MB Steak is not a standard steakhouse. Created for the Morton Brothers, it’s an edgy, cool, club-like atmosphere perfect for its home in the Hard Rock Las Vegas.
To create an untraditional steakhouse, designers looked to leather jackets and what makes each one unique: the wear of the leather, ribbing, spikes and texture. MB Steak is meant to feel like wearing your favorite leather jacket: confident, comfortable, edgy, and ready for a night out with friends.
With a lighter color palette, skylight outlined in succulents and large windows looking out over palm trees, the second floor (pictured left) is the daytime counterpart to the first floor and a popular spot for weekend brunches. It also has a bar with crossing bottle risers extending down from the skylight.
By far the restaurant’s most talked about feature, the chandelier is inspired by the studs on a leather jacket. Its spiked branches spread out wide and hang low over guests heads, illuminating the room in a soft glow.
day to night
The design is subtle, tying in the concept by evoking the essence and versatility of a leather jacket. The edgier first floor, a popular spot before a show at the Hard Rock, is inspired by a night out wearing a black leather jacket. The second floor is designed around a daytime, white leather jacket. Wood flooring and walls hug guests in cozily like a leather jacket. The dining room’s wood walls were burnt using the shou sugi ban technique to create the texture of a weathered leather jacket. The brass C-Channels throughout the restaurant are inspired by zipper detailing.