52 Soon-to-Open Restaurants We Can't Wait to Try

We put together a list of the most exciting restaurant openings for Summer 2014
52 Soon-to-Open Restaurants We Can't Wait to Try
Jane Bruce

52 Soon-to-Open Restaurants We Can't Wait to Try

This summer, we're looking forward to a pop-up from the Garces Group (Philadelphia), Morimoto and Tom Collichio in Las Vegas, a tapas project from Aarón Sánchez and John Besh (Baltimore), and other intriguing restaurant openings all over the country. What else? Guy Fieri is opening two restaurants (Atlantic City and Baltimore), an unnamed project from Paul Kahan is opening in late August (Chicago), and we're weeks, maybe days, away from the opening of Petite Trois from Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo. Check out our full summer restaurant preview below: 


San Francisco

Game — Big game comes to the Bay area with Game, featuring “American exotic cuisine” with menu items like bison, Guinea hen and pheasant and a daily special game meat, by executive chef Zack Freitas of All Spice.

Location: 648 Bush St., Nob Hill

Opening: Early July

Alembic 2.0 — San Francisco favorite Alembic, after being closed for months, is coming back in a big way with a brand-new kitchen and dining room featuring chef Ted Fleury’s modern American small plates and selections like lamb shoulder and rib eye steak.

Location: 1725 Haight St., Haight-Ashbury

Opening: Early July

Las Vegas

Morimoto — Located in the famous Mirage Hotel, chef Masaharu Morimoto will be serving his acclaimed and artfully-made sushi as well as other upscale Japanese cuisine inside his first Vegas restaurant. Morimoto will be joined by Tom Colicchio, who will open Heritage Steak inside the Mirage as well.

Location: 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd

Opening: Fall 2014

Griddle Café 

SLS Hotel Restaurants — The highly-anticipated SLS Hotel opening on the strip this August, will feature a number of upscale and casual California-based eateries including Bazaar by José Andrés (a whimsical tapas restaurant), Griddle Café (with a menu full of mouthwatering pancakes) and Katsuya (high-end sushi restaurant from Hollywood).

Location: 5 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Opening: August 2014

Made.LV — Husband and wife team Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla will be opening up this “modern American tavern” later in the summer with healthy twists on comfort food. The restaurant will also be decked out in retro arcade games and bocce ball courts.

Location: 440 S. Rampart Boulevard

Opening: August 2014

Los Angeles

Petit Trois Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo are soon to open Petit Trois right next to their restaurant, Trois Mec. According to Dotolo, the restaurant will open “within the next couple of weeks.”

Location: 718 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Opening: Summer 2014

Pistola The upcoming Italian restaurant will serve fresh pasta, prime steaks, seafood, classic cocktails, and more.

Location: 8022 W. Third Street

Opening: Summer 2014

Big Gay Ice Cream — Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff will open an LA location of Big Gay Ice Cream in Downtown Los Angeles “with unicorns in the design.”

Location: 124 W. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA

Opening: Summer 2014