The mystery behind the $5.2 million steakhouse going into the Monte Carlo has been solved. Chicago steakhouse Bavette’s Bar & Bouef plans to debut at the resort in October.
Eater Chicago dubbed it one of the toughest reservations to snag in town despite being a city full of good steakhouses. “None, however, are jam-packed night in, night out like Brendan Sodikoff’s sultry restaurant. Its 22 oz. dry-aged, bone-in rib eye is a paragon of quality steak, especially when paired with unctuous bone marrow.”
Eater Chicago also describes the restaurant as a chic, sultry space with a throwback vibe. “Roasted chicken and lamb chops along with new twists like buttermilk fried chicken and ‘black label’ meatloaf” make the menu there.
Senior vice president of food and beverage strategy at MGM Resorts International Ari Kastrati tells the Review-Journal that the restaurant will be “a classic American steakhouse, but rooted in French cooking and cooking techniques.”
A recent posting on Careerbuilder refers to the restaurant as Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar.
An Eater Vegas tipster reports that Jonathan Snyder already came on board as the executive chef. The executive chef at New York-New York worked at Shibuya at the MGM Grand, as the executive chef of the Hard Rock Hotel in Lake Tahoe and as the executive chef of House of Blues and the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.
MGM Resorts already filed paperwork for the 10,035-square-foot steakhouse, which will include a “living room.” The 5,000-square-foot Brand Steakhouse closed on Thursday, May 11, to make way for the massive improvements.
Of course, the Monte Carlo is undergoing a $450 million transformation into Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas. Already NoMad and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Eataly are anticipated for a 2018 reveal, as well as the French-inspired, vegetable-forward menu from chef Bryce Shuman at Primrose.