If the leather-covered entryway to Bavette's, set somewhat discreetly off the casino floor of the newly-remodeled and reminted Park MGM, doesn't immediately indicate to you that this is not just another steakhouse, you'll quickly come to realize this the moment you step inside. The lushly-appointed -- dare we say, sexy? -- lobby lounge welcomes you with walls fully lined with vintage art, sumptuous seating in the form of velvet wingback chairs, and illumination from softly (very softly) lit Tiffany lamps and chandeliers.
And that's just the lobby.
Bavette's (which first opened in Chicago in 2012) is a pure, unabashed throwback to the high-end steakhouses of yesteryear, with a healthy splash of today's worldly refinement. The gorgeous space is rich with exquisite detail: red velvet semicircular booths and banquettes, a glossy wood bar and dining tables, splashes of white marble and black leather, and Art Deco-style mirrors that make the already massive 10,000-square-foot space appear even larger. Lively jazz plays on the speakers at a comfortable volume, and the interior space is dark enough that your eyes need time to adjust from the bright lights and noise of the casino floor. Murals by renowned artist David Plunkert line the walls of the dining room, recalling the 20th century European avant-garde movement.