What You'll Get
Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks at Gracie's Place in Williamston.
Gracie's serves up rotating menus of upscale American lunch and dinner fare made from fresh, local ingredients. Gastronomes seeking to bisect the day with culinary delights can try the seared salmon salad with fried tofu, mixed veggies, and yuzu-miso dressing ($12) or a teriyaki fried tofu with jamaican rice and house-made kimchi ($8).
During dinner, famished foodies can meet stars such as the jonah crab claw, butter-baked and layered between goat cheese, savory polenta cake, and mixed greens ($11), or an edamame beet salad mingling artichoke hearts, toasted walnuts, and ginger dressing ($5). Coffee grilled skirt steak with garlic-parsley mashed potatoes and honey-ginger roasted carrots ($22) makes a hearty forerunner for the triple-stacked chocolate cake ($8), which may inspire winning Jenga strategies with layers of flourless cake, chocolate-swirl cheesecake, and dark-chocolate mousse.
Amid a cozy space with exposed brick walls and the works of area artists, diners can pair eats with any of more than 30 wines by the glass ($6–$10) or bottle ($22–$45). After soothing suds cravings with selections from Gracie's vast beer and beverage book, sated sippers can lean back to marvel at the pressed-tin ceilings, which may reflect the silhouettes of heartless yellow brick road companions.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid toward alcohol. Must purchase a food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.