A burger should be held with two hands, much like a steering wheel or a big wooden trunk filled with cement. Hold on to your hamburger with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for an American dinner for two on Friday or Saturday (up to a $94 total value)
- $99 for an American dinner for four on Friday or Saturday (up to a $188 total value)
- $45 for an American dinner for two on Sunday–Thursday (up to a $94 total value)
- $89 for an American dinner for four on Sunday–Thursday (up to a $188 total value)
For each pair, dinner includes:
- One shared Taster or Morsel plate (up to a $16 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $39 value each)
VIN Bar at Hotel Derek
"This burger rocks," says CultureMap Houston's Jodie Eisenhardt of the Hangover burger at VIN Bar at Hotel Derek. The colossal sandwich could certainly fight the effects of a night gone wrong, with black Angus beef, cheddar, hash browns, a sunny-side up egg, and bacon rubbed with brown sugar and chili. All of executive chef Shannen Tune's burgers feature such creative elements—he builds wild-boar and buffalo burgers, as well as the Roughneck, an alligator burger praised in Houstonia magazine for striking a balance of "moist and salty."
Having transformed this former wine bar in Hotel Derek into a tribute to modern American cuisine, Tune puts a surprising twist on familiar favorites, much like a film director who remakes Casablanca without the CGI. The sustainably guided menu features small and full-sized plates such as lobster mac 'n' cheese, baby-back ribs, and chicken and waffles. A list of more than 120 wines from California and France accompanies these dishes, as well as specialty cocktails and craft beers.
The new culinary inventions and libations land in a space that's also been thoroughly refreshed. As part of the hotel's recent multimillion-dollar renovation, VIN Bar has been decked out in bold textured fabrics and a two-tone scheme of light and dark wood. Mod chairs cluster around the tables, and the flared backs of vinyl bar stools nod to Texas charm by slightly echoing the shape of steer horns.