Today's Groupon is a doozy: $10 for a $25 gift certificate to State Restaurant & Cafe (read the review in TimeOut Chicago) at 935 W Webster Ave. One per table, you've got to spend at least $40, and it's only redeemable Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: that should be plenty of time to cash in on hugely discounted maki, paninis, salads, beers, wines, calamari...you name it.
State's main courses average around $17, and their drink selection is extensive, so whether you feed 2-3 people with your Groupon or go nuts on deserts and drinks for yourself, you're going to be getting some serious value. State's nice wood interior, candles, and tall, circular booths combine with their flat-screen TVs, showing sports games and/or digital art, to create an upscale supper club-meets-sports bar atmosphere. The cuisine is mostly American with some Asian & Italian highlights. Enjoy a high definition football games in style, with a bacon-mozzarella burger or a cornmeal-crusted grouper fish over leek. At night enjoy a bumpin' club atmosphere. Dress sharp & impress everyone on the floor with your remarkable Groupon value, downing 60% more appetizers & cocktails than everyone around you, while paying the same!
There are so many ways at State to enjoy your 60% discounted delicious food & drinks. Compliment your tangy salmon piccata and marinated artichoke hearts in a white wine sauce with a Tyrus Thomas slam dunk. Save room to gobble up that delicious cinnamon banana walnut bread pudding as you do the worm across the dance floor. Or simply allow the soft candle light and rich wood decor to enhance the flavors of your tender, lightly battered calamari and crostini topped with a creamy, gooey mixture of mushrooms, shrimp and melted Neufchatel cheese. Whether you're in the mood for class, sports, throwin' down on the floor, or doing all three at same time in some inappropriately elegant touchdown celebration debutant waltz, you're covered with this multi-purpose Groupon.
1 Groupon per table. Check must be at least $40. Only redeemable Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays.
Sometimes, it can be a scramble to find a bar to watch the big game. What if there aren't any tables open? What if you can't see the TV? That's hardly a problem at State Restaurant—not only is it massive, but every seat in the house has a view thanks to the 124 HDTVs. And it's easy to pass two halves, three periods, four quarters, or nine innings here, as their beer list includes nearly 100 taps and more than a dozen bottled brews. There's plenty of tempting options from the food menu as well, thanks to upscale dishes such as tuna tartare, quinoa salad, and truffle burgers. But State is far from stuffy—they also serve wings, nachos, and white cheddar curds, in honor of their beloved Wisconsin Badgers and probably Little Miss Muffet.