Once promised to be open this September, sounds of work on Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's B&B Burger & Beer at the Venetian have fallen silent since its grand announcement in June. While fans of the duo waited with baited breath, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro has managed to announce, and finish, his larger Buddy V's restaurant one floor above their prime Strip spot. But construction is finally about to kick into high gear at the upscale/casual, indoor/outdoor burger joint.
B&B Burger is taking over chef Sammy De Marco shuttered Rattlecan burger, shot and pickle joint, the carefully designed space filled with commissioned designs from contemporary graffiti artists. Rattlecan's 7,375-square-foot restaurant carried a $1.5 million creation budget. For the B&B makeover, the space will grow by 181 feet, expanding to 7,556 square-feet. The latest publicly declared budget is $900,000.
In June, the plans were to create a brightly colored 120-seat interior dining room with more 20 televisions tuned to sports programming. The 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio has room for 100-seats and enviable views of the Venetian plaza, floating gondolas and the Mirage resort and volcano across Las Vegs Boulevard.
This will be the duo's fourth las Vegas restaurant within the Venetian and Palazzo complex following Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Carnevino and B&B Ristorante. No new updated opening date has been announced.
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