Many American bistros differentiate themselves from their European counterparts by serving region-specific dishes and replacing waiters with Bruce Springsteen. Satisfy a hungry heart with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a three-course dinner for two at Bistro by the Beach in Spring Lake (up to a $79 total value). The dinner must be selected from a prix fixe menu and includes:
- Two starters (up to a $12.50 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $24 value each)
- One dessert (a $6 value)<p>
Bistro by the Beach’s chef and owner, B.J. Brown, employs organic ingredients to craft mouthwatering maritime fare, vegetarian victuals, and free-range-chicken dishes in a coastline-hugging location. Diners can peruse the prix fixe menu to prime appetites with such succulent starters as spinach-artichoke dip or crisp apple salad tossed with gorgonzola, pecans, maple balsamic vinaigrette, and tender baby greens with impeccable table manners. Decadent entrees include the pan-seared salmon, served with a roasted-garlic-and-white-bean puree and sautéed spinach as well as a wild-mushroom-and-artichoke risotto stirred to an ideal consistency alongside asparagus tips, roasted grape tomatoes, and parmesan. Duos can complete their meals and unfinished dessert-bingo cards with sweet spoonfuls carved from slices of carrot cake or cheesecake or decadent brownie sundaes.