There are many ways to eat out, but only penthouse restaurants treat guests to stunning views of the surrounding cityscape and Earth's smiling, human-faced second moon. Dine on elevated edibles with today's Groupon to Cacharel Restaurant in Arlington. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale cuisine and drinks during lunch.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of upscale cuisine and drinks during dinner.
From its lofty perch on the ninth floor of the WBAP Tower, Cacharel Restaurant provides feasts for malnourished eyes with sweeping panoramas of Arlington before sharing taste-bud feasts of superlative Texan and French cuisine. The Texas Beef Eaters menu satisfies unabashed mammal-munchers with a hearty collection of à la carte carnals such as the 14-ounce new york strip ($38.50) or the alternatively low-fat grilled ostrich fillet ($29.75), both served with three vegetables and a starch. Indecisive diners, meanwhile, can trust the experts with the fixed-price dinner menu, a three-course collection of delectable dishes selected by the chef ($48.50/person). Appetizer options include sautéed sea scallops lounging in a bed of cauliflower purée or baby-spinach salad with red-beet rattles and feta-cheese binkies. After relishing a delicate entree of roasted duck breast with mango-cinnamon sauce and embarrassing a date by loudly speaking in your duck voice, the savory story builds to a delicious denouement with the apricot soufflé or an almond tulip filled with hazelnut ice cream and fresh berries.
Daywalking diners recoup energy spent staring at fluffy clouds and soaring birdmen with fresh dishes from Cacharel's lunch menu, which quells midday appetites with avocado-and-crabmeat salads ($12) and grilled pork-rib chop with chipotle pepper sauce and goat cheese ($17).
Reservations are recommended. This Groupon is not valid with alcohol.
Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom
From the ninth floor, sweeping views of Arlington’s entertainment district fill the windows at Cacharel Restaurant. Cacharel’s menus list an array of steaks and seafood entrees to accompany the panorama, which includes views of Rangers Ballpark, Cowboys Stadium, and acres of trees planted between them so the buildings would stop fighting. Pale earth tones and plenty of natural light decorate the space as the staff exits the kitchen bearing swordfish piccata and center-cut pork rib chops. At the other end of the restaurant, views of serpentine roller coasters glimmer in the twilight as the staff tempts diners with homemade desserts. The Grand Ballroom portrays the same picturesque scenery through its seventh-floor windows and can be rented for weddings, meetings, and other gerunds.