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Monday, March 9, 2015

The View Wine Bar & Kitchen

The View Wine Bar and Kitchen

An A+ atmosphere and views will wow you even before your first taste at this Tivoli Village mainstay

Story by Brian Hurlburt

Photography Provided by The View Wine Bar and Kitchen


Sometimes the life of a writer in Las Vegas is beyond difficult. Taking a call from a frantic editor with an assignment to go eat, drink and be merry at a popular wine bar—then write a story about it—can throw even the most professional writers over the edge. Oh, the humanity …

Such was the case recently when this writer was asked to take pen to pad—or fingers to keyboard—and create an article about The View Wine Bar and Kitchen that is tucked into the Market LV section of the upscale and opulent Tivoli Village, one of the top shopping and dining destinations in Las Vegas. Tivoli Village is located near Summerlin and oozes sophistication and extravagance.

The View Wine Bar and Kitchen (TVWBK) is located on the second floor of the Market LV, a large enclosed area inspired by “modern industrial” shopping atmospheres found in San Francisco and New York. The “retail destination” within a retail destination features unique boutiques, specialty foods, the wine bar and restaurant, a gourmet market and more, all under one roof.

The views of Tivoli Village from TVWBK make a visit worth it even before a taste of wine, cheese or other food and beverage. A motif best described as warehouse chic is both welcoming and stylish. A smooth, soothing and relaxing vibe—enhanced by relaxed lighting and custom, handmade decorations and furniture (created by Las Vegas artisans)—puts patrons in the proper mood for a night out.

Las Vegas hotelier Bill Feather is the man behind the View Wine Bar and Kitchen. Staying true to his Vegas roots, Feather put young local Ollie Waite in charge of the operation and used only local contractors for the building and interior design. The chefs and staff of TVWBK also utilize many local Vegas farmer’s market ingredients on a menu that offers everything from unique cheeses to butternut squash to Tivoli wrapped dates.

Some house favorites are the avocado bruschetta, the triple Angus cheddar burger, and chicken pot pie nuggets. But you can’t really go wrong with Nino’s meatballs, Mary’s fried chicken or a wide selection of artisan cheeses (available three or five at a time for sampling). The menu offers small plates and larger menu items to satisfy both happy hour hopefuls and those looking for a lunch or dinner experience.

A sufficient wine list that is updated and changed throughout the year offers a nice blend of selections. A large, main bar area is welcoming to patrons while a smaller bar in The View Cheese Shop offers a more cozy feel. Cocktails and beers are also available and offer a nice accent to Happy Afternoons and other times of day. TVWBK offers live music Thursday through Saturday and is definitely a spot that should be visited during your next visit to Tivoli Village.

In this day and age, customers can easily provide input that can be found online. The View Wine Bar and Kitchen has earned a solid four out of five stars on Yelp, with most reviewers giving A+ ratings to the views and ambiance. The atmosphere is so splendid that it overpowers the food and drink of The View Wine Bar and Kitchen. Kind of like a headliner upstaging an extremely talented, up-and-coming opening act. But we’re not sure that’s a bad thing. Maybe you’ll have to contemplate that over your personal glass of Pinot Noir or Cabernet when you visit The View (Wine Bar and Kitchen).


The View (Wine Bar and Kitchen)

420 Rampart, Ste. 240, Las Vegas



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