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Friends Enjoying Meal in New Las Vegas Restaurant

10 New Las Vegas Restaurants & Bars Opening in 2019

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: Palms

Shark

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.

Sign and entrance of American Coney Island at the D.

Introducing: American Coney Island

It’s safe to say that Las Vegas is a culinary hotspot. Known for our top-notch food options and more cuisines than you could ever imagine, many one-of-a-kind restaurants are proud to call Sin City “home.” The Detroit-natives behind American Coney Island recently expanded out of Michigan and into the D Las Vegas and brought the city’s favorite Coney dogs with them. Family owned and operated since 1917, American Coney Island was founded by Constantine “Gust” Keros, who immigrated from Greece to Detroit in 1903.

Say Hello to American Coney Island

American Coney Island has 100, going on 101, years of experience making food people love. Lucky for us, they have decided to expand and share their above-and-beyond hot dogs with the residents and visitors of Las Vegas. As the oldest family-owned business in the state of Michigan, no one can do The Coney quite like this family. For decades, the famous Coney dog has been an institution in Downtown Detroit. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because they have been featured several times on the Food Network, Travel Channel, The Chew, and way more. Oh, and if you had any doubts, they have also won the best Coney in the country for consistently serving up comfort food at its finest. American Coney Island currently has locations in downtown Detroit, the Detroit Zoo, and right here in the D Las Vegas.

Cook working at American Coney Island making hot dogs.

The Coney

If you think you’ve had a chili dog, think again. Known for its high-quality meat, special secret Chili Sauce developed by the family decades ago, and warm steamed bun, The Coney is a tantalizing treat. Whether you top your Coney with mustard or sweet chopped onions, you won’t soon forget this timeless favorite. It even has that satisfying “snap” we love, thanks to the all-natural casing around the Dearborn sausage. Pair it with french fries (topped with chili, of course) for a complete and balanced meal! You won’t be able to find this distinctive taste and flavor anywhere else besides American Coney Island.

While fancy, gourmet restaurants are everywhere in Las Vegas, there is something to be said about this inexpensive and delicious delicacy. On your next trip to Vegas, make a special stop at the only American Coney Island restaurant in the West (you’re going to want to come back for more!). American Coney Island is well worth the trip and no one can copy these iconic Coney dog connoisseurs. The American Coney Island restaurant in the D is even open 24 hours a day, so you can get this affordable and delicious food whenever the desire strikes, which will likely be often.

The Coney hot dog at American Coney Island in Las Vegas.

Other Vegas Spots to See

After chowing down on your Coney Dog, make sure to visit some of the other great restaurants throughout Downtown Las Vegas. Take in the Fremont Street Experience, which is full of great restaurants, free concerts and special events to enjoy.

If you find your tummy rumbling while visiting downtown Las Vegas, make sure to pop into the D to experience the country’s finest hot dogs, right here in our backyard.

Entrance to Andiamo Steakhouse at The D.

Detroit’s Top Steak Chef Comes to Downtown Las Vegas with Andiamo Steakhouse

When you come to Las Vegas, two things are certain: you’re sure to have a good time, and you’re sure to eat good food. Downtown Las Vegas features some of the best food in the country, and steaks are what we do best. Steakhouses in Las Vegas are iconic because of their history, vast menu, and mouthwatering meat. While there are countless choices around Fremont Street, guests should be sure to check out Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Steakhouse.

The D is also proud to announce that their very own Andiamo Italian Steakhouse was featured in Condé Nast Traveler as 1 of the 10 Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas. Described as a laid-back Italian steakhouse in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, both Andiamo Steakhouse and the D are beyond proud to accept this award. Condé Nast Traveler states that, “Downtown is the unsung hero of Las Vegas—where you’ll find friendly service, no pretense, and more bang for your buck (as compared to restaurants on the Strip).” Read on to find out more about one of the best steakhouses in all of Las Vegas!

Entree dish served at Andiamo Steakhouse at The D.

An Andiamo History

Joe Vicari, founder of Andiamo Steakhouse, has always focused on bringing the freshest ingredients, best meat, and fullest flavors to his guests. When it comes to quality, Vicari doesn’t believe in cutting corners and his Pat LaFrieda and Stockyard Premium beef, Strauss Lamb, and free range chicken shows it.

The Italian chef has opened successful Andiamo Steakhouses throughout the Detroit area and when The D founders Derek and Greg Stevens, two Detroit natives, opened their hotel in Las Vegas, they knew they had to have Vicari’s famed steakhouse. Together they have brought the delicious classics to Downtown Las Vegas and are excited to welcome guests to Andiamo Steakhouse, located inside The D.

American Prime with Italian Flavor

Vicari likes to say that he has achieved “American prime with Italian flavor” with his steaks, homemade Italian breads, award-winning sauces, and handmade pasta. And Andiamo’s menu is not just for the die-hard carnivores. The selections also include a number of delicious salad options, pastas, seafood, and more. Based on their nearly 500 4.5 star reviews, guests love the Beet Napoleon salad, the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, and the tableside-made Caesar salad (with dressing made from scratch to top it off!). There is nothing not to love about the Andiamo Steakhouse, extensive menu.

Additional dish that can be found at Andiamo Steakhouse.

The Meat

Now, for the grand finale: the steaks! Andiamo Steakhouse steaks are graded to be in the top 8% of all beef raised in the US and their 30-day aging method produces a tenderness and flavor that is unparalleled. The restaurant offers the finest products by partnering with the nation’s top butchers and the taste tells it all. But don’t take our word for it. Lee K. explains that even though it sounds like hyperbole, this was the best steak he has had in his life. He “genuinely had his mind blown.” Daniel C. said “there is absolutely nothing bad I can say about Andiamo Steakhouse” and that all the steaks were cooked to perfection.

The owners of The D brought this delicious, mouthwatering steak dinner all the way from the Midwest to Downtown Las Vegas, and locals and visitors alike couldn’t be happier. Now the only question is, porterhouse or New York strip?