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In a city where eating is a religious experience, Vessel takes dining to a holier than ever level. Located in a circa 1914 former Lutheran church just off Carrollton Ave., Vessel is one of those... Read More
In a city where eating is a religious experience, Vessel takes dining to a holier than ever level. Located in a circa 1914 former Lutheran church just off Carrollton Ave., Vessel is one of those hidden gems that, once discovered, makes going out for dinner or brunch fun all over again. Sophisticated yet unpretentious, Vessel is blessed with Gothic bones, including stunning stained glass windows, soaring ceilings, a spanking new patio for outside dining and a bar where craft cocktails reign supreme. Chef Nick Vella, who helped open Noodle & Pie and worked the raw bar at Compere Lapin, brings fresh, local, clean flavors to the plate, whether it's the perfectly composed house made pickle snack or his Sunday brunch version of shrimp and toothsome Bellegarde grits spiked with smoky speck. Belly up to the backlit bar to savor drinks like Violent Delights Have Violent Ends, a devilish concoction made with Sheep Dip Blended Scotch, Liquore D'Erbe Amaro, St. George Spiced Pear Liquor, lime and ginger beer. Communal tables invite conversation or canoodle with your date at one of the two-tops over a meal of evangelical proportions. Vessel is from the same team behind The Bulldog, so you know the beer list is word.