Martha Stewart’s first restaurant has opened its doors in Las Vegas, bringing her personal style and taste to the Strip.
The Bedford by Martha Stewart opened this month at Paris Las Vegas, a few months later than the planned spring date but ready and able to welcome guests for dinner nightly.
The 194-seat restaurant is designed with a neutral color palette aimed to give it a homey feel.
“The architecture and decoration of the spaces cleverly exemplify the beauty and atmosphere you might find at my beautiful farm in Bedford, New York,” Stewart said in a release. “Dining at The Bedford will be immersive, fun, unexpected, and utterly delectable.”
Listed as casual American food on its website, Stewart’s menu features a limited amount of choices in an elevated price range.
Menu items are created from sourcing seasonal, high-quality ingredients from various local purveyors and some of Martha’s personal favorites, including the Las Vegas Farmers Market.
It begins with a selection of appetizers, including steak tartare, a jumbo shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and oysters Rockefeller. The standouts, however, are ricotta-stuffed zucchini blossoms and buckwheat crepes, which are presented tableside.
The crepes come with creme fraiche, grated hard-cooked eggs, and Golden Osetra caviar and will run $100 for an ounce, $150 for 2 ounces, or $250 for 4 ounces.
Diners have four salads to choose from or a red and yellow gazpacho, served with avocado and brioche croutons.
A handful of pastas and dumplings are available, highlighted by a lemon risotto with carmelized fennel ($25.95) or a handkerchief pasta with herbed pesto and pine nuts ($29.95).
Seven entrees are on the menu from fish to steak and chicken. Two are drawing early attention.
A whole roast chicken stuffed with herbed breadcrumbs is available ($89.95), and the staff will carve it tableside.
A 32-ounce, bone-in ribeye ($159.95) will also be sliced tableside.
Among the side dishes, all priced at $15.95, a smashed baked potato tops the list and it will be smashed tableside.
“What you’ll eat here at the restaurant are dishes I serve at my own homes, recipes we have perfected over the years,” Stewart told Food & Wine at the restaurant’s unveiling earlier this month.
She is proud of the menu’s mix, giving everyone access no matter taste or budget.
“You can splurge here and get very expensive dishes, but you can also eat very nicely for a bit more moderately,” she said.
Hotel officials are happy to have Stewart and her restaurant in the fold.
“The Bedford by Martha Stewart will be a dining experience you simply can’t get elsewhere,” said Jason Gregory, general manager of Paris Las Vegas.
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