Before spoons, diners had to use their hands to sample soups and double-check their reflections. Scoop up scrumptious European cuisine and reflect upon regal fare with today's Groupon to Blue Danube and Fish Tale Seafood & Steakhouse in San Clemente. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get two burgers (a $15 value).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of European cuisine.
Originally the location of San Clemente's jailhouse and fire station, the retro-modern Blue Danube dishes out flame-cooked steaks, seafood, and European specialties in a renovated space that maintains original jail cells for private parties. Blend the best of surf 'n' turf for dinner with the bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer ($8), or beam taste buds to Budapest with the goulash soup ($6–$7.50), a substantial stew that balances meat and vegetables on its nose and twirls flavors on its fingertips. Butter-drizzled shrimp scampi ($9) entertains the tongue with sizzle, snap, and a capella sea shanties, and the flame-kissed pepper steak ($21) and the wiener schnitzel ($15+) waltz with appetites to the tune of the restaurant's namesake. On the bar and patio, meaty hamburgers dutifully span the distance between two halves of a bun, while the plump pillows of apple or cheese strudel ($5) provide noggins with restful restitution during post-meal stomach-stuffing induced naps.
Oriental rugs guide guests from the plush couches of the lobby to the hand-carved furniture in the dining room or the fire pit out on the outdoor patio. Gustav Klimt artwork lends Symbolist flair to the setting. On Tuesdays, bring a musical instrument to jump into the live jazz jam or a scientific instrument to measure the amplitude of its funkiness. Treat your ears along with your taste buds as Blue Danube owner Khosro Toufanpour serenades diners with classic and contemporary ivory-tickling on Wednesdays.
111 W Avenida Palizada
San Clemente, California 92672Get Directions