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What makes the MGM Mirage corporation so successful in Las Vegas is the reinvention of their properties and offering new experiences at their resorts. Monte Carlo, partnering with Light Group, one of the leading nightlife, hospitality and lifestyle development organizations, now offers Brand Steakhouse and Lounge. Located in the heart of Monte Carlo's casino floor, it features an open design, yet incorporates the intimacy of a classic steakhouse with an edge.
"We are thrilled to offer Brand’s contemporary steakhouse experience to guests of Monte Carlo," said Anton Nikodemus, President and COO of Monte Carlo. "Within our city’s thriving dining scene, Monte Carlo now has several dining destinations worth visiting time and again."
Brand Steakhouse and Lounge’s menu was created by The Light Group’s Executive Chef Brian Massie and is executed by Chef Chris Davis. Before joining the Light Group, Chef Massie helped Charlie Palmer open Aureole in the Mandalay Bay and later became executive chef at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Las Vegas Four Seasons. His interpretations of classic steakhouse favorites feature large, one-of-a-kind chops. Brand Steakhouse and Lounge’s signature dishes include oversized Bone-In (dry-aged) and Bone-Out (wet-aged) Nebraska steaks and large chops cooked-to-order. House-made sauces add a twist to the standard steak sauce, including the Black Pepper Cream and the House Worcestershire sauce, while diners also can choose from three seafood variations including King Crab, Jumbo Shrimp or Maine Lobster Tail to create the “Surf and Turf” combination.
Highlighting the menu is the Ultimate Steak, which is a mammoth 120-oz beef porterhouse for six served with choice of two house-made sauces and potato gratin.
“Brand’s big, bold steaks and chops satisfy the appetite of any carnivore,” said Massie. Additional signature dishes include a 20-oz Tomahawk Rib-Eye; Kurobuta Pork Prime Rib; 12-oz Filet Mignon; Double-Cut Veal Chop; imported 7 Hour Kobe Short Ribs; Flat Iron Steak and a 10-oz Kobe Burger.
Brand Steakhouse and Lounge’s menu also includes a variety of fresh fish, oversized chopped salads, appetizers, and sides. The Brand Seafood Platter offers guests a selection of oysters, clams, crab, shrimp and lobster. À la carte sides for sharing include Forest Mushroom Ragout; Rick’s Hash brown and Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese. The small plate appetizer items are served with an emphasis on presentation and encourage sharing including the Maine Lobster Rolls, King Crab Scampi and Maryland Crab Cakes.
In addition, Brand Steakhouse and Lounge features an extensive list of wines, bourbons and specialty cocktails to complement each item on the menu. A select variety of more than 200 red wines chosen from areas spanning the California wine country to the Bordeaux region of France all the way to the Super Tuscans of Italy highlights the wine list. Brand Steakhouse and Lounge also features a specialty menu of classic cocktails including the Ward Eight (Knob Creek bourbon, fresh lemon and orange juice, and pomegranate molasses) and the exotic Bramble (Tanqueray No. 10, cassis de Bordeaux, extracted lemon, blackberry).
Brand Steakhouse and Lounge, designed by Graft Lab, the award-winning design firm behind FIX Restaurant & Bar at Bellagio and STACK Restaurant & Bar at The Mirage, features a 5,500-square-foot dining room and adjacent lounge. The dining room’s interior features a dramatically lit ceiling canopy that creates a pixilated abstract cow-print pattern. Earthy colors and dark textures combined with soft amber lighting and subtle sound system add to Brand Steakhouse and Lounge’s ambience. There are low-level walls and retractable glass partitions from both the casino and inside the restaurant for seamless transitions into either environment.
The Brand Steakhouse and Lounge also adds another nightlife element to Monte Carlo. The lounge features plush low-level couch-style seating with five elevated plasma television screens and a booth for a live DJ. Brand Steakhouse and Lounge offers a 200-seat dining room and 36-seat large party private dining room, which can be further divided into two smaller private dining rooms. Brand Steakhouse and Lounge is seven days a week from 5 p.m. to midnight with the last seating taking place at 10 p.m.
3770 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109