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Legendary Peter Luger Steak House opens its iconic brand, the first US location outside of New York in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. First opened in 1887, Peter Luger is Brooklyn’s top-rated steak house and a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. The iconic German beer-hall setting has become a world-famous choice for family gatherings, deal-making, and special occasion celebrations. With its notoriously gruff, bow-tied waitstaff, old-world charm, and on-site dry-aging of legendary USDA-Prime steaks, dining at Peter Luger has become a culinary rite of passage. The interior design team was tasked with bringing the heritage, look, and feel of the historic Williamsburg restaurant to Las Vegas’ flamboyant environment and adventurous audience. The design team worked closely with the Turtel Family, who have owned the restaurant for four generations, to understand Peter Luger’s story, DNA, and soul. The family was incredibly hands-on in selecting materials and approving custom-designed lighting and furniture to ensure each detail was an accurate depiction of the original restaurant. To appeal to the Las Vegas tourist, key design elements were magnified, such as strikingly dark wood flooring, impressively sized brass chandeliers, and, for entertainment, an expo kitchen.
The design for Peter Luger Steak House draws inspiration from the original Brooklyn location, featuring brick, wood paneling, oak floors and tabletops, and industrial windows. The design vocabulary and details were carefully developed to reflect the original venue. To honor the restaurant’s original location, the designer curated and installed black and white photography of Williamsburg. The restaurant was designed to seat over 300 people throughout the large central bar, lmain dining room, and multiple private dining rooms. The proposed design took opportunities of the existing column layout, high ceilings, brick façade on casino side and tall doors and windows in dining space and gracefully integrated in new design of venue. The exterior façade of the venue draws guests’ attention to the venue and makes them feel invited to Willamsburg. Key authentic architectural notes include a red brick façade, blackened steel detailing, and lantern shaped sconces. Guests are greeted at the entrance with custom designed fresco featuring hexagon penny tiles and cast metal plaque of Peter Luger’s original logo. Upon entering the restaurant, guests can experience a dramatic pill-shaped bar featuring a zinc countertop and glowing brass gantry. The bar features a contemporary vibe carefully balanced with a vintage feel; the back walls were lined with antique style mirrors, bronze tin ceilings, and dark wide wood floor. There is ample seating with leather upholstered bar stools and lounge chairs for guests to enjoy a drink and soak in the historic Williamsburg atmosphere. The main dining room is an octagonal-shaped room featuring a triple-height ceiling that creates an open and airy atmosphere connecting the space to bar area, expo kitchen, and private dining rooms. Elegant large contemporary bronze chandeliers and grid glass dividers surround to create drama and privacy without blocking light or atmosphere. Brick arches gracefully frame the room, adding a Brooklyn charm that beautifully contrasts with modern elements. The expo kitchen was a unique new element to Peter Luger’s concept. This was specifically added to cater to patrons of the city of entertainment. To keep the features in sync with the historic ideology, subway tiles were used to line the kitchen walls and copper cladding over hoods. The private dining room offers an intimate elevated dining experience with customized lighting and an exquisite wine display as a perfect backdrop. The secondary dining room is lighter in feel in comparison to the main dining room and is decorated with subtler design elements. Key features include a walnut coiffure grid ceiling and a single globe light fixtures flush mounted to ceiling. The project also has over 2500 sf. of walk-in cooler for meat storage, dry-aging and processing USDA-Prime steaks.
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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