Dining Pick of the Week: Grape Street Cafe

Grape Street Cafe, Wine Bar & Cellar

7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 120, 702-228-9463

Grape Street has been a neighborhood “secret” for 17 years. “What we wanted to do was make wine more down to earth for people,” owner and chef John McKibben said. “When we opened, there were no wine cellars in Las Vegas. We wanted people to try it; that’s why we offer flights. … Then we just wanted to surround it with great food and atmosphere.” Grape Street’s decor mixes brick walls, iron features and an open ceiling. The eatery has room for 100 diners inside, and there’s also patio dining with space for 40. Daily specials are posted on the chalkboard. Appetizers include baked Brie, steamed clams, a tapas plate and crab-stuffed shrimp. Salads feature housemade dressings and choices include house salad, Caesar salad, flank steak and and orange chicken. The small house salad is $7, and the large is $10. Sandwiches start at $12 and run the gamut from eggplant Parmesan to roasted vegetable and roasted turkey to grilled chicken or Italian cold cuts. Pasta dishes, such as baked manicotti, jumbo cheese ravioli and linguine, start at $16. That’s also 12-inch pizza. Other entrees include herb chicken, grilled salmon, chicken Marsala and baked Alaskan halibut, beginning at $20. Grape Street is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.