Bistros became popular in America after French diplomats visiting the Continental Congress insisted on dining outdoors, breaking Ben Franklin’s time-saving custom of eating while sleeping in the shower. Bite into a piece of custom-crushing history with today's Groupon: for $32, you get dinner for two at 219 an American Bistro in Norfolk (up to a $67.97 value). The dinner for two includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to an $11.99 value)
- Any two dinner entrees (up to a $27.99 value each)
The chefs at 219 an American Bistro plate a wide-ranging dinner menu of locally sourced, Asian-infused American fare. Pairs step into the bistro's warm, brick-red dining room—accented by a rich wood bar and modern sparkling light fixtures—and are greeted by starters such as the troupe of Prince Edward Island mussels seasoned with lemon and parsley ($7.99) or the seared tuna sashimi, sliced thinly to double as scratch paper ($9.99). Full-size dishes include the asian noodles, in which veggie-flanked japanese soba noodles bathed in ginger-soy dressing juggle lightly fried tofu ($10.99), and the hollandaise-drenched grilled Scottish salmon ($18.99). The local-favorite crab cake boasts lump crab meat drizzled in grain mustard coulis accompanied by sautéed veggies, roasted potatoes, and a sequined bib ($25.99).
219 Granby St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23510