Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Italian cuisine for dinner, valid Sunday through Thursday
- $15 for $30 worth of Italian cuisine for dinner, valid Friday and Saturday
- $7 for $15 worth of Italian cuisine for lunch
Lunch menus sate midday hunger with grilled Atlantic salmon ($12.95) and portobello-crowned steak sandwiches ($11.95). The dinner menu features seared scallops over asparagus risotto ($25) and crisp roast duck with orange sauce ($20).
With its starched white tablecloths that bear gourmet delicacies such as roast duck and osso buco, one might think O'Neil's is a stiff, extravagant establishment. On the contrary, the restaurant bills itself as a casual space where neighbors flock to unwind at the end of the day. Its upscale, Italian-inspired dishes are simply side effects of the masterful chefs: daily deliveries of Atlantic salmon pair with lemon butter and orzo, and zesty seafood diablo mingles five types of seafood in a spicy marinara sauce. A lavish air is also at work in the dining room, where ceilings billow with white cloth as paintings of portals to foreign landscapes let guests dream of taking Italian vacations or replacing home windows with paintings of windows. For more natural views, diners take their meals on an outdoor patio, where giant umbrellas shelter them from the elements.
Southern-style sides such as collard greens, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato fries flank Little Ricky's entrees of signature baby back ribs and overstuffed sandwiches. Bartenders nimbly find their way around a vast array of top-shelf liquors to mix drinks such as the North Shore Iced Tea, Ricky's Manhattan, and locally produced North Shore tapwater, but won't turn up their noses at a request to crack one of about 40 bottled beers in stock. With full-wall windows facing a low-lit room done up in black and crimson, Little Ricky's interior combines the professional polish of a national chain with the easygoing local charm of the neighborhood hangout its founders intended it to be.