Newton's law postulates the theory "A body at a restaurant stays at a restaurant, until filled with delicious food." Obey the laws of physics with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of American bistro cuisine and drinks at Park Avenue Bar & Grill in Union City. This Groupon is worth $45 if redeemed Monday–Thursday.
Executive chef Todd Villani serves up an eclectic array of gastronomical creations in Park Avenue Bar & Grill's elegant dining atmosphere. Appetizers such as a buttery display of acorn squash and apple bisque ($8) lead a dinner menu that includes an moisturizer-defying crispy skin salmon ($22) and a classic juicy t-bone steak ($25). Cepe dusted shrimp ($20) swim about a charred jersey corn palace, wielding asparagus spears and a shiitake mushroom entourage to protect the three ever-changing courses of the chef's prix fixe menu (currently $35). For early birds, a complete brunch menu (offered Sunday's 11:30a.m. - 5p.m.) kick starts sleeping bellies with selections such as signature egg's benedict martinis ($10-$13) that repair the effects of their alcoholic brethren through a mix of poached eggs, veggies, and seafood served with a side of potatoes and fruit.
An encyclopedic wine list features more than 25 wines offered by the glass, as well as genre touring flights and various flavor profiles to delight undercover sommeliers. Aspiring mixologists may turn to a cocktail menu highlighted by the featured mango Manhattan's ($8) citrusy take on the metropolitan favorite. Rich chocolate and amber tones encircle the beautiful brick exterior's second floor dining room that borrows ambient lighting from warmly glowing fireplaces and chandeliers. During the warmer months, a deck invites diners to enjoy inspired fare over a fresh air view of Manhattan.
Park Avenue Bar & Grill
Guests could dine at Park Avenue Bar & Grill multiple times, and yet leave each visit feeling as though they'd never been there before. Behind the restaurant's historic façade of red brick and arched windows await six distinct areas, each welcoming diners into a different experience. Downstairs, bartenders mix drinks at a traditional wooden bar, and upstairs, a modern lounge fills glasses amid tomato-red walls and zebra-patterned tile. After they dine on white tablecloths in the refined second-floor dining room, patrons can wander out to the private courtyard for drinks, or head up to the rooftop to watch New York's mayor give the skyline its nightly spit shine.
To match the atmosphere of each space, chef Todd Villani prepares fusion cuisine that combines Latin and New American traditions. Meticulously prepared entrees cater to guests seeking evenings of fine dining, and lighter fare, such as tapas and empanadas, facilitates socializing.