Ah, Vintner Grill. This relatively new establishment in the heart of Summerlin is as easy on the eyes as it is on the palate. Despite being nestled in an office complex, its decor is one of my favorites in all of Las Vegas. It has this very Williams-Sonoma-Home-Catalog feel to it - all black, white and lime green - with pops of metal and glass accents. Don't even get me started on the outdoor dining section. If you are lucky enough to score one of the cabanas or padded booths, I can only imagine how much yummier your dinner will taste.
The downside is watching the traffic go by on West Charleston.
Honestly though, it doesn't matter. Vintner Grill is a great place for any number of occasions. Recently, several girlfriends and I popped in to grab a quick dinner on a Wednesday night. We sat in the bar and service was a bit slow (though our server looked remarkably like Olivia Munn), but the place was hopping. it's New American with an ever-changing menu, and everything has a fresh, trendy feel to it. They use micro-herbs on just about everything, and is there anything cuter than itty-bitty basil or parsley? I think not.
VG is a great for a casual dinner, a special anniversary, or even lunch. It's pricey, but won't break the bank. One word of caution: not toddler-friendly. Get a baby-sitter and have a date night with the spouse instead.
A cheese and meat starter course - try the Humboldt Fog!
The caramelized onion and gorgonzola flatbread pizza (be sure to bring breath mints)
The lamb osso bucco with toasted barley risotto