Before the competition got fierce, Prohibition-era gangsters settled their disputes with Nerf-gun shootouts and steak-eating contests. Today's Groupon takes you back to those days of romantically reckless meat-munching: for $20, you get $40 worth of jazz-infused fine dining and drinks at The Majestic Restaurant in the Fitzpatrick's Saloon Building downtown. If you redeem your Groupon Sunday–Thursday, you will also receive a $5 gift card for use toward breakfast at The Majestic.
The Majestic's dinner menu centers heavily on its regal array of hefty steaks dry-aged to perfection. Hand your taste buds the crown and scepter with a starter of crab cakes in whole-grain stout mustard cream sauce ($12) or a charcuterie and cheese plate hand-picked by the chef ($14). For the main event, order a 16 oz. T-bone ($38.50), a 6 oz. filet mignon ($32), or a trio of grilled lamb chops ($28). If you're worried about offending your talking bovine blind date, the grilled salmon with beurre blanc ($25) or chicken fettuccini alfredo ($22) provide equally tidal waves of taste. Whatever the meal, The Majestic's extensive wine list and signature cocktails from bartender Shawn Moriarty will lubricate the larynx of any bon vivant, with a selection featuring more than 80 varietals, including Tilia merlot ($8 a glass, $30 bottle) and a bottle of Veritable Quandary ($32). Homemade desserts ($7) of toffee bread pudding with crème anglaise or apple crisp with cinnamon-caramel ice cream will top off a night of savory slabs, worldly wines, flirtatious frippery, and sensual knife games.
Stepping into The Majestic transports diners back into the jazz era without the vicissitudes of a matter/antimatter-powered wormhole generator. The dining area is nestled between the original pressed-tin ceiling and the blue-and-white-tiled floors, and lined with a long, mirrored bar of polished wood. The Majestic's days as a speakeasy can still be heard emanating from the circa-1910 piano, where jazz musicians play every evening. Bring a date, friend, or favorite UPS deliveryman and savor the savories among The Majestic's historic atmosphere with today's Groupon.
Not valid during special events, happy hour, holidays, or February 11-14, 2011.
- At our server Will's suggestion, I ordered the 16-ounce T-bone, and it was a hell of a slab of beef: tender, loaded with flavor and grilled precisely as I had requested. Carol had a thick hunk of grilled yellowfin tuna, topped with a button of delicately seasoned wasabi butter that had just the right degree of head-clearing punch. "The vegetables, the potato — everything's perfect," Carol Ann raved. – Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch
- We found the Majestic Restaurant to be all we hoped for and more…quintessential urban downtown. We like the entire experience. The food was very good and the atmosphere delightful. – OpenTable user who dined on 2/13/10
- What a great old place this is! The piano was going strong when we arrived; had a nice cocktail appetizer and listened for a while. 2 specials Thursday night, grilled swordfish with mashed - 2 beef medallions…both were delicious! Swordfish had an avacado [sic] sauce that complimented the fish nicely, nothing overpowering. Great service. Very pleased this re-opened. – Jason, Urbanspoon
The Majestic Restaurant
In the long, narrow dining room of the historic Majestic Restaurant, one wouldn't have a hard time imagining the spirited saloon that once resided there. Behind the restored 19th-century bar and under a pressed-tin ceiling, barkeeps shake, stir, and pour classic craft cocktails alongside more than 100 types of whiskey. Downstairs, a speakeasy-style jazz club features live performances nearly every night of the week, which are best enjoyed while wearing Prohibition-era garb such as top hats filled with beer. Both the main dining room and downstairs club serve a full dinner menu of tender steaks, cold-water lobster tails, and classically prepared Scottish salmon.