Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith launches Emmitt’s Las Vegas

Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith launches Emmitt's Las VegasEmmitt Smith of the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the opening of Emmitt’s Las Vegas, a premier 30,000-square-foot restaurant and venue overlooking the Las Vegas Strip at the iconic Fashion Show mall. Scheduled to open in late summer 2022, Emmitt’s will become a destination for fine dining, live concerts, watch parties and other events.

Emmitt’s will be a contemporary American restaurant specializing in delicious steak and seafood dishes. Chef Rainer Schwarz creates a menu with 60-day dry-aged Prime Chops, Colorado Bison and A5 Wagyu. Seafood includes Glacier 51 seabass, Vietnamese black tiger prawns and top quality sashimi.

Emmitt’s will take the concept of a classically modern bar to new heights with artisanal and delicious handcrafted cocktails. With a wine list that focuses on iconic California wines and other highly rated, world-class wines, the dining experience is a vibrant blend of stylish dining and lounge style with exceptional service.

Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith launches Emmitt's Las VegasEmmitt’s will offer an upscale dining experience on the first level and there will be a multi-function area, The Deck, on the second level. This second level will also house “The Player’s Lounge”, an auditorium to watch sporting events and events during the day and converted into the Club 22 in the evening as an exclusive Ultra Lounge. This venue will also showcase the character and career of Emmitt’s Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In addition to being a professional football icon, Emmitt is also a businessman and entrepreneur. “However, I told myself that I would never own a restaurant. But the location for my restaurant was presented to my team and I. I’ve been asked to continue and it’s hard to say no when you get an opportunity like this. This is going to be a perfect place and I’m excited about it,” Smith said.

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Jim Hensley, Director of Operations, a veteran Las Vegas professional in the food and beverage industry, will lead the culinary team. “We are thrilled to establish Emmitt’s as one of the most desirable destinations in Las Vegas,” said Hensley. “We bring to Emmitt’s the finest food, dining and entertainment professionals who emulate the energy Emmitt Smith brings to his personal and professional life. We want to fulfill Emmitt’s kitchen and management team at all levels.”

Smith played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and was the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys offense for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. The 1990 first-round draft pick’s legendary career includes three Super Bowl championship rings, eight Pro Bowl appearances, an NFL 100 All-Time Team member, and holding the record as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher (a record dating back to exists today). . After his playing days, Smith transitioned to exploring various ventures, including football analyst, author and an appearance on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Smith operates multiple real estate, construction, technology and hospitality businesses.

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