VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Fiola Mare for the Wynn, Lakeside Goes Under, Korean Fave Meets Sad & Sudden End

Posted on: July 9, 2024, 02:24h. 

Last updated on: July 9, 2024, 02:38h.

Early next year, Wynn Las Vegas will debut Fiola Mare, a high-end Mediterranean seafood restaurant from Chef Fabio Trabocchi.

Fabio Trabocchi, a James Beard- and Michelin-awarded chef and restaurateur, built Fiola Mare — inspired by Italy’s coastlines and its bounty of seafood — into one of DC’s hottest eateries. (Image: Marcel Boldu)

“Since moving to the US in 2000 from Le Marche, Italy, I’ve dreamt of having a restaurant in Las Vegas,” Trabocchi said in a statement. “I couldn’t be prouder than to partner with an iconic destination as Wynn Las Vegas, who is the perfect complement to our hospitality group.”

Fiola Mare’s menu will feature seafood sourced from the Mediterranean and East and West Coast of the US. A seafood cart will offer multiple daily catch options.

Fiola Mare will replace Lakeside, the seafood restaurant that opened with the Wynn in 2005, and inherit its view of the Lake of Dreams. Lakeside will permanently close in mid-July.

Steve Park with his late father, Jong, at their restaurant last year. (Image: KTNV-TV/Las Vegas)

Dynamite Implodes

Dynamite Korean Street Food and Sushi, a beloved off-Strip eatery in Silverado Ranch that once went viral on TikTok, closed its doors on July 7.

According to a TikTok video from owner Steve Park, he’s “no longer able to operate the shop to its full potential” because his father, Jong Park, ultimately succumbed to the cancer he’d been battling for two years, and his mother developed serious health issues as well.

“This dream wouldn’t have been possible without you guys,” Steve told his many fans.

Dynamite went viral when TikTok star Keith Lee offered to treat the first 300 customers on New Year’s Eve 2023. The line snaked around the building.

Dining Ins & Outs

Tender Steakhouse at the Luxor is undergoing a remodel. Half of its dining room is now redone, while the other half is closed. In the meantime, guests must enter through a room usually reserved for private functions.

Also going under the kitchen knife is Sugarcane at The Venetian, which was boarded up two weeks ago and is expected to reopen in August.

Bramàre, a new Italian spot from Evan Glusman and Constantin Alexander — who own Table 34 in Henderson — debuts July 12 at 3900 Paradise Road in Las Vegas. Its name is Italian for “to crave.”

A new boba joint, Sunright Tea Studio, is about to open at 10217 W. Charleston Blvd. in Summerlin, according to What Now Vegas. The owners have two other Las Vegas locations.

Glitter Gulch Tiki, a 90-seat tiki bar from the creators of downtown Las Vegas’ popular Nacho Daddy, is set to debut on Friday, July 12, at 113 N. 4th Street. That’s the space formerly occupied by Nacho Daddy, which moved next door. Glitter Gulch takes its name from the former nickname for the Fremont Street district. Follow @glittergulchtiki on Instagram for more information.