A familiar face and name in the Northern Nevada community has taken the helm at Whitney Peak Hotel’s new restaurant: Chef Colin and MaryBeth Smith of Roundabout Catering and Party Rentals. The duo, along with their talented team, recently opened Roundabout Grill, a new casual, fun restaurant featuring edgy comfort food at a range of price points – perfect for date night, a simple breakfast or lunch as well as a new option for a girlfriends’ brunch.
On Saturday, fellow RMB contributor, Shelle Murach, and I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and had an opportunity to sample some of Roundabout’s tasty food.
From an elaborate cold seafood buffet, assorted antipasto trays to passes short rib sliders, duck and lingonberries on wonton chips, sausage stuffed mushrooms, roasted beet salad, and short rib sliders, we certainly left the event full, and the food was delicious.
Former owner of Roundabout Bistro, Chef Colin plans to bring back some favorites including his famous chicken piccata. Other new items will include: East Coast blue fin crab cakes, corn and bacon chowder, house-made pasta, fish & chips, plus Angus and turkey burgers.
Love brunch? The restaurant’s weekend brunch offering will be expanded to include a four-course brunch for $25, along with a range of breakfast and lunch dishes to whet any appetite. The doughnut bread pudding looks so good, I have a feeling that next time we’re headed to a matinee at Riverside movie theater, we’ll stop at Roundabout Grill for brunch first.
Bringing kids along? No problem. There are some kid-friendly choices including chicken tenders and grilled cheese for lunch (served Friday to Sunday), and a simple pasta topped with a gorgeous tomato sauce (simmered for 4 hours!) for dinner. For the more adventurous breakfast or brunch eater, Chef Colin’s white egg scramble with caramelized onions, spinach, artichokes, roasted red peppers, chicken and feta would fit the bill, and taste wonderful between sips of Hub coffee.
Whitney Peak will also continue its very popular happy hour, offering 25 percent off all small plates, Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Want to check it out? Roundabout Grill’s hours of operation are:
- Monday-Thursday, 6-11 a.m.; 4-9 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Sunday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Reservations are available by calling (775) 398-5454.