Out with the old, in with the new. The Flamingo Las Vegas has undergone some changes of late including the closing of long-time production Donny & Marie Osmond and the resort’s steakhouse. But now, The Flamingo is bringing some new life, life that will also transport guests back to vintage Vegas.
"With Bugsy & Meyer's Steakhouse, we want our guests to feel as if they've traveled back in time to when the Flamingo Las Vegas first opened, with glamour, class and intrigue, but positioned in today's world with modern touches," said Flamingo Las Vegas Regional President, Eileen Moore-Johnson in a statement. "This steakhouse will be a destination dining experience complete with statement menu items, classic dishes, and unexpected finds you may need to 'know a guy' to order."
Named for Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who opened the Flamingo Las Vegas back in 1946 with the intention of bringing Hollywood glam to the desert, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will feature designs from Siegel’s mid-century Hollywood roots and Lansky’s Art Deco Miami.
“We want our guests to feel like they’ve traveled back in time,” Moore-Johnson said. “We built the space then designed the dining experience around the room.”
From the moment guests arrive at the steakhouse they will be transported back to the heyday of Vegas as they enter through the "bakery" façade, and past the kitchen and dry aged meat cooler, just as many did decades ago. Once inside the steakhouse, the swanky fun begins. The restaurant features a variety of atmospheres, including the main bar, patio dining, the main dining room, three private dining rooms and a raw bar.
Bugsy & Meyer's menu will have everything from small bites at the bar, to steakhouse classics, to tableside presentations, a raw bar and more. Bugsy & Meyer's in-house dry aged program is showcased in the restaurant in a glass encased show cooler. Inside are hand selected cuts of domestic prime, dry aged prime, imported wagyu and a signature 60-day Chicago cut bone-in ribeye.
Enjoy a wide variety of seafood at the raw bar kitchen in the main dining room. Premium shellfish towers with charcoal grilled enhancements will delight guests as will Crudo, poke and tataki preparations tableside. Other dish highlights will include short rib, lamb saddle, steak Diane and more. Dessert is as memorable as the entrees with baked Alaska, mille-feuille with bourbon mousseline and strawberries Romanoff reinvented.
And of course what is a vintage Vegas restaurant without vintage cocktails? Bugsy & Meyer’s will serve classic cocktails at the oblong bar as will a couple of roaming cocktail carts.
Bugsy & Meyer's Steakhouse will be located across from the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat main entrance, in the former Center Cut, Café To Go and Laurel Lounge spaces.