Eating tropical food lets you experience the Caribbean without leaving home, just like lying in the sun all day or filling your tub with starfish before a bath. Enjoy island style with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Off Your Bill
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- Tapas—baby arugula salad with black bean mango relish ($8) and duck confit cigars rolls ($11)
- Entrees––pork colombo with jasmine rice ($16), and hanger steak with fried and peppercorn sauce ($19)
- Dessert––banane flambée ($6)
Total Bill: $60 for two people
Menu selection subject to availability.
Arcane may be in the middle of Alphabet City, but its menu reads like that of a creole café in the Caribbean: braised-conch risotto; mussels with shaved coconut; grilled beef with green papaya, chili, and lime. Its windowed doors swing open on warmer days, creating a breezy, open-air vibe that complements the island fare. Polished-wood banquettes line the exposed-brick walls, and behind a prominent wood bar, bartenders sling out rum-based cocktails such as the fruit juice-infused planters punch. The dessert menu and after-dinner drinks are another testament to Arcane’s love affair with libations, with the banana flambé set afire with rum and served alongside four types of digestifs.
The atmosphere at Arcane has always been welcoming, and now the menu is as well. I had the hanger steak, salmon tartare, and poutine (yep!)Troy S., Yelp, 10/22/12
guacamole w/cod fish served with plantain chips = yum _ lime organic chicken = yum _ red snapper = yum _ coconut flan = yum Friendly, attentive staffGrace P., Yelp, 2/8/13