Quick Hits: Blue Ribbon Now Dishing at the Cosmopolitan

Blue Ribbon
Blue Ribbon

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Blue Ribbon from chefs and restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg is now open at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, bringing a menu that is a melting pot of worldly influence and the chef’s culinary education and escapades.

The Brombergs used their original Blue Ribbon in New York City that opened 25 years ago as an influence for the Las Vegas outpost. Back then, they introduced New York to dishes such as oysters on the half shell, beef marrow and fried chicken. Now, at The Cosmopolitan, Blue Ribbon brings a 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 & Oxtail Marmalade; Cheese Fondue; Pu Pu Platter; and Pan Roasted Skate with Crispy Potatoes, Shrimp & Bacon.

New creations exclusive to the Las Vegas location include 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.

Dinner service as well as the late-night dining are on the agenda.

Overhead, customers find a sea of chandeliers set against an exposed ceiling, tinted cement and glazed antique tile. Many of the design elements from original New York restaurant find a home here too, including the lighting, a classic mahogany bar and table tops, and banquette fabrics. In addition to the grand bar, main dining room and raw bar, Blue Ribbon also features 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.