Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Jamaican fare and drinks at De Palm Tree Restaurant in University City.
The chefs at De Palm Tree Restaurant channel the spicy scrumptiousness of Jamaican cuisine into a varied menu of colorful sandwiches, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Available at lunchtime, the jerk-chicken sandwich blends piquant spices with sautéed onions and a side of fruit ($7.29) makes for a sweet dessert or a festive hat decoration. Savor the roasted jamaica jerk pork, marinated in herbs and spices ($15.95) or rake in a vegetarian platter such as the stuffed red peppers, loaded with onions, almonds, and peas and served aside a tropical salad ($10.79). Guests can make like a refined flamingo by seizing eight jumbo shrimp sautéed in curry sauce and then posing gracefully in the neighbor's front yard overnight ($15.29).
De Palm Tree Restaurant
Stepping into De Palm Tree Restaurant is like stumbling into a portal and ending up in the Caribbean. Exposed-brick walls give way to decorative support beams that end on a vibrant crimson ceiling, recalling a beachside cabana fanned by ocean breezes. Flecks of culture spread across the walls as well, from a framed collection of Jamaican dollars and a national flag to portraits of Bob Marley and metallic replicas of tribal art. But as in Jamaica, the community at De Palm Tree Restaurant forms around the food.
Feasts of fragrant, spicy curries, flaky fish, and hearty bean stews follow frosty glasses of ginger beer and freshly squeezed fruit juices. The menu’s rum cakes, stuffed pastries, seafood, and plantains reflect the lush, tropical landscape of Jamaica, with its abundant fruit trees, teeming oceans, and waving fields of jerk-chicken plants. Well-known dishes such as tender jerk pork or curry chicken anchor the offerings, whereas exotic island delicacies such as akees and saltfish, oxtail stew, or spicy pickled escovitch fish tempt adventurous diners.
8631 Olive St.
University City, Missouri 63132Get Directions