American fusion restaurant and bar Veritas Whiskey & Wine set for Prairiefire opening

Veritas Whiskey & Wine will officially open its doors at Overland Park's Prairiefire shopping center on July 13. Photo by Lucie Krisman

A new restaurant and bar is getting ready to open its doors at Overland Park’s Prairiefire shopping center.

What’s the word? After a few months of construction and renovations, Veritas Whiskey & Wine is set to open July 13 at 5261 W. 135th St.

Veritas Whiskey & Wine is set to open July 13. Photo via Veritas Whiskey & Wine’s Facebook page.

What’s on the menu: Veritas will feature an extensive wine list, whiskey collection and range of craft cocktails.

  • As far as food goes, the American fusion menu includes entrees like steak, seafood, paella, burgers and salads, as well as shareable small plates like baked brie and fried calamari.
  • On the weekends, Veritas will also offer a brunch with tapas-style small plates and brunch cocktails.

Behind the restaurant: Veritas chef and owner Rolfe Loomis also runs local catering company Plaza Catering.

  • He also previously worked as an operating partner for Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant in Overland Park.
  • Loomis is a longtime executive chef, while Veritas co-owner Michael Magner’s background is in construction and restaurant ownership.
  • Loomis said the Veritas is especially inspired by his visits to wine country in California.

Regular hours: Veritas will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday.

  • Weekend hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.