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Restaurant gardens provide a halcyon dining environment during the warmer months, while acting in winter as a fortress against invading hordes of sentient snowmen. Dine in snow-free security with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale American fare at Garden Cafe, located on Broadway near West 207th Street.
Built by the humble hands of an Inwood inhabitant, Garden Cafe's serene surroundings envelop customers with an eclectic array of carefully crafted brunch, lunch, and dinner fare. Nestle into the café's welcoming embrace of soft yellows, earth tones, and glossy wood décor as the gentle glow of twinkling lights casts a romantic presence over the assembled hunger-havers. Nibble on crab cakes with kiwi-mango salsa and red-pepper coulis ($9.50), or tantalize taste buds with a pumpkin and sage ravioli in a garlic cream sauce ($13). An extensive selection of craft beers and wines keeps palates refreshed and ready to tackle a dessert, such as bread pudding with Grand Marnier sauce and vanilla ice cream ($6). Early birds and time-travelers forced to live between past and present can partake of brunch, savoring the likes of huevos rancheros ($8.50) or buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup ($6.50).
During warmer days, the Garden Cafe's titular garden patio features an outdoor wine bar for seasonal tippling while regular live-jazz performances entertain guests over summery weekends.