Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American fare and drinks at Garage Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.
Garage Jazz Club aims to appease patrons' every sense, providing menus brimming with piquant plates amid a live jazz-soundtracked setting. Commence consumption with grilled jumbo sea scallops wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and succulently sided with homemade apricot-and-horseradish chutney ($16.75), a more delectable palate wake-up than a chocolate-dipped alarm clock. Next, carve into carnivore-sating dinner dishes such as the house-aged 8-ounce filet mignon, encrusted in fresh toasted shallots and served with an edible entourage of grilled seasonal vegetables and homemade onion rings battered with Sam Adams battered ($32.75). Please a pescetarian companion with the pan-seared Chilean sea bass, served in a lemon-thyme buerre blanc ($29.50) or woo a pastaterian with homemade pumpkin ravioli accented with seasonal spices ($23.75).
Patrons sip, sample, and salad-fork-joust amid Garage Jazz Club's inviting atmosphere, sporting a toasty stone fireplace and nightly live jazz. Pre-, post-, or midmeal, of-age diners can sip on a selection of wine or a crafted cocktail to complement meals or add gentle glass-clinking percussion to musical entertainment.
Garage Restaurant & Cafe
The stage at Garage Restaurant & Cafe has hosted the saxophone-shredding, piano-pounding, guitar-plucking performances of more than 55 rotating jazz performers. These live acts range from solo artists to sextets and from crooners to percussionists, each of whom is versed in a range of jazz styles. As their musical stylings wash over the Greenwich Village eatery and its sidewalk patio during brunch and late-night dinners, Garage's chefs turn out gourmet dishes. Roquefort cheese-topped filet mignon, sauteed cakes of Maryland crab and Maine lobster, and flame-grilled cornish game hen keep audiences fueled for late-night listening or long, drawn out conversations in which they say nothing but "daddy-o." A raw bar, meanwhile, showcases selections of oysters and clams.
Knowing that classic cocktails and jazz go hand-in-hand, Garage's bartenders shake and stir more than 20 eclectic martinis. They can also pour from a collection of more than 80 international wines.