What You'll Get
A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw eggs and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian-American cuisine at Andrew's 228.
The crafty chefs at Andrew's 228 serve up a menu of creatively fused Italian and American dishes in a chic, downtown atmosphere. Delectably culture-shock taste buds with starters such as charred red-onion dip ($9), served with homemade potato chips, or indulge in dessert first with bites of savory gorgonzola cheesecake ($8). Entrees sport spins on Italian classics, including mussels or clams arrabiata ($16), enfolding bivalves, grilled andouille sausage, chorizo, and spicy marinara in a tender linguine embrace. The double-cut pork chop ($24) with fig brown sauce muffles carnivorous bellies faster than bacon-wrapped headphones. Indecisive diners may delve into the mixed grill ($42), a succulent potluck including a petite fillet, a lamb chop, a Florida lobster tail, and a garden's worth of vegetables. A full bar and a comprehensive wine list help lower the inhibitions of forkfuls hesitant to take the daunting esophageal plunge.
Guests at Andrew's 228 sip, share, and spoon-spar amid vibrant colors and elegant mood lighting. Cushy upholstered chairs and lavish artwork enliven polished floors and unmoving walls, providing a modern backdrop for first dates or second dinners.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for social hour specials or on holidays and special occasions. Not valid towards summer special pre-fixe. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Andrew's 228
Andy Reiss, the fellow behind Andrew's Downtown, is a longtime restaurateur and ardent advocate of businesses in the city center. The Italian fusion sister of Andrew's Capital Grill & Bar, Andrew's 228 offers small plates and entrees in a classy bistro setting. Chefs here prepare American- and Italian-inspired nibbles, such as grouper piccata and chorizo in red wine, along with appetizers including a cheese board and escargot. The meats showcased in the main courses come from sustainable farms and local waters, while much of the produce hails from area fields or Mother Earth's crisper drawer.