Four Fun New Grub Spots at The Park in Las Vegas
The Park is a vibrant outdoor dining and entertainment district located between New York-New York and Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas Strip. It serves as the gateway to the new 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena and features a fun culinary lineup which is sure to be popular before and after events at the Arena.
The good folks at MGM invited us to Vegas for the Grand Opening at The Park where we were able to sample four new casual restaurants that are now open to the public. Three are completely new to Las Vegas, and each offers unique cuisine and atmospheres that we think will be an instant hit with both locals and visitors. We’ve ranked them below based on our dining experience during opening week. If you’d like to taste some of the goodies you see in our photos, we’d encourage you visit The Park the next time you’re in Las Vegas.
4) Sake Rok
This theatrical hotspot open for lunch, dinner and a late-night bar/lounge, thrills guests with more than just its array of delicious sushi, Japanese cuisine and private sake label. By night, Sake Rok transforms into a high-profile social dining extravaganza, immersing guests in an experience part culinary, part performance and completely unexpected. Inspired by Japan’s vibrant pop culture and fashion movements, interactive servers invite guests to partake in restaurant-wide sake bombs while doubling as entertainers, spontaneously breaking into dance and lip-sync serenades.
A remix of the American beer hall, this fun and unpretentious beer garden is highlighted by its outdoor spaces and vantage points of all The Park’s activity. Guests can indulge in sustainably raised farm-to-table meats, an impressive regional craft brew list, live music and, of course, games to get any social gathering started – foosball, shuffleboard, ping pong and more.
California Pizza Kitchen is the authority in creative dining with a California vibe. Blending fresh, seasonal ingredients with bold, global inspiration, “CPK” offers signature hand-tossed, hearth-baked pizzas, inventive main plates and shareables, unique pastas and salads, alongside premium wines, craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails featuring fresh fruits, herbs and spices. With an outdoor patio, full bar and open kitchen centered around the hearth oven, CPK’s rustic, modern atmosphere is perfect for drinks and small plates before a show, dinner with family and everything in between.
The fast-casual, gourmet waffle restaurant born out of Orange County serves up its signature takes on the sandwich. Bruxie’s next-generation sandwiches use a light, airy authentic Brussels Waffle as the “Bold Fold.” The Waffle is crisp, lightly yeasty and not sweet – reminiscent of freshly baked bread. Bruxie Waffles are paired with quality seasonal ingredients, offering both savory choices like Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Chili Honey and Cider Slaw as well as a variety of sweet options such as Strawberry Crème Brûlée.
Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.