You’ll long to linger at Tivoli Village’s View Wine Bar & Kitchen
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 (midnight)
Photo: Leila Navidi
When the 22,000-square-foot Market LV opened in August, the Summerlin-area Tivoli Village center suddenly had the foundation for what it always promised its neighborhood—interesting things clustered together. This two-story space offers the potential for fun browsing and shopping and eating and drinking in one place, but most importantly, it’s something different. This vibe is new around here, a little bohemian and comfy-faux-urban, yet still familiar and approachable.
Perhaps in full bloom, the Market LV will become the centerpiece of Tivoli Village. And the centerpiece within the Market, the living-roomy space where you’ll want to linger and relax, is the new View Wine Bar & Kitchen.
- View Wine Bar & Kitchen
- Inside Market LV at Tivoli Village, 529-0090.
- Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
There are two components here I think you’ll enjoy. First, there’s the wine bar—a sort of rustic-industrial thing that overlooks Tivoli Village’s roundabout driveway and earns the View its name—a long counter complemented by booths and tall boys and a little lounge where young people perform completely harmless coffee shop music. And then there’s the cheese counter, a separate, smaller, brighter space where you can hide from the kind of crowd that might gather at that wine bar. Both spots allow the full service of a diverse and reasonable wine selection, an okay beer list, lots of cheeses to customize your own tasting, salads, sandwiches, small plates for sharing and basic, tasty entrees. So whatever you feel like, pretty much.
Everything is priced nicely. A small but fresh farmers’ market salad of crisp greens and shaved seasonal vegetables, a sparkly lemon vinaigrette and decadent fried goat cheese “croutons” is just seven bucks. Other delicious vegetarian-friendly fare includes organic mushroom risotto ($10) and a “power wrap” with hummus, quinoa and cucumber yogurt ($7). Hungrier? There’s seared ahi tuna ($16) that will satisfy beyond the cute little tuna tartare tacos, roasted free-range chicken with tomato jam and pesto ($12), and even a couple steaks and a burger.
View Wine Bar & Kitchen is new, so chef Johnny Church is likely to be making seasonal adjustments and tinkering with the menu, but it’s off to a strong start. The food is as relaxed as the unique venue.