What You'll Get
Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $18, you get $40 worth of seasonal American fare and drinks at Cornelius in Prospect Heights. Cornelius serves fresh farm-to-plate, seasonal cuisine in an upscale saloon environment. Start your weekend or slow weekday off right with a bite of brunch fare such as the slow-braised flat-iron hash with fried eggs ($11 with coffee or tea, $19 with two mimosas per person). Dinnertime diners, meanwhile, might surf a starter of Cornelius' famous east- or west-coast oysters ($2.50 each) before returning to turf with the grilled Niman Ranch aged rib-eye steak with sauce au poivre ($25). Bring a date or win over a curmudgeonly landlord in the dining area, go for the special kid's brunch menu, or drink in the décor's dark wood and rugged exposed brick as you wet your accidentally swallowed whistle with one of more than 200 tipples, including many whiskeys, bourbons, and single malts.
Cornelius has been featured in New York magazine, and Time Out New York give it a four-star rating and featured one of its rum drinks. One-hundred percent of Urbanspooners recommend it, and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars:
- The sumptuous dark-wood aesthetic, collection of costly spirits and classed-up grub make the tremendous value found at Cornelius’s tile-topped bar come as a pleasant surprise. – Time Out New York
- They have a great cocktail menu, I tried a couple of new ones. Love how many whiskies they have. – Claire S., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid on happy-hour specials. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.