Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: The Western Door Steakhouse

Niagara Falls, NY, USA
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 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Aiming to attract a younger audience, 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 for cocktails and food. The interior features rich textures and glowing elements. Custom sconces create a warm setting over banquette seating and an internally-lit, wine display acts as a beacon. Entering The Chophouse through an amber glowing portal, a central four-arm ceiling pendant sets the mood. Lushly tufted banquettes and walnut tones fill the room, while a whiskey room provides views overlooking the casino floor. Additional features include a whiskey wall, a 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 system responding to an astronomic time clock allows for smooth transitions into the evening.