Hogsalt Hospitality’s Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar has debuted as part of the rebirth of Monte Carlo into Park MGM.
The new steakhouse is the sibling of Bavette’s in Chicago — anointed by Andrew Harper as one of the best steakhouses in the world and lauded by Esquire, Food & Wine, and Zagat — and looks to capture the same quality and atmosphere.
Chandeliers, jazz, rich woods, red banquettes, and a mix of vintage art and murals by acclaimed artist David Plunkert are featured in an intimate space that pays homage to Gilded Age opulence.
Bavette’s tackles steakhouse traditions such as seafood towers, dry-aged ribeyes, and lamb chops with a dash of French flair. Side dishes, like thick-cut bacon served under a maple syrup glaze, mix the familiar and the novel. Decadent desserts include a Hot Fudge Sundae Royale, a Chocolate Cream pie with Oreo crust, and a classic Lemon-Meringue Pie.
Bavette’s speakeasy roots are evident in a cocktail program punctuated by four Old Fashioneds, each with a different base. Manhattans, sazeracs, gimlets, and martinis round out the roster of classics.
Hogsalt’s commitment to extraordinary food and genuine hospitality has yielded more than a dozen renowned establishments, including Gilt Bar, Doughnut Vault, Maude’s Liquor Bar, and Au Cheval, an upscale diner praised by both Bon Appetit and Conde Nast Traveler for serving one of the country’s best burgers.
Along with The NoMad Las Vegas, Park MGM is one of two distinct hotel experiences set to debut on the Strip after converting the former Monte Carlo. Partners MGM Resorts and Sydell Group are in the process of transforming every element of Monte Carlo Resort & Casino to create the new destination, with the official rebrand of Park MGM slated for the first half of 2018.