Inspired by concepts from New York to London, the Mayfair Supper Club opened at The Bellagio on New Year’s Eve. Billed as “so much more than dinner,” the Mayfair pays homage to Las Vegas’ past with eyes squarely on the future. From big flavors and beautiful presentations to high-energy entertainment in a dazzling environment, this may be the most “Vegas” experience to open on the Strip in decades.
Occupying the space previously home to Hyde Nightclub, and thus benefitting from a spectacular view of the Fountains at Bellagio, it is immediately upon passing through an archway of roses that guests are swept away. From the spacious lounge to an ornate dining room, the attention to detail is impeccable. Built out by Martin Brudnizki Design Studios, everything from flowers to aquatic elements are spread across two bars and tables, all wrapped around a central performance area complete with hydraulic stage and smoke show.
Servers in white tuxedos tend to guests, while trombones and pianos play early in the evening. The menu features an enticing cocktail list. Harkening to eras past, martinis and champagne are plentiful, but for those seeking something a little more interesting there are also four Old Fashioned riffs and an equal number of “re-examined classics,” such as the Mai Tai or Melonball. Teatotalers and wine-lovers alike will also find plenty to sip, as additional beverages run the gamut, and include access to the resort’s formidable cellar.
The performances, including everything from Old Blue Eyes to Gnarls Barkley, sung by a male and female duo surrounded by scantily clad performers, soon begin, and feature high production value. Mayfair has opted to utilize No Ceilings Entertainment and its creative team, and guests will feel the vibe from every direction, some even catching the spirit and breaking into spontaneous dance of their own.
The Mayfair Supper Club menu reads largely as an homage to classic American dining. Some guests may be lured in by luxe fare like the Wagyu beef & caviar hand roll. But don’t allow this $35 special to overshadow a truly delicious wedge with housemade buttermilk dressing, or what very well could be Sin City’s best beef tartare, served with crispy onion petals.
Mayfair offers “dinner and a show,” to say the least, with Dover Sole expertly deboned and sauced tableside while flexible females twist on rings suspended from the ceiling. Things only grow more interesting as the night goes on. If brawny men are more one’s speed, rest assured they too are present, performing feats of strength on stage and around the dining room, all while a 360-degree light show adds additional buzz to trick-pouring at the bar or prime rib carved to order.
Becoming “Mayfair After Dark” on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m., late-night menus, deejays and live music offering a completely different look at nightlife, luxury seemingly has no end at The Bellagio’s newest landmark. From caviar and vintage Dom Pérignon to a full meal capped by baked Alaska or cherries jubilee, The Mayfair Supper Club demands attention, with smiles all but guaranteed for both “foodies” and late-night revelers.
The Mayfair Supper Club, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S., 702-693-8561 Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.