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MGM Nets a Late-Night Noodle Bar Right on Its Casino Floor

Noodle Bar by Ginger debuts Wednesday, June 16 at 6 p.m.

Noodle Bar by Ginger brings an assortment of Asian soups and snacks to MGM’s casino floor.
Greg Powers/MGM National Harbor
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Starting tonight, MGM National Harbor will entice gamblers on its casino floor with a nighttime noodle bar that keeps soups and sake flowing until as late as 2 a.m.

The 28-seat carbs counter all dressed up in roulette red and black is named Noodle Bar by Ginger as a nod to its pan-Asian parent restaurant that’s operated at the foot of MGM’s atrium since day one. Noodle Bar by Ginger’s daily hours are Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. (101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, Md.).

Ginger’s sleek new sister spot situated near slots will send out seated guests Hong Kong-style wonton soup ($16.88); fiery Taiwanese braised beef soup ($16.88); and Korean-style oxtail soup ($28.88). Other menu highlights include Sichuan spicy dumplings ($12.88), dan dan noodles with ground pork ($16.88), and Vietnamese beef pho ($16.88).

The bar is also licensed to pour bottles of sake, rum-heavy tiki cocktails like a Mai Tai and Zombie, Tsingtao beer, and wines by the glass.

Noodle Bar by Ginger offers a zen escape from the chaotic casino floor.
MGM National Harbor/official photo

The 308-room resort’s newly named is executive chef Anthony Cieplinski, who relocated from MGM’s Gold Strike Casino Resort in Mississippi in April. He replaces Jason Johnston, a Bellagio alum who parted ways with the high-stakes world to open his dream pizza parlor Ballston Local.

MGM’s dining scene will get an additional boost next week with the anticipated arrival of Diablo’s Cantina, a lively taco-and-tequila destination born on the Las Vegas strip. The margarita-slinging Mexican venue’s first East Coast location slides into the soaring space formerly occupied by Fish by José Andrés,

Diablo’s Cantina opens on Thursday, June 24 with street tacos, beef barbacoa enchiladas, and tiki cocktails.
Diablo’s Cantina/official photo

MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745