Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today’s Groupon to Grand Restaurant/Lounge in Stamford. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of upscale cuisine or drinks on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
- For $10, you get two cocktails or adult shakes (up to a $24 value).<p>
Executive chef Nick Bilello enhances his menu with accents such as truffles and amaretto, transforming burgers and shakes in to high-end fare. Grill masters flip 7-ounce patties of grass-fed beef on to sesame seed buns, veering from traditional culinary pathways by adding woodland mushrooms, whipped goat cheese, and truffle honey to the Forest burger ($16), or by slathering peanut butter, bacon, and banana chips on to The Elvis ($13). The Thankful burger combines all the best Thanksgiving ingredients—7 ounces of free-range turkey, cranberry sauce, and gravy—without inducing a family-wide nap ($12).
Of-age diners can wash down hearty bites with inventive cocktails and shakes including the Southsider, a Bacardi limon elixir mixed with mint and lemon lime soda ($12). Ice cream screams for joy with a shot of grape vodka and Frangelico ($11), while the adults-only After School Snack blends peanut butter, jelly, and amaretto in a much more appetizing kid-inspired beverage than Elmer’s glue and glitter.
In the evening, Grand Restaurant/Lounge caters to the foodie set, serving upscale bar food amid elegant minimalist decor. Later at night, an array of colored lights begins to glow beneath stairs, along windows, and in the eyes of visiting Terminators. DJs crank up the volume while bartenders sling cocktails below supernova-like chandeliers, but intimate clusters of armchairs provide a respite from the carnival on the dance floor. As they lounge, diners can savor dishes such as lobster ravioli or burgers topped with deviled eggs or fig-balsamic glaze.
15 Bank St.
Stamford, Connecticut 06901