Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of American fare and drinks at Corner Bistro & Wine Bar.
Corner Bistro specializes in elegantly prepared American fare fit to pair with more than 100 wines from around the world. Light lunch options, such as a crab-cake burger ($13) or vegetarian Corner sandwich ($9) won't bog bellies down for 2 p.m. business meetings or 3 p.m. reenactments of the first lunch. Dinner offerings include white-chocolate-gorgonzola cream sauce poured atop tender, braised short ribs ($26) and scallops Victoria ($30), named for the chef's favorite Canadian capital and adorned with truffle-lobster mac 'n' cheese. No wine bar worth its sulfur has a lackluster wine list, and Corner Bistro is not an exception with select reds and whites both by the bottle and by the glass ($7–$16/glass).
Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9 p.m., join Matt "Piano Man" Hall as he croons about rieslings and recounts the time he thumb wrestled Billy Joel for his nickname.
Corner Bistro and Wine Bar
One could travel across the world and still not taste as many wines as Corner Bistro has. Sourced from France, Italy, Portugal, and across the United States, the list of more than 100 wines pairs equally with light lunch cuisine such as vegetarian Corner sandwiches or dinner offerings that include braised short ribs and scallops Victoria with truffle-lobster mac 'n' cheese. On Sunday, the bistro unveils a brunch menu populated by an enormous spread of crab cakes benedict, omelets stuffed with bacon and brie, and belgian waffles topped with berries, maple syrup, and Grand Marnier cream. On Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 9 p.m., guests can join Matt "Piano Man" Hall as he croons about rieslings and recounts the time he thumb-wrestled Billy Joel for his nickname.