In a nod to the resort's mobster-influenced past, Bugsy & Meyer's Steakhouse opened at Flamingo Las Vegas this month.
The $10 million steakhouse melds Hollywood glamour, art deco style and the resort's nearly 75-year history. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky created the first resort-style hotel on the Strip in 1946. Lansky's grandson, Meyer Lansky II, visited the steakhouse on July 2.
Dinner guests enter through a bakery facade and pass through the kitchen, a callback to the hidden entrances of Prohibition-era speakeasies. Bugsy & Meyer's includes six distinct areas: the patio and lounge; the centerpiece bar; three private dining rooms for groups; the raw bar; the dining room; and the speakeasy, The Count Room.
Studio K Creative of Chicago and designer Jonathan Adler collaborated on the restaurant's look. She Hit Pause of New York helped curate the restaurant's art collection, which includes Adler's custom beaded flamingo piece that took almost 100 hours to make.
The menu features steakhouse classics with modern updates. The in-house dry aged program is showcased in a glass-encased show cooler. Hand-selected cuts include domestic prime, wet aged, dry aged prime and imported wagyu.
Winner of the Food Network competition series "Vegas Chef Prizefight," Lamar Moore is the head chef. Executive chef Honorio Mecinas has more than 15 years of Las Vegas Strip experience.
Bugsy & Meyer's follows Caesars Entertainment's enhanced health and safety protocols. Tables are 6 feet apart, and the restaurant occupancy is limited to 50% of fire code capacity. Place settings are brought to the table throughout meals, and staff members are required to wear masks. Guests are provided masks and are required to wear them at all times, except when eating or drinking.
Bugsy & Meyer's Steakhouse, across from the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat main entrance, is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Visit here for reservations.