A romantic dinner is the most effective way to impress a date, beating out showing off a canned-soup collection or whittling a working iPod out of a slab of birch. Spoil your sweetheart and your palate with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of fine dining at 2182 Brecksville in Brecksville.
Dressed in white-clothed tables and low lighting, 2182 Brecksville is a romantic bistro that serves up generous portions of contemporary cuisine. The bistro's summer dinner menu features appetizers such as veal meatloaf, cozied-up with herbed potatoes and cremini demi-glace ($7), and steamed middleneck clams delicately bathed in garlic butter ($13). Along with nightly specials, the seasonal menu boasts inventive entrees such as seared sea scallops in a port-wine reduction, complemented by a root-vegetable and potato hash ($26), and grilled baby lamb chops that take up residence next to garlic mashed potatoes ($26).
The knowledgeable servers at 2182 Brecksville will help diners pair dinner with a selection from the ample wine list, which includes Russian River chardonnay ($4 2 oz. pour, $11 glass, $31 bottle) and Argentinean Urano cabernet ($3 pour, $9 glass, $31 bottle). For sophisticated swilling, the bar concocts specialty martinis, such as the pomegranate martini with a lime twist ($10). Reservations are recommended but not strictly enforced by local law-enforcement officials.
Groupon is not valid on New Year's, Valentine's Day, or Sweetest Day.