Cosmopolitan announces first round of restaurants

The Cosmopolitan Hotel announced the first round of their power-player lineup of restaurants and restaurateurs. The list of restaurants includes Comme Ca from Chef David Myers. The original restaurant is in Los Angeles.

Other notable restaurants include Blue Ribbon from restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg. The two are already wildly successful, owning eight restaurants in New York. Now, they have decided to try their luck in Vegas. STK, (another) steakhouse from The One Group, is sure to be filled with modern, streamlined decor and solid cuts of beef.

What gets me excited is the prospect of an authentic Greek restaurant. Estiatorio Milos, in addition to being fun to say, will be bringing their Greek flavors to Las Vegas by way of Athens, New York and Montreal. I have high hopes for having an authentic, well-done Greek restaurant in the middle of Las Vegas.

Scarpetta, an Italian restaurant, offers its first location in Las Vegas. It is also a knock-off of a New York restaurant.

While the Cosmopolitan still doesn’t have an exact date, a spokeswoman says they will be opening at the end of this year. In the meantime, passersby can only imagine what the 2,995 hotel rooms in the two, 50-story towers will be comprised of.

Here are a few hints: A 100,000-square-foot casino including “casino cabanas,” three mood-sensitive pool experiences, accomodations that include living areas and a 50,000- square-foot spa and fitness facility.

With the addition of the above restaurants, Cosmopolitan is lining up to be a leader in the new era in chic lodging.