One of the originators of the farm-to-table food movement just made his return to Las Vegas, only instead of heading to a star-studded resort on the Strip, he chose Tivoli Village — a charming outdoor area with boutiques and restaurants — as his home. Bradley Ogden, who won a James Beard Award for his eponymous namesake restaurant that closed at Caesars Palace last year after a successful 10-year run, just opened Ogden’s Hops & Harvest on the west side of the city.
The upscale casual pub features 180 seats in a contemporary loft-like setting replete with a pressed tin ceiling and concrete floors. For a bit of imbibing, you’ll find handcrafted cocktails, craft beers in draughts and bottles (Firestone Walker, Anchor Brewing), and an all-American wine list with eight served from taps (Blackbird, Chateau St. Jean) to maintain their freshness.
It’s the menu, though, that shines through with Ogden’s dishes. Those familiar with his handiwork should keep an eye out for favorites such as his infamous hamburger, served simply on a bun baked in-house, along with Maytag bleu cheese soufflé and butterscotch pudding. Newcomers include starters such as grilled cheese bites accompanied by a tomato herb sauce, short rib nachos, and Iva’s fried chicken salad, as well as a short rib and pork belly patty melt with provolone, Gruyère, onion and fancy sauce, and Bradley’s meatloaf sandwich served with garlic mashed potatoes. Heartier fare includes a grilled skirt steak, bone-in ribeye and a pan-roasted wild King salmon. Save room for new desserts such as a chocolate devil’s food cake, cinnamon-sugar donut holes and the Hops & Harvest twinkie.
The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and until 5 p.m. for brunch on weekends. And from 3 to 6 p.m., the restaurant hosts a daily happy hour, with half-off tap beer, tap wine, and discounted bites.
Photos courtesy of Hops & Harvest