The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their moms. Today's Groupon lets you dine like those shrewd, long-lost captains of industry: for $25, you get $50 worth of New American fare and drinks at Estate House in downtown Scottsdale.
The elegant bistro boasts a fresh menu of gourmet New American fare, ideal for indulgent first daters or famished foodies looking for a fine meal. Start with an order of the smoked Berkshire pork belly, braised in San Marzano tomatoes and drizzled with a roasted-fennel soubise ($12) before moving on to a spotlight-hogging main course. Fork-and-knife a pepper-crusted New York strip steak, served with grilled garlic potatoes, a piquillo manchego napoleon, and crumbled Valdeon blue cheese ($29), or the prosciutto- and basil-wrapped branzino, with caramelized cippoline puree, crisp salsify, and vincotto chicken jus ($28), which will convert devout landlubbers to fans of all things finned.
The main dining room at Estate House is both elegant and casual, featuring a space that is filled with style and the warm comforts of the country-esque cushioned seats. Complementing the sophisticated interior is a chic outdoor patio. The open-air arena is an ideal place to linger with a long-lost pen pal over the caramelized peach Pavlova ($8), or the Gianduja chocolate marshmallow napoleon, with strawberry Italian soda ($9).
Not valid for Estate House's upstairs lounge or with any other promotions.