What You'll Get
According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today's Groupon to Grape Street Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $54, you get a prix fixe menu for two (up to a $118 total value). The menu includes:
- A shared appetizer (up to a $19 value)
- Two salads, sandwiches, pizzas, or pasta dishes (up to a $20 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $25 value each)
- A shared dessert (up to a $9 value)
Grape Street Cafe's wine cellar and restaurant sate patrons with contemporary and Mediterranean-infused fare in addition to pairing plates with up to 90 wines served by the glass. With the prix fixe option, diners can settle in to interiors modeled after a Napa Valley–style wine cellar and burger orchard for a three-course menu. Gather around small plates of seasoned king crab–stuffed shrimp, or taste a tapas plate's ensemble of greek meatballs, goat cheese cigars, olives, baguettes, and tzatziki sauce. A second course cues an eggplant parmesan sandwich to don its marinara sauce and mozzarella hat and seafood fradiavolo's linguine bed to boost its clam, shrimp, and calamari tumblers to mouth height. Souse solid barricades with an array of international wines, and then waltz to the finishing course with cascades of dark-chocolate fondue, in which guests submerge pound cake, strawberries, and apples. Diners can also sip from a cherry lambic ice-cream float, sharing straws and telepathic rounds of 20 Questions.
Patrons can dine at Grape Street Cafe's Philippine-made iron tables, ensconced by exposed brick walls, or listen to an eagle's gentle yodeling on the outdoor patio. Visit the wine bar to trace its lines of grapevine-styled ironwork and watch bartenders test goblets for liquid-holding ability.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required; subject to availability. Dine-in only. Not valid on Mondays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Grape Street Cafe
When chef John McKibben first opened Grape Street Cafe in 1997, his small restaurant took a back seat to a large front-of-the-house retail area where customers could purchase house-made sauces, salads, and high-quality wines. Though the concept quickly transitioned to focus on the fresh, house-made dishes flying out of his kitchen, McKibben has held on to his retail license and continues to encourage his diners to finish their meal by picking up a bottle of wine to go or commissioning a self-portrait painted with balsamic vinegar.
With the exception of a handful of rotating nightly specials, the menu has stayed largely the same, and Chef McKibben credits the cuisine as the eatery's 14-year secret to success. Dinner finds the shop's signature hot sandwiches, creamy pastas, and pizzas sharing top billing alongside nationally inspired entrees such as a baked Alaskan halibut topped with lemon beurre-blanc and Colorado lamb in a sweet-and-sour mint glaze. However, the diverse menu is designed to complement the restaurant’s real draw: its extensive wine selection. Up to 90 vinos are available by the glass each day, with selections that hail from as near as Napa and as far away as Mosel, Bordeaux, Rioja, and Mos Eisley.