27 June 2019

MGM Resorts International
Food & Beverage News – July 2019



Roy Choi Introduces All-You-Can-Eat Mondays at Best Friend

Chef Roy Choi is bringing limitless Korean BBQ to The Strip with the launch of All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) Mondays at Best Friend. Guests will be greeted at the table with an array of banchan including housemade kimchi, pickled daikon and cold spinach, along with a sharable salad and white rice. Diners can sink their teeth into limitless sizzling plates of Best Friend’s six flavorful meats – from the melt-in-your-mouth Spicy Pork, to sweet and smoky BBQ Ribeye steeped in bulgogi marinade, to the vegetarian-friendly BBQ Veg with baby bok, carrots and long beans.

The Monday AYCE experience allows guests to choose two plates of BBQ at a time while providing the opportunity to mix-and-match for as long as their hearts and appetites desire. The feast concludes with a chef’s selection of a special Best Friend dessert for the table. Best Friend also will feature half-off any sake and champagne magnums on Mondays.

  • When: Every Monday, 5 p.m. – Midnight
  • For reservations, call 702-730-6770
  • Social media information: @BestFriendVegas @ParkMGM

Tacos & Tall Boys Tuesdays at Best Friend
Best Friend, Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ restaurant located at Park MGM, now offers a Tacos & Tall Boys event, occurring every Tuesday of the month. Menu specialties include Spicy Pork Tacos ($4 each or three tacos for $10, available only for Taco Tuesday), Modelo pitchers ($15) and weekly selections of Tall Boys ($7).

  • When: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Time: 5 p.m. – Midnight
  • For reservations, call 702-730-6770
  • Social media information: @BestFriendVegas @ParkMGM


Gelato Festa at Eataly Las Vegas
Eataly is holding the first-ever Gelato Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 27. From 2 to 7 p.m., explore ten stations spread across the entire store, with frozen favorites including classic gelato, boozy gelato, affogato, savory gelato, sweet focaccia with gelato, and exclusive flavors not normally found at Eataly Las Vegas. Taste the frozen treats and glory in the season.

  • When: Saturday, July 27
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Price: Presale – 15 tickets for $40; Day of – 10 tickets for $40 or one ticket for $5 each, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased on Eataly’s website
  • Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas #EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM
  • The complete schedule of Chef’s Table classes and experiences can be found on Eataly’s website. Eataly’s Chef’s Table also is available for private bookings. Learn more and make reservations by emailing elv.events@eataly.com or calling the Guest Relations desk at 702-730-7617

Drink Like a Local: Liberated Mixology Series

Each month at Libertine Social, a local mixologist will curate an exclusive cocktail menu for enthusiasts to enjoy every Saturday and Sunday. The month of July will feature three specialty drinks made by Tim Rita, mixologist and bartender at NoMad Las Vegas.

  • When: July 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 21, 27-28
    • On July 13, Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim and Tim Rita will be in the Arcade Lounge to personally make the specialty cocktails and meet guests.
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Social media information: @MandalayBay



Hyde Closure

Bellagio will welcome a new venue to the resort’s award-winning portfolio this winter. The concept will open in the Hyde Bellagio space, which will close after service on Saturday, July 6. Details on the new resort offering will be shared in the coming months. 

Sage New Hours of Operation

Effective July 1, Sage’s new hours of operation are as follows:

  • Sunday – Tuesday and Friday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, Closed

ARIA Café New Hours of Operation
Effective July 1, ARIA Café’s new hours of operation are as follows:

  • Daily, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

MGM Grand to Welcome New Italian Restaurant

MGM Grand will welcome a new Italian restaurant concept to the resort’s culinary portfolio this summer. The venue will replace FiAMMA Italian Kitchen, which is now closed. Details on the new concept will be shared in the coming weeks.

Mama Rabbit Bar

James Beard Award-winner Bricia Lopez has joined forces with Park MGM to celebrate the culture and spirit of Oaxaca – the birthplace of mezcal – with the debut of Mama Rabbit Bar. Fusing the dynamic atmosphere of a Mexican tavern with the intimate and sexy allure of a speakeasy, Mama Rabbit will become Las Vegas’ definitive mezcal-and-tequila destination. Mama Rabbit will feature Las Vegas’ largest collection of tequila and mezcal, highlighting a wide range of Mexican flavors. Additional details, including opening information, will be shared in the coming weeks.

NoMad Restaurant Wins AHEAD Award for Restaurant Design
NoMad Restaurant, located at the new NoMad Las Vegas at Park MGM, has been awarded the 2019 AHEAD Award for Restaurant Design. AHEAD Awards recognize the best hospitality designs and exceptional guest experiences around the world.

Excalibur to Welcome New American Bar Concept This Fall

Excalibur will welcome a new American bar concept to the resort’s culinary portfolio this fall. The venue will be located on the casino floor in the former Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer space. Details on the new venue will be shared in the coming months.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Now Open
A new Einstein Bros.® Bagels restaurant is now open, bringing fresh-made bagels, sandwiches, premium coffee and espresso drinks, double-whipped shmears, and a range of sweets and snacks to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for the first time. Operated by Las Vegas-based Feel Good Brands, the opening of this location inside Excalibur Hotel & Casino’s Castle Walk Food Court brings to The Strip a casual eatery where guests can grab a quick bite, with all-day breakfast and lunch options.

Frites Las Vegas Now Open
Foodies across the world will rejoice over Frites Las Vegas – the first-ever French fry concept on The Strip, bringing back the richness of beef tallow for ultimate fry perfection. Frites Las Vegas is the first original concept from Feel Good Brands, which has operated multiple franchises for more than 20 years in the Las Vegas valley.

Sake Rok Introduces New Menu Items and ‘Rok n’ Rollin’ Sushi Classes

Sake Rok, Las Vegas’ ultimate sushi experience and social dining extravaganza, is introducing several new menu selections to its playful Japanese menu. Items include Pork Belly ($22), Miso Sea Bass ($30) and Shrimp Risotto ($28).

Additionally, weekend warriors can spice up their daytime activities with Executive Chef Sung Park’s new sushi-rolling classes available at Sake Rok every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. In the courses, sushi aficionados can learn the chef’s artful methods for preparing Sake Rok’s four most popular rolls.

  • When: Every Saturday
  • Time: Noon and 2 p.m.
  • Sushi Class Pricing:
    • Per Person: $150
    • Couples: $250



To view a complete list of Independence Day activations or to download menus, click here.

Those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July can indulge in holiday menus and specials at the following MGM Resorts restaurants: MGM Grand Buffet, Avenue Café, Cravings Buffet, Diablo’s Cantina, Public House, The Buffet at Luxor and The Buffet at Excalibur.



BARDOT Brasserie

BARDOT Brasserie will celebrate the national day of France with its Fourth Annual Bastille Day menu. Menu selections include Pâtè en Croûte with black truffle, foie gras and madeira gelée ($26), King Crab Crêpe with black trumpet mushrooms and a sunny-side egg ($22), Duck Wings a L’Orange with sauce maltaise ($18) and Bone Marrow Persillade with a radish and shallot salad and grilled country bread ($19).

  • When: Sunday, July 14
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • For reservations, call 877-230-2742
  • Social media information: @AriaLV @Bardot_lv



To download complete menus, click here.

MICHAEL MINA Bellagio Summer Tasting and Bar Menus

Guests can indulge in a fresh taste of summer with two new seasonal menus at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio. The Summer of Mina Tasting Menu is a five-course experience with selections such as Sweet Corn Gazpacho, Hot Charcoal-Grilled Shellfish and Valrhona Chocolate Cake. The six-course Signature Tasting Menu includes dishes like the Tartare of Ahi Tuna, Michael’s Lobster Pot Pie and American Wagyu Ribeye Rossini.

Diners also may experience the season with the Summer of Mina Bar Menu, featuring a la carte small plates such as Roasted Foie Gras Sliders ($23), Clams Casino ($15) and Michael Mina’s Caviar Parfait ($19).

  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. **
  • Pricing:
    • Five-Course Summer Tasting Menu: $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity
    • Signature Tasting Menu: $148 per person, plus tax and gratuity
  • For reservations, call 866-259-7111
  • Social media information: @Bellagio @michaelminalv

**Please note the restaurant is temporarily closed for summer renovations and will reopen on Tuesday, July 9.


Summer Menus at MGM Grand

During the summer months, select MGM Grand restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, TAP Sports Bar, Hecho en Vegas and Avenue Café.

Burger of The Month at Michael Mina’s PUB 1842
For the month of July, guests can curb their burger craving with The Double Wide ($21), piled high with an 8-oz. angus beef patty, bacon strips, tater tots, pickled jalapenos, caramelized onions, American cheese and ranch dressing, served with BBQ-seasoned fries. The burger can be complemented with a PBR ($8) beer.

  • When: July 1 – 31
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday, Thursday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • For reservations, call 702-891-3922
  • Social media information: @MGMGrand @PUB1842

NoMad Restaurant Pre-Theater Menu

NoMad Restaurant now offers a three-course theater menu, available on concert and sporting event days at Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Featured items include Kanpachi Ceviche, Wild Salmon and NY Strip Steak.

  • When: Concert and sporting event days at Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Price: $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity
  • For reservations, call 702-730-6785


NoMad Pool Breakfast and Brunch
A light breakfast menu and a full brunch menu are available at the café at NoMad Pool. Breakfast and brunch offerings include Chia Seed Pudding with lychee, kaffir lime and granola ($15); Moroccan Quinoa topped with guests’ choice of protein ($15); and The NoMad Breakfast, which includes two eggs any style, choice of bacon, sausage or avocado, plus multigrain toast, coffee or juice ($28).

  • When:
    • Breakfast: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Brunch: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Burger of The Month at LVB Burgers & Bar

Guests can enjoy the Backyard BBQ Burger ($17) with a beef patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, BBQ pulled pork, Carolina BBQ sauce, pickled jalapenos and mac and cheese, available only during the month of July at LVB Burgers & Bar. The feast continues with LVB’s Burger & Beer Combo, which includes the sandwich paired with a Samuel Adams Seasonal beer and a side of fries ($26).

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – midnight 
    • Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Monthly Specials at Carnegie Deli
During the month of July, Carnegie Deli will offer two specialty items. Guests can choose from the Latke Corned Beef Benedict, with poached eggs and hollandaise ($13.99), or the Loaded Carnegie Hash with corned beef, pastrami, fried eggs and French fries ($15.99).

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Daily, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Smokin’ Summer Menu at Camelot Steakhouse

All summer long at Camelot Steakhouse, guests can enjoy a three-course menu inspired by seasonal favorites. The menu features a Watermelon Feta Salad to start, choice of Smoked Bone-in Short Rib or Smoked and Chargrilled Salmon and Summer Peach Cobbler for dessert.

  • When:  Available through Sept. 2
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Daily, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Price: $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity
  • For reservations, call 702-597-7449



To view a complete list of weekly social happenings and special offers, click here.

For weekly happy hours, live entertainment or other reoccurring social events, visit any of the following MGM Resorts venues: TAP Sports Bar, Centrifuge, Whiskey Down, Libertine Social, Skyfall Lounge, La La Noodle, Juniper Cocktail Lounge, Moneyline Sports Bar & Book, Rice & Company and Beerhaus.



Media Contacts:
Dana Rutkin / Fallon Porter
MGM Resorts International
drutkin@mgmresorts.com / fporter@mgmresorts.com
702-604-1270 / 702-692-6741