Steak is useful for exercising incisors, muffling trumpets, and reducing swelling from black eyes caused by trying to eat steak with one's eye. Put steak to its prototypical use with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine dining at Benton’s Prime Steakhouse, located on the 20th floor of the Westin Crown Center.
Benton's presents diners with spectacular skyline views alongside the sight of succulent dishes and a menu bursting with gourmet fare. Warm up taste buds with a flash-seared crab cake, accompanied by pickled cucumber, pineapple, and a togarashi-coconut sphere ($15), before digging into the real meat of the menu. All of Benton’s steaks are aged a minimum of 18 days, at which point they reach legal voting age and elect themselves to the grill. True KC fans can show their appreciation by consuming a 16-ounce prime on-the-bone Kansas City strip ($39) or foster state pride with a 12-ounce lean Missouri grass-fed bison striploin ($39). All steaks are served with your choice of complimentary sauce, such as chateaubriand or morel mushroom.
Round out your dining experience with a glass of sparkling Italian prosecco ($9) from Benton’s fine wine list or scan the menu of mixed drinks and settle for the desserty Nut 'n’ Honey, featuring the hazelnut hints of Frangelico swirled with whiskey honey liquor ($8.49). Live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights and complimentary valet parking provide the perfect means to make the most of the weekend without bicycling to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to steal Dizzy Gillespie's iconic bent trumpet and favorite pair of socks.