If left hungry, stomachs become increasingly belligerent, growling at passersby and gnawing their owners' shirts to shreds. Calm the beast within with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steak, seafood, and wine at Georges on Fifth.
At Georges on Fifth, certified Angus and USDA-prime steaks grace plates alongside sides picked from an elegant menu, all served within the elegant confines of a historic Victorian building. The 18-ounce rib eye arrives on plates with the flavor-releasing bone still shackled by bonds of meat, which stop it from mischievously slipping into an intact dinosaur skeleton ($42). The surf 'n' turf mingles the refreshing tastes of a juicy lobster tail plucked from the sea and a 6-ounce filet mignon ($59). Romantic dinners can be complemented with an aromatic glass of wine such as the Sebastiani merlot ($8.50/glass), and romantic diners may be complimented by saying their eyes shine as brightly as a starship's forward laser cannon. Conclude meals with a cheek-puckering slice of key-lime tarte from the dessert menu ($7).
Housed inside the historic Louis Bank Building, Georges on Fifth's dining room is stylishly accented with a mural peppered with portraits of influential people including Charles Lindbergh and Dr. Seuss. While patrons' teeth mosh against meaty sustenance, their ears can wiggle to live music performances by Grammy-nominated pianist Tom Barabas on Wednesday–Saturday.
Georges on Fifth
Once the home of Wyatt Earp's gambling hall and saloon, Georges on Fifth also holds the distinction of being the most photographed building in the Gaslamp Quarter. Today, the venue casts off the sounds of tinny pianos for the aromas of Zagat-rated dishes, each painstakingly crafted by executive chef Jose Kelley. The flavors of certified Angus beef, Snake River Farms Kobe beef, and USDA Prime cuts heighten beneath port-wine and Jack Daniel's demi-glaces, and fresh, flaky seafood in the form of scallops, halibut, and salmon don equally delicate notes from herb-infused oils. With Chef Kelley's wine list made up of more than 50 West Coast and international varietals, diners can find a pleasing accompaniment to any dish.
Inside the celebrated eatery, romantic lighting emanates from ornate chandeliers and dances on exposed brick walls, wood accents, and the piano player's solar-powered hands. Portraits of San Diegans dot the interior walls to showcase the work of artist John Wismont, who held the Guinness Book of World Record’s title of “Most Prolific Portrait Painter” for nine years.