Celebrity chef Kerry Simon brings his American gastro-lounge, Carson Kitchen, to downtown Las Vegas.
The restaurant, at the corner of Carson Avenue and 6th Street, is a neighborhood restaurant designed to make guests feel like they are dining in someone's home. The 1,800-square-foot space was inspired by Simon's own loft-style home in Las Vegas.
A 910-square-foot, garden-style rooftop patio hosts live music, such as DJs and bands, offering a space to dine and enjoy a lush six-foot-tall living wall, a bar top made of granite and an overall lively social scene.
The menu, which has an emphasis on sharing, includes social plates, sandwiches, entrées and stone-oven flatbreads. Social plates include tempura green beans made with pepper jelly and cream cheese; bacon jam served with baked brie and toasted baguette; and "Devil's Eggs" complete with crispy pancetta and caviar.
The "Between Bread" sandwich section includes short rib sliders made with root beer glaze; grilled cheese with apple slices and caramelized onion; and a butter burger topped with Boursin and cheddar cheeses, lettuce and tomato.
The sustainable selections from the farm and garden include rabbit ragu made with spaghetti squash and Parmesan and black rice and oxtail risotto, made with a Parmesan cream. Fresh fish selections, steak and poultry round out the menu.
For dessert, try a bourbon fudge brownie served with brown butter bacon ice cream or glazed donut bread pudding.
The drink menu includes handcrafted cocktails like the "Old Wooden Shed," made with No. 209 Gin, XTA Liqueur, fresh lemon and angostura bitters. For beer and wine, Carson Kitchen features a diverse selection of small-batch American craft beers and wines from boutique vineyards around the country.