Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of California-style cuisine at California Cafe in Lone Tree.
The cuisine architects at California Cafe have designed a menu that showcases meat-based and vegetarian-friendly California cuisine. An appetizer of flash-fried calamari, buttressed by Anaheim peppers splashed in sweet-and-sour sauce ($10.50), warms the stomach to combat entree-induced thermal shock. The flat-iron steak seduces palates with hearty accouterments of roasted garlic hash, arugula salad, mushroom ragu, and a fingerling potato ($20), and the vegetarian-agreeable spinach-and-goat-cheese pizza unites a trio of roasted peppers, kalamata olives, and pine nuts ($12).
A vivid layer of bright green paint hugs the walls at California Cafe, complementing wood-grain support beams, a cozy fireplace, a ubiquitous pool of daytime sunlight, and cushioned green chairs. During warmer months, guests can migrate outdoors to the patio, on which they can whisper their favorite Gladiator quotes to birds.
Twenty-four Yelpers give California Cafe a three-star average, Insider Pagers give the restaurant a four-star average, OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.1 stars, and Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average:
Joe's American Bar & Grill
After ten hours of slow-cooking, the barbecue ribs at Joe’s American Bar & Grill land on tables tender and ready to fall of the bone. Served with fresh-made coleslaw, these ribs are the centerpiece of a menu overflowing with upscale comfort food. Chefs cut potatoes by hand to accompany bacon cheeseburgers topped with aged cheddar and bread-and-butter pickles made in-house rather than flown in by a talking stork. Grilled pizzas are made fresh to order and never frozen, and hefty sandwiches and hand-cut steaks stack plates with sustenance. On the weekends, brunch dishes come out of hibernation to sate guests with made-to-order omelets and specialties such as eggs benedict and prime-rib hash. Diners enjoy the fresh air on the outdoor patio or cluster around the bar to keep track of sports scores or find out who really got married on Days of Our Lives.
8505 S Park Meadows Ctr.
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124Get Directions