The Cosmopolitan’s no-name pizzeria serves up more than a little mystery
Thu, Jan 6, 2011 (5:57 p.m.)
Don’t tell anyone we told you, but deep within the Cosmopolitan’s fabulous fine-dining floor hides a casual culinary treasure. Tucked between Blue Ribbon Sushi and Jose Andres’ Spanish tapas eatery, Jaleo, lurks an unmarked doorway, which leads to a long, narrow hallway. At the end of that corridor? An unnamed, stripped-down, order-at-the-counter joint, offering authentic New York-style pizza at reasonable prices. And it’s open until 4 a.m., seven nights a week.
The white, paper menu is stark and simple: slices ($3 for cheese, $4 with two toppings) and pies ($17 for cheese, $22 with three toppings), a couple deserts and drinks. Two beers are available on tap—PBR ($3.50) and Dogfish Head ($4.25)—and a $6 special gets you one slice of cheese and a beer.
The small space features a few counters and stools, a pair of TVs and a pinball machine. But cooler than anything else in the pizzeria with no name is the pizza, the fold-it-in-your-hand, thin-but-not-too-thin type you can find on most any street in Manhattan’s five boroughs. Seriously delicious.
Just keep it to yourself.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.