Boldly planning to be open 24 hours when it debuts next year at Symphony Park, the combination Italian restaurant, bar, and live music venue Vic’s reveals more details of its ambitious plans as it works its way through the City of Las Vegas permit process. The restaurant takes over 7,068 square feet at the northwest corner of Robin Leach Lane and Promenade Place, sitting on the ground floor of the city’s own parking garage. The space is projected to be large enough for 205 diners, with a designated cigar lounge among its two outdoor patios.
Inside, the restaurant will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and a late-night menu for diners seated at banquettes, tables, in a lounge area close to the stage, and inside a 14-seat private dining room. New documents filed with the city describe the restaurant as “refined, yet unpretentious,” decorated in walnut wood tones. The space includes a separate, U-shaped, smoker-friendly bar created with TVs, gaming machines, access to a patio, and windows providing views into the main dining room and live performance area.
The restaurant — named after Fremont Street’s Vegas Vic, a neon smoking, waving cowboy and downtown fixture on the Fremont Street Experience since 1951 — plans to feature the iconic image prominently throughout the new venue, including on a replica attached to the outside of the building.
Project applicant Porchlight Hospitality includes Chris Lowden of Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, who will bring his music industry skills to help schedule the live entertainment, initially planned to favor jazz sessions since the restaurant sits near the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Late-night hours could lure local and visiting performers to the stage for impromptu performances. Mark DiMartino, former operator of DiMartino’s Family Deli and the fondly remembered Tillerman restaurant is attached to oversee the lengthy menu.