Vintage Public House
Vintage Public House is in a category of its own.
Imagine taking a classy cocktail bar and infusing it with an eclectic restaurant before adding a live music venue and sprinkling a mellow vibe throughout. Well, Vintage Public House is all that and much more. Located in the heart of the Downtown Redding Cultural District, Vintage is a perfect destination before or after a show at the Cascade Theatre. It’s also a great night out with friends or that special someone.
After toiling in the banking industry, Dan Leaverton left to fulfill a lifelong desire to run a restaurant (he even wrote a college thesis about his Restaurant Business Plan). The result is a go-to spot in downtown Redding. “This is a lifelong dream to bring a different dining experience to Redding,” Leaverton says of the 2017 opening. A 2018 remodel was met with enthusiastic response.
Vintage serves lunch and dinner – they offer dine-in, delivery and take out – under the careful eye of Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Travis Overholt, whose creations are simply an epicurean delight.
The lunch menu features burgers and sandwiches such as the Monte Cristo, the turkey Cuban and jalapeno popper burger in addition to divine entrees life chicken marsala, a blackened ahi rice bowl and lasagna and meatballs.
Dinner is also another level, starting with Overholt’s scrumptious take on the staple mac and cheese. Or you can start with the Veni Vidi Vici salad featuring diced chicken, hard-boiled egg, romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, bacon and Caesar dressing. And if that’s not enough, how about finishing it with Frutti De Mar (fettuccini, shallots, garlic, shrimp, mahi mahi, clams, a white wine sauce and Cajun spice) or a savory ribeye steak with garlic parm asparagus and French potato pie?
Vintage also shops locally, partnering with Fall River Brewery, Tantardini’s European Bakery, R&R Meats and Moseley Family Cellars.
Choosing a meal may be the easy part when you eye the extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu. Vintage features 16 bottles of wine on tap as well as craft cocktails served nowhere else – try the pomegranate mule. In addition, they offer eight rotating taps of craft beer. You can dine inside or enjoy a perfect Redding evening out on the patio savoring great food and good conversation.
To cap it all off, Vintage also offers live music. “I still think of the Stone Foxes playing in March 2020,” Leaverton says. “It was the last concert before the shutdowns and probably the best show we’ve had.”
And when we’ve scooted past COVID, you can bet Vintage Public House will again be hopping, delighting diners and providing a good time for all.
Vintage Public House
1790 Market St., Redding