It might have been a quick turnaround, but it will be a major design makeover for Jean Georges Steakhouse when it returns to action at Aria next month. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant debuted with the resort in December 2009 and earlier this year, closed for the current overhaul on May 29.
Initially promising a mid-July return, the 8,626-square-foot restaurant on Aria’s upper-level restaurant row is now taking reservations beginning Monday, July 10.
Despite the rapid progress, the interior refresh and remodel will make its mark. With an estimated construction budget of $656,983 alone, the steakhouse will receive a new front entrance, millwork, wall finishes, lighting, tables and chairs. Filed paperwork does not reference any layout change, keeping the prominent and popular bar and lounge in the same location front and center at the entrance.
Vongerichten’s original Las Vegas expansion, Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio, debuted in October 1998 and remains open. Selected dishes from the Jean Georges Steakhouse menu can still be found at Bardot Brasserie, Carbone and Sage until next month.