September 1, 2010

Vintner Grill

Our second Restaurant Week dinner was at Vintner Grill which is located in Summerlin. We had 5:30 reservations, upon arrival we were given the option to dine inside or out. I opted for outside. We had the patio to ourselves most of the meal which was really nice.

The breads that got us started were really good, as was the butter and oils that accompanied them.

Our first course was calamari with curry aoli and a chopped vegetable salad. Neither were particularly enjoyable. The veggies and calamari were both overcooked causing one to be chewy and the other mushy. Both were a miss.

We both chose the halibut with cous cous, spinach, toasted orzo, lemon gremolata and sweet tomatoes for the main course. It was fine, the quality of the fish was lacking, but otherwise it was nicely prepared. A disappointment, because the halibut was the star on our last visit.

We finished the meal with banana cream pie and lemon blueberry cheesecake. I'm happy to report desserts are still fantastic at Vintner Grill. We enjoyed every bite.

Overall, the meal was filled with hits and misses, good service was the only constant. We won't be in a rush to return, but we might be back for cheeses and dessert. The fromage menu looks great.

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