What You'll Get
Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food when our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a three-course prix-fixe lunch for two ($44) and a $25 gift card redeemable for lunch or dinner from Eva Restaurant, a $69 total value. After your lunch visit, the $25 gift card will be ceremoniously handed over, just like Pop passing on the keys for his prized Buick Lesabre. Drinks are not included in the prix-fixe lunch, and Eva is closed on Mondays.
Tethered inviolably to season-specific bounties, Eva's menus change monthly, though Eva's West Hollywood location only dematerializes and reappears elsewhere every solar eclipse. Not even Miss Cleo knows what delectable cuisine May will bring, though April's three-course lunch menu included peeky toe crab with crème fraiche, swordfish with caper relish, and grass-fed hamburger with tomato compote on brioche. Check out the full lunch menu here. Eva's dinner menu was equally spring fresh with foie-gras terrine ($17) and young chicken with green garlic ($19) flowers. Nab this Groupon to open yourself up to the mystery of what Eva will artfully arrange upon plates.
Chef and owner Mark Gold started his culinary career at the tender, broasted age of seven, preparing his own brown-bag lunches packed with dishes like peanut-butter and boysenberry-reduction sandwiches and caviar Lunchables. Committed to service as well as quality cooking, Gold sees to it that all of his guests have a fantastic experience from the second they walk in the door to their first bite to the moment he tucks them in for bed.
- Eva is an intimate bistro friendly to kids and regulars, neither too loud nor too brightly lit, with a gently priced wine list, and a market-driven seasonal menu of Cal-Med cooking at popular prices, nudged but not driven by advanced techniques: black cod with seawater glaze; burrata-stuffed ravioli; foie gras with summer melon. – Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly
- Any night of the week, the place is fun and relaxed. And, though Gold cooks exceedingly delicious food, he's not given to taking himself too seriously. He also has something very rare, a generosity of spirit that translates onto the plate. – S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
- I had to say I had some of the best service in LA...And the food was quite good, well done, and very reasonable in price. This is absolutely going into the rotation. – Joseph W., Yelp
- Snug, good food, nice vibe, interested owner-chef, place hums, good little bar to eat at with nice view of the kitchen...It has become my default restaurant for that neighborhood. – Jimbo, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 4, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Gift card given upon lunch visit—1 gift card per Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.