The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Enjoy imported indulgences with today’s Groupon: to Cafe Zelda in Newport. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of French-American cuisine for lunch.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of French-American dinner cuisine for parties of two or more.
- For $45, you get $100 worth of French-American dinner cuisine for parties of four or more.<p>
Culled from farm-fresh ingredients and local seafood, Cafe Zelda’s seasonally rotating lunch and dinner menus blend French and American cuisines with simple flair. Seated at tables draped in crisp linen or among flickering candles at the bar, midday diners ponder their lunch possibilities by browsing the menu or delicately chewing their chair legs. Tongues can savor Sakonnet River oysters on the half shell ($2.75 each) or the cooked-to-order Cafe Zelda burger ($10). Dinner options include classic shellfish bouillabaisse stewed in a piquant leek and saffron broth ($26) and the crispy duck-leg confit and duck sausage served with beets and wild mushrooms ($25).
Situated just a few blocks from Newport Harbor in a century-old brick and brownstone building, Zelda Cafe upholds its heritage with a rustically styled interior. Lined in pinstriped wallpaper and wood trim, the dining area cultivates a worldly maritime theme with ocean paintings, brass fixtures, and French seafaring patrons clad in berets and nautical-striped shirts enjoying a brew at the bar.