One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale Southern fare at Equestria in Germantown.
At Equestria, skilled chefs reinvent comfort food classics as authentic, refined Southern dishes using ingredients grown in the on-site greenhouse. The eclectic menu features inventive starters such as soups, salads, and flavorful bites, including roasted green tomatoes with feta and torn basil ($9), Creole Caesar salad topped with fried oysters ($8), and fried goat cheese dressed in a pecan crumble and citrus honey ($9). For dinner, down-home standbys such as fish and grits with tomato confit ($24) and blackened rib eye with crawfish fritters and homemade remoulade ($29) satisfy meaty nibblers, and veggie-friendly options include eggplant parmesan over pasta and garbanzo beans ($20).
The modern yet welcoming restaurant, full of sleek tables, incandescent chandeliers, and warm wood finishes, sits on four acres of gardens with a greenhouse. The charming grounds host a menagerie of farm animals including chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, and a peacock named Meatball. During the summer, Equestria produces 80% of the vegetables used in the restaurant and 35% of its organic shrub-born lawn gnomes. While not included with this deal, the eatery boasts a comprehensive wine list and highly trained sommelier for expertly crafted pairings.
OpenTable reviewers give Equestria Restaurant an average of 3.8 stars:
Germantown P D
3165 Forest Hill Irene Rd.
Germantown, Tennessee 38138