Resorts World Las Vegas and Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery announced Tuesday that Junior’s, a New York restaurant widely recognized as “home to the world’s most fabulous cheesecake,” will open its first West Coast location inside the hotel and casino in fall 2023.
Marking the brand’s sixth location in the U.S., the new 300-seat venue will offer a full-service breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night menu and bar along with its legendary cheesecake offerings.
“Our goal is to continue to bring exciting dining experiences for our guests and expand our portfolio with unique concepts that can’t be found anywhere else in the city,” Bartholomew Mahoney, Vice President of Food & Beverage of Resorts World Las Vegas, said in a press release. “We are thrilled to be welcoming the first West Coast location of Junior’s and bring this beloved New York institution to our guests and visitors.”
“I feel like I just won the jackpot,” Alan Rosen, the third generation of his family to own Junior’s, said in the release. “I’m so lucky to have been selected by Resorts World to open our first West Coast location inside its property. I hope that both residents and visitors to the city will also feel lucky that they will be able to enjoy the World’s Most Famous Cheesecake, as well as all the delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks and our other skyscraper desserts.”
The roughly 7,000 square-foot restaurant, which sits across from Randy’s Donuts, is under construction and could open as early as November, Rosen Tuesday told What Now Las Vegas in a telephone interview. In addition to 300 seats for its full-service restaurant, Junior’s Las Vegas will offer a bar, bakery, and takeaway counter.
Rosen has been “looking in Vegas for sometime” to open a Junior’s — as long as four years ago, the restaurateur said. In anticipation of the opening, the Junior’s Las Vegas chefs are in New York learning the Junior’s way before dishing out “Brooklyn comfort food” to guests and residents of Sin City.
With a wide array of delectable dishes, Junior’s will provide breakfast classics, including its award-winning french toast, giant omelets, and lox and eggs. The iconic restaurant will serve lunch and dinner options including its acclaimed steak-burgers, deli sandwiches and chef specialties. Additionally, Junior’s will offer a curated cocktail program at its full-service bar.
The new location will also offer Junior’s famous homemade cheesecakes, which come in some two dozen flavors, from the original New York plain to the ever-popular Strawberry, Chocolate Mousse and Red Velvet to new favorites such as Pumpkin, Key Lime and Oreo.
Rosen noted that his grandfather Harry Rosen, who opened the original Junior’s in Brooklyn on Election Day in 1950, “absolutely enjoyed coming to Vegas whenever he could. So I know he’d be thrilled that we are opening a location in the city he loved almost as much as New York.”
As for additional West Coast locations, Rosen and team are going to focus on the Resorts Worlds outpost for the time being. “I’m a one trick pony,” Rosen said.