RIP: Rest(aurants) In Peace

Illustraion by Mario Zucca

Illustraion by Mario Zucca

Rattlecan in the Venetian This burger-and-beer joint was unceremoniously shuttered along with its big sister, First Food & Bar, in favor of celebrity-chef burgers and beers.

Bottles & Burgers at Tivoli Village Maybe the burger-and-wine concept was too…concept-y?

Meatball Spot at Town Square It wisely relocated to Planet Hollywood after Britney Spears bought in. It’s been replaced by the Sugar Factory.

Dos Caminos in Summerlin Sadly, there are no points for trying, trying again. It closed for the second time–because people don’t want to pay exorbitant prices for Mexican food.

Nobhill Tavern in MGM Grand This venerable spot with a San Francisco theme never quite connected with locals or tourists.

Bagatelle in the Tropicana It was overly ambitious for the Trop–way too large and largely undefined. The place couldn’t decide whether to be a hip restaurant or a nightclub with food.

Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square Wait… there was a restaurant above Yard House at Town Square?

Upstairs at RM Seafood in Mandalay Place A swap that worked for the best: The underutilized upstairs dining room was transformed into a fun new steampunk concept and bar, Rx Boiler Room.

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