Refuel at Nordstrom’s new casual dining partnership with Tom Douglas

You ‘d expect a retail icon like Nordstrom to know how to make your Vegas shopping experience distinctive. With James Beard acclaimed chef Tom Douglas onboard for the current venture at its Fashion Program store, there’s even more reason to check out.

Called after the better half of former chairman Bruce Nordstrom, Jeannie’s is a contemporary, 117-seat dine-in dining establishment located on the 3rd flooring. Jeannie’s marks Douglas’ second collaboration with the Nordstrom company, following the June opening of the chef’s Japanese-inspired Department Bento in Washington.

The casual however advanced Jeannie’s changes the previous Market Coffee shop and provides handmade pizzas (for which Douglas is renowned), grilled-cheese sandwiches or “toasties,” pastas (baked cauliflower mac and cheese, anyone?), salads, gelatos and more. Worked up a cravings with all of that vacation shopping? Order the roasted apple appetiser ($12) with thick chunks of smoked bacon, balsamic crème fraîche and rosemary. Or go for the updated Nordstrom staple, a cup of Roma tomato basil soup ($5-$7). Pair that with Beecher’s flagship cheddar toastie ($10) and a kale salad for a complete meal. “I understand everyone has one,” Douglas states the kale salad ($11), which boasts marinaded lacinato with Calabrian chilies, pine nuts and Parmesan. “But I think ours is the most tasty.”

Douglas’ craft truly sticks out with his pizzas. The fennel sausage pie ($18) with tomato sauce, roasted peppers, shaved fennel and Parmesan is robust and well balanced by the brilliant herb, and the roasted oyster mushroom pie ($19) with balsamic caramelized shallots, Italian taleggio and thyme is a need to during chillier months. End up things with a scoop of gelato and a handmade cocktail, and you have actually got the shopping pick-me-up to a science.

Jeannie’s Nordstrom, Fashion Show, 702-862-2525. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 pm.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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