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 dinner fare and drinks at Gracie's Place, located in Williamston. Your Groupon is worth $45 if redeemed Tuesdays–Thursdays.
Amid a cozy space with exposed brick walls and the works of area artists, Gracie's Place serves up menus of upscale American dinner fare made from fresh ingredients. Dinner showcases the molasses-brined pork tenderloin in port wine and rhubarb sauce, served with Ader Kase potato tart ($18), and a roasted asparagus salad, which mingles with beets, peas, parmigiano reggiano cheese, and white truffle oil ($5). Cast-iron bistro steak with vegetables and crayfish scampi ($20) makes a hearty forerunner for the dark-chocolate mousse cake ($8), which may inspire winning Jenga strategies with layers of rich chocolate mousse, walnut-graham crust, toasted marshmallow, and orange crème. Entrees await a perfect match with 1 of more than 30 wines by the glass ($6–$15) or bottle ($22–$58), while barley buffs can peruse Gracie's Place's vast beer and beverage book.
151 S Putnam St.
Williamston, Michigan 48895