Hawthorn Grill brings a new level of sophistication to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa with the property’s first new restaurant in five years. The menu strikes a balance of craveworthy steakhouse fare and American classics, alongside an extensive wine and cocktail program. The space offers guests a bar area for an after-work or pre-dinner drink, a spacious and cozy dining room for a large family dinner or a romantic date, and an expansive outdoor patio with fire pits and a vibrant waterfall surrounded by lush foliage.
Joseph Swan, formerly of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, helms Hawthorn Grill as executive room chef and takes traditional steakhouse to the next level with offerings such as classic French onion soup with three types of onion, sherry, brioche crouton, Gruyère and provolone; roasted beets and burrata with prosciutto, toasted pistachios and arugula; and sweet and sticky lamb ribs with honey, mint, garlic and lemon as starters. Entrées include Colorado lamb T-bone with chimichurri; a chili-rubbed smoked Kurobuta pork chop; Maine lobster and sweet potato gnocchi with spaghetti squash, spinach and shellfish butter; and a slow-braised prime short rib with parsnip puree, roasted Brussels sprouts and crispy shallots. Sides include Hawthorn Grill’s mojito fries, thick-cut onion rings, cauliflower gratin and homestyle mac and cheese.
Jeremy Choo, JW Marriott’s pastry chef, oversees the sweet side, offering guests a s’mores churro with warm ganache, cinnamon sugar churros and toasted marshmallow; apple tarte tatin with candied almonds and salted caramel sauce, served with vanilla bean ice cream; and soufflé served with crème anglaise and whipped cream.
To complement the menu, Hawthorn Grill’s bar program features a variety of handcrafted cocktails, from the seasonal apple cider Moscow mule with Absolut Orient Apple Vodka, apple cider and Fever-Tree ginger beer and the signature Hawthorn mimosa, featuring PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, St. Germain, and fresh-brewed Hawthorn tea topped with sparkling wine; to the modern classics like the Spice Market Old-Fashioned with Knob Creek bourbon, spiced maple syrup and Moroccan bitters or the Russell’s Reserve Barrel Aged Manhattan, barrel-aged in-house for a minimum of 14 days.
NAME: Hawthorn Grill
SERVING: Hawthorn Grill boasts a menu featuring a perfect balance of craveworthy steakhouse fare and American classics, alongside an extensive wine and cocktail program
OPENED: January 15, 2017
WHO’S BEHIND IT: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa with consultants Blau + Associates
DID YOU KNOW: Hawthorn Grill’s glass-enclosed wine cellar, which is part of the restaurant entrance, holds more than 1,000 bottles of wine.
LOCATION: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Dinner: 5 – 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday
Dinner: 5 – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Lounge Sunday: Thursday 4 p.m. – midnight
Lounge: Friday-Saturday 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Breakfast: 6 – 11 a.m. Monday – Friday
Weekday & Saturday breakfast buffet: 7 a.m. – noon
Weekend breakfast: 6 a.m. – noon; Saturday buffet 7 a.m. – noon
Sunday brunch: 6 am. – 1 p.m.; brunch buffet 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.