The atmosphere of an elegant restaurant frees diners from the fear of feeling stodgy when discussing Mozart, or pretentious when re-creating Jackson Pollock paintings on the tablecloth with crayons. Indulge lavish dining desires with today's Groupon to Grape Street Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale lunch fare and wine.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of upscale dinner fare and wine.
Designed with Napa Valley architecture in mind, Grape Street Cafe exudes the Dionysian with its décor, menu of posh provender, and extensive wine list. Exercise jaw muscles for a night of fine noshing with starters like baked brie, which fills a pastry pouch with melted brie, toasted hazelnuts, caramelized onions, and apricot preserves ($13). The seafood fra diavolo piles clams, shrimp, calamari, scallops, and mussels on a bed of linguine noodles, affording diners the pleasure of tasting the flavors of the Mediterranean Sea ($20). Dinner specials such as the herb chicken, rubbed with garlic and herbs, served with haricots verts and leek mashed potatoes, appease upset stomachs, keeping them from blurting out embarrassing childhood secrets ($20). Grape Street Cafe's wine list, like Edgar Allan Poe's daily to-do list, unabashedly features more than 70 Dionysian delights.
Grape Street Cafe
When chef John McKibben first opened Grape Street Cafe in 1997, his small restaurant took a back seat to a large front-of-the-house retail area where customers could purchase house-made sauces, salads, and high-quality wines. Though the concept quickly transitioned to focus on the fresh, house-made dishes flying out of his kitchen, McKibben has held on to his retail license and continues to encourage his diners to finish their meal by picking up a bottle of wine to go or commissioning a self-portrait painted with balsamic vinegar.
With the exception of a handful of rotating nightly specials, the menu has stayed largely the same, and Chef McKibben credits the cuisine as the eatery's 14-year secret to success. Dinner finds the shop's signature hot sandwiches, creamy pastas, and pizzas sharing top billing alongside nationally inspired entrees such as a baked Alaskan halibut topped with lemon beurre-blanc and Colorado lamb in a sweet-and-sour mint glaze. However, the diverse menu is designed to complement the restaurant’s real draw: its extensive wine selection. Up to 90 vinos are available by the glass each day, with selections that hail from as near as Napa and as far away as Mosel, Bordeaux, Rioja, and Mos Eisley.
7501 W Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89128Get Directions