With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drinks at Grand Street Café, which is located downtown.
The Grand Street Café dazzles diners with creative, tasty, contemporary American fare compiled from fresh, quality ingredients, all of which are pulled from overturned top hats by on-site magicians. Treat a deserving tongue to a wide array of options on the dinner menu. Prime the palate with the white-cheddar fondue, which arrives with Granny Smith apple quarters and Bavarian pretzels poised for dunking ($6). Scratch a gastronomically green itch with a tender family of baby greens, avocado, egg, tomato, cheese, artichoke hearts, hot mustard, and balsamic vinaigrette that nurtures an orphaned fried-coconut chicken in Bill's Chicken Salad ($11). One of the restaurant's signature entrees is the bone-in pork chop, which is brined and marinated and adorned with apple-pecan compote, green beans, herb-whipped potatoes, and ham-hock sauce ($13–$20). If brunch beseeches you, choose a main dish ($14.95) such as the eggy, cheesy, beany, and chorizo-ish huevos rancheros, and head to the included appetizer buffet to grab a snack while your stomach contemplates the pros and cons of being full.
Inside, a leaf-patterned ceiling overlooks vines and willow branches on the walls and a checkered floor. Large windows, which are scientifically engineered to be see-through, shower diners with pleasant rays, while those desiring more-direct UV sustenance can feast on the lovely garden patio. Whether the dining takes place inside or out, a selection from the versatile wine list will accompany any atmosphere. Like spell-checking a resume before submission, reservations are recommended but not required.
Gayot awarded the Grand Street Café a 12/20 rating. More than 100 OpenTable reviewers give it a 4.25-star average. Ten Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average, and 12 Yelpers give it an average of four stars.
- Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavors kept us oohing and ahing. – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/07/2010
- The food was excellent, prepared fresh and well presented – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 04/23/2010
- There are many wonderful things on the menu and the service is very polished. This is a good place to go when you want to be pampered! – Deborah H., Yelp