Paris inspires Bellagio restaurant design

Belle Époque Paris inspired Ken Fulk in design of Bellagio’s Sadelle's.
Fulk took the core elements of Sadelle's in New York City and augmented them in a stylized manner inspired by the exuberance of Belle Époque Paris. Photo credit: Bellagio Las Vegas

An outpost of Sadelle's, SoHo's vintage-style restaurant from Major Food Group, opened at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas, overlooking the Bellagio Conservatory.

In the design of the 10,000-square foot space, Major Food Group worked with designer Ken Fulk, the architect who brought the original SoHo location to life. For the Las Vegas iteration, Fulk took the core elements of Sadelle's in New York City and augmented them in a stylized manner inspired by the exuberance of Belle Époque Paris.  

Upon arrival, guests encounter a bakery cart, accented by a crystal chandelier and herringbone parquet floors, and surrounded by paneled blush walls.

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Moving into the space, the wall palette shifts to Sadelle's signature cerulean hue. Key elements include a lacquered pastry cart, enamel-topped bistro tables and woven café chairs at the lower level.

The main dining room has upholstered seating and floors featuring five types of stone in a bold herringbone pattern.

Intimate lighting complements soft furnishings, wood tables, brass accents, mirrored walls and coffered ceilings, allowing the space to shift from a bright and airy brunch spot to an intimate evening destination.           

Rounded lines, like the bar, clamshell lounge chairs and serpentine sofas set the bar and lounge at Sadelle's apart from the rest of the restaurant. There are also upholstered furnishings and cocktail tables.

Like many of Fulk's hospitality projects, the private dining room offers its own evocative experience. In a nod to Art Nouveau, the carpet undulates into a radiating starburst pattern and the upholstered walls feature a feathery botanical print.

Sadelle's is Major Food Group's second Las Vegas restaurant following the 2015 opening of Carbone at ARIA Resort & Casino.

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