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Aged to Perfection

Batch Hospitality takes local favorite Table 34 to delectable new heights

Living in a culinary mecca like Las Vegas, it can be easy to overlook some of the city’s dining staples, with so many new restaurants opening on a monthly basis. However, a recent visit to longtime local favorite Table 34 showed that the off-strip restaurant has only become more remarkable since being acquired by Batch Hospitality last year.

Co-founded by industry veterans Evan Glusman, whose family founded Piero’s Italian Cuisine, and Constantin Alexander, who has worked with such luxurious Strip properties as Bellagio and The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort, Batch Hospitality has made several changes to Table 34 since late 2022. This past January, the 600 East Warm Springs Road farm-to-table restaurant even introduced new lunch, dinner, and dessert menus under Batch Hospitality’s executive chef, Joe Valdez.

“We planned on slowly updating the menu over time, but in talking with guests, it became obvious that they were ready for something new,” said Glusman.

While some of the restaurant’s signature dishes have been refreshed, like the Seared Verlasso Salmon served with herbed cauliflower purée and sautéed spinach and the succulent Creekstone Farms Prime Filet accompanied by beet purée, grilled asparagus, and confit potatoes, many of the menu items are new. Highlights include the flavorful Sesame BBQ Pork Belly appetizer served with a sesame-tahini BBQ sauce; the ground steak Meatloaf Patty Melt with sautéed onions, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing; and the wild Mushroom Risotto topped with Grana Padano. Daily lunch and dinner specials are also available, as the restaurant specializes in fresh fish flown in every couple of days.

Last November, Batch Hospitality also refreshed Table 34’s interior. The 85-seat dining room now has a modern rustic charm, complete with dark, natural wood flooring, an expanded bar with white granite countertops, and a collection of vibrant pop art on the walls that showcases various celebrities and pop culture characters.

“We felt that, given our cuisine, it was important to tie the decor into American culture, and what’s more American than Johnny Cash, BB-8, Robin Williams, and other famous popular icons?” Glusman asked.

The artwork, created mainly by Etsy artists, truly showcases Table 34’s playful, elegant dining appeal. While the restaurant has been known as a power lunch destination for almost 20 years, its gourmet cuisine served in a casually elegant atmosphere makes it ideal for friends and family, too.

“I firmly believe that while anyone can prepare an exceptional meal in the comfort of their own home, the allure of dining out lies in the overall experience it offers,” Glusman stated. “As a restaurant, it is our responsibility to provide an unforgettable meal. These are the principles my father instilled in me, and they transcend brand, location, or price point.”

“The service, ambiance, and local feel are what make Table 34 special,” added Alexander. “It’s a Strip-quality experience away from the Strip without the exorbitant pricing.”

Even though Table 34’s regular menu items are all reasonably priced, the restaurant introduced a new happy hour earlier this year that has quickly become a guest favorite. Every Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., guests can savor a selection of delicious bar bites like the Prosciutto “Sandwich” and the Chickpea Bruschetta for just $8 each, as well as a variety of classic cocktails for $8 and select wines by the glass for $7. Additionally, guests can explore the restaurant’s extensive list of more than 150 vinos at a discount on Wednesday, as all bottles regularly priced at $100 or less are half-off.

While Batch Hospitality has elevated the overall dining experience at Table 34, one thing that didn’t change much was the restaurant’s staff. Alexander noted that many of Table 34’s original staff members were retained after the acquisition, as they were already known for taking “immense pride in providing exceptional service day in and day out.” Their commitment to excellence goes far beyond just being attentive toward diners’ needs, as witnessed during my summer visit when a hummingbird collapsed on one of the restaurant’s windowsills, seemingly too overheated to fly anymore. Literally, every staff member in the restaurant took turns trying to help the hummingbird cool off by giving it some water to drink. Their compassion was definitely appreciated by each guest watching on and further cemented Table 34’s status as a culinary gem.

“The service, ambiance, and local feel are what make Table 34 special. It’s a Strip-quality experience away from the Strip without the exorbitant pricing.”

  • Seared Verlasso Salmon
  • Table 34 Executive Chef Joe Valdez
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie
  • Prosciutto “Sandwich” made with tomato jam, Grana Padano and toasted bread