Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of savory bites at Cafe 47 in Back Bay. The casual yet intimate restaurant presents comforting courses of pizzas, paninis, burgers, and more amid stoic brick walls softened by modern art and the gentle glow of overhead track lighting.
After sinking into Cafe 47’s sleek, squishy, nut-brown banquettes, diners will be privy to a dinner menu of upscale comfort food that opens with sautéed sea scallops wrapped in applewood bacon and cherry tomatoes ($9) before moving on to larger, more-circular fare. Cafe 47’s signature pizzas, such as the grilled-chicken pesto pie ($8 for a small), drape themselves in a heavenly raiment of mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, and fresh tomatoes, while the spicy sausage pizza ($8 for a small) features a stately dance of baked dough, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions. Less geometrically pleasing but equally sumptuous entrees include creamy vegetable risotto ($14), Black Angus cheeseburgers ($9.50), and Atlantic salmon ($16). End your meal like Romeo and Juliet—happily—with a dessert of fried banana cheesecake and peanut butter pie.
If you long for lunch instead, Cafe 47’s lunch menu swaps in more salads, burgers, wraps, and paninis. Explore a light poached-pear salad ($7) topped with candied walnuts, blue-cheese crumbles, and Riesling pears under a drizzling of red-wine shallot vinaigrette, or tack hard a-starboard with a sea-inspired tuna burger ($8), pairing seared yellowfin with a kick of wasabi aioli. One Groupon can be used per table, so bring a bunch of bigoted mathematicians and prove to them that prime numbers can cook just as well as divisible numbers with today’s Groupon to Cafe 47.
Yelpers enjoy Cafe 47 and give it an average of four stars. The Boston Globe praises it too: > * As we scan the packed dining room at Cafe 47, nearly every table sports the same edible crown: a large, golden-crusted pizza on an elevated serving stand. These notable pies don’t cost more than $13; no wonder we have to wait a half-hour for a table… Nothing feels downscale. Nut brown banquettes, cherry red floors, and a gleaming bar make a chic but cozy hideaway. – Denise Taylor, Boston Globe > * I shall definitely return in the future, especially since their menu is very refreshing, especially in an area where most places are both expensive and not always as casual. – Jeremy K., Yelp
47 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115Get Directions