What You'll Get
Refined palates can detect the ideal beverage pairing for any meal—bangers and mash are perfected by a mug of good ale, and Funyuns are best when complemented by fresh human tears. Find culinary harmony with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $20 worth of gastropub fare and drinks or a prix fixe meal (a $24 value) at Fraunces Tavern. Customers choose which option they'd like to redeem their Groupon for when they arrive at the restaurant.
Fraunces Tavern's historic 18th-century digs brim with the aromatic antics of a refined Irish-fusion-pub menu, buoyant on frothy seas of Dublin-based Porterhouse Brewing Company's masterful craft suds. The 18 beers on tap, a spectacular drink list, and a bacchanalian range of more than 60 bottled beers compete for diners' attention with a hearty menu of beer-friendly gastropub delights, including the delectable warmth of steamed mussels with lamb sausage, a luscious duo basking in tomato confit and Brownstone ale ($13). Whiskey-cured organic salmon carries delicious loads of horseradish, chives, and crème fraiche upstream on an airy raft of soda bread ($10), and house-made potato chips sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning ($2) teach a lesson in the beauty of starchy simplicity.
Alternately, follow the expert gastronomic guidance of the chef with a succulent prix fixe meal ($24), which, like the nesting grounds of leprechauns, changes with the seasons. Although current selections depend on the chef's whim, previous attractions have included smoked-haddock chowder, a miracle of parsnips and saffron oil, a hearty roast beef, and a dulcet cherry-tart pie. Rare eats find equally rare accompaniment among the house brews available nowhere else in the country, including a red ale, resplendent with notes of fruit, and the Wrasslers XXXX stout, which is as dark and sweet as the inside of a chocolate Easter bunny.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per table. Valid for dining room only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.