In the mood for comfort food? You're in luck. Citizens Kitchen & Bar just opened in the heart of Mandalay Bay! The carefully-crafted menu features American comfort food at its best. Offering everything from continental breakfast to soup & salad combinations, hearty build-your-own sandwiches and signature entrees, Citizens Kitchen & Bar has a dish to satisfy any guest's craving. Chef Massie's signature dishes include: The Bag of Bones, dry rubbed baby back ribs, crispy onions, pot slow cooked beans; Southern Fried Chicken with jalapeno honey and coleslaw; and the Fatty Melt, tomato grilled cheese with caramelized onions and Citizens' special sauce. Completing the meal, Citizens Kitchen & Bar also offers a melange of side dishes including Smothered and Covered Tots, Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Mac & Cheese. Newly remodeled by leading international design firm Munge Leung - who created The Light Group's stylish and sophisticated nightclub 1 OAK at the Mirage Hotel - Citizens will also offer a vast selection of beers as well a full service bar to complement the decadent fare. The approachable menu, lively music and comfortable atmosphere are poised to satisfy the tastes of any and all restaurant guests.
A native New Yorker, Brian decided at an early age that he wanted to become a chef. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and then traveled to Italy and apprenticed for Guiltier Marchesia at his Bella Vista Vineyards in Erbusco and later for Annie Floydee at Enoteca Pincourri in Florence.
After holding many prestigious positions, including Executive Chef for the Charlie Palmer Steak Restaurant, Massie is now Corporate Executive Chef for The Light Group in Las Vegas, overseeing menus at FIX Restaurant & Bar at Bellagio, STACK Restaurant & Bar at The Mirage, Diablo's Cantina, BRAND Steakhouse at Monte Carlo and Red Square at our own Mandalay Bay. His latest venture is Citizens Kitchen & Bar also at Mandalay Bay.
Massie's menus are designed to offer approachable American cuisine focusing on simply grilled top-quality meat, fish and poultry. He also incorporates creative and playful twists to classic food items and offers many dishes that are perfect for sharing.