Carbone, the Greenwich Village restaurant that made waves in New York City’s dining scene, has made its debut in Las Vegas as it officially opened its doors at ARIA Resort & Casino on October,19.
Marking Major Food Group’s first expansion outside of New York City, Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick introduce to Las Vegas their concept that reinvigorates classic Italian-American cuisine, taking it into the fine dining realm with all of the fun and none of the pretension.
“The glamour, history and attitude of Las Vegas make it a perfect fit for Carbone,” said Jeff Zalaznick, managing partner. “We are not just replicating the New York City restaurant; our guests will experience a Carbone specifically for Las Vegas.”
Carbone enlisted San Francisco-based star designer Ken Fulk to create an atmosphere that parallels the one-of-a-kind theatrical edge and Italian vibe of the restaurant. The space has been transformed into a series of rooms that progressively transport guests into inviting yet contrasting ambiances with a vintage Las Vegas swagger.
In the Blue Room (pictured above), a white loggia, available for private dining, opens through a series of elliptical arches to a striking blue environment that welcomes guests into the restaurant and the front bar area. The Blue Room features vaulted ceilings with golden-tipped lighting and walls composed of tiles from New York subway stations. Retro flooring mirrors the design of the iconic Las Vegas Sands’ pool as seen during the Rat Pack era. Guests can sit at a vintage mahogany bar with gold detailing set in front of an antique mirror reflecting the classic cocktail program it houses.
The Red Room is the main dining room. Inspired by the Milan Opera, it exudes glamour with its floor-to-ceiling Murano Glass Crystal Chandelier that was originally commissioned for a Ferrari showroom in the 1960s. Towering arches with custom golden keystones frame semi-private backlit banquettes trimmed with red velvet backs and leather seats.
Adding an element of sophistication, Carbone in Las Vegas is filled with artwork by renowned artists. Throughout the restaurant, guests can enjoy special pieces from the likes of Julian Schnabel, Robert De Niro Sr., Richard Serra, David Hockney and more.
In Las Vegas, too, guests can look forward to all the dishes and showmanship that made Carbone an instant hit in New York City.
ARIA Resort & Casino is a AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring a combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World.