Eateries that said goodbye


Alex Stratta won two Michelin stars at the Wynn, but apparently the margins weren’t sufficient to keep the star chef in business.

Bradley Ogden

After a great run, the seminal American chef will close his eponymous restaurant at Caesars early in the first quarter, to be replaced by Gordon Ramsay’s gastropub.

Town Square fare

It was another dog-eat-dog year at this popular outdoor mall. So long to Lolita’s, the Mexican restaurant and nightclub; The Grape, another Las Vegas wine bar that bit the dust; Cadillac Ranch, which was dead on arrival (though the décor will live on at the new tenant, Ranch House Kitchen).

Nora’s Wine Bar

It seemed like a good idea during the boom days at the turn of the century, but Las Vegas just doesn’t support this concept like big-city markets do.


A victim of the recession, Michael and Wendy Jordan’s place will be remembered as one of the city’s best all-time neighborhood restaurants.

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Gyoza, Monta

This bustling noodle shop’s gyoza, or hand-made dumplings, take a little extra time, so when you order, the waitress will immediately shout over your shoulder to the kitchen that you’d like some. The gyoza are made in-house daily with pork and vegetables, then pan-fried for a nice crust on the outside. Make your own dipping sauce from the accoutrements in front of you: soy sauce, a little vinegar and a little chili oil or shichimi seven spice. $5, 5030 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 6, 367-4600.