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10 New Las Vegas Restaurants & Bars Opening in 2019

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Shows and casinos are no longer the main focuses when visiting Sin City, especially when the sin is gluttony. Las Vegas has always been the foodie’s dream, and it certainly isn’t showing any sign of slowing down with the new talent coming in. From the Strip to Downtown Las Vegas restaurants, up-and-coming and well-established chefs are setting up kitchens all across the city. Learn more about new Las Vegas restaurants and bars opening in 2019 here.


New Las Vegas Restaurants in 2019


Hatsumi & La Monja

Where: Ferguson’s Downtown
When: Early 2019

Downtown’s Ferguson’s Motel is getting a makeover, and because of it, there will be two new Downtown Las Vegas restaurants. Chef Daniel Krohmer of Other Mama plans to bring Hatsumi, a Japanese robata-style restaurant, and La Monja, a Mexican restaurant with a focus on fish, to the DTLV food scene.


Vanderpump Cocktail Lounge

Where: Caesars Palace
When: Early 2019

If you’re a reality TV aficionado, paying a visit to the Vanderpump Cocktail Lounge once it opens is a must. You may have seen Lisa Vanderpump on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, or Dancing with the Stars, but now you can see her put her talents into a beautiful garden bar fitted with rosé and sangria.


The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

Where: Cosmopolitan
When: Spring 2019

Barbershop by day, cocktail lounge by night. Bar patrons will be able to enter through “unassuming janitor’s door located within The Barbershop” that will lead to live music, craft beer, an exquisite whiskey selection, and stunning decor. We hear the barbershop will be pretty spectacular as well if you’re looking to get a beard trim before taking on the night.


Rendering of Patio of Shark by Bobby Flay at the Palms Las Vegas
Photo Credit: Shark at Palms



Where: Palms
When: Spring 2019

Bobby Flay brings another one of his stellar restaurants to Las Vegas, this time focusing the menu on fish dishes. This will be Flay’s first new restaurant opening in 5 years, and his new menu is highly anticipated with items ranging from raw bar items to fish entrees inspired by South American, Mexican, and Mediterranean flavors.


Charleston Hall

Where: Arts District
When: Summer 2019

Though no restaurants are currently signed on, the new Arts District plan for a food hall sure is an exciting one. The vision for this food hall is to break the norms of dining while providing a creative space to enjoy art. Plans also include a bar, live entertainment, and rotating art exhibits to keep things fresh and interesting.


The Crack Shack

Where: Park MGM
When: Fall 2019

California chicken sandwich restaurant, Crack Shack, is planned to settle in next to Eataly in 2019. Top Chef Richard Blais brings his delicious and affordable chicken sandwiches to Sin City, mixing comfort food with inventive twists. Imagine this after a day of Vegas activities: crispy chicken, a fried egg, bacon, cheddar, miso-maple butter, and a toasted brioche. Yum.


Kind Heaven

Where: LINQ Promenade
When: Fall 2019

Dubbed the “most unusual project to debut on the Strip in 2019” by Eater Las Vegas, Kind Heaven has truly proven to be one of the new Las Vegas restaurants to keep an eye on. They have been releasing renderings of the restaurant’s vision, which includes a multi-level space with unique culinary, sensory, and entertainment experiences on each level.


Assorted Dim Sum in Bamboo Steamers


Tim Ho Wan

Where: Palms
When: Fall 2019

Originally hailing from Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan is the world’s least expensive Michelin-star dim sum restaurant. This year, they will expand into Las Vegas joining a slew of impressive restaurants at the Palms. Be sure to save room for all the delicious dim sum options, from their famous barbecue pork buns to the shrimp dumplings.


Smith & Wollensky

Where: Grand Canal Shoppes
When: 2019

Everyone loves a good comeback story! Smith & Wollensky will return to the Strip this year to serve up classic steak dishes. With seating for just under 500 people, this steakhouse will be a throwback to the high-end steakhouse dining experiences with premier service and premium dishes.


True Food Kitchen

Where: Forum Shops at Caesars
When: 2019

Want some healthier fare while in Vegas? Or trying to make up for a night of drinking and late-night meals? True Food Kitchen takes fresh, healthy ingredients that will leave you wanting more. From amazing fish tacos to a cheesy spaghetti squash casserole, you can eat well while still getting an incredible amount of flavor.

It doesn’t matter if you identify as a foodie or not, it’s almost impossible not to find a restaurant you will love in Las Vegas, and these new Las Vegas restaurants coming in 2019 prove it. As the city grows, you get more and more experiences to enjoy that make your trip to Las Vegas just that much more enjoyable. From winning the jackpot to having the best meal of your life, there is something special for everyone.