Tables at fine-dining restaurants are known for their fancy white-linen outfits, unlike tables in home kitchens, which are free to go nude in the privacy of their own homes. Dress up for a nice meal with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Fine French-Continental Cuisine
Chefs serve Norwegian smoked salmon with a toasted baguette ($9), roast pork tenderloin with caramelized apple, mango chutney, and apple-cider sauce ($19), and grill a new york strip steak in a rosemary demi-glace ($32). Click here for the full dinner menu.
Whispering Pines Restaurant and Lounge
Sunlight filters through the thick leaves of whispering pine tress, illuminating a 20-acre clearing of vineyards, lily ponds, and lush gardens. This is the site of Whispering Pines Restaurant and Lounge, whose fairytale backdrop and upscale French fare has won the veneration of Discover Oklahoma. Guests who find their way onto its grounds are greeted by a towering 1900s-style mansion adorned in ivy and surrounded by a wrap-around porch. Inside, white-clothed tables scatter across deep-red carpets amid hanging artwork and a roaring fireplace.
Owners and head chefs Chinda and Rany Kchao await to serve guests, drawing on years of fine-dining and French-continental culinary experience. The Kchaos and their family bring forth plates of upscale French fare and decadent steaks, punctuating each course with a house-made, palate-cleansing sorbet instead of a palate-cleansing spray from the garden hose. After dinner, guests of the inn climb the grand staircase to the main-house suites or meander across the grounds to independent cottages, where whirlpools and baskets of treats await them. In the morning, servers deliver freshly prepared breakfasts to each room.
What some people are buzzing about:
The restaurant sits in a very quiet, country setting. The atmosphere of the restaurant is elegant and formal.littlesundog, TripAdvisor, 10/11/12
I tried the Mushroom soup and it was as good as everyone said. We both had the Pork Loin and it was delicious.choctaw2, Urbanspoon, 11/9/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Elegant, quiet, great service, GREAT FOOD, romantic---just a wonderful place to eat!”
“Beautiful romantic setting, food was delicious, fast and friendly service. Highly recommend for a special occasion”
“The mood was fantastic, very romantic and intimate. But the food was equally exquisite, so perhaps the experience of the place was the best thing. It is a...”
“The mood was fantastic, very romantic and intimate. But the food was equally exquisite, so perhaps the experience of the place was the best thing. It is a surprisingly upscale establishment hidden on the outskirts of Norman--an excellent secret to discover!”
7820 E Highway 9
Norman, Oklahoma 73026