Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for $60 toward a 3-, 5-, or 10-course prix-fixe dinner
- $15 for $30 toward food and drinks in the lounge
Prix-fixe dinners draw courses from the seasonally-inspired dinner menu, which includes dishes such as spring pea soup with pink peppercorns, aerated foie gras with strawberry and rhubarb, and pan-roasted frog legs with lemon and black-pepper risotto.
The lounge menu, on the other hand, offers plates of shrimp and grits ($14) and appetizers of wagyu beef tartare ($12).
Husband-wife team Colby and Megan Garrelts met in Chicago at the five-star, five-diamond TRU. After traveling to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the culinary duo opened Bluestem Restaurant, using it as launch pad for their explorations into progressive American cuisine. Locally grown produce joins with sustainable seafood and meat in their recipes—lauded by the James Beard Foundation and Zagat. And the menu makes every dinner a multi-course story, where smoked lamb belly with barbecue spice precedes beef with fermented grains and whipped bone marrow, before themed desserts pair strawberries with angel-food cake for a perfect ending.
In Bluestem's lounge, guests sink into a more relaxed dining environment, sampling such plates as hanger steak frites and garlic pomme frites while sipping wines and craft cocktails. Whether perched in the lounge, at the hardwood bar, or at an ironed tablecloth, simple elegance abounds. Small table lamps cast warm, homey glows or exposed brick walls that allow diners to work on perfecting their chewing technique.