In Oklahoma City’s Casady Square, you will find shopping and dining opportunities galore. It’s not easy picking a place to sit down and recharge your batteries, but The Vault Bistro and Lounge should top your list if you haven’t stopped by yet.
Toothsome smells greet you as you enter. The clatter of pots and pans from the kitchen and the lively chatter from the tables reinforces the notion that this eatery has become a local staple.
You’ll find mood lighting perfect for date nights and circular, padded booths just begging you to take a load off for an hour or two. The circular booths are ideal for accommodating larger groups.
Pre-Dinner Cocktails, Anyone?
The bar features row upon row of glowing elixirs that are sure to loosen you up after a long week at the rat race. There’s a TV with local sports on, and the impeccably-dressed bartender has plenty of recommendations if you don’t have a traditional go-to cocktail.
A stiff dirty martini is the standard for the after-work crowd, but an expertly-crafted Manhattan also goes down nicely. Take note of the happy hour, which occurs Wednesday-Friday from 3-5 pm. The Vault frequently has live music as well. The stage sees regular use Thursday through Saturday from 7-10:30 pm.
The Food that has OKC Buzzing
Everything at The Vault is made from scratch in the kitchen, including the bread, sauces, apps, and main courses. Even the ice cream and pasta are made in-house.
Recent monthly specials have included rabbit, lamb, and red snapper. The rabbit turned out to be a popular draw, so that could reappear soon. The fish is freshly caught and on your plate within just one day.
The specials are posted on Facebook and Instagram by the social media team, which gets the word out. You can also visit the website before stopping by to learn what’s on the menu that week.
The Valentine’s Day Special Dinner
As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, you can make a reservation and pick some items off the special menu. You might start with the charcuterie board, a succulent spread of nuts, meats, cheeses, and berries.
The Tuscan potato soup should warm you nicely, or you might go with the Caesar salad instead. The meatballs and mozzarella with beef and elk are another tantalizing starter.
For the main course, pasta lovers will probably opt for the spinach rigatoni with Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and parmesan. The ravioli and prosciutto with the fried acorn squash is another winner.
The carnivores out there will probably go for the ribeye. This 14-ounce cut comes with fig demi glaze and potato puree. The risotto with shallots, dried cranberries, and pecans is another pleasant contrast of flavors.
Those gallant souls who have saved room can dig into the bananas foster with decadent blackberry cake and rum glaze beignets. The Brandy Alexander with 1738 Remy is another way to suitably cap off your holiday meal.