Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse is set to open at the Flamingo Las Vegas in early 2020. The $10 million project will pay homage to the hotel’s more than 70-year history. In collaboration with designers Studio K Creative out of Chicago and renowned designer Jonathan Adler, the restaurant boasts a variety of atmospheres, including the main bar, patio dining, the bustling main dining room, three private dining rooms and a raw bar.
The restaurant’s name is a nod to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who opened the Flamingo Las Vegas in 1946 with the intention of bringing Hollywood glam to the desert. With the Flamingo, they created the first resort-style hotel on the Strip. The Lansky family is involved in the new steakhouse and will assist in the creation of unique merchandise, which will be available for purchase.
Guests will enter through the “bakery” façade, and past the kitchen and dry aged meat cooler, giving the illusion of discreetly entering through the back as many did decades ago. The oval main bar is a focal point of the restaurant and takes notes from tropical destinations with rich woods, greenery, airy textures like linen coupled with bright leather and one-of-a-kind, specially curated flamingo artwork. It will have booths and tables surrounding it, making it a destination for pre-dinner, small bites or late night.
The main dining room features a mix of natural and chic, including light and dark woods with bright jewel tones in décor and seating. The artwork pops with vintage black and white images, including historical ones of the Flamingo and Las Vegas. Large booths will be anchors around the dining room, with traditional tables and half booths peppered throughout.
In an exclusive experience, guests can venture into the speakeasy and private bar lounge, known as The Count Room. This will be an intimate and ambient room with an expanded specialty cocktail menu that can be exclusively tasted here, but only guests “in-the-know” will be able to find this hidden gem. Lining the walls will be historical images, including vintage images from when the Flamingo first opened.
Photo: Studio K Creative