People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents intra-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with international eats: for $15, you get $30 worth of global fare and drinks at Acclamation on James Street North.
Acclamation serves a globally influenced menu of hearty fare in a bright, elegant eatery. The worldly menu starts with a selection of finger-flattering tapas ($10–$12) for sharing or greedy gobbling, as well as appetizing first eats such as the fan-favourite marisco gumbo ($11), which sports a diverse school of seafood and chorizo. Entrées live large with belly-filling pasta, burgers, seafood, and steaks that pair effortlessly with Portuguese wines. For a more casual dining experience, diners can hunker down in a back bar area replete with warm wood tones, a granite bar, and big-screen TVs for taking in the game or cable knitting competition. Patrons who prefer over-plumped furnishings can opt to eat in the downstairs lounge with comfy leather seating and a fireplace perfect for mid-winter hibernating. Post-thaw, Acclamation opens its relaxed, lush outdoor patio for fair-weather dining. Lunchers can also rejoice, as Acclamation was voted second-best soup at Soupfest 2008.