Diamonds's grill brims with certified Angus-beef steaks, burgers, and sea-plucked morsels. To intrigue appetites premeal, chefs hand-batter coconut shrimp, which somersault through coconut before diving into the fryer. Opt for Diamonds's filet mignon beef tips served with a sweet Cajun sauce, or trawl a seafood selection that includes Great Lakes whitefish and lake perch. Imported seafood plates include Norwegian salmon splashed with teriyaki glaze, or Icelandic crab cakes bobbing in lobster-cream sauce atop a fleet of miniature jet skis.
• For $32, you get dinner for two, including one starter, two entrees, and two drinks (up to a $71 value). • For $60, you get dinner for four, including two starters, four entrees, and four drinks (up to a $142 value). • For $85, you get dinner for six, including three starters, six entrees, and six drinks (up to a $213 value). The chefs at Grill 23 Restaurant & Tavern concoct a menu brimming with savory American dishes. When guests arrive, they can dig in to a starter such as the combo platter, which brings cheese nachos, beer-battered mushrooms, onion rings, french-fried green beans, and southwest cheese logs together in an amalgamation more impressive than the Continental Congress' brief stint with the Mighty Ducks. Then, the attentive staff will saunter to your table with entree in hand, shepherding dishes such as the bistro steak—10 ounces of certified Angus beef that's submerged in a dunk-tank of house-made Jack Daniels sauce before being char-grilled and served with the two sides of your choosing, such as roasted red-skinned potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. Quell maritime cravings withpub-style fish, which is broiled or beer-battered with Killian's red ale, or tongue-dive into the toasted ravioli, which is stuffed with a slew of Italian cheeses and diced Renaissance paintings before being licentiously posed on a pillow of spinach and slathered in house-made tomato sauce. Top off your evening with a lively libation from the bevy of beverages, including a Patrón margarita or a bottled beer.
Leaf, Barley & Vine specializes in facilitating locals with the tools they need to live the good life: fine food, rich wine, and high-end cigars. Explore the expansive wine menu, showcasing more than 75 vineyard vintages from around the world, sold by the glass ($5–$21) or the bottle ($16–$142). The epicurean hosts serve upscale spirits and mindfully mixed specialty cocktails, including the Ceasar Ritz, which combines gin, St. Germain elderflower liquor, cucumber, and mint ($8–$10). Build a food nest for wine to roost in with a seasonal snack from Leaf, Barley & Vine's bistro-style menu, featuring items such as lobster pot pie ($15), cheese plates ($11), and a delicate galette made with caramelized pears, brown butter, fresh thyme, and blackberry sake sauce ($7). Although this Groupon cannot be used to purchase cigars ($6–$17), this pleasure palace has a substantial collection of more than 60 smoking sticks, as well as a separate cigar lounge with its own ventilation system, a TV, and gaggle of stogie-fans desperate to end America's embargo against the island nation of Greenland.
BoomTown's menu of simple and sophisticated pub fare showcases its love of high quality ingredients. Indulge in deviled eggs, which form a deliciously evil alliance with Tillamook cheddar, cherrywood-smoked bacon, and paprika ($4), or use your dining power for good with a build-your-own-pizza option ($7+). BoomTown's 10 in. thin-crust pies wage war against hunger with such options as nitrate-free pepperoni ($2) and cherry-bomb peppers ($1) atop BoomTown's rich San Joaquin tomato sauce, all finished in a stone oven at 700+ degrees. Specialty Neapolitan-style pizzas include flavors such as shrimp and prosciutto with lemon zest, red chili, and fresh mozzarella ($12). Like the healthy star of the high-school football team, BoomTown's rotisserie chickens ($12 half, $16 whole) are locally raised without the aid of hormones or antibiotics, and the kitchen roasts the birds on a vertical spit before finishing them in the stone oven for a deep, savory flavor.
Every trip to The Pound! Bar & Grill can be completely different from the last. Diners can customize their experience first by selecting where they want to eat: on the signature rooftop overlooking Mill Pond, on one of the multiple patios, or inside, where sports always beam from the TVs. Once the matter of location is resolved, the grill's eclectic menu also provides plenty of variety. Specialty burgers, pizzas, wraps, hot dogs, and big salads join queso dip, buffalo mac and cheese, and other shareable appetizers. Customization even infuses the weekend brunches, where a bloody mary bar lets guests draw from more than 20 ingredients as they build their own drinks or veggie-based Frankenstein monsters. After 10 p.m., The Pound! says goodbye to the kids and transforms into a 21-and-older nightspot complete with DJs spinning pop hits.
At Wonderland Lanes, pins stand at the ready seven days a week to facilitate family-friendly group outings. Gather together a crew of up to six companions and lace up rental shoes for two hours of pin-crushing competition and Olympic-style genuflection. Between frames, bowlers can grab a refreshing soda from The Wonderland Grille and relax. Wonderland Lanes holds various events throughout the week, including nighttime Glow Bowling. Learn the art of telepathy or check their online schedule for hours and pricing.