The Mayfair Supper Club
Mai Tai – Starr Mauritius Rum, Rhum Clement VSOP, Orange Curacao, Giffard Banane du Bresil, Lavender Almond Orgeat, Lime, Over-Proof Dark Rum Float
Jalisco – Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila, Cacao-infused Agave Nectar, Mole Bitters
Parker House Rolls, Cultured Butter with Herbs
Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs
Wagyu Beef & Caviar Hand Roll, Gold Leaf, Soy, Wasabi, Rice, Nori
Lobster Club Hand Roll, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Rice, Nori, Serrano Pepper
Steak Tartare, Cornichon, Egg Yolk, Fried Onion Petals
The Wedge, Blue Cheese, Candied Bacon, Buttermilk Dressing
Dover Sole Veronique, Brown Butter, Champagne, Muscat Grapes
Mishima Wagyu Prime Rib, Au Jus, Horseradish Cream
Steak Fries, Herbs
Roasted Squash, Balsamic, Parmesan
Double Espresso, Ice
Baked Alaska, Yuzu, Raspberry, Toasted Meringue
Cherries Jubilee, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Pistachio Financiers
Mayfair Music Box – Macarons, Truffles, Nougat, Caramel, Candies
Inspired by concepts from New York to Europe, The Mayfair Supper Club debuted at The Bellagio on New Year’s Eve, and billed as “so much more than dinner” the space formerly home to Hyde Nightclub pays homage to Las Vegas’ past with eyes squarely on the future.
Benefited by a spectacular view of the Fountains at Bellagio, it is immediately upon passing through an archway of roses that guests are swept away, and from the spacious lounge to a flamboyant dining room the attention to detail is everything one might expect from one of Sin City’s finest resorts.
Built out by Martin Brudnizki Design Studios, everything from flowers to aquatic elements spread across two bars and tables, it is wrapped around a central performance area that guests are seated in plush booths where needs are tended to by servers in white tuxedos.
A space of shifting energy throughout the evening, trombones and pianos playing early before song and dance routines, suffice it to say that Mayfair’s Cocktail menu is not for the faint of heart, but once one gets past steep pricing everything from Old Fashioned riffs to a Mai Tai built on top-shelf Rum is not only beautifully presented but also bold and well-balanced.
Harkening eras past, tunes from Sinatra jazzed up while scantily clad men and women boogie, guests are encouraged to begin with Champagne and Caviar, Blanc de Blancs from Ruinart one of the more cost-conscious choices while the $35 Wagyu Beef & Caviar Hand Roll is every bit as delicious as it is extravagant.
Polished yet professional in terms of service, tableside presentations adding to a show already featuring 360-degree lights and a hydraulic stage, Mayfair’s “Lobster Club Hand Roll” gets a bit muddled thanks to unnecessary Peppers, while the classic Wedge Salad and Steak Tartare each perform beautifully thanks to good Ingredients – the latter in particular standing out thanks to fried Onions used to scoop the tender raw Beef.
“Dinner and a show” to say the least, Dover Sole expertly deboned and sauced tableside while flexible females twist on rings suspended from the ceiling, things only grow more interesting as the night goes on, and by the time one takes their first bite of Mishima Wagyu Prime Rib they’ll almost forget that sides of Steak Fries and Butternut Squash cost $16 apiece.
Offering a bevy of Digestifs plus Tea and Coffee, the Beans bold and best as Espresso, Dessert comes from the same team behind Mayfair’s complimentary Parker House Rolls, and whether one selects tableside flambéed Cherries Jubilee or the citrusy Baked Alaska heads are bound to turn, same for the Mayfair Music Box featuring Macarons, Candies, Chocolates and a dancing ballerina.
FOUR STARS: From big flavors and beautiful presentations to high energy entertainment in a dazzling environment The Mayfair Supper Club may be the most “Vegas” experience to open on The Strip in decades, and although prices are steep it is clear no expense has been spared to ensure guests an outstanding experience.
RECOMMENDED: Mai Tai, Parker House Rolls, Steak Tartare, Dover Sole Veronique, Baked Alaska.
AVOID: Lobster Club Hand Roll would be better without the Peppers and Nori, while the Butternut Squash would be more tolerable without the 1000% mark-up.
TIP: On Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00pm until 3:00am the space becomes “Mayfair After Dark”, featuring late-night menus, deejays and live music.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.