Unlike cinematic love scenes, cuisine can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale American fare at Cafe 113 in Decatur.
The chef and owner of Cafe 113 has been refining the menu of steaks, freshly caught seafood, and tender pasta for more than 25 years. Napa Valley meatballs roll down lanes paved with sweet and tangy cabernet barbeque sauce ($4.99) to supercharge appetites. The duck and lamb duo unites a skinless duck breast in chambord-raspberry finery with grilled New Zealand lamb in matching fruit- and nut-chutney belts ($25.99) to lure out sauce-embezzling tablemates.
The restaurant's market-price catch of the day cannonballs into a sea of béarnaise sauce alongside a Louisiana crab cake. Vegetarian pasta is festooned with fresh produce like a love letter from a farmer, crowning thin spaghetti with button mushrooms, tart green apple, chopped walnuts, and feta cheese ($17.99). Cafe 113's dark, wood-paneled walls and intimate, warming ambiance surround sated diners in the Mafia Booth, a circle of luxurious seating decorated with replicas of tommy guns and stuffed trophy pastas.
113 Grant St.
Decatur, Alabama 35601