Rivers Casino & Resort will offer a variety of dining options on site, including some local favorites, the casino announced Sunday.
The casino will partner with Mallozzi Restaurant Group, which operates multiple restaurants and a bakery in Schenectady, and will oversee the restaurants on the casino property. Dining options will include a pair of Schenectady establishments and a couple of restaurants from other Rush Street Gaming properties. In addition, the casino will feature Dukes Chophouse, a casual steakhouse.
Rivers Casino & Resort, which is owned by Rush Street Gaming, is set for a February opening on the Mohawk Harbor site, though an official date has yet to be announced. Prior to Sunday, the name of the chophouse had not been shared publicly.
Dukes Chophouse will be located near the gaming floor of the casino and feature seating for more than 100 guests, as well as an outdoor patio. The restaurant was named after Tony “The Duke” DeLorenzo, the first employee of The Galesi Group, which is the Rotterdam-based developer of the Mohawk Harbor site.
“Tony was an ambassador of goodwill not only for The Galesi Group, but for the entire Capital Region,” said David Buicko, CEO of The Galesi Group.
The other four dining options will be located in a marketplace setting and be surrounded by seating.
Those include two of the Mallozzi Group’s Schenectady restaurants that will open locations on the casino property.
Johnny’s, which opened downtown on State Street in 2013, will have a presence at Rivers Casino & Resort through Johnny’s To Go, which will carry a selection of items from the original menu ready to be served on short notice.
In addition, Villa Italia will offer pastries, cookies and coffee, among other items, as the café opens up in the casino.
Two restaurants that have been successful at Rush Street Gaming’s casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, will also be available at the Schenectady casino.
Mian will offer Asian cusine, including dim sum, noodles and rice dishes. Flipt will serve specialty burgers and sandwiches, hot dogs, sides and salads.
The casino is hiring for positions in each of the restaurants.
In addition to dining options, the casino will include about 65 table games and more than 1,000 slot machines. In addition to an adjacent 165-room hotel, which will open in the summer of 2017, the facility will feature a 100,000-square-foot conference center to accommodate banquets and other large events. The Mallozzi Group will also cater gatherings in the conference space.