It is no secret to anyone that Las Vegas has become a culinary center. Celebrity Chefs have set up shop over the last 10 years and there are still more to come. In a simpler time, Las Vegas was the home to dinner clubs and piano bars featuring delicious simple dishes and cocktails with a single “piano man” playing into the early morning hours.
A little bit of those times has returned and can be found at Mr B’s Ristorante and Piano Lounge on Paradise and Spring Mountain Road. Walking in the door, a single red grand piano caught our eye, a centerpiece that begged us to come in and enjoy the evening.
The menu was simple and very Italian. Looking over the wine list we settled on a Chanti Classico and settled back in our seats.
Antipasto was our first course featuring smoked salmon, red olives, salami and other Sardinian delights. A very fresh Minestrone was up next and was probably the best we have had in a long time. In fact, we would come back just for these first two dishes alone.
Looking over the menu a Chicken Parmesan stood out and soon arrived table side. The dish was so tender our server Eric cut it with a spoon to our delight. The tender Chicken and creamy Parmesan melted in our mouths and left us talking about the dish for days.
Being a Piano bar we had to indulge in the ambiance and go back in time. Gazing around the bar while enjoying a classic Martini from Bar Manager Mike we recognized a few legends of old Vegas, most likely from the nearby Turnberry Towers.
The seemed to be remembering how it was and enjoying a night that surely brought back memories. We felt like we were in an old movie and were Bogart and Bacall as “Sam” at the Red Grand Piano played “As time goes by”.
With all of the “Gin Joints” in Las Vegas we will definitely walk into this one again. Mr B’s is open for Lunch and Dinner , has a happy hour and is open until very late . What more could you ask for?