Opened by an Italian chef, Greek wife, and their family, Market Grille might be best experienced for dinner. Lunch is more casual and quick with customers ordering at the counter, while dinner consists of table side wait service. It may not be the fanciest spot but the quality of the food had me wondering why I hadn’t stopped by sooner.
Pumpkin fans have to try the pumpkin mushroom soup. Perfect for the cold weather, the smooth, creamy soup has a pronounced pumpkin flavor intertwined in its vegetable base. The chicken skewer entree comes with one skewer full of moist, well seasoned cubes of chicken and a veggie skewer with red and green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The Greek trio entree was perfect for sampling the spanakopita, moussaka, and pastitsio. The spanakopita was excellent with its flaky layers of pastry covering gooey cheese and spinach. The moussaka showed some great flavors with beef, eggplant and potatoes covered in a béchamel sauce. Rice, typically an afterthought with most dishes, was buttery and soft with a lightness that is all too rare. Accompanying the latter entree was a serviceable Greek salad, perfect for sharing.
Dinner prices are affordable, service was friendly and efficient, and the execution of all our dishes was spot on. An added bonus is a kids menu and Happy Hour specials at both of their locations. After one of the best Mediterranean meals I’ve had lately, Market Grille has made its way into my rotation of quality, family-friendly restaurants when dining on a budget.
7175 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128