Taking a date to a romantic beachside restaurant increases your chances of getting a goodnight kiss, even if only with a perpetually puckered fish. Smooch savories with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of coastal American fare at Breakers Restaurant & Bar, located in the Ashworth by the Sea hotel in Hampton.
At Breakers Restaurant & Bar, executive chef John Adams presents a tempting menu that's steeped in local traditions of fresh seafood, North Atlantic lobster, and fine chops. Admire ocean views through the dining room's oversized windows while sharing a steamy bowl of mussels, bulked up by garlic-infused white wine and buttery artisan bread ($9). The Beach Special sandwich embodies New England fare, topping a brioche bun with enough Sam Adams–battered haddock to fill an average-sized boat shoe ($11), as does the Maine lobster pie, delighting palates with a multi-textured mix of freshly shelled meat, sherry cream sauce, and a cracker-crumb topper ($25). Those with ocean-restrictive diets may peruse Chef Adams's turf menu, where he adorns Ocean Boulevard steak tips with bourbon steak sauce and beer-breaded onion rings instead of mermaid tears ($17).
Nestled within the historic Ashworth by the Sea, Breakers embodies the essence of coastal dining with a hearth fireplace, custom millwork, and wood-planked flooring. Share predinner cocktails at the restaurant's wraparound bar, or slip into a little black peg leg and shimmy with a date on the newly expanded dance floor.