Flamingo Las Vegas has shared some great-looking renderings for its new restaurant, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse.
Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse takes up residence in the former Center Cut, Cafe to Go and Diamond Lounge spaces.
The restaurant’s name, of course, makes reference to two infamous mobsters, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and his longtime friend and associate, Meyer Lansky.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the Flamingo’s news release about the restaurant doesn’t dive too deep into the history of its namesake crooks.
“Bugsy” Siegel (no one who knew him dared call him that, as the term means “crazy”), was a violent thug with a long history of making money from extortion, bootlegging and gambling rackets. He was connected to at least a dozen murders.
Meyer Lansky knew Seigel from their days in New York’s Lower East side where they ran a floating crap game, then progressed to auto theft, burglary, liquor smuggling and far more serious crimes.
Here’s a fun fact: Meyer Lansky’s real name was Maier Suchowljansky.
Siegel and Lansky ran a murder-for-hire operation, too, but let’s not let the fact these guys were douchebags get in the way of enjoying more details about this beautiful new venue at Flamingo. Remember, Las Vegas was built on short memories (and optimism).
To make the name Bugsy & Meyer’s name even more cringeworthy: Historians believe Bugsy Siegel’s whacking was approved by (wait for it) Meyer Lansky.
At the new restaurant, guests will enter through a “bakery” facade, past a kitchen and dry-aged meat cooler. The meat is dry-aged, not the cooler. Words are hard.
The restaurant will have a variety of atmospheres, including the main bar, patio dining, the main dining room, three private dining rooms and a raw bar. We’re pretty sure the raw bar is pictured below. Why is it raw? It’s in Vegas, if you get our drift.
Vegas fanatics will appreciated that the main dining room will feature vintage photos of the early days of Flamingo and Las Vegas.
Bugsy & Meyers will have a speakeasy and private bar lounge, “The Count Room.”
The cocktail menu will have both classics and originals. Our favorite part: “Rum cocktails will be heavily featured.”
From the renderings, we’d say Caesars Entertainment, owner of Flamingo, has found great partners with designers Studio K Creative and Jonathan Adler.
Studio K Creative has done other projects in Las Vegas, including La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas, Crush at MGM Grand and MB Steak at Hard Rock.
We can’t wait to give Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse a try when it opens in the spring of 2020.