Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, the chef’s first venture into suburbia, is worth leaving the strip for (or not leaving your neighborhood).
Wolfgang Puck’s tempting DTS chopped salad, with market vegetables, quinoa, and a Champagne vinaigrette.
Wolfgang Puck doesn’t really need a neighborhood to create a community restaurant. He opened Spago under the trompe l’oeil sky of a faux ancient Roman street, and it remains the cafeteria of Vegas socialites 23 years later. But imagine how the Puck sensibility—comforting, beautifully executed, just exotic enough—shines when it’s given a real neighborhood. In just a few short months Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill has become the date-night escape of Summerlin parents, an after-work decompression zone, and a kid-friendly brunch spot. The room’s rustic design is warm but elevated enough for a romantic date or lounging outside on the patio (below an actual sky).
My go-tos have become the grilled Spanish octopus with romesco and the DTS chopped salad: With market vegetables and crunchy quinoa, it’s a sunny day in the garden—with a Champagne vinaigrette. Crunchy-chewy pizzas bubble over to your table (a favorite: the potato and leek—earthy, sweet, and smoky, with goat cheese and prosciutto). The slightly smoky wood oven–roasted sea bass with garlic spinach would be a smash hit anywhere on the Strip, and the juicy mesquite-grilled burger with aged cheddar and red onion marmalade reminds you you’re in a neighborhood joint. Brunch means even more opportunity to run into your neighbors over goat cheese omelets and açai berry smoothies on the patio that looks out toward Red Rock Canyon. 10955 Oval Park Dr., 702-202-6300