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What You'll Get
A sweeping view helps you have a memorable dinner or show your child which parts of this unforgiving land will one day be theirs. Drink it all in with this Groupon.
What You Get
- $99 for an Italian chef’s or vegetarian tasting experience for two with two glasses of wine ($154 total value)
For the chef’s tasting experience, each diner receives:
- Dessert sampler
For the vegetarian tasting experience, each diner receives:
- Vegetarian plate
- Dessert sampler
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- Visit “My Groupons” or tap the mobile app to make a reservation
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must schedule reservation on www.groupon.com within 30 days of purchase. Offer valid only at scheduled reservation time. No refunds if you do not show up for your reservation. Cancellations permitted up to 60 minutes prior to your reservation. Limit 1 per person. Groupon requires $10 supplement fee each for lobster or filet. A service charge of 20% will be added to your pre-discounted bill. Dine-in only. Valid only for house wine. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Ryan DePersio doesn't have a lot of time on his hands. He runs not only Montclair's Fascino with his family but also the marina-side Battello, which he reopened with a fresh look in early 2014. The space's revival has quickly made it an in-demand spot for weddings. Here's a look at what's made it so popular.
Something Old: The Food
DePersio found success at Fascino with a culinary style he describes as "Italian without borders." He brings the same style to Battello, with dishes such as homemade ricotta gnocchi, lauded by the Star-Ledger as "an impossibly ethereal dish and is itself worth the trip."
Something New: The Cocktails
Fascino is a BYOB spot, so DePersio was eager to start a cocktail program at Battello. He brought in a mixologist to conceptualize drinks such as the Jules, a simple, yet complex pairing of Glenfiddich and lemon-chamomile syrup. The drink list is rounded out by predominantly Italian wines, as well as domestic and imported craft beers.
Something Borrowed: The Decor
DePersio spared no expense in his face-lift of Battello, hiring HGTV star Anthony Carrino to redesign the interior. Much of the marina-inspired decor is salvaged, including the rowboat hanging above the entrance and the brass yacht lanterns affixed to the walls.
Something Blue: The View
Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the dining room frame what the Star-Ledger calls "a view of Manhattan that has no peer." Anchored by One World Trade Center, the skyline often looks impossibly blue, thanks to the Newport Yacht Club and Marina waters and endless sky surrounding it.