People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with burgers and paninis: for $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic fare at Ciel Plaza, located in Far North Central. This Groupon is not valid for alcoholic drinks.
Chef and entrepreneur Damien Watel recently opened Ciel Plaza in the former space of his Ciao2. The eatery aims to please distressed stomachs and the entertainment deprived with reasonably priced eclectic fare and live, nationally renowned musical acts. Sate burgeoning grumbles with an appetizer of prosciutto panini punched up with homemade mustard ($8), or take a left turn into Japanese culture with their beer-battered shrimp tempura ($8), served with apple cider vinaigrette. Entree-advancers savor the bacon and mozzarella on the Forbidden Fork burger ($9), a reference to the 14-foot fork sculpture outside the restaurant, which legend has it was once used by Salvador Dalí to eat the world's largest surreal salad. Pizza pies round out the menu, with the pizza quattro ($11) boasting the four cheeses—mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan, and goat—that comprise the Super Cheese Justice League.
Use a final crevice of stomach space for dessert, and choose from Ciel Plaza's selection of sorbets and gelatos ($5), or bathe taste buds with coffee sensations by ordering an espresso-tinged tiramisu ($7) and a cup of Java. Loungers can chill on the outdoor terrace or amid Ciel's modern, sleek décor while watching one of the bar's rotating set of live acts, which range from flamenco-jazz trios to folk rock bands. So bring a friend, secret family, or a musical muse and enjoy a fine session of sustenance and song.
- The bar menu will feature summer cocktails for the next few months, and there will plenty of live music outside. – Edmund Tijerina, My SA.
- The restaurant formerly known as Plaza Ciel has reopened as Ciel Plaza Bar and Grill and will feature live music, outdoor terrace dining, billiards, and a full bar. – Kristina Mistry, SavorSA
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy.
San Antonio, Texas 78258Get Directions