Daniel Boulud to Open DB Brasserie at the Venetian

Staff Writer
The chef makes a triumphant return to Las Vegas with DB Brasserie, to open this May
David Back

The chef will be making a triumphant return to Las Vegas.

It’s about time! Chef Daniel Boulud is coming back to Las Vegas in a big way with a whole new concept. After a long absence and much speculation, his contemporary French restaurant DB Brasserie is set to open this May inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The new opening, of course, is one the most anticipated culinary events of the year in this city of culinary all-stars.

“DB Brasserie will have all the elements of a traditional brasserie with the constant energy of a café,” says Chef Boulud. “It will buzz with people enjoying charcuterie, shellfish, my favorite French dishes, and fine wines. It is a very French feeling, the Brasserie!”

The tasty menu is created in collaboration with Executive Chef David Middleton who is a legend in his own right. The new Brasserie stays true to chef Boulud’s signature French-American cooking and modern sensibility. Chef Boulud’s signature dishes will include such delights as poissons fumes, pissaladière, poulet croustillant, and The Original DB Burger (which we last had at his DB Bistro Moderne in Miami). For the fini, desserts including chocolate & salty peanut bombe, and apple tatin are sure to please any sweet tooth.

Of course, DB Brasserie will boast a wine program of approximately 300 international selections with special attention given to exciting new American wine regions. One section will honor the great classics of California, while another showcases the newest generation of winemakers responsible for opening the public’s eyes to domestic varieties beyond the classic chardonnay, Pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and merlot blends. Keeping with the tradition of Daniel Boulud’s restaurants, the list will also feature the best French producers from the storied regions of the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, the Loire Valley, and the great Southern regions of Provence, the Languedoc, and Roussillon.

The venue seats 280 diners, including two private dining rooms, as well as a casual bar and lounge. It is tastefully designed by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) with inspiration from historic Art Nouveau brasseries in France to create a welcoming and convivial atmosphere. The exterior façade of DB Brasserie is clad in travertine limestone panels, a reference to the public buildings that house some of France’s classic brasseries from past centuries. The centerpiece is an expansive faux-skylight reminiscent of those in classic Beaux-Arts train stations. Custom blackened steel panels, laser cut with a custom-designed Art Nouveau inspired decorative pattern, frame a grid of glass ceiling panels that are anchored by Art Nouveau-style brass globe pendant light fixtures. JBI employed authentic materials for the floors, using a custom cement green and white tile in a hexagonal pattern for the bar and several dining areas, as well as an oak wood floor underneath the skylight. The design elements extend throughout the bar and lounge, as well as the private dining areas.

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DB Brasserie will be open for lunch and dinner and is located in the Venetian / Palazzo’s famed restaurant row that features many of the world’s greatest culinary minds. Once again, The Venetian / Palazzo Resorts have yet another culinary star shining in their universe of incredible dining venues. Welcome back chef Boulud, we look forward to breaking bread with you once again.