The Bromberg Brothers, longtime partners of The Cosmopolitan, will bring their vision of true American cuisine to the restaurant with a menu that is a melting pot of worldly influence and the chef’s culinary education and escapades. Blue Ribbon is built on a vision that originated 25 years ago with two brothers and one small restaurant in New York, which grew into a beloved city staple “where chefs go to eat.” The duo is famously known for introducing signature items such as oysters on the half shell, beef marrow and fried chicken to the forefront of the national culinary scene back in 1992. Now, at The Cosmopolitan, Blue Ribbon will build on that original vision and draw inspiration from the bustling energy of the Las Vegas Strip — it will be part saloon, part oyster bar, part American eatery, and part international culinary tour.
Blue Ribbon’s dinner menu will be heavily inspired by the original SoHo location, with long time favorites including Beef Marrow and Oxtail Marmalade, Cheese Fondue, Pu Pu Platter and Pan Roasted Skate with Crispy Potatoes, Shrimp and Bacon. New creations exclusive to the Las Vegas location include Pan Roasted Dover Sole with Artichokes and Capers, Bourbon-Glazed Prime Rib of Pork and, most notably, an array of offerings from the raw bar, including the Plateau Cosmopolitan, a multi-tiered shellfish and caviar extravaganza over ice, including oysters, clams, shrimp, lobster and crab, served with either a bottle of Champagne or chilled vodka. As the nation’s go-to spot for serious gastronomes, Blue Ribbon at The Cosmopolitan will offer dinner service as well as the late-night dining experience that they have become so well known for.
The Asfour/Guzy-designed space will provide the ideal backdrop for the eclectic menu. A sea of chandeliers set against an exposed ceiling, tinted cement and glazed antique tile will create an aura of both casual conviviality and celebratory elegance. Many of the design elements will also derive from the original New York restaurant, including the lighting, a classic mahogany bar and table tops, and banquette fabrics, but with an updated approach that evokes urban sophistication. In addition to the grand bar, main dining room and raw bar, Blue Ribbon will also boast a large private dining space with a private entrance.
The new Blue Ribbon will open in the space which has been the home of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill since the luxury resort opened on New Year’s Eve in 2010.