Playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food," which is why he always replaced kissing scenes with food fights. Tread the culinary boards with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of comfort cuisine at DeJohn's Restaurant & Pub.
DeJohn's palate-pleasing chefs prepare an eclectic menu of upscale comfort cuisine served amid tabletop lamps that send flickers across exposed brick walls and sumptuous dark wood furnishings. Garlic-studded baked brie oozes across toothsome bread bites doused in a rich melba sauce ($9.95), providing an appetizing alternative to the jelly bean skewers that prelude typical household meals. Forks ski over the aromatic waves of thai-green-curry-cream sauce crashing against a chicken roulade stuffed with ham, smoked gouda, and spinach ($19.95), and trout fillets wear sheaths of crispy pecans crowned with diced tomatoes and a lemon caper beurre blanc ($18.95). A bed of linguini hosts littleneck clams, shrimp, and scallops whose flavors play Marco Polo in the seafood fra diavolo's roasted garlic marinara ($20.95).
While not included in today's Groupon, 15 robust wines and 12 foam-flecked taps flow from DeJohn's 27-foot hardwood bar, which anchors a 24-seat pub with flickering TVs and plush, high-top tables. Cabernet-colored walls ensconce the second floor dining room, where intimate tandems can enjoy a quiet evening devoid of the screeching teapots and sporadic space shuttle launches that underscore most evenings at home.
Upstairs, downstairs, drinks, dinner, it doesn't really matter where you are or what you're there for, DeJohn's is a great place for everything.Caitlin I., Yelp, 3/7/2011
288 Lark St.
Albany, New York 12208Get Directions