Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon can now welcome Las Vegans “home” with the new Carson Kitchen, officially open inside the old John. E Carson Hotel at 124 South 6th St. in Downtown Las Vegas.
“I’m psyched that Carson Kitchen is finally open,” said Simon. “The overwhelming positive response means so much to me and I look forward to it becoming a staple in the downtown dining scene.”
Chef Simon partnered with restaurateur, Cory Harwell, and executive chef, Matt Andrews, to combine worldly gourmet flavors with the hip vibe of Downtown and an infusion of his own signature personality. Carson Kitchen uses locally-based ingredients to create an approachable menu, with all items under $20, along with a comprehensive drink collection of small-batch brews, global wines and microbrewed old-school sodas.
The 1,800-square-foot dining room seats up to 60 guests with a design inspired by Chef Simon’s own loft-style home in Las Vegas, complete with repurposed wood and steel from the old hotel and an interactive chef’s table bordering the kitchen. Carson Kitchen is also scheduled to introduce a 910-square-foot rooftop patio which will host live music and offers skyline views of the surrounding city along with a lush six-foot-tall garden wall and granite full-service bar.
About Carson Kitchen
Carson Kitchen is Chef Kerry Simon’s new American restaurant in partnership with hospitality veteran, Cory Harwell. The intimate restaurant is located inside the old John. E Carson Hotel at 124 South 6th St. in Downtown Las Vegas and features social plates, entrées, sandwiches and stone-oven flatbreads, in addition to small-batch wine and craft beers. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner. More information may be found by visiting www.carsonkitchen.com.
About Simon Hospitality Group
Simon Hospitality Group was formed in May 2013 by Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon and restaurateur Cory Harwell. The newly-formed restaurant group owns and operates Simon Mansion in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen, in Chicago; and Carson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas. The group also manages Chef Simon’s previously established restaurants including KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas and Simon at Palms Casino Resort. Chef Simon, dubbed the ‘Rock n’ Roll Chef’ by Rolling Stone Magazine, has starred on “Iron Chef America” and “Hell’s Kitchen” and has developed award-winning restaurants around the country in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlantic City. Harwell, a restaurateur, has opened more than three dozen restaurants in his career and brings 20 years of restaurant management experience to Simon Hospitality Group. For more information about Simon Hospitality Group, visit www.SimonHospitalityGroup.com.