Foodies love to spend their time trying out all kinds of restaurants, just as Sleepies like to lie on all the mattresses at the furniture store. Unleash your inner aficionado with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Contemporary American Cuisine for Dinner
After starters such as the pan-seared scallops ($8) or the warm-beet salad ($6), diners delve into braised lamb shank ($24), the roasted chicken breast with butternut-squash chutney ($20), or the spice-crusted new york strip steak with gorgonzola sauce ($24). See the full dinner menu.
The University Club
The University Club’s New England roots are evident not just in its creamy, New England-style clam chowder, but in its very building. Nestled in two colonial-era farmhouses, one of which is the oldest, most wrinkly house in Amherst, the eatery is a venerable institution to the history of Massachusetts. The Boltwood-Stockbridge house contains the Daniel Chester French room, named for the Lincoln Memorial Statue sculptor who lived there as a child, and the Tory room, where nine loyalists hid during the American Revolution.
Today, the loyalists have given way to diners feasting on fare that changes with the seasons. Dinners consist of upscale proteins such as new york strip steak, braised lamb shank, and pan-seared salmon complemented by a farmer’s-market risotto loaded with fresh local produce. Alternatively, lunchtime visitors—or diners sampling the bar’s lighter fare menu—can nosh on a Black Angus burger or a jalapeño crab-cake po' boy.