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Sayonara Sensi Sunday!

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 9th September 2015 9:56am
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We have confirmed via multiple sources that Sensi, the water covered bar/restaurant by chef at Bellagio is closing permanently on Sunday to make way for an entirely new concept.

The entirety of the Sensi bar will be demolished including the traffic-stopping bar water feature. Yowza.

Eater Vegas (pulling a page from the VT playbook) reported last week that Mirage Resorts, the corporate entity that holds Bellagio's intellectual property, has registered trademarks for "Harvest By Roy Ellamar." Roy Ellamar is the chef of Sensi. In fact Chef Ellamar's Twitter handle is @chefsensi... but for how long? Sources tell us that the Harvest name is a working title and not permanent. Sometimes folks change stuff after filing all that trademark paperwork.

Harvest implies just that and fits in perfectly with the farm to table, organic, local ingredients platitudes MGM CEO Jim Murren yammered on about when discussing their new profit growth plan on a recent investor relations call.

People with knowledge of the plans tell us that the renovation and rebrand of the venue will take three months and will cost $2.25 million bucks. Wow.

Big thanks to MikeE, JohnH and Neil Youngfor contributing research.



Tagged: bellagio   dining   sensi   roy ellamar   harvest   





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Comments & Discussion:

We ate there about two months ago, late on a Saturday night. It was pretty busy at 9pm when we were seated but almost dead by the time we left at 10:30. Even the bar.

The location gets great foot traffic now, thanks to the tram that wasn't running while Aria was built. But there's something about those waterfalls. They're cool to look at, but very hard to see through, which I think made for a disconnect between diners and passersby.

Anyway, the cocktails were good, and the food was inventive, but Sensi didn't exude the same better-than-you-ness that we get from Yellowtail or other Bellagio restaurants that we normally frequent when we stay there.



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