Fine-dining restaurants make patrons feel sophisticated without having to learn Latin or read a fast-food menu in iambic pentameter. Feel fancy effortlessly with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale continental cuisine at Charlotte’s Restaurant in Newtown Square.
Victorian elegance permeates Charlotte’s Restaurant, a hunger haven stocked with upscale eats. Charlotte’s famous crab cake headlines the menu, flanked by an entourage of shrimp and scallop mousse steeped in champagne lobster sauce ($22.95), and the lobster-and-crab fettuccine arrives doused in a choice of lobster, alfredo, marinara or scampi sauce ($26.95). Challenge stomachs to conquer the Big Rib Off’s full rack, stacked next to mounds of seasoned steak fries, corn, and coleslaw ($19.95) hearty enough to fill up a T-Rex after a 30-day juice cleanse. Spinach-and-cheese ravioli ($14.95) reins in herbivorous appetites with garden-stuffed pasta pillows blanketed in pink tomato sauce and basil and sung to sleep by a choir of fairies.
European opulence rivaling Marie Antoinette’s collection of platinum-powdered wigs drips from Charlotte’s Restaurant’s array of crystal and paintings, all amassed by Charlotte herself. White linens trim tables nestled between chic leather booths at the sophisticated eatery.
3207 W Chester Pike
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073