Friday, June 20, 2008
I've eaten here about 3 times since they opened and I decided before I walked in this time that I would write a review and post it on my ever so popular food review blog!
So here goes!
Vints American Grill
(It used to be Bigg's but that's its only downside, Bigg's was on my bad side and I was happy to see it go down)
I ordered a Steak dish with Mashed potatoes on the side. I love my meat nice and juicy, not overcooked and not raw...at least that's how I like steak.
The chef at VINTS did an amazing job, the steak was cooked perfectly and I was satisfied.
The Goliath Cab wine went great with the dish as well. Plus the way they serve wine makes me happy, its served in a carafe and placed next to your glass. it helps the wine breathe and adds for a little more interaction with the server... which is a bonus if your friendly like they are.
If you want a hip wine bar and great food to go along with it, VINTS is the place for you. Great gourmet burgers, amazing specials (get the halibut when they have it) also the Cobb salad is fresh, tasty and a great price!
• NO LIQUOR license. So Kuju is ruler here like most hip restaurants around here, Vint's isn't able to serve liquor in their cocktails due to the lack of Liquor license's for sale in the area.
• Hours, like most restaurants on 2nd St. Vint's closes at 10pm on the weekdays. Weekends are better until 12am.
UPsides and why you should visit!
•Great food and atmosphere
• Belmont Shore is amazing! (great spots to window shop, relax for some gelato, or talk with some locals about ripping down the breakwater)
•Classy, great wine bar, good date spot.
• High quality food
• Good prices
• The Outdoor tables and the private backroom
More info:(thanks Press Telegram)
VINT'S AMERICAN GRILL
Where: 4722 E. Second St., Long Beach; (562) 434-3460; dinner only Sunday through Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight
Atmosphere: contemporary casual
Prices: a la carte entrees mostly $16 to $29; add soup or salad for $6 to $7
Alcohol: Beer and wine; around 30 wines, about 12 by the glass; you can bring your wine for a $15 corkage fee Smoking section: five tables on the sidewalk
Wheelchair accessible: dining room and restrooms
Noise level: low roar
Other: banquet room holds up to 34; sidewalk table dining
Credit cards: all major
one of the managers Tim Garner has brought great insights on running a successful VINTS. See his story HERE.
The ceiling at Vints is designed to keep noise down and to keep you entertained during even the most boring conversations.
Go visit, what are you waiting for?
Tell them Samuel Sent you...heck maybe I'll be famous if you do!