Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of your stomach with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fresh, locally sourced Euro-American cuisine at Andre's Restaurant, located in historic Newton.
Andre's is a humble, family-run Euro-American eatery, which Zagat members recently named one of the Top Restaurants in the United States. Andre de Waal, chef and owner of Andre's, and his wife Tracey opened their restaurant in an old storefront building in 1998, adorning the exposed brick walls with their wedding photographs and paintings by local artists. Their eatery offers a rotating menu that is inventive, elegant, and comforting. Though the situation may turn at the drop of a switch, diners can currently begin the evening with house-cured salmon, cucumber salad, and fresh herbs ($8.50) or duck confit, penne pasta, and black truffles ($9) before they are ready for rare-roasted tuna and white-bean chorizo ($29).
In 1988, Chef Andre graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, where he learned to create the delectable, creamy desserts and presidential caricatures that appear on Andre's menu. Among the sweet things offered, choose between crème brûlée ($8) or caramelized lemon parfait ($8). Andre's also boasts a well-curated, yet reasonably priced wine list designed with their local clientele in mind. Just as their restaurant features regional flavors of northern New Jersey, owners Andre and Tracey encourage patrons to spend the day in the area, antiquing or picking apples or pumpkins. On the third Thursday of every month, come hear live music for an additional $12 cover.
- Course after course, we were blown away by his creativity, the amazing flavor profiles, and the presentation. Additionally, the pairings have always been spot on, enhancing the flavor of each incredible course. – pdx2006, TripAdvisor
- The decor was very cool. Exposed brick walls and appropriate lighting made it very cozy and romantic. – MacManfromNJ, TripAdvisor