Miami's Yardbird Plans Expansion to Vegas
50 Eggs, Inc. has helped redefine dining in South Florida for the last 10 years, from fast casual to approachable fine dining.
Since its inception, it has been the force behind a varied and successful family of restaurants, ranging from Taste Bakery Café and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to Swine Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
Created by restaurateur John Kunkel, the group and its talented culinary team are now looking forward to the winter 2015 launch of the Las Vegas location of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
“Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind American city with an unbeatable spirit, amazing history, energy and food scene,” says Kunkel, who has been seeking the perfect location for Yardbird’s expansion for more than a year. “We’re thrilled to be opening in this iconic city and couldn’t ask for a better partner than the team at the Sands (which owns and operates The Venetian and The Palazzo). We think it’s a sure bet Vegas locals and visitors alike will embrace the food, fun, and traditions that are the building blocks of the Yardbird concept.”
Housed at the crossroads of The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, “One of the Best Places to Stay in the World” according to Condé Nast Traveler, Yardbird Las Vegas will be in great company, rubbing shoulders with fellow Venetian and Palazzo dining destinations B&B Ristorante by Mario Batali, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, and db Brasserie by Chef Daniel Boulud, to name a few.
And though Yardbird Miami’s sister restaurant will share many of the restaurant’s design and menu staples, it will certainly embrace the “bigger is better” aesthetic that is inarguably part of the Las Vegas DNA.
The space of more than 8,000 square feet, designed by 50 Eggs’ internal design team in cooperation with Parts and Labor Design, will seat 180 guests throughout the main dining room and two private rooms.
With the extensive footprint will come an expansive bar, giving the 50 Eggs team added space to expand their beverage program, delivering not only a cocktail menu but an exclusive ice program, complete with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.
“The larger space is definitely giving us extra room to play,” adds Kunkel. “The menu and bar programs will feature many of our hallmarks, including our outstanding brunch and wildly-popular Guest Chef Series, as well as a number of singular elements. Our goal is for Yardbird to stand out from its neighbors, both in- and outside of the Venetian itself.”
The expansion of the Yardbird brand to Las Vegas is part of a grander expansion for 50 Eggs, Inc. concepts nationwide.