Next up on the upgrade list? Bally's Las Vegas, which today announced that BLT Steak takes over Bally's Steakhouse with a projected early 2014 opening. Expect the steakhouse, named one of the best new restaurants of the year by Esquire after it opened in 2004, to not only expand to 9,300 square feet and double the size of the current space but feature 250 seats.
A press release touts a curved bar and lounge with room for 50 along with a massive dining room with space for 150 featuring a fireplace as the central focus. Two separate dining rooms make room for 100 more guests, along with two private dining rooms with space for 10 and 12. The entire space will feature wood finishes set against warm neutral tones, accented by polished stainless steel, amber and tangerine.
Fear not for the renowned Sterling Brunch and its overflowing Champagne. A Caesars Entertainment spokesperson says it will be incorporated in BLT Steak.
The classic steakhouse that first opened in New York in 2004 is known for its Gruyère-laced popovers. Specials land on a blackboard while staples include tuna tartare, chopped vegetable salad, Dover sole, peanut butter chocolate mousse and USDA Prime and Certified Angus steaks. The wine list, which has landed on Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" lists, plans to serve up more than 500 varieties.
This marks the 26th restaurant from parent company ESquared Hospitality, which also has BLT Burger at the Mirage.
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