Yardbird Southern Table might have been the foodie highlight of my Miami trip. I was super excited to find out they opened a post in Las Vegas. I was wary though. Sometimes the quality can falter when places expand to Vegas. I feel like chains/restaurateurs/chefs just expand to the Sin City for the sake of having a presence in the city. It doesn't help that Vegas is known more for its gamblers and gluttons, rather than its foodies and Michelin stars. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality here is spot on and might just outshine the original. On a revisit, I would normally try to branch out and order some different things, but even Anthony Bourdain ordered all the same things when he visited the Miami location. So why fix it if it ain't broken, right?
Decidedly Undecided and Rock Dweller both came to the independent observation that the joint looks a lot like a Restoration Hardware. I remember the Miami spot had a lot more windows and sunglight. The thing with Vegas hotels is that they never want to show you any windows. They never want you to know that you've just spent the day gambling from sunrise to sunset. As a result, Yardbird Vegas relies on cool light installations like this mason jar fixture to keep the place bright.
More cute decor! I wonder if they people who designed/decorated Public House had a hand in the style at Yardbird too?