Photo: Bavette's Steakhouse/Patrick Michael Chin
The recent renovation of the Monte Carlo into the Park MGM has opened the door to some new culinary options on the Strip. Check out some of our favorite ways to eat and drink your way through this brand new resort.
What to Eat and Drink at the Brand New Park MGM
Dark, seductive and stylish, Bavette's reinvents the classic Chicago-style steakhouse for modern Las Vegas. Plan a long night with the chilled Seafood Tower of lobster and crab followed by the Chicago Cut of the Ribeye. As for cocktails, there are four different takes on an Old Fashioned to choose from. Our favorite is the Hibiki Tokyo, made with Japanese Whisky.
The sports book is all about comfort, style and convenience with a large rectangular bar that makes it easy to place orders. Have fun and Build Your Own Nachos with grilled chicken, guacamole, chili, smoked brisket and other ingredients. Choose as much as you like and pay based on how much it weighs. As for cocktails, you can't go wrong with the Bourbon Ice Tea.
Photo: Primrose/Patrick Michael Chin
Perfect for lunch or dinner, Primrose takes inspiration from the Golden Age of Provence, from the artwork in the dining room to the decor of the library lounge and lush scenery of the outdoor garden patio. Start each meal with the Mediterranean Plate, where fresh vegetables, fruit and eggs surround perfectly seasoned house-made Greek yogurt in the center.
This lobby bar specializes in craft cocktails and has the largest gin collection on the Strip. The most playful libation is Carnival, a combination of Tanqueray 10, fresh lime juice and St. Germain that's poured tableside over a cloud of cotton candy into the glass.
The only culinary holdover from the Monte Carlo, the Double Barrel Roadhouse is an old favorite that's actually outside the resort facing Las Vegas Boulevard. With an open patio and dining room, it's a great spot for people watching on the Strip. It's also perfect for wolfing down the Belgian Waffles with Crispy Chicken Breast and Maple Syrup.
There's even more to come. As the renovations continue at Park MGM, the resort plans to open Italian megaplex Eataly and a new Asian concept by Roy Choi. Keep up with all the latest new restaurants in Las Vegas by calling VegasGiant at 702-476-0001.
By Rob Kachelriess