Kitchens remain the center of activity in any restaurant, unlike in most modern households, where ovens and refrigerators have been thrown away to make space for a full-size wrestling ring. Learn why kitchens were once so popular with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Worth of American Cuisine at Dinner
First courses such as truffle pan-seared scallops with crème fraîche and aged balsamic vinegar ($15) are served alongside pan-roasted Chilean salmon ($29), grilled tenderloin of beef in a red-wine reduction ($38), and grilled pizzas ($15–$19). See the full dinner menu.
Executive chef Ilias Kakouris, a former apprentice of celebrity chef Nicholas Peter Valhouli, pushes up the sleeves of his white uniform as he leads his crew of chefs who roast baby eggplant, grill pizzas in the brick oven, and pan-sear scallops. Kakouris not only oversees the kitchen, but also co-owns Brutole Restaurant with Nick Kakouris, with whom he works to curate a menu of Mediterranean and American flavors. Near the warm glow of the brick oven, cooks pile pizza dough with caramelized onions, figs, and julienned pear while others top grilled beef tenderloin with a red-wine reduction.
The dark-wood-trimmed interior creates a romantic setting in which votive candles flicker atop white tablecloths and the silverware hums Tom Jones's greatest hits. A full bar draws in swarms of entranced patrons with its backlit glass shelves, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and signature martinis.
65 Newbury St.
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923