Description: Sometimes you dine for pleasure. Sometimes you are all business. Either way, great dining is all about knowing where to Gogh. Vinny's on ... More
Vinny's on Windward
Description: Sometimes you dine for pleasure. Sometimes you are all business. Either way, great dining is all about knowing where to Gogh. Vinny's on Windward has delicious innovative food that will satisfy your inner cravings in an ambiance that's open to suit your mood. Want a high-energy power lunch, or executive dinner? Sister restaurant to Atlanta's favorite Bistro VG's, Vinny's on Windward will deliver whatever you're looking for.
Vinny's has been degraded by dysfunctional, uncommitted and untrained management. Last night, their manager was drunk. It is time for Chris and Michele to awake - up. History has proven to all of us that the biggest empires collapsed because of bad management.
I attended a group meeting here and did not pick the place.
What a rip off!!! The prices are outrageous for what you get. A gin and tonic for $6.50, are you nuts. Everything is ala carte which I was not aware until the bill came. Where I come from you get soup or salad, your meal and some places even provide a dessert. I got slapped with an $8 charge for a ceasar salad which amounted to a few leafs of romaine drizzled with I'm assuming, ceasar dressing.
My meals was a chicken dish which was nothing spectacular. Good think they had bread on the table so at least I was able to fil up on something. The ambience as I read in some other reviews was very loud. The interior walls are the other side of the brings used for the exterior so sound bounces everywhere plus the kitchen is open so you get to watch the chef's run around if you want.
The only good thing in that place that was good was the waitress. I don't want to bash her, she was plesant and did a good job servicing the group we had.
So if you want to spend alot of money for very little in terms of food, drinks and quantity I stongly recommend this place.
As for me I'll stick to restarants that charge an honorable price for the food and service they provide. I guarantee it won't be Vinny's. I mean come on, you fill a glass full with ice, squeeze in one ginger of gin, top it off with tonic water and charge $6.50. Doesn't anyone else out there think that's ridculous?
My husband took me here for my Birthday dinner. At first I was very impressed, the service was wonderful, the first course was delicious. Then the entree came... there was a hair seared into my shrimp. The manager eventually (I mean my husband had eaten more than half of his plate) came to our table to say he was sorry. Then they brought me out my birthday dessert (without asking if I wanted it) and unfortunately I am extremely allergic to strawberries, and the dessert was covered in them. After having to send back 2 courses, the service level dropped to below McDonalds level. The waiter rolled his eyes at me when I asked for more water, and the manager never returned. I will not be returning. Unfortunately to Vinny's, I am an event planner and would have been using them for some upcoming parties... not anymore. They have lost not only my business, but corporate business as well.
Lunch and Dinner are wonderful at Vinny's -- expense account or not ! I work in the area but live 25 miles north; still, I make traks to Vinny's to close the deal with my clients as well as for those special family dining experiences. Why ? Because they are consistent in the kitchen, using quality and at times seasonal provisions for their specials as well as for their regular menu. And service has remained knowledgable and professional at all times. Lunch menu has a well executed configuration of lite to generous Italian or leaning Italian selections,dinner is a notch more elegant and creative. Recent dinner hits were the pounded vealchop with a frenched bone, excellent flavors of cheese,crushed black pepper and just the right amount of crisp to tender. Bravo on this one ! Salads are crisp, savorysweet or tart and cleansing ...a great start or in the Mediterranean way taken with the meal or afterwards. Calamari plate served nice and hot and less greasy than other renditions and definately have more substance than just the sliced rings you'll get at other Italian restaurants; if you like the tender crunch of tentacles that are typically missing from the average plate of calamari, Vinny's doesn't disappoint. Pasta is creative and red sauce is an accent rather than a primary color here.The chef is not afraid of letting other ingredients shine: mushrooms, shallots, a hint of carrot... and sometimes as with the rigatoni, a little bite ! Not like a HOT pepper but rather like a good pinch of very lively black peppercorn. Plates are sauced appropriately - nice to see the food rather than looking for it under a blanket of sauce or gravy. Espresso machine was out of service the last night we were there; we groaned but the waiter brought us a lovely and on the house dark chocolate mousse with homemade espresso chocolate truffles... the 3 of us snarfed this up quick, licking our spoons clean and we were completely satisfied. It would not be fair to signoff without mentioning that the bar serves the perfect martini and that the waiter did all the right things, especially when he asked us if we were ready for our entrees rather than crowding them on a table with our unfinished appetizers. This is surely a sign that Vinny's knows the business and how to keep a customer coming back for more great food and uncompromised service.
Contemporary American cuisine with Italian and Mediterranean influences is served at this polished, casual restaurant with dishes on the menu
including market fresh fish, unique pastas, gourmet salads, and hand cut steaks, chicken, and chops, prepared over a live ...