Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 of bistro fare and nonalcoholic beverages at The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room, located on 82nd Street. While today's Groupon can't be used for alcohol, The Funky Door stocks more than 200 fruit fermentables to pair with dishes from its sophisticated gourmet menu, featuring steaks, seafood, and fondue. Feast in artful surrounds with a grilled 6-ounce filet mignon topped with a hearty black-pepper sauce ($26), or a gourmet Kobe beef burger on a sourdough bun ($14). On-site wine expert Derek Pirtle dispenses pairing tips to grape guzzlers while unhanding samples of 48 wines from an Italian-made Enomatics system, which keeps moody wines even-temperatured. Cheese enthusiasts can dip an unlimited supply of croutons in fondue flavors from creamy mild blue to fiesta pepper jack ($15). Optional meat and vegetable add-ons ($4–$9) keep diners from searching for unsanctioned dipping fodder, such as shirt sleeves or sugar packets.
The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room
Colorful art masterpieces brighten the walls of The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room as diners enjoy a vast selection of wines by the glass and dip french-bread croutons into pots of rich cheese fondue. Other French-influenced entrees emerge from the kitchen in the form of seared shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, filet mignon au Povaire, and gourmet Kobe beef burgers served in berets. Guests can pair meals with their choice from 48 international wines stored in a self-serve Enomatics unit. This Italian-made technology stores a variety of bottles that can be dispensed in 1.5-, 3-, or 6-ounce pours at the perfect temperature through the use of a microchip card. The eatery's marble-topped bar stretches across an exposed-brick wall beneath sparkling glass light fixtures, which cast rays across vibrant blooms and linens tinted black and white like an old-timey TV broadcast.
6015 82nd St.
Lubbock, Texas 79424Get Directions