Tivoli Village, which celebrates its second anniversary from Sunday, May 19 to Saturday, May 26, got off to a pretty rough start, particularly with regard to dining options. But over the past year, those choices have improved significantly. Sure, you’ll still find the massive generic chain restaurants Brio and Kabuki, which are neither bad nor terribly exciting. But the smaller spots that have popped up recently are much more interesting.
Celebrity chef Angelo Sosa has brought his fun, quirky Poppy Den to the space that previously housed the awful Greek restaurant Petra. The quaint little wine and cheese bar The View opened to rave reviews. The Pizza Lounge has filled the void left when Radio City Pizza closed its doors. And Cantina Laredo is offering Mexican cuisine. There’s even a farmer’s market every Saturday.
And that’s just the beginning. Bradley Ogden, who closed his eponymous Caesars Palace restaurant last summer, will soon open Hops & Harvest in Tivoli, and rumor has it a third celebrity chef may move to the outdoor shopping district. Even without those upcoming additions, there are plenty of great places to grab a bite while enjoying the anniversary festivities.