Two closed David Chang’s restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip

Two of David Chang’s restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip have closed abruptly. The last night of service for upscale Majordōmo Meat & Fish restaurant and Moon Palace quick service at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was June 5.

Majordomo announced the two closures on instagrambut did not provide a reason for the closure.

The Venetian did not explain why the restaurants closed. In a statement, a hotel spokesperson said, “We would like to thank Chef David Chang for his innovative contributions to the resort’s culinary program. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of everyone at Majordomo and Moon Palace.

Majordomo and Moon Palace mark the first restaurant closures at the hotel after its $4 billion acquisition by real estate investment firm VICI Properties in February.

Majordomo opened in December 2019 with a bar and lounge, bareback, wine cellar and private dining room. Dishes on the menu included flatbread with dips, raw seafood and a $298 40-ounce rib eye. Nearby, the Moon Palace counter-service restaurant served sliders, fresh chips, and marshmallow pies.

Chang has been a controversial figure in recent years due to the working environment at his restaurants. A test posted by Eater in 2018 recalled Chang’s “explosive anger” and the specific outbursts and insults he hurled at his employees.

In her essay, Hannah Selinger, Corporate Beverage Manager for Momofuku in 2008, wrote that she had worked in many restaurants before, but “in all my years of working in the restaurant business, I had never had anything. seen as agitation, red face, screaming. , a throbbing, anger-filled man who was David Chang.

Chang still has a presence in Vegas, including his flagship restaurant Momofuku and Bang Bar inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan.

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