A perfect table setting requires pristine linens and polished cutlery, except at off-Broadway restaurants where waiters set every table in post-apocalyptic Vienna. Avoid avant-garde eating with today’s Groupon to 501 City Grill in Virginia Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of international fare.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of international fare for tables of four or more.</p>
501 City Grill’s chefs draw on inspirations from around the globe to populate an eclectic menu with wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and entrees brimming with local and homemade ingredients. Famous Michelob shrimps ($10 for 6; $18 for 12) don beer-battered armor to bathe in spicy lava and rooster sauces, and pepper-seared sashimi tuna with cucumber-wakame salad ($9) awakens palates from prolonged siestas with an infusion of soy and wasabi. Sweet and savory coalesce in the Honey-barbecue-glazed Frenched pork chop, which arrives flanked by a tricolor combination of country green beans, andouille sausage, and mashed potatoes ($21). After watching chefs hand-toss dough through the open kitchen’s viewport, diners can sample flatbreads and wood-fired pizzas such as the artichoke- and garlic-topped Sonoma goat cheese ($9.50). Stacked with layers of homemade guacamole, pepper jack cheese, and onion rings, the Hollywood burger ($9.50) leaves its celebrity handprint on tongues for future meals to gawk at.
A stonework fireplace warms patrons lounging on overstuffed couches, and zen-inspired décor draws eyes toward the grill’s dining room. The bar hosts live music on Fridays, Saturdays, and special-event nights when chefs affix metal jingles to their hand-tossed pizzas and bang away on improvised tambourines.