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Rio Hotel & Casino welcomes new culinary addition

17 June 2024

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Luckley Tavern & Grill, a fresh culinary addition to the Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is now open. Conveniently situated right in the heart of the casino floor, Luckley Tavern & Grill is a tribute to everything American. Step inside and guests will discover a warm, inviting space, perfect for enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and mouth-watering bites.

Upon entry, diners are treated to warm, earthy tones contrasted with touches of deep, sensuous green, highlighted by warm white lighting. The space is anchored by an elegant marble bar top and gold-accented bar stools. The music, curated by Oliver Wharton, the operator of Luckley and founder of A Perfect Bite, is a tribute to his own evolution. Born in the '70s, growing up in the '80s, and making his mark in the '90s, Wharton's musical selections reflect his journey through these decades.

The walls inside pay homage to some of music's most iconic performers, including Blondie, Tupac, Aerosmith, Beastie Boys, and David Bowie, with art pieces personally selected by Wharton. Together, these design elements seamlessly blend to create an approachable and modern dining space perfect for a round of cocktails or a meal with friends.

Open seven days a week, Luckley serves up delicious flavors with a Las Vegas flair. Guests can expect an approachable, yet thoughtfully curated dining experience meant to highlight the contrasting flavors and textures of ingredients harvested at the peak of freshness. The cocktail menu reflects the same attention to detail, featuring a wide selection of beverages meant to mirror the restaurant’s steadfast dedication to quality and taste without compromise.

Menu highlights include:


- Birnie’s Sliders – A Threesome ($18): Wagyu beef, white cheddar, crispy onion.
- Lollipop Buffalo Wings ($18): Uniquely styled buffalo wings served with ranch and celery.

Raw Bar:

- Shrimp Cocktail ($19): Served with traditional cocktail sauce.
- Sashimi ($18): Salmon served with delicious citrus soy sauce.

Soups & Salads:

- Roasted Tomato Soup ($11): Served with a white cheddar grilled cheese and crème fraîche.
- Emerald Kale Salad ($12): Roasted peanut vinaigrette, mint, and parmesan. Add chicken for $6 or shrimp for $8.


- French Dip Au Jus ($18): Thinly sliced on a French roll, topped with horseradish cream.
- Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich ($17): Topped with Swiss cheese and spicy slaw.

Lunch Entrées:

- Steak Frites ($39): Served with natural cut fries and au poivre sauce.
- Shells Carbonara ($26): Topped with pancetta.
- Wood-Fired Salmon ($35): Served with broccoli rabe & grilled lemon.

Dinner Entrées:

- Lobster Pot Pie ($57): Filled with baby vegetables and lobster cream.
- Crispy Half Chicken ($40): Served with fingerling potatoes, natural jus, and charred broccolini.

Featured Cocktails:

- Cable Car ($14): Spiced rum, orange curaçao, lemon, topped with a cinnamon sugar rim.
- Smoked Black Currant ($14): Mezcal, lime, agave, ruby port, ginger beer.
- Spicy Passion Fruit Mojito ($14) Light rum, lime, passion fruit, Chile syrup, mint, soda water.

- Truffle Mac & Cheese ($14): Topped with crispy prosciutto.
- Onion Rings ($10): Served with a spicy ranch dip.

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