Wandering around the Revel this past weekend we were trying to decide on which place to eat but many had a long wait. When we saw Village Whiskey we decided to give it a shot and were seated immediately. So glad we did as this place rocks!
Loved the atmosphere as the design and decor reminds one of a speakeasy as it’s dimly lit, retro-Edison lighting, subway tiled walls, worn looking mirrors, and there was even old time music playing when we entered (even though it switched to modern rock and pop later on). Even though not overly spacious there is plenty of booth seating for large groups and single tables for couples. Large candle lit bar area. You can tell some solid thought was put into designing this place. Also, we were seated across the open kitchen and it was cool to watch the chefs at work. Every plate looked wonderful that was put up.
The bourbon list here is terrific, along with the scotch, whiskey, and rye offerings. Nice selection of craft style beers. Small wine selection. Nifty cocktail list that we decided upon and had the Bee Charmer and a Whiskey Sour. Had to be one of the best Whiskey Sours I have had in a long time! It was a perfect prescription to cure the hangover I was nursing!
The food was delish! What more can I say? Great burger that was huge, awesome duck fat fries with a cheese dip, well made fish & chips, and a blondie buttterscotch brownie that we shared and fought over. Oh, and we started with a terrific pickled appetizer of golden beets and jicama. Stuffed after this meal. Is it a bit pricey here? Sure, but remember this is a celebrity chef place in a casino. You go here to have fun and treat yourself with a good meal. Plus, the service was impeccable. Our waiter Luis was great and really offered perfect suggestions. Even the manager came over a few times to chat with us about the drinks and to see if we enjoyed our meal. I never mind paying a little extra to be treated so well.
This place is the shizz! Iron Chef Jose Garces did it right here!
Village Whiskey - http://www.revelresorts.com/dining/village-whiskey
Garces Group - http://garcesgroup.com/restaurants/village-whiskey