Park MGM Las Vegas

Park MGM Still A Work In Progress

  As you can see from the casino entrance  picture above the Monte Carlo may have recently been renamed the Park MGM but construction at the property is far from over. If you plan on staying at the property soon you might want to take that in to account, that being said the noisy construction seems to be mainly around the front of the property Strip side. The main casino entrance from the Strip is closed but the casino itself is open as is the buffet and, it will be interesting to see after construction is done how the revamped …

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Monte Carlo Name To Disappear Today

The one thing always constant in Las Vegas resorts is that they are always changing, one such change is today as the twenty two year old Monte Carlo resort will be no more as its officially rebranded as the Park MGM.  The owners of the Monte Carlo,  MGM Resorts have made the change to rebrand the resort which is undergoing a $550  million dollar remodel in order to appeal to higher end customers. The remodel is far from over and due to open by the end of the year is the 292 room boutique hotel inside the Park MGM called …

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Monte Carlo Restaurants Closed

The transformation continues at the Monte Carlo as it gets ready for its transformation in to the Park MGM with two more restaurants closing today Diablo’s Cantina and Sambalate. Previously closed restaurants include 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria which closed a couple of days ago and Minus 5 Ice Bar. If you are looking for other food options you might want to check out the restaurants in The Park or walk over to New York New York.

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Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar

In Las Vegas there our many places to get a good steak dinner although a Chicago heavyweight Steakhouse Bavette’s is about to open a Las Vegas location. The new 10,035 is due to open this month at the Monte Carlo as the property is revamped in to the MGM Park resort in the former Brand space. The restaurant will have a 1920’s speakeasy vibe which plays off its Chicago roots and hopefully for the owners be as busy as the Chicago restaurant where it’s hard to get a reservation. 

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Monte Carlo Buffet Is Gone 

As the Monte Carlo is remodeled as part its $450 million transformation in to the Park MGM, the buffet can now be added to the list of eating establishments that have recently closed at the property. The buffet at Monte Carlo was simply called The Buffet and was fine although as one of the smaller buffets on the Strip it wasn’t most people’s first choice but if you were staying at the property it was an okay choice. Previous restaurant closures at Monte Carlo include Dragon Noodle Company, Cremery, Brand Steakhouse and BLVD which are closing to make room for …

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Monte Carlo Makeover Continues

The ongoing revamp of the Monte Carlo continues with two restaurants now closed as the property makes the transition from the Monte Carlo to the Park MGM. The two restaurants are Dragon Noodle Company and d.vino and, no word yet on when the newly named Park MGM will make its debut. Some people love the Monte Carlo for its reasonably priced rooms compared to its Strip neighbors but for me the casino and property seemed a little bland. The revamp should give it more character although with a remodel, higher room rates always follow. 

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Bruno Adds Dates

Today tickets go on sale for six additional dates which have been added to the Bruno Mars residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo. The six additional dates are for December 30th and 31st as well as January 14th, 16th to 17th and 18th with tickets starting at $99.50 plus taxes and fees. The New Year’s Eve show prices will most likely start at a much higher price point, check out the Ticketmaster website for more information or to purchase tickets.

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Monte Carlo Adds Chicago Steakhouse

The space formally occupied by Brand at Monte Carlo is going to become a location of Bavette’s Bar & Bouef a critically acclaimed steakhouse from Chicago. The Chicago location of Bavette’s Bar & Bouef has dark panel walls and leather seats in a darker speak easy look and its possible some of that look could make it to its new Las Vegas location. The Chicago restaurant is known for of course amazing steaks but also food with a French flair but less formal than most French restaurants. The Las Vegas location is due to open in October at this time …

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Last Chance For Cher

The singer Cher has sold over 100 million records over her amazing six decades career and is not a stranger to Las Vegas as she had a residency in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace between 2008 and 2011. I’m not a fan of Cher i will say that up front although i did enjoy where she swore at David Letterman but her Las Vegas show got really good reviews from fans who saw her performance. Cher is returning for one last time and possibly the last shows ever with a mini residency this time not at Caesars Palace but at …

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Another Coffee Shop To Close

Over the last few years the traditional resort coffee shops have been cutting hours or closing and now comes the news that ‘The Café’ at Monte Carlo is the latest coffee shop to close. ‘The Café’ is due to close June 7th with the space being used as a meeting or event space after that date. If you want breakfast at the Monte Carlo after the closure The Pub at Monte Carlo will begin serving breakfast on June 8th inside and on the outdoor patio starting at 7 am.

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New Restaurants Coming To NYNY

The former Sporting House space at New York New York which was make vacant back in June when the restaurant closed is soon to have two new restaurants open in its place; The new restaurants due to open by years end are ‘Tom’s Urban’ which last week had a job fair for 200 new employees and a New York import the ‘Shake Shack’ which was also hiring last week. The ‘Shake Shack’ is know in New York for its burgers, fries and custard and should fit in well as a more casual place to eat next to MGM’s $100 Strip …

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Double Barrel Roadhouse Now Open

The Double Barrel Roadhouse at the Monte Carlo opened this past Friday and has said it will give you and authentic roadhouse experience; I don’t think that means the experience like the classic movie Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze (don’t mock it’s a classic in this house) we will have visit the place and put up a review to see if it is. The 12,000 square foot indoor and outdoor space has a Southern style menu with craft cocktails to go with the food. If you want to check out the Roadhouse its open from 11am to 2am most nights except …

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