What this town needs is more hamburger joints. Wait! Before you crumple this page, light it on fire and scream, “Surely you jest, madam!” consider this: Juicy, unique, gourmet burgers crafted by Daniel Boulud Brasserie alum Doug Vega that are stuffed with braised short rib or blue cheese. And what better to pair them with than perfectly sized half-bottles of wine? This is the burger joint, according to Ray Nisi and partners.
Bottles & Burgers by Double Helix (735-9463) opens its doors at Summerlin’s Tivoli Village in the second half of November, with a grand opening celebration slated for Dec. 1. The Bottle & Burgers space—much larger than Double Helix in the Shoppes at the Palazzo or at Town Square—welcomes you directly from the valet or self-parking lot. The towering rotunda opens up to the contemporary dining room designed by Nisi and D3 Design Studios, which offers multiple seating options plus an indoor-outdoor bar with a fire pit and a kid-friendly, old-fashioned soda fountain serving up non-alcoholic shakes, malteds and egg creams.
Order those stuffed burgers, build your own or opt for salads, pastas, flatbreads, paninis or chef Vega’s tapas. Pair these with selections from wine director Krista Rediske’s half-bottle menu. Thirty labels, $10-$50, two glasses—perfect!
“To me, the quality burger places that exist in Vegas are all on the Strip,” says Nisi, who intends to change that with Bottles & Burgers. “People still want good value and good quality. And there’s nothing more American than a good hamburger.”