Vintner Grill proprietor Michael Corrigan knows a thing or two about running a successful restaurant. As a longtime Summerlin resident and business owner, Corrigan opened Vintner Grill in 2006 in a tucked away location on the first floor of the Howard Hughes Plaza business park. But despite its “hidden” location, it didn’t take long for word to get out about just how magical Vintner Grill was.
Today, Vintner Grill, a lively American bistro, is frequented by everyone from the Vegas Golden Knights team and staff, to local politicians, captains of industry, celebrities, and Summerlin and Las Vegas residents. In short, anyone who craves delicious fare served up in a beautiful environment that includes a popular and beautifully appointed outdoor patio with Moroccan lanterns, cabanas, lush landscaping and colorful flowers.
According to Corrigan, whose other restaurant concepts have included Roadrunner and Agave Mexican Grill, Vintner Grill has stood the test of time.
“Its casual elegance easily accommodates a quick business lunch as well as an important anniversary or celebration dinner, and Vintner Grill was well established before there was a Downtown Summerlin. Because it’s a little off the beaten path, it feels a little like a secret – a special go-to place.”
Corrigan attributes Vintner Grill’s success in part to the fact that all its meats, including chicken, fish flown in fresh daily and prime cut steaks, are fire-cooked with mesquite and oak over real wood. “We build a fire every day and don’t even have a gas connection. Even our pizza is cooked over the fire. This cooking method adds flavor and personality and makes everything taste delicious.”
Corrigan and wife, Joele, who are longtime residents of Summerlin, live in the same neighborhood as his parents, and both brothers, Sean and Adam, also live in the community. The Corrigan kids are “Summerlin-lifers” and graduates of the Meadows School, having attended kindergarten through grade 12 there.
The Corrigans have conquered just about every hiking trail at Red Rock and son, Mick, plays hockey at City National Arena and was a Jr. Golden Knight, serving as assistant captain on the 16U National Championship team. He is also the quarterback at The Meadows School. Daughter Alexi is currently a student at Colorado University Boulder where she is majoring in English. She played on the state championship volleyball team at The Meadows.
As Corrigan’s long-term passion project and livelihood, Vintner Grill is among the most awarded off-Strip restaurants in the city and Summerlin is proud to claim it. The restaurant’s unofficial titles that include “best place for a celebration” and “most romantic restaurant” are well-earned and will likely endure for years to come.