Skirt steak is generally tasteful, but when fashioned into a mini can attract the wrong kind of attention from hungry dogs and raving trend setters. Keep beefy britches refined with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian steak, seafood, and wine at DeStefano's Steakhouse in Brooklyn.
Dedicated to the DeStefanos, a clan of Brooklyn's community-cultivators, this historic neighborhood steakhouse proffers patrons a menu of tasty Italian savories. Nibble a cheesy starter such as the mozzarella de crustino, featuring breaded and sautéed cheese chunks served on a bed of wild mushrooms ($10.89). Succulent lobster delights seafaring entrée trappers and people with shark-like tendencies ($23.89) and the 12oz filet mignon tantalizes carnivorous tasters with perfectly seared meat, maple glazed carrots, and mashed potatoes ($39.89). While tickling taste buds and discussing the proper way to train pet ferrets to attack, sip a glass of house wine ($8) or a goblet of sangria with peaches ($8). DeStefano's Steakhouse's warm hues and hardwood floors foster new family memories, while the photo-fraught walls offer a portal into the lives of Brooklyn-dwellers past.
As chronicled on Free Williamsburg, the dry-aged and char-grilled steaks at DeStefano's Steakhouse are cut "as thick as the last Harry Potter book" before they're served atop heated plates. Owner Joey DeStefano is deeply committed to his area's history, courting "more of an old-school neighborhood crowd" than Williamsburg gentrifiers. But wherever you come from, Joey will try his best to make you feel like family. The familial atmosphere comes naturally, due to the fact that the restaurant inhabits the former home of Joey's mother and still houses several of his childhood sleds, each named Rosebud. Outside the brick building, old-fashioned lettering and a neon sign proclaiming "Dee's Corner" welcome guests inside, where family photos line the walls and a fireplace casts its glow on a pressed-tin ceiling.