Posted on: December 5, 2023, 12:45h.
Last updated on: December 5, 2023, 12:45h.
Station Casinos opened its $780M Durango Casino Resort today southwest of the Las Vegas Strip at 6915 S. Durango Drive. And while its 83K square-foot casino boasts the latest in slot machines and table games, the selection for foodies is no less impressive.
Here’s the lineup:
- Bel-Aire Lounge and Bel-Aire Backyard
Managed by the Millennial-centric Clique Hospitality, this posh lounge, situated adjacent to the Durango’s lobby, specializes in small plates including Kobe sliders, sushi rolls, and bites of crispy rice.
- Eat Your Heart Out Food Hall
Because in Las Vegas, the food hall is the new buffet, this upscale addition offers a choice of Hawaiian street food from owner-chef Gene Villatora at Ai Pono Café, Italian fusion from Philly’s James Beard-winning Chef Marc Vetri at Fiorella, the L.A. institution Irv’s Burgers, slices from New York City’s Prince Street Pizza, and New York deli food courtesy of Uncle Paulie’s. Additional stations include Nielsen’s Frozen Custard, Oyster Bar, Shang Artisan Noodle, Vesta Coffee, and Yu-Or-Mi Sushi & Sake Bar.
- The George Sportsmen’s Lounge
This hybrid sports bar, 24/7 diner, and outdoor entertainment mecca is situated next to the STN Sportsbook, whose 4,200 square feet of digital LED screen is fully viewable from the George’s raised lounge. The menu is a similar hybrid that suggests a meeting of Buffalo Wild Wings with Peter Luger. It features baked goat cheese, bacon cheeseburgers, and a 32-ounce Tomahawk ribeye.
- Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant
Coastal Mexico is celebrated with charred octopus with white beans, coconut ceviche, and a 3-lb. grilled lobster. Wax Rabbit, a speakeasy hidden in the back of the restaurant — pull the correct rabbit head to enter — specializes in agave spirits.