YELLOWTAIL under construction (yawn…)

Yellowtail, the Japanese Sushi-Fusion replacement for the (excellent) Japanese restaurant Shintaro that used to be in the space across the hall from FIX Steakhouse that used to be Sam’s American Grill beside what formerly was the LIGHT nightclub that is now The Bank nightclub at The Bellagio is supposed to open next month. Got that?

Once it opens, The Light Group-which owns all three-will complete its Bellagio trifecta, and be firmly on its way towards world domination of overpriced nightclubs and huge, boring restaurants with trendy decors.

Here’s a sneak peek….

MAINLAND

MAINLAND

Palazzo Resort Las Vegas

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. south, Suite 2852

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702.739.6462

Any restaurant that serves luscious duck potstickers, superior ramen, pad thai to die for, and fabulous pho, is alright in our book. Mixing in a groovy decor (designed by India Mahdavi) and channeling a Mao-meets-Elvis vibe is also a real plus; as is the techno-retro soundtrack. What really caps this place though, is the fact that it’s the only restaurant in the Palazzo (other than Espressamente Illy), that mere mortals can afford.

Watch for Mainland as our Restaurant of the Week this week on KLAS TV Channel 8.

ESPRESSAMENTE ILLY

ESPRESSAMENTE ILLY

In the Palazzo Hotel Shoppes (When they add the “-pes” to the word “shop;” you know they saw you comin’)

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702.869.2233

Illy is one of two major coffee chains in Italy; Lavazza is the other. It makes espresso so good it will make you weep. Illy has 150 coffee bars like this one throughout Europe but this one (in the Palazzo) is the first in the United States. Others are planned for Miami and both coasts, but as with fine French food and a myriad of other happenings in the restaurant world these days….Vegas got the first one. Lucky us. No mixes, no blenders, no powders and no C/D’s for sale. ‘Nuff said.