Sadelle’s, a powerhouse in New York City’s brunch scene — often touted as having the Big Apple’s best bagel — opened a new location in Las Vegas at the Bellagio hotel.
Unlike its New York cousin, the new outpost is open until midnight and will serve dinner, all while overlooking the Bellagio hotel’s famous conservatory. Many classic menu items carry over to the new location, however, including bagels, smoked-fish platters and caviar.
Sadelle’s owner, Major Food Group, worked with the designer of the original location, Ken Fulk, on this Las Vegas iteration. Fulk took the core elements of the inaugural design and augmented them, inspired by the exuberance of Paris during the Belle Époque.
At extravagant entrance, guests encounter parquet floors, a bakery cart and a crystal chandelier. Paneled blush walls in the entrance give way to Sadelle’s signature blue hue inside where enamel-topped bistro tables and woven cafe chairs set the tone for the boulangerie experience.
The refined and glamourous main dining room features banquettes, upholstered seating and intricate floors featuring five types of stone in a bold herringbone pattern. Intimate lighting complements soft furnishings, wood tables, brass accents, mirrored walls and coffered ceilings, allowing the space to seamlessly shift from a bright and airy brunch spot to an intimate evening destination.
The design and the details allows Sadelle to create a different experience for all three dayparts. During breakfast and lunch periods, for example, staff roam the space pushing carts and offering pastries or a Bloody Mary.
Rounded lines, like the crescent-shaped bar, clamshell lounge chairs and serpentine sofas, set the bar and lounge at Sadelle's apart from the remainder of the restaurant. Softly upholstered furnishings invite parties of all sizes for cocktails, while spacious cocktail tables can accommodate guests seeking appetizers.
At night, Sadelle’s offers more tableside experiences, including a whole warm lobster, de-shelled and dressed in front of guests.
Meanwhile, the private dining room offers its own experience. In a nod to art nouveau, the carpet undulates into a radiating starburst pattern and the upholstered walls feature a feathery botanical print.
Images courtesy of Douglas Friedman and the Bellagio