Even amid the pandemic, casinos in Southern California continued to revamp food courts and open new restaurants. A similar state of constant culinary evolution is also occurring in Las Vegas resorts.
Big properties always try to compare themselves with trendy new restaurants with edgy themes, backed by celebrity chefs. There are a lot of new places to discover and old favorites that are back online (with a twist).
Like many places across the country, dining in Nevada has been somewhat limited. In November, the state limited restaurants to 25% of their capacity with no more than four people per table. However, the capacity has increased since then. It rose to 35% in February and 50% in mid-March.
A new spot for Raiders fans
The Raiders Tavern & Grill opened on Thursday April 1 at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson and offers sports bar fare including burgers, sandwiches, salads, soup and street tacos as well as side dishes. vegans and vegetarians, according to a press release. .
The restaurant’s opening follows the team’s move from Oakland to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.
Inside there is also a separate living room which can be booked for private groups of up to 25 people.
The space has two different bar areas: the Modelo Bar, which will be decorated in the same way as the Allegiant Stadium bar, and the Remy Martin Bar, which will offer specialty cocktails.
The restaurant’s opening hours are 11 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are available through OpenTable, but it also accepts walk-in customers.
Arrive with a bang
Spit-roasted meats are a new attraction at Cosmopolitan’s Block 16 Urban Food Hall with the opening of David Chang’s Bāng Bar on Thursday, April 1. The restaurant pays homage to global street meat markets, serving meats with Asian flavors such as pork and chicken teriyaki spices that are wrapped in bāng bread. There is also a spicy eggplant option.
The restaurant will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A buffet is back
Many Las Vegas buffets are still closed due to the coronavirus, but The Wicked Spoon reopened at the Cosmopolitan in a redesigned format on March 25.
According to The Cosmopolitan’s website, guests are encouraged to socialize by standing six feet from each other, to receive drinks after ordering them with a waiter, and to be handed plates. of food when they visit one of the nine food stations inside the buffet area.
The resort encourages guests to make reservations in advance and says meals are limited to two hours per party. Social distancing at catering stations will be strictly enforced and people will not be able to remove their masks unless they are seated at their tables eating.
The buffet is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
A taste of Greece at the Venetian
Greek seafood restaurant Estiatorio Milos, which has branches in Athens, London, New York and Montreal, among others, has added a Las Vegas outpost to its portfolio.
The restaurant’s website says it has architecture that echoes the whitewashed architecture synonymous with the Greek Islands and includes an open kitchen, bar, dining room, “yogurt room” where yogurt is strained in the traditional way through cheesecloth and private dining rooms.
The restaurant opened at the Venetian on March 15, and the menu includes raw sea bass, grilled octopus, squid, salmon, tuna, lobster and more. The fish is flown from the Mediterranean, according to a press release.
The restaurant serves lunch every day from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.