MGM Resorts International announced on Friday it will close the Bar Masa and Tetsu restaurant space on April 2 near the lobby at Aria in order to bring a new restaurant, Catch Las Vegas, to the resort this fall.
New York-based restaurateurs Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum created the EMM Group in 2006 and opened Catch in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in 2011. The restaurant is known for sophisticated-yet-approachable cuisine, contemporary renditions of classic seafood preparations served in an interactive atmosphere. Signature dishes include truffle sashimi with tuna, hamachi, chili oil, ponzu, caviar and black truffle; the Catch Roll with crab, salmon and miso honey; and a 2.5-pound Cantonese lobster flavored with sake, oyster sauce, scallions and garlic.
“Launching Catch in Las Vegas will further elevate Aria as one of the city‘s premier dining destinations,” said MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President of Food &Beverage Ari Kastrati. “Having been a fan of what they’ve done in New York City and Hollywood, we jumped at the opportunity to bring Catch to Aria. The vibe of the space is terrific and will offer unforgettable experiences for our guests.”
Bar Masa, another New York transplant, is one of Aria’s original restaurants, an upscale Japanese restaurant opened in late 2009 by chef Masayoshi Takayama. It added the teppan experience Tetsu in 2012. With the transition to Catch, Aria will have only a few original restaurants that haven’t been renovated: Julian Serrano Tapas, Lemongrass, Sage and Blossom.