Eat – drink — socialize! That’s the motto behind what’s soon to be Mandalay Bay’s latest restaurant. Libertine Social is set to open this summer right off the casino floor. Conceptualized by award-winning chef Shawn McClain, the restaurant is dubbed the next-generation gastropub that will feature a range of compelling atmospheres to fit diners’ motivations.
“When I think about the best times in life, they usually center around sharing good meals with friends so I look at eating as the ultimate social activity, said McClain. “With Libertine Social, we wanted to create a dynamic experience that celebrates the connections and memories made while sharing in the pleasure of delicious food and excellent drinks. It’s our vision to excite our guests by being both familiar and bold, comfortable and cutting edge with this concept. Libertine Social invites guests to define their experiences on their own terms, whether it’s stopping in for a quick drink solo or coming in for a special occasion with a large group, and everything in between. As with Sage and Five50, this concept is progressive and a little provocative, which I believe is a meaningful addition for Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas dining scene as a whole.”
Libertine Social will have a combination of both small and large plates, the menu inspired by traditional American bar food and a pioneering cocktail program by Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim.