Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: The Western Door Steakhouse

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Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: The Western Door Steakhouse

Niagara Falls, NY
Year Completed
Building Type
7,300 sq. ft.
Seneca Gaming Corporation

Teaming with New York City based design studio ICRAVE, HHL Architects designed and renovated The Western Door Steakhouse restaurant at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Aiming to attract a younger audience without alienating existing customers, the venue was redesigned to provide a modern, timeless atmosphere. The 185-seat restaurant allows guests enjoy the casino’s energy from the comfort of an upscale, intimate setting.

When entering, guests find The Bistro, a destination to indulge in cocktails and food. The interior features rich textures and glowing elements. Custom sconces create a warm setting over the banquette seating and an internally-lit, wine display acts as a beacon.

Entering The Chophouse through an amber glowing portal, a central 4-arm ceiling pendant sets the mood. Lushly tufted banquettes and walnut tones fill the room, while pop-out areas and a whiskey room provide views overlooking the casino floor. Additional features include a whiskey wall, a large private dining room, and a window revealing a glimpse of the kitchen.

Design continuity between the two spaces is accentuated through wood wall paneling with brass and mirror accents. A lighting control system with preset scenes responding to an astronomic time clock allows for smooth transitions into the evening.