MGM National Harbor is building buzz for its 2016 opening. Today, it announced a lineup of top chefs for its onsite restaurants. Chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio will each be bringing new concepts to the $1.3 billion resort casino.
“We have selected incredible talent to create an unparalleled dining experience at our resort and we are excited to welcome these new concepts and chefs into our company’s award-winning culinary portfolio,” said MGM National Harbor General Manager Bill Boasberg.
With nearly two dozen restaurants spanning the United States and Mexico City, chef Andrés will be opening his first ever seafood restaurant, and the Voltaggio brothers are planning a steakhouse. Ethiopian-born and Sweden-raised Samuelsson has not yet finalized details for his restaurant but is expected to incorporate signature dishes from some of his other venues.
“I’m thrilled to be announcing my first seafood restaurant in what will be the iconic MGM National Harbor,” said chef Andrés. “There are so many stories to be told through the astonishing bounty of the sea.”
When completed, MGM National Harbor, located just a short distance from Washington, D.C., will have 12 restaurants. In addition, the 24-story, 308-room resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting spac
The new resort casino is part of MGM Resorts International, which recently received a perfect 100 rating in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index.