Chef Sam Marvin Prepares to Open New Echo and Rig, with Another New Concept Ahead

In addition to the new Echo and Rig in Henderson, the chef is planning something for The Bend
Photo: Echo & Rig Official

Everyone has been talking about the much-anticipated new Echo & Rig location opening at The District in Henderson. The expansion comes a decade after the first Echo & Rig opened its doors at Tivoli Village in Summerlin.

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The location at The District will seat about 130 in its dining areas, 45 at its bar, and 40 on its terrace. Altogether it’s about 8,000 square feet inside, plus 800 square feet of outdoor space, and it is on track to open before the end of this year.

“We’re going to do some things you’ve never seen in a steakhouse in the city before,” owner and chef Sam Marvin told What Now on Monday.

That includes new cuts of meat not yet available in the city, like Zabuton. As Marvin points out, when Echo & Rig first opened ten years ago, restaurants in Vegas weren’t yet offering cuts like the Ribeye Cap or the Tomahawk. Echo & Rig plans to stay ahead of the curve. It will also several options for different cuts, depending on guests’ preferences—along with an expanded focus on the steakhouse’s drinks program.

But that’s not all the chef is up to. Another project, B.A.D. Sam, is in the works at southwest Las Vegas’s long-awaited dining, entertainment, and shopping center The Bend.

“That’s going to be really personal,” Marvin said. “It’s going to be all about the food, drawing from some of my experiences in the past, from my upbringing.”

Can the chef tell us anything yet about what that menu will look like? His answer: “Not really, no.”

So for now, B.A.D. Sam will remain a bit of a mystery. It’s expected to open in June, 2023, Marvin says. With preparations winding up for Henderson’s Echo & Rig, it looks like the chef is having one busy year.

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
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Howard
Howard
4 days ago

I know Henderson is called Hendertuckey, but how does a writer from Nashville TN. know so much about our restaurant scene?

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