One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year debuts with a stunning design that transports diners to an opulent 1950s supper club. Delilah from L.A.’s H.wood Group debuts at Wynn Las Vegas with a decadent supper club that tips its hat to the golden era of entertainment and dining.
Already a roster of celebrities feted the venue — actress Ariel Winter, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Emily Mayfield, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, comedian Dave Chappelle, hip hop artist Drake, actor Jared Leto, singer Justin Bieber, actor Kit Harington, reality TV personality Kourtney Kardashian, models Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, celebrity couple Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, actor Mel Gibson, and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., among many others.
Todd-Avery Lenahan, president and chief creative officer of Wynn Design & Development, created the look of Delilah, taking cues from the original location in Los Angeles, regal supper clubs of the past, and a safari trip to Africa.
Diners enter the “no photo policy” Delilah through a set of double doors with a marquee overhead and first see the Little Bubble Bar, a 34-seat intimate lounge with settees upholstered in vintage Hermès fabric. Here, diners get their first glimpse of the space with the bar overlooking the main dining room two floors below. Two sweeping sets of staircases adorned with bronze sculptures that were commissioned for Delilah funnel down to the Anchor Bar with its view of the stage, brass palms trees, and vintage feel. Live entertainment and jazz on Sundays bring the intimate dinner with a show.
Decadence drips from the restaurant. Overhead, the ceilings use more than 30 hand-finished plaster molding segments. Seating uses embossed silk velvets, French linens from Pierre Frey and Hermes Rich, piano finish walnut burl with ebony inlay on the walls, and more than three dozen commissioned paintings and sculptures along with vintage cubist works from around the world. Diners can get up and dance on the fumed oak and zebra wood flooring with a chevron pattern.
On either side of the main dining room sits outdoor courtyards that whisk diners away to the Amalfi Coast with lanterns for lighting and 75-year-old magnolia trees. To one side of the patio sits the Chef’s Table, a secret dining room with its own bar that those who want some privacy can access via the kitchen.
The resort already tapped executive chef Joshua Smith and resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini to create the food and beverage program. A wagyu beef Wellington, Smith’s reinterpretation of a chicken TV dinner, smoked salmon and caviar, fish and chips with potato-crusted Dover sole, and a surf and turf with glazed short rib and day boat scallops fill the menu. The decadence extends to the desserts, where a strawberry shortcake baked Alaska leads the way.
Mercer Boarini created the cocktails that she calls “almost too pretty to drink” — the Stepford Wife with Grey Goose essences strawberry lemongrass vodka, the Champagne Papi featuring Virginia black whiskey, the Film Noir featuring Basil Hayden’s dark rye, and Hollywood Land featuring Bruichladdich classic scotch, lemon, and ginger, to name a few.
Delilah, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S., 702-770-3300. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. with the bar and lounge remaining open during late-night hours. Reservations available.
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