Vibrant and lively restaurant hall will bring six fast-casual eateries to  
Downtown Springfield  

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 17, 2018) MGM Springfield has unveiled the menus for its fast-casual destination South End Market. Taking inspiration from the growing trend of gourmet dining halls throughout the country, the collection of restaurants will provide hotel guests and those living and working in downtown Springfield a variety of convenient, high-quality dining options and a new social gathering space.  

With its open, contemporary design and six original dining concepts appealing to a variety of palates, South End Market will be an ideal locale for grabbing weekday lunch or meeting friends for a meal or a glass of wine. The bustling space features indoor and outdoor seating with convenient access from Main Street. Design elements such as reclaimed wood, weathered metal, glazed tile and distressed painted cabinetry along with “ghost signs”faded advertising on brick veneer – will transport patrons to the early days of Springfield when old country markets and general stores lined the downtown streets.  

The diverse food and beverage selections will include Wicked Noodles, a Pan-Asian restaurant; Jack’s Lobster Shack, featuring traditional New England specialties; Bill’s Diner, serving classic American fare; and Hearth Grill, offering vegetable-forward, healthy selections. Guests also will be able to indulge at the Wine & Cheese bar or satisfy their sweet tooth at the Gelato & Espresso counter.  

A large open cooking grill at Hearth features an oversized metal hood that acts as a fireplace and anchors the space. The remaining restaurants are arranged in a welcoming layout that encourages socializing and sampling. The space pays homage to the area’s rich history, incorporating a large oak communal table salvaged from the State Armory, a series of pews from the First Spiritualist Church and vintage chairs from the Howard Street School  

When conceiving South End Market, we wanted to create a space that was warm, welcoming and full of energy,” said MGM Springfield Vice President of Food and Beverage Anthony Caratozzolo. “The Springfield community will see many nods to the region, from vintage design elements to high-quality food made with ingredients from local farms and purveyors, to historical elements located within the venue.” 

 Menu highlights include the following:  

  • Wicked Noodles. Centered around traditional Asian flavors, Wicked Noodles will serve classic comfort dishes such as Pad Thai, Vegetable Lo Mein and Dan Dan Noodles alongside shareable plates such as Crispy Pork Gyoza Dumplings and Steamed Pork Buns. The restaurant is defined by black metal shelving and a rich oak wood counter under a canvas awning and vintage neon sign.  
  • Jack’s Lobster Shack. Serving traditional seaside selections including Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowder, fried seafood classics and more, Jack’s is an homage to traditional New England fare. Reminiscent of an old-school lobster shack, the restaurant is adorned with red painted trim, sun-bleached wood siding and an installation of used fishing buoys. As they line up at the order window, diners will feel as though they’ve escaped to the coast.  

  • Bill’s Diner. Mirroring vintage country general stores, this classic lunch counter will capture the essence of down-home American cooking. An all-day breakfast menu will offer traditional items such as Buttermilk Pancakes and a selection of breakfast sandwiches including an Egg Sandwich cooked with griddled onions, swiss and mustard. The diner also will serve sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials.  

  • Hearth Grill. This health-driven hotspot will appeal to conscious diners with nourishing soups, salads, vegetable sides, flatbreads and rotisserie-cooked meats. Taking a cue from old New England kitchens, guests will select from offerings displayed on a butcher block counter top and pay-by-the-pound for items such as Chile Rubbed Beef Tri-Tip, Curried Cauliflower, Charred Street Corn and a lineup of fresh salads.  

  • Wine & Cheese. At this contemporary wine and cheese bar, a combination of wood and weathered steel evokes the artisanal spirit of local craftsmen in the area. Seasonal cheeses will be paired with charcuterie from notable New England Charcuterie, a local curing company that combines Old World traditions with New World flavors to make an unexpected yet delicious?product. An array of wine options, including flights and large pours, will be available. 

  • Gelato & Expresso Counter. Patrons can gear up for the day ahead or tuck in for a relaxing break with a cup of coffee by LAMILL Coffee, an award-winning specialty coffee roaster based in Los Angeles. MGM Springfield will have a custom blend which can be nicely paired with Gelato’s pastries, sandwiches and gelato made in-house.  

Hours of Operation for South End Market restaurants are: 

Gelato & Espresso: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Wine & Cheese: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Lobster Shack: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  

Hearth Grill: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Bill’s Diner: 24 hours 

Wicked Noodles: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.  

MGM Springfield opens August 24 at 11 a.m. For more information, visit MGM Springfield online. 


About MGM Springfield 
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also will feature a Regal luxury cinema, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield will open August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit  

About MGM Resorts International 
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company opened MGM Cotai in Macau in February 2018. It is also developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at 

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