What You'll Get
Modern American cuisine is like dark matter—it's all around us, and yet we don't truly understand it until it inverts itself and swallows up the stars in a single galactic gulp. Splurge on ever-present eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of food at G Bar and Kitchen in Swampscott. G Bar and Kitchen is open Monday through Saturday.
The brainchild of gastromind Chef Gregg Brackman, G Bar and Kitchen incorporates Italian and French influences into its inventive dishes, all made with quality ingredients. From the spring menu, start with the beet salad, a berry-hued blend of candy-striped beets, goat cheese, and watercress bathed in lemon-olive-oil emulsion ($9). Noodle-centric dishes, such as a the local-lobster gnocchi (market price) with hand-rolled potato pillows, sherry-thyme butter, and arugula, or the risotto ($24) with shrimp, mushrooms, and truffle, will satisfy discerning professors of pasta-ology. For a main course, try the crispy-skinned and roasted chicken ($24) with mashed russets, trip, and tequila-lime buerre blanc, or the eggplant Milanese ($22) with pomodoro, béchamel, and parmesan. Side selections include goat-cheese potatoes ($6), the green du jour ($5), and creamed shallots and spinach ($5)—all ideal wingmen for entrees hitting the dietary dating scene.
The Boston Globe says:
- …for the most part, the straightforward cooking - upscale but unpretentious - is the restaurant's attraction. Combine that with the friendly staff, the sweet little space, and the neighborhood vibe, and Swampscott has a welcome new choice. – Devra First
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Valid for dinner only. Not valid for alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.