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A rendering of Villa Azur
The future bar at Villa Azur.
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A Restaurant With a Dinner Party Vibe and South Beach Roots Heads to the Strip This Summer

Villa Azur brings the party and table-side dishes to the Grand Canal Shoppes

A new restaurant and lounge coming to the Las Vegas Strip this summer promises a slice of the French Riviera paired with a Miami dinner party vibe. Villa Azur takes over the former Once space at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian with late-night entertainment that brings a cabaret feel with deejays, entertainers, musicians, and more.

Villa Azur comes from Danko Hospitality’s CEO Jacobo Jafif, who operates the Vegas and Mexico City locations. Villa Azur first opened in South Beach in 2012, going on to open locations in Dallas, Saint-Tropez, Mexico City, and Bodrum, Turkey. Those experiences inform the look and feel of the restaurant, along with its decidedly party vibe.

Already, the restaurant teases a menu influenced by the south of France, featuring dishes such as truffle burrata, seared octopus, truffle French ravioles, Dover sole meunière, and pâtes a la meule served tableside in a Parmigiano Reggiano wheel and set aflame with cognac. That tableside theme extends the theatrics of the space, where the Miami original touts dishes such as a 42-ounce tomahawk steak, Chateaubriand au poivre, and whole branzino prepared at the table.

Jafif Arquitectos created the look of the space that incorporates modern white decor, elegant lighting, and the feel of an airy library.

In Miami, Villa Azur is somewhat of a celebrity haunt, with A-list names such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Gerard Butler, Mel Gibson, Jonah Hill, and Halle Berry frequently the restaurant. The Vegas outpost joins other Miami-based restaurants at the Venetian, including Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Sugarcane, SushiSamba, and Chica, which just reopened after a redesign.

The Palazzo side of the resort, meanwhile, plans to debut Wakuda, a Japanese restaurant from chef Tetsuya Wakuda and John Kunkel of 50 Eggs Hospitality, this summer.

A rendering of Villa Azur
The likes of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley line the walls at Villa Azur, opening this summer on the Las Vegas Strip.
Villa Azur
A rendering of Villa Azur
This rendering shows a view of Villa Azur from inside looking out into the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Villa Azur
A rendering of Villa Azur
The dining room gets pops of color from modern paintings.
Villa Azur
A rendering of Villa Azur
The bar at Villa Azur features clean and elegant lines.
Villa Azur
A rendering of Villa Azur
A floral ceiling hangs over the dining room at Villa Azur.
Villa Azur

Once

3327 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-3797 Visit Website

The Palazzo

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

The Grand Canal Shoppes

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

Villa Azur

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

SushiSamba

3327 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-607-0700 Visit Website

Sugarcane

, Paradise, NV

Las Vegas

, , NV

Chica

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 805-8472 Visit Website

The Venetian

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

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 297-6541 Visit Website

Wakuda

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website
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