28 August 2018

 

MGM Springfield offers a diverse culinary portfolio featuring food and beverage spots that are entirely new concepts to the Western Massachusetts region. The line-up is headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Coastal Italian concept Cal Mare and also features original MGM Resorts’ dining destinations including The Chandler Steakhouse, South End Market and TAP Sports Bar.

The resort also boasts a Vegas-style cocktail program featuring modern mixology fused with the history of Downtown Springfield. Anchored by three unique concepts – mixology hub Lobby Bar; high-limit lounge The Knox Bar; and the energetic Commonwealth Bar and Lounge, MGM Springfield offers an innovative property-wide mixology program influence by international cocktail culture.

 

Dining

Cal Mare
From James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina and San Francisco’s Chef of the Year Adam Sobel, Cal Mare evokes the vibrant seaside elegance and regional cuisine of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The restaurant celebrates the best of coastal Italian cuisine and features bountiful East Coast ingredients. Fresh seafood, handmade pastas and brick-oven pizzas are essential offerings, and specialties including charcoal grilled fish, crudos and lighter Italian bites complete the colorful menu.

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. –11 p.m.
Pizza Counter: Daily, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
 

For reservations, visit Open Table or call 413-273-5000.

The Chandler Steakhouse
The name and setting of The Chandler Steakhouse holds a special place in Springfield history. The restaurant is located in the former Union House Hotel, later renamed The Chandler Hotel. Built in 1846, it hosted many notable guests including U.S. President James K. Polk and President Buchanan. Now, helmed by Hell’s Kitchen season 14 winner Meghan Gill, The Chandler Steakhouse invites guests to savor the finest seafood in a sophisticated-yet-modern steakhouse concept situated in the landmark location’s first level. The Chandler Steakhouse offers cuts of meat made with 100-percent Midwest Angus beef, dry aged in-house for 21 days. Signature dishes such as Northwest Salmon, Whole Steamed Lobster and Tomahawk Ribeye complete the menu alongside creative takes on classics.

Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

For reservations, visit Open Table or call 413-273-5000.

TAP Sports Bar
TAP Sports Bar serves up an unparalleled entertainment experience for sports enthusiasts. Guest can enjoy live game action on HDTVs, and a massive video wall featuring 32 screens that can operate individually or as one giant image. Regional roots extend to the menu, with elevated pub fare and Springfield-inspired items including TAP’s Hall of Fame Burger, signature Wings and Reubens. Beer aficionados can appreciate the vast varietals on tap and draft at TAP’s beer garden, which also showcases local brewery partners. Adjacent to the sports bar, TAP’s arcade and 10-lane bowling alley serve as a high-energy gathering spot for socializing or gaming, with an eclectic range of vintage video games, billiards, shuffleboard, air hockey and foosball.

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

 

For reservations, visit Open Table or call 413-273-5000.

 

South End Market
A gourmet twist on the classic food hall, South End Market offers a variety of quick-casual dining spots that deliver big on quality and convenience. Located off Main Street, the Market is home to Wicked Noodles, a pan-Asian restaurant; Jack’s Lobster Shack, offering lobster rolls and New England-style clam chowder; an all-American eatery, Bill’s Diner; and healthy options at Hearth Grill. Additionally, Wine & Cheese invites guests to sip and sample, while the Gelato & Espresso satisfies any sweet tooth or coffee craving.

Hours of Operation:
Wicked Noodles:

  • Daily, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Bill’s Diner:

  • Daily, 24 hours

Jack’s Lobster Shack:

  • Daily, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Hearth Grill:

  • Daily, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Wine & Cheese:

  • Sunday - Thursday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.;
  • Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. – midnight 

Gelato & Coffee:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.;
  • Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

No reservations required.
 

Wahlburgers – coming 2019  
Founded in 2011 in Hingham, Mass., Wahlburgers is a joint creation by the three Wahlberg brothers and has since expanded quickly to 27 locations throughout North America. The restaurant is known for creating delicious burgers made with fresh ground beef and high-quality ingredients, as well as other sides and dishes inspired by the family recipes they grew up with

Mixology

Lobby Bar
Situated in MGM Springfield’s bookcase-adorned Lobby, travelers and visitors alike are welcomed with imaginative cocktails, a beguiling atmosphere and personable bartenders. The inventive menu boasts cocktails inspired by classic novels and literary tales to match the venue’s library aesthetics. Such libations feature eclectic glassware, seasonal flavors and progressive recipes making Lobby Bar the epicenter of the resort’s mixology program. Partnering with regional distilleries such as Berkshire Mountain, Privateer Rum and Hartford Flavor Company, the menu also offers cocktails with an emphasis on gin.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – Midnight; Saturday and Sunday, Noon – Midnight

No reservations required.

Commonwealth Bar and Lounge
Paying homage to Springfield’s legacy, the energetic Commonwealth Bar and Lounge blends a hip atmosphere with a turn-of-the-century vibe. A stunning chandelier with intricately placed vintage photographs entices visitors to check out the space as waitresses with flapper-style uniforms serve beverages in this high-energy destination seven days a week. The progressive cocktail program features a selection of classics along with lavish, interactive cocktails including an Old-Fashioned Tableside Cart and a $25,000 Indian Motorcycle cocktail. On Friday and Saturday nights, Commonwealth amps up the weekend with curated entertainment and local DJs. When the sports seasons pick up, the bar lounge gets the ball rolling with big screens for watching the big games.

Hours of Operation: Daily, 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

No reservations required.

The Knox Bar
The Knox Bar takes its cues from Henry Knox—who built the historic Springfield Armory and for whom Fort Knox is named. Setting a new gold standard for gaming lounges, the mixology destination’s elevated cocktails is on par with its high-roller gaming offerings. From libations served with real gold coins to modern twists on classic, The Knox Bar brings a cocktail experience like never seen before to Downtown Springfield.

Hours of Operation: Daily, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. 

No reservations required.

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