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Bradley Ogden closing?

A5 KOBE Aug 24, 2011 01:09 PM

Supposedly going to turned into a gastro pub in conjunction with Gordon Ramsey.

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Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    climberdoc Aug 24, 2011 02:16 PM

    That's a shame!

    I dined there twice and had good experiences both times.

    I could never get over the location in the heart of the casino however. I know that the hardcore Vegas board type people will insist to the death that Vegas is a "gambling town" and I somewhat agree. It seems like over the past years this have -to-walk through the casino dealio has been changing as evidenced by the restaurant rows at Mandalay, MGM and malls/esplanades at Venetian/Palazzo and Wynn. I sort of see Bradley Ogden and Mesa Grill as somewhat anachronistic. Was that part of the failing of Restaurant/Bar Charlie. No need to answer that.

    Either way, a loss to the struggling Vegas dining scene.

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    Mesa Grill
    3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Bradley Ogden
    3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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      BubblyOne Aug 24, 2011 04:58 PM

      Wow, that's a shock. I was just there and busy as ever.
      As for the location, BO (and I'm sure Mesa) are/were happy to be across from the Coliseum- it brings them a lot of business. Bradley Ogden especially, was known as the "commissary" for the Cher and Bette crews.

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      Bradley Ogden
      3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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        climberdoc Aug 24, 2011 05:27 PM

        Both times I dined there were on some Cher/Bette dinner and show deal. Again, old school Vegas meets nouveau cuisine, although the economy rekindled the concept at a number of the resorts.

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          BubblyOne Aug 24, 2011 09:52 PM

          From Steve Freiss article, December 2010, link is at the bottom to the rest-

          What's Happening To Bradley Ogden at Caesars? In my interview with the new director of restaurants for Caesars Palace this morning, I asked Franck Savoy about what’s happening to Bradley Ogden. This was the first significant food name at Caesars Palace proper -- distinct from Forum Shops, which Harrah’s does not own but where Wolfgang Puck began the food revolution in the early 1990s – and Ogden is extremely important for its proximity to the entrance the Colosseum. It’s a special, coveted location the likes of which really don’t exist anywhere else on the Vegas fancy-food scene.

          http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/2...

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          Bradley Ogden
          3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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            climberdoc Aug 25, 2011 02:30 PM

            I'm not disagreeing with you BubblyOne and appreciate the link. I guess my internal battle has been with where Vegas stands as far as dining destinations. For a number of years when I was living in Arizona it was my one and only dining destination. Where does Vegas stand with other great food towns? SF, NY, NO, Chicago? Well, in a fabricated, devoid of culture, and disney type of way it seems to hold its own on quality and quantity of top venues. None of those negative adjectives used in the previous sentence seem to bother me like they do others. I just enjoy eating artistic, carefully prepared dishes in beautiful venues and really am not bothered by the pornographic materials waved in my face upon walking outside or the folks walking down the street with the 3-foot tall dacquiris. I'm sure that BO is a coveted location for its proximity to the "Forum". The concept of hungry concertgoers dining on prix-fixe specials who would be just as happy with a trough from the 24-hr coffee shop or buffet detracts from BO's merit as a "fine-dining" venue. Just my opinion. Let the counterpoints and accusations of self-contradiction flow...

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              BubblyOne Aug 25, 2011 04:00 PM

              Hey, I'm not disagreeing either (I don't think:). One of the reasons I love going to Las Vegas a few times a year is that for me it is a kind of Disneyland. I like to walk, so it's a treat to have a choice of so many great spots and not have to worry about drinking/driving/nasty taxi drivers and it's 4 hours from my house. I can't get that anyplace else.
              At least BO had a nice 7 year run. I've always enjoyed sitting at the bar, chatting with bartender Karl and having their wonderful hamburger and a bottle of Schramsberg. I'm planning one final trip before they close.

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      kagemusha49 Aug 24, 2011 02:24 PM

      That is a shame as they were a very nice place to dine. Still, I've never been disappointed at any Gordon Ramsey joint.

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        Anton Aug 27, 2011 01:16 PM

        I've dined at Bradley Ogden and Mesa Grill, and Guy Savoy too (enjoyed every one of them, for the record). Seems to me like the Harrah's people like having Flay and Savoy on board, and are eager to do the necessary legwork to advertise them. They appear to consider Ogden an afterthought. Which I think is backwards. Ramsay, okay, but in my book no improvement on Ogden. Just my $0.02.

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        Mesa Grill
        3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        Bradley Ogden
        3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        1. BubblyOne Sep 2, 2011 04:13 PM

          According to Las Vegas Advisor, BO will stay open until January 2nd.

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            DagnyTaggart Feb 9, 2012 08:46 AM

            I just called Caesar's and they said Bradley Ogden is open, and there are no current plans to close it. They had no idea how the rumour got started.

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              A5 KOBE Feb 9, 2012 03:28 PM

              They pretty much turned BO into a steakhouse, kind of sad really.

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                Dave Feldman Feb 9, 2012 07:40 PM

                I had no idea (haven't been in CP for a few years). I thought Central went into B.O.'s space. And it has been so long since we've received a report about B.O., my misapprehension persisted.

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                  patucci Mar 25, 2012 03:15 PM

                  I believe Central went into the space formerly occupied by whatever the coffee shop/24-hour eatery was called.

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                    zippyh Mar 25, 2012 04:11 PM

                    Central is new construction right off the main lobby.

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                      ellenost Apr 13, 2012 02:13 PM

                      That is correct, plus they expanded it into the hallway of the Augustus Tower.

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                    BubblyOne Apr 14, 2012 10:09 AM

                    I heard it from the manager of the restaurant, so someone had their wires crossed.

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                    zippyh Jun 25, 2012 11:26 AM

                    It appears it really is closing in August.

                    http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/jun...

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                      That Don Guy Jun 25, 2012 01:58 PM

                      Reportedly, Gordon Ramsay will be opening some sort of pub there

                      http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/...

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