Fontainebleau Las Vegas Restaurant Reservations Now Open Ahead of December Launch
Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the much-anticipated luxury new addition to the list of famous Nevada casino venues, is now accepting reservations for its selection of 36 eateries ahead of its grand opening, scheduled for December 13, 2023.
The $3.6 billion resort has been in development for some 12 years. Funding constraints put the project on hold after the financial crisis of 2008, and it took more than a decade to get those solved.
However, now the luxury project, which will be the tallest casino resort on the famous Las Vegas Strip, is now very close to opening.
Its 36 restaurants do not feature any of the chain outlets found at many Sin City resorts. Instead, they feature unique eateries from various famous chefs and restaurateurs.
“After years of anticipation, excitement, and thoughtful planning, we are thrilled to offer our guests a first taste of these incredible new restaurants,” said Fontainebleau Las Vegas Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage Anthony Olheiser in a press release.
High-End Chefs and Unique Concepts
The Fontainebleau’s restaurant lineup features 36 first-to-market concepts that promise to deliver an array of high-class dining options.
Among the notable names are chefs and restaurateurs Evan Funke, Masa Ito, David Grutman, David “Papi” Einhorn, and Alan Yau, who are set to bring their culinary prowess to the new venue.
The resort has opened reservations for ten of its establishments. That includes Chyna Club by Alan Yau, offering eclectic Chinese cuisine; Don’s Prime, with its twist on classics and tableside service; Komodo, blending Las Vegas flair with Southeast Asian flavors; and KYU, presenting American barbecue staples with a Japanese yakiniku influence.
Other highlights include the flagship La Fontaine; a fine-dining French cuisine spot, Mother Wolf; Papi Steak; Vida; and Washing Potato, serving Cantonese comfort street foods.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas will also have more accessible street food and walk-in options, including Capon’s Burgers, Miami Slice, Roadside Taco, El Bagel, Bar Ito, and Nona, along with Fontainebleau originals Café Cuto and Chez Bon Bon.
“Our restaurant collection represents our unwavering commitment to unforgettable dining, the innovative spirit of our in-house team, and the collaborative efforts between Fontainebleau Las Vegas and our esteemed partners,” Olheiser said in the press release.
Restaurant and bar The Tavern will be part of a $10 million addition to Nevada retail sportsbooks, with betting technology powered by Las Vegas-based operator Red Rock Resorts.
Journey to Opening
Many of the Fontainbleau’s restaurant concepts were revealed in September 2022. But now that they are opening for reservations, the anticipation is fully building.
The 25-acre luxury resort is set to have more than 3,600 hotel rooms and suites, a 150,000-square-foot casino gaming floor, a 10,000-square-foot sports and horse race betting area, and a massive 550,000 square feet of convention space. It will also include a 50,000-square-foot spa.
Koch Real Estate Investment picked up the funding for the project in 2021, after the 67-story hotel tower sat unused and incomplete for more than 10 years.
Other investors include the Las Vegas Strip’s largest landlord, VICI Properties, as well as international finance heavyweights JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Blackstone Real Estate.
Jeffrey Soffer, the son of legendary Miami real estate developer Donald Soffer who built the original Fontainebleau on Miami Beach, is also involved in the project.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas is an operation not owned by any of the giant Las Vegas casino operators, so construction work and opening preparations for the launch should not be affected by the potential upcoming casino workers’ strike. Some 60,000 employees at MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts could walk out by November 10 if negotiations continue to stall.