Major Food Group opened Sadelle's, its performance of the Jewish deli as hot spot, in New York's SoHo neighborhood in 2015. But in many ways the restaurant feels like it was made for Las Vegas, like it was always destined for a casino berth on the Strip.
Sadelle's is a deli the way Carbone is a red-sauce joint. All the crucial indicators are there — fresh, pillowy bagels; luscious smoked salmon; gooey egg sandwiches — but they're done with a panache (and price point) more in keeping with a Vegas casino than a Lower East Side bagel shop.
It's not hard to imagine Sadelle's becoming a brunch destination at the Bellagio, where it will open in December just off the resort's famous Conservatory in the current home of Cafe Bellagio. Inside the airy space that looks out onto the hotel pool, Sadelle's will serve three meals daily of deli-inspired, comfort fare. Think tiered, silver towers of smoked fish and accoutrements, expansive cheese blintzes, triple-decker sandwiches and bagels — oh, the bagels! — which Grub Street dubbed the best in New York.
Sadelle's won't be the only Jewish deli on the Strip, but with its upscale, over-the-top interpretation of the New York classic, it may be the one best suited to the desert.