Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sandwiches, salads, and soups at Colonial Springs Restaurant, located inside the Colonial Springs Golf Club in East Farmingdale. Colonial Springs Restaurant is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With an outdoor patio that looks out onto a picturesque 11-acre lake nestled amid the rolling hills of the golf course, Colonial Springs Restaurant eye-massages guests as they pick a weekday luncheon from the menu of hallowed lunchtime vittles. The wing sampler puts a multiple-personality spin on a timeless app by adding barbecue-chipotle and thai-peanut-sauce flavors ($13.50). Light appetites that are tired of the squeaky voices and accidental balloonism of all-helium diets can nibble instead on a combo half-order of the Tuscan panini filled with grilled chicken, roasted peppers, and pesto aioli ($6.25) or delve into the sesame-crusted ahi-tuna salad ($15). Oversized novelty hungers will prefer the jumbo-shrimp scampi sautéed in white wine, garlic, and lemon ($18) or the 12-ounce new york sirloin steak ($21).
Colonial Springs' chandeliered dining room is lined with double doors that flood the green carpets with natural light and unnaturally low-flying cumulus clouds. The striped green-and-white awning shades al fresco fans from the sun's constant criticism.
1 Long Island Ave.
East Farmingdale, New York 11735