The Scotch and Vine Restaurant, located on Marine View Drive S. in Des Moines, WA, is a treasure…there to delight your palate and quench your thirst. The ambiance (a mix of vintage wine decor, dark woods…warm and inviting) with jazz/blues played overhead and live entertainment during the weekends. The great food, a large selection of bourbons, wine, scotches, local beer (like Big Al Brewing), and the hospitality… can’t be beat. The menu is varied and what comes from the kitchen – delicious!
David, Jill and crew make you feel welcome and Chef Adam in the kitchen, cooks up top-notch creations. On this visit, the Black Hills Gold Buffalo and N’awlins was had, along with Fry Bites (smashed pan-fried fingerling potatoes – a must side), a beverage and the can’t go wrong, favorite – a 15 yr. Pappy Van Winkle. Mm Mm Good! The Black Hills Gold Buffalo is a bison burger, served on a divine artisan bun, Beecher’s flagship cheese, Frisee lettuce, and a black bean corn salsa (which I asked to be served on the side). Also served on the side is a trio of mustard and aioli for dipping with Fry Bites (or to be used on your sandwich). This was a nice accompaniment as I am a big mustard fan! The N’awlins is an Andouille sausage and beef burger with WSU crimson fire cheese.
The menu has something for everyone and you just might get a kick out of the references made to Squirrel food, Rabbit food, Just Beet It, You Say Tomato… Artisan Cheese, a variety of Succulent Starters, Field Of Greens, Beef and Bleu salad, The Southern Belle (Louisiana gumbo), Lawrence Elk (elk burger), The Portobello, Seared Chicken, Crabby Risotto, and more.
The restaurant has a private room upstairs, complete with full bar – reserve it for a party, business meeting, or other. Like The S&V on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and check out their website for more info (and sign up for their newsletter). http://www.scotchandvine.com/ The Scotch and Vine has a Wine class, Scotch class, Whiskey tasting, and weekly wine tastings on Thursdays (come by at meet the rep/wine maker). Wine is available for take home purchase as well. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Stop in for happy hour.
I had an enjoyable dining experience and I know you will too! Go by on a weeknight or for one of their tastings. Open daily.