Sometimes Christmas—or at least a Christmas-like feast—does come early.
Scheduled to open November 1, Peter Luger Las Vegas has welcomed guests earlier than expected, Eater Las Vegas reported on Friday. The expansion of the Brooklyn steakhouse into Caesars Palace is largely a facsimile of the original, with similar design and an almost carbon-copy menu, save one very Vegas addition.
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“From the classic industrial design that recalls the Brooklyn original to a state-of-the-art dry-aging room that keeps everything in-house, Caesars has worked with us tirelessly to bring our beloved brand to the heart of Las Vegas,” Daniel Turtel, the vice president of the restaurant, said in a statement.
Peter Luger’s famously butter-heavy steaks remain the star of the show, with options of Steak for One, Two, Three, or Four, accompanied by classic appetizers (crab cakes, sliced tomatoes), salads (Caesar, iceberg wedge), and sides (creamed spinach, loaded baked potato). A lunchtime-only burger, with just cheese and raw onion, can be beefed up with the restaurant’s extra-thick-cut bacon. And only in Vegas will you find a chilled shellfish tower, complete with shrimp, oysters, Maine lobster, and king crab.
Designed by Jeffrey Beers International, the whopping 8,700-square-foot space—including multiple private dining rooms—can seat more than 300 diners. Soaring ceilings and bronze chandeliers remind you that you’re in the heart of America’s most over-the-top city, while photos along the wall harken back to Peter Luger’s 135-year history.
“Caesars Palace has a long history of firsts and has played an instrumental role in elevating the culinary landscape of Las Vegas,” Terrence O’Donnell, the vice president and assistant general manager of the resort, said in a statement. “We are so proud to bring the timeless tradition of Peter Luger to the West Coast for the first time. We know our guests will love the understated elegance and commitment to quality Peter Luger will bring to the wide array of dynamic offerings at Caesars Palace.”
Over the years, the New York restaurant’s reputation has taken a hit with critics, and Las Vegas is well known for its many, many existing steakhouses. With its well-known legacy, though, Peter Luger is hoping that Sin City’s hordes of tourists will eat up what it’s trying to sell.
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