Owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces, Village Whiskey is known for both its extensive whiskey, bourbon, and Scotch menu and its inventive American cuisine. Specialties include the eight-ounce Whiskey King burger that's topped with maple bourbon-glazed cipollini, rogue bleu cheese, applewood bacon, and foie gras, as well as the pickled vegetables like truffled cauliflower. The interior evokes the early 20th century with windows illuminating the long, tall wooden bar area with its bottle-laden recessed shelves. White pendant lamps, tabletops, and tile flooring contrast with leather stools and booths.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.