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 $27, you get a three-course dinner during Sunday Evening Jazz hosted by 1620 Restaurant (a $55 value). Although subject to change, Sunday Evening Jazz’s current three-course meal options include :
- A harvest or caesar salad
- A filet mignon or grouper entree
- A choice between two Grand Marnier soufflés
Named CityVoter’s Best Romantic Restaurant in 2010, 1620 Restaurant constructs a cozy, intimate setting for practicing choreographed chewing routines to the tune of live jazz music. 1620’s accomplished chefs craft a rotating selection of upscale fare Sunday evening, currently beginning its three-course set with a choice between a harvest or caesar salad. Two main courses vie for the attention of diners, with choices including filet mignon accented with cabernet-peppercorn butter and pan-sautéed grouper plucked straight from the paws of hapless bears. 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. Throughout the evening, vocalist Lawrence Hamilton and his cadre of musical accompanists send their dulcet vibrations to awaiting ears, adding their metaphorical hot licks to the meal.
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 72211