Today's Groupon tickles your taste buds' fancy with playful fare from around the world: $25 gets you $50 worth of brunch, lunch, dinner, or cocktails at Luna Park, a hip eatery that's part romantic bistro, part lively bar, and part casual lounge rolled into one mauve-and-amber-encrusted package.
Cozy up with a date in one of Luna Park's intimate booths, or magnanimously pick up the tab at lunch to rub it in your humbled rival's face. Luna Park's extensive menu covers every meal with a warm blanket of comfort food. For brunch, sample the pulled-pork hash with poached egg ($12.50) or the fried egg sandwich with bacon, avocado, cheddar, and arugula on sourdough ($10.75). For lunch, sink into a portobello sandwich with roasted red peppers and harissa aioli ($8.50) or a grilled chicken BLT ($8.50). Or tantalize your taste buds for dinner with grilled Atlantic salmon with Spanish chorizo ($18.95) or achiote-marinated half chicken with grilled corn ($18.95). Save room for dessert: Luna Park lets you make your own s'mores for $7.25 or, for the same price, serves you chocolate truffle cake with espresso-bean ice cream.
The folks at Luna Park pride themselves on mixology (referring to mixing drinks, but not ruling out phat beats), and have an extensive list of original cocktails, such as the Kick A** Mai Tai and volcanic scorpion punch bowl for two, in addition to an approachable wine and beer list.
- I always enjoy the food here - very, very good. Had a salmon dish that was prepared perfectly and the chocolate chip bread pudding with chocolate chip icecream [sic] totally hit the spot. I'm already planning my next trip there. – Open Table user, 10/12/2009
- The thing I love about Luna Park is its versatility, as it doubles as a somewhat intimate, dimly lit restaurant ideal for a date as well as a classier bar to visit with a few girlfriends. This place feels lush; and it's not just the velvet cutains [sic]. – tlorenz, Citysearch
- The ambiance is great, food is reasonably priced and they've got the best macaroni and cheese in SF. I'll definitely be going back. – joydtaylor, Citysearch
Park Side of the Moon
Baby Boomers will of course remember the original Lunar Park, the moon-based amusement resort founded by Neil “Wacky Dan” Armstrong in 1969, and its famous slogan: “The most fun you can have on the moon…a desolate rock spinning with aimless insignificance through a void that abhors all life, all light, all meaning.” Here are only a few of the attractions you might recall from childhood visits:
- Low Gravity Skee-Ball
- The Mare Tranquillitatis Lunar Wave-Pool and Aquadisco
- Endless Night Werewolf Petting Zoo
- Hall of NASA-Suppressed Ancient Alien Civilization Artifacts of Madness-Provoking Inhuman Geometry
- Foot-long Lunadogs
Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Luna Park offers an eclectic menu of French and Italian eats accented by notes of American and Asian cuisine. From within the warm, jewel-toned eatery, satisfying, house-cooked meals of rigatoni with spicy lamb ragu and pizzas topped with wild mushroom and brie arrive to tables artfully plated. Ample seating at the bar invites perusal of the drink menu, which overflows with local and international wines, frosty beers, and chandelier-swirled signature cocktails.
694 Valencia St
San Francisco, California 94110Get Directions