Bavette’s Bar & Bouef - Las Vegas
In a few short years, Bavette’s Bar & Bouef has become somewhat of a Chicago icon. It feels like it's been in the city for ages when in actuality it opened in 2012.
The French-inspired steakhouse is so popular--reservations are hard to come by and the bar is typically standing room only nightly--that the owners behind Hogsalt Hospitality (Au Cheval, Doughnut Vault, Gilt Bar, Maude's Liquor Bar, et al) have decided to open a Vegas outpost.
Its Sin City home is tucked inside of the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino, which also houses the French-focused Primrose, two-story Mexican eatery Diablo Cantina ans 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza.
The atmosphere at Bavette's may be best described as a vintage supper club, as it takes a step back in time with a Roaring Twenties speakeasy vibe. Expect lots of low-slung, opulent furniture, rich wood accents and glowing chandeliers. Jazz, blues, funk and groovy French beats set the tone.
Chilled seafood platters are a staple at modern steakhouses, and at Bavette's, they are no exception. Diners may choose from five selections, from one composed of only king crab to the massive Maude's Tower of great selection of shellfish. Other popular menu starters include peppered duck and goat cheese terrine, tenderloin steak tartare and a signature baked crab cake.
Bavette's takes its modern steakhouse concept seriously, which is why it's been such a draw for well-heeled Chicagoans. Diners may choose from butcher's cuts or U.S.D.A. prime steaks. Highlights range from a 10-ounce ribeye steak frites (butcher's cuts) to a 16-ounce, 42-day, dry-aged bone-in New York strip (U.S.D.A. prime). For an extra charge, diners may get their steaks enhanced with peppercorn crust, roasted bone marrow or wild mushrooms.
Those not wanting a steak may choose from one of Bavette's many signature entrees. There's the spiced fried chicken, honey, glazed salmon and short rib stroganoff.