$79 for a Three-Course Surf ‘n’ Turf Dinner for Two at Nino’s Restaurant (Up to $235 Value)

Upper East Side

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In a Nutshell

Flagship restaurant of Nino Selimaj’s empire welcomes diners with Maine lobster, prime filet mignon, wine, dessert, and live romantic music

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 5th, 2012. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, limit 2 for tables of 4 or more. Reservation required. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ordering lobster and filet mignon can make you feel wealthy, like picking up a stranger’s check or writing the waiter into your will. Revel in richness with this Groupon.

$79 for Surf ‘n’ Turf Dinner for Two (Up to $235 Value)

  • Two appetizers
  • Two Maine lobster and prime filet mignon entrees
  • One bottle of wine
  • One dessert

Nino’s Restaurant

When Nino Selimaj arrived in the United States from his native Albania, he began his career in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher at a 58th Street eatery. Nino saw more than soap and water in his future, though, and began his nimble ascent up the kitchen hierarchy. Today, as the proprietor of a five-restaurant fine-dining empire, he’s turned in the dishwasher’s apron for a sharp tailored suit, sporting a jeweled American flag on his lapel in honor of his adopted home and rubbing elbows with diners including James Gandolfini, Carol Burnett, and Clint Eastwood. Nino also often rubs elbows with patrons at his flagship restaurant, ensuring that diners are enjoying their menu selections of zuppa de pesce, braised lamb shanks, or tender cuts of filet mignon. Elegantly plated veal medallions, homemade ravioli, and pan-seared scallops reflect the vibrant colors of the dining room’s wall-sized mural, which depicts the restaurant’s regulars in their natural environment—motionlessly still and covered in dried paint.

Nino’s Restaurant

When Nino Selimaj arrived in the United States from his native Albania, he began his career in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher at a 58th Street eatery. Nino saw more than soap and water in his future, though, and began his nimble ascent up the kitchen hierarchy. Today, as the proprietor of a five-restaurant fine-dining empire, he’s turned in the dishwasher’s apron for a sharp tailored suit, sporting a jeweled American flag on his lapel in honor of his adopted home and rubbing elbows with diners including James Gandolfini, Carol Burnett, and Clint Eastwood. Nino also often rubs elbows with patrons at his flagship restaurant, ensuring that diners are enjoying their meals of zuppa de pesce, braised lamb shanks, or tender cuts of filet mignon. Elegantly plated veal medallions, homemade ravioli, and pan-seared scallops reflect the vibrant colors of the dining room’s wall-sized mural, which depicts the restaurant’s regulars in their natural environment—motionlessly still and covered in dried paint.


Reviews

The food was impeccable, and was only surpassed by the service.

Dana Guilbeau, Google+ Local, 6/27/12

Excellent old world tastes of Italy. Great dining experience. Nothing else to say 'cause I can't complain about perfection.

Reviewer, Google+ Local, 7/27/11

Tips

80% of 120 customers

  • “Excellent waiter service. They knew exactly what was on the special and were extremely friendly and very much attentive to table needs. ”

  • “a very nice restuarant would recomend ”

  • “Great Nite Out!”

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    Upper East Side

    1354 1st Ave.

    Manhattan, New York 10021

    212-988-0002

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