Town squares have historically been home to street musicians, stockades, and untalented street musicians in stockades. Today's Groupon offers a delicious escape from quadrangular monotony: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet cuisine at Hannah's Off the Square in the center of Denton, about 50 minutes from Dallas and about 45 minutes from Fort Worth.
Hannah's Off the Square serves upscale comfort cuisine from the heart of Denton, featuring a myriad of fresh, local ingredients and rotating seasonal menus. The decidedly un-square eatery adds fine-dining flair to casual eats, such as the white-truffle pomme frites ($9.95), which lavish crispy shoe-string potatoes with white-truffle oil and cracked-pepper parmesan. The poblano grilled quail ($24.95) rubs wings with a barbacoa-confit stuffed chili relleno, while the succulent 12-ounce shiner-grilled prime New York strip ($34.95) shares plate space with porter ale cheddar mashed potatoes and beer-battered onion rings. Diners in a communal mood can barter with tablemates over the selection of tapas and mezze, featuring delectable delights such as apple-wood-bacon-wrapped dates ($5.95).
Bright, welcoming, and homey, Hannah's features comfortable wood-backed chairs, inviting floral arrangements, and the added comfort of an alligator-free dining room. For weekend revelers, the coy spot offers a gastrodynamic Sunday brunch, featuring much of the regular menu fare along with savory dishes such as a blue crab omelette, featuring blue crab meat, mozzarella, fresh spinach, and a lemony Béarnaise sauce wrapped in softly scrambled eggs (14.95). Call or make reservations online.
- This may be the best kept secret in North Texas dining - outstanding food, great service, fabulous martinis! – An OpenTable.com user who dined on 07/03/2010
- Hannahs was a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere was romantic, classy, and fun. It is the perfect Denton restaurant for a date because of its charm and elegant menu. – Amanda C., Insider Pages
- Very nice little place just off the square. Very good service and even better food. – Brandon C., Insider Pages