A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant, not around the neighbor's emblazoned wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of elegant new American fare at 1620 Restaurant.
Named Best Romantic Restaurant in a 2010 KATV CityVoter poll, 1620 constructs a cozy, intimate setting for practicing choreographed chewing routines over casually upscale menus, whether guests remain inside or venture onto the patio. To whet palates for a symphony of flavor, a team of culinary virtuosos composes a premeal sonata of green-lipped mussels bathed in the spicy notes of an orange-basil broth ($12). Marine-anchored entrees such as the citrus-miso-marinated ahi tuna ($26) weave savory tales of seared seafare floating down a gingery, plum-tinged tributary aboard a crisp potato cake, and the Omaha lamb rack ($27) scents itself with rosemary aromas to nourish the senses of carnivores sitting comfortably atop the food chain. Nestled in the inflated confines of a delicate soufflé, chocolate Jamaican rum awaits the chorus of encores before ending the meal on a sumptuously rich note ($7.50).
French techniques and Southern soul elevate the traditional American dishes at 1620, a family-run establishment that accents its gauzy, intimate interior with vibrant original artwork. Named Best Romantic Restaurant in a 2010 KATV CityVoter poll, the restaurant comes courtesy of Chef Evette Brady and a staff that includes her nephew Timothy Morton, who can often be seen brainstorming that night's dinner specials over heaps of fresh meat and produce at local Little Rock markets. Globular wine glasses dangle over a full-service bar, where fine vinos from across the globe cleanse palates still savoring the Sunday-brunch menu, which sates stomachs with Southern fried chicken and lobster burgers.
1620 Market St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211Get Directions