Fontainebleau Miami Beach has been an iconic waterfront hotel for 70 years.
So when the brand announced it was opening a property in Las Vegas, they couldn't just photocopy the original and move it to the strip.
Instead they doubled down — casino parlance, because Vegas — and built a massive resort with more than 3,600 rooms, a casino, multiple pools, and 36 restaurants and bars.
Which, we can all agree, is a hell of a lot of restaurants and bars.
The just-opened Fontainebleau Las Vegas resides on nearly 25 acres adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. The 67-story resort is packing 3,644 rooms and suites, 150,000 square feet of gaming space, plenty of meeting and convention space, and luxe spa and wellness offerings. But the headline here is the incredible collection of dining and drinking options, many tied to some of the biggest names in hospitality, including Gabriela Cámara, David Grutman and Evan Funke.
Grutman has brought the high-energy Asian hotspot Komodo to Vegas, as well as Papi Steak, the Hollywood golden era steakhouse that's full of glitz, glam and prime beef. Another steakhouse, Don's Prime, is a Fontainebleau Las Vegas original that features trolley carts, tableside service and mid-century vibes alongside wagyu steaks
Gabriela Cámara, known for the always-popular Contramar in Mexico City, is opening Cantina Contramar, with plenty of seafood and regional Mexican specialties. It's also sporting a Casa Dragones tasting room, where patrons can sip the tequila outside its usual home base in San Miguel de Allende.
Chef Evan Funke brought Mother Wolf to the Fontainebleau, with all the delicious Italian dishes from the L.A. original, and Alan Yau (Hakkasan) is opening two concepts: Chyna Club is a clubby Chinese concept, and Washing Potato is a playful ode to dim sum.
That's barely even scratching the surface of everything contained within the property walls. Many of the restaurants stand alone, while others are part of the promenade, a food hall concept in a space that's reminiscent of a European piazza, with burgers, pizza, sushi, tacos and other things you want to eat.
When you need a break from eating and drinking, there's an entire casino to explore, complete with gaming tables, slots and a sportsbook.
With any luck, you can win some money to put toward all that steak and sushi.