Summer House Now Open At Durango Casino & Resort In Las Vegas
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants’ First Expansion Off-Strip
It’s summer all year long at Summer House, the California-style restaurant from Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. Located at the newly opened Durango Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, the opening marks the third Summer House location with others in Chicago, IL and North Bethesda, MD, and the first off-Strip expansion for the award-winning restaurant group, who has been an integral part of the Vegas restaurant community for more than two decades. Summer House joins the additional Lettuce Entertain You concepts in Las Vegas including Mon Ami Gabi, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, RPM Italian and El Segundo Sol.
At Summer House, the warm California spirit inspires their seasonal, market-driven dishes perfect for family and friends to share while soaking in the West Coast beachy vibe. The menu features comfort food favorites ranging from Cali-style tacos and fresh vegetable plates and salads to housemade pastas, pizzas crafted with California milled flour and entrees from the live-fire wood grill.
The menu begins with Starters, Veggies and Raw & Chilled options. Examples include Signature Guacamole with charred-tomato salsa and habanero salsa verde with the choice to add Dungeness crab, Potato Salad Deviled Eggs with pepperoncini crema, Grilled Avocado with salsa matcha and Ahi Tuna Tostadas with Thai chili.
Salads, sandwiches and tacos include the Costa Mesa Salad with queso fresco, corn, avocado and quinoa, Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with chipotle crema and the Turkey Stack Sandwich with havarti cheese and bacon on nine grain bread. Hearty comfort food dishes round out the menu with items like the Herbed Chicken Breast Paillard with arugula salad and Calabrian chili, Shaved Mushroom Pizza with gruyere and onion, and Corn Husk Salmon with spicy honey glaze and tomatillo salsa.
In addition to many of the lunch and dinner favorites, in the weeks to follow opening day, a brunch menu will be available featuring dishes such as the newly created Breakfast Pizza with Applewood bacon, sunny side up egg and parmesan cream, Breakfast Tostadas with pulled chicken, black beans and ranchero sauce and Crispy Strawberry Waffles.
The cocktail program focuses on light and refreshing seasonal drinks with an entire section dedicated to summer’s hero drink, the Spritz. And what’s summer without rosé? The restaurant boasts a robust rosé program including Summer House’s rosé cart that features an extensive selection of bottles including the restaurant’s signature Summer House Rosé, made in collaboration with California-based BonAnno Wines.
Summer House also offers The Market where guests can select from an elaborate pastry counter filled with Summer House’s house-baked goods, muffins and signature oversized cookies, which have been named among the best in Chicago. Upon opening, The Market will open early at 9:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays providing light breakfast items, coffee drinks, and juices to-go.
Designed by award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, the restaurant evokes the signature beach house vibe for which the Summer House brand is known. A large skylight centered in the high ceiling bathes the entire dining room in natural light. White-washed walls, earth-toned tiling and greenery throughout the restaurant create an open, bright and airy space. An entire retractable wall of windows opens to reveal a large outdoor patio merging the indoor and outdoor dining spaces, and featuring stunning water and fireplace features throughout the space.
Summer House is open for lunch and dinner Sunday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM The Market, located at the entrance to Summer House, opens at 9:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, please visit www.summerhouserestaurants.com or www.lettuce.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram at @summerhouserestaurants.