After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steak and seafood at Georgetowne Inn on Grandview Avenue.
Georgetowne Inn indulges diners with a classic American menu of juicy steaks and fresh seafood served amid stunning skyline views. Appetizers such as oysters rockefeller ($10.95) and clams casino ($10.95) commence the fine-dining experience while decked out in their fanciest shells. Afterward, teach a New York strip ($32.95) not to smack-talk your teeth's sharpness, or employ a fork to skillfully lance flaky hunks of fresh swordfish ($27.95), and both dishes arrive alongside assorted cheeses and either a soup, salad, baked potato, pasta, or broccoli. The grilled-seafood salad upgrades simple field greens with heaping measures of seared salmon, shrimp, and scallops ($21.95). The eatery packs in hungry diners before packing them full of generously portioned eats and rolling them down Mount Washington.
Near the peak of Mount Washington sits a small and unassuming Tudor building. Aged wooden crossbeams hug its stucco walls, lending it the appearance of a solitary cottage that would not look out of place in the Pennsylvanian countryside. The Georgetowne Inn, however, is not as rural as its exterior might suggest. Its windows look out on a view of the Pittsburgh skyline—that twinkling mass of buildings that rises from the intersection of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.
This dramatic view of downtown Pittsburgh meets its culinary match in specialties such as broiled mushroom caps stuffed with lumps of crab and tender filet mignon topped with slow-melting maître d'hôtel butter. These tender entrees lead into desserts of pecan ball and peach melba—the latter of which was named for opera singer Nellie Melba, whose high-pitched soprano could famously split open the stone seed of a peach.