Vegas Takes Place in 2021 [ELV]

All Coverage of Dave’s Hot Chicken [ELV]

A Berlin döner sandwich at the original Wolf Down location in Ottawa, Canada.
A Berlin döner sandwich at the original Wolf Down location in Ottawa, Canada.
Wolf Down/Facebook

Wolf Down

Location: 3853 Spring Mountain road

The Players: Restaurateur Joelle Parenteau, and Marc Marrone and Todd Lunger at Graffiti Hospitality

Projected Opening: Summer 2021

Canada’s much anticipated Wolf Down offers a very small menu, specializing in German döner with grilled beef, chicken, or tofu, stuffed in a rice bowl, salad, or a more traditional sesame-crusted flatbread, and upgraded with options of vegetables and spicy and “secret” house sauces.

All Coverage of Wolf Down [ELV]

A wrap sandwich
Kono’s bomber
Kono’s/Facebook

Kono’s

Location: 7591-7595 W. Washington Ave.

Projected Opening: Late July or early August 2021

A Hawaiian favorite for breakfast burritos, plate lunches, and sandwiches lands its first of two locations in the Ninth Island this summer. Kono’s out of Haleiwa plans to open two locations this year, with the first opening near Summerlin in late July or early August and a second debuting in Chinatown in September or October. Kono’s specializes in slow-roasted kalua pork that comes swaddled in breakfast burritos dubbed bombers, wrapped in sandwiches, and as the star of the show in plate lunches.

Hawai‘i’s Kono’s Expands to the Ninth Island With Two Locations for Kalua Pork Coming Soon [ELV]

Cablp

Location: Overton, Nevada

The Player: Magician Criss Angel

Projected Opening: July 2021

Cablp — short for Criss Angel’s breakfast, lunch, and pizza — opens in July with fast-casual fare and more. Angel discovered the restaurant while dirt biking with his family in the Moapa Valley near Valley of Fire State Park. He teams up with his brother Costa Sarantakos and pizza maker Mike Baram to convert the restaurant into the fast-casual Cablp (pronounced Ca-blip) with a July opening on the horizon.

‘Mindfreak’ Magician Criss Angel Dives Into the Restaurant Business in Overton [ELV]

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Twin Peaks

9510 S Eastern Suite 100, Henderson, NV Visit Website

Wally’s Wine & Spirits

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Springleaf Prata Place

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas , NV 89109

¡Viva!

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Brezza

3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 676-6014 Visit Website

Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Pepita’s Kitchen

3000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Todd English’s Olives

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

DawgHouse Saloon & Sportsbook

3000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Kusa Nori

3000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

3717 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Starlight on 66

West Resorts World Drive, , NV 89109 (702) 676-7766 Visit Website

Delilah

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

Dave’s Hot Chicken

9040 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV Visit Website

Ayu Dayclub

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

RedTail

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Geylang Claypot Rice

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Bar Zazu

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Kono’s

7591-7595 W. Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89128 Visit Website

Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den

3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 802-6460 Visit Website

Fuhu

3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 676-7740 Visit Website

Las Vegas

, , NV

Chickie’s & Pete’s

2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89101 Visit Website

Bouchon

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702.414.6200 Visit Website

Mr. Fries Man

1040 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Visit Website

Ten Suns Braised Beef

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Streetbird Las Vegas

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori

3000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Genting Palace

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

Downtown Summerlin

1980 Festival Plaza Drive, , NV 89135 (702) 832-1000 Visit Website

Locale Italian Kitchen

7995 Blue Diamond Road, , NV 89178 (702) 330-0404 Visit Website

Zouk Nightclub

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

La Neta Cocina y Lounge

1770 Festival Plaza Drive, , NV 89135 (702) 476-5484 Visit Website

Wolf Down

3853 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Visit Website

Big Boy

225 E. Highway 95 N., Indian Springs, NV 89018 Visit Website

Famous Foods Street Eats

3000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 802-6460 Visit Website

Resorts World

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-802-6460 Visit Website

Sugar Factory

3200 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 685-0483 Visit Website

Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 Visit Website

Cablp

309 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, NV 89040 702-397-8084 Visit Website
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