Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, the new steakhouse opening at the Flamingo with a vintage look, speakeasy entrance, and homage to the mobsters who opened the resort in 1946, now plans to start taking reservations on May 1. Parent company Caesars Entertainment named the restaurant for Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and his business partner Meyer Lansky, who opened the Flamingo, the first resort-style hotel on the Strip.
The resort closed its seven-year-old Center Cut Steakhouse back in September and the expanded 11,242 square feet takes over the former steakhouse footprint, along with the Café To Go and Laurel Lounge spaces across from the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat main entrance.
On top of that news comes word that the $10 million steakhouse confirms that the Food Network competition series hosted by chef Anne Burrell, Vegas Chef Prizefight, includes a grand prize of becoming the head chef at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. The six-episode series premiers on Thursday, March 5, and first stops at the Caesars Test Kitchen, where contestants have to use “an ingredient beloved by high rollers and vacationers alike.”
Once open, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse plans to bring Hollywood glam to the Strip with a mix of vintage and modern touches. A bakery façade at the front, dry-aged meat cooler, bar and lounge, raw bar, three private dining rooms, ornate dining room, a hidden speakeasy dubbed The Count Room are just some of the design details.
The menu in the main dining room includes a mix of classic dishes, table-side service, and dry-aged steaks, such as a 60-day Chicago cut bone-in rib-eye. The raw bar brings a roster of seafood dishes include towers, crudo, poke, and tataki. Other teased entrees include short ribs, lamb saddle, and steak Diane, and desserts such as a baked Alaska, mille-feuille with bourbon mousseline, and strawberries Romanoff.
The bar features rum cocktails and a table-side Old Fashioned cart, while The Count Room inside brings a speakeasy bar with its own cocktail and food menus and vintage images from the Flamingo’s early days.