A meal is a great icebreaker, just like answering a date’s questions exclusively with charade clues. Melt the ice with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$19 for a soul food meal for two (up to a $69 total value)
- One appetizer (up to an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Two glasses of wine or beer (up to a $7 value each)<p>
$35 for a soul food meal for four (up to a $138 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Four glasses of wine or beer (up to a $7 value each)<p>
Seafood and southern fare collide in appetizers such as the golden-brown crab cakes or six jumbo cocktail shrimp. Main courses include oxtail served with cabbage and rice and peas and fried and baked chicken served with any two house-made sides.<p>
Essence Bar & Restaurant
Behind a handsome stone façade, the chefs at Essence Bar & Restaurant are flavoring seafood with the taste of the tropics. Coconut pours into pasta sauce and plantains dapple sides of fried rice. The spirit of Caribbean cuisine comes alive through dishes of oxtail, which rest beside an amalgam of juicy burgers, southern staples, and old-fashioned soul food at this laid-back eatery, where a convivial atmosphere reins supreme. As diners peruse the varied menu, live performers, including musicians, standup comics, and celebrity sneeze impressionists, vocalize their talents.