Article by Elena del Valle and photos by Gary Cox
We arrived at the Vintner Grill (10100 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, +1.702.214.5590, www.vglasvegas.com) early. So early, the staff were still arriving and the dining room was being set up. The reason for such an early dinner was that we had an show to catch and we were a 20-minute drive from our Strip hotel in the outskirts of Las Vegas, a city we didn’t know well.
We went the distance because the restaurant had been described as an outstanding neighborhood bistro and we were eager for an off Strip friendly experience. Since it was a bistro we anticipated having plenty of time for a couple of courses before returning to catch our show. Instead, we were surprised with the options. There were simple and refined dishes as well as single and multiple course temptations from the bar and the kitchen which we indulged in with gusto.
The meal and service were far superior and more refined than the garden variety bistros we’ve dined in elsewhere. At the same time, the ambiance was friendly and very different from the tourist restaurant options in other areas of Las Vegas. Perhaps the Vintner Grill’s location in an upscale residential area provides the ideal combination of affluent foodie regulars that inspire the diverse selection of everyday and special occasion items and high quality that we so enjoyed. We look forward to returning to the Vinter Grill the next time we’re in the “neighborhood.” Click here to read a complete article about the Vinter Grill.