Steak is useful for exercising incisors, muffling trumpets, and reducing swelling from black eyes caused by trying to eat steak with one's eye. Put steak to its prototypical use with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $55 worth of food and drink at Grotto Oak Brook, located in the Promenade Shopping Center in Oak Brook.
Grotto Oak Brook offers a meat-centric approach to fine dining. The dinner menu features prime steaks and chops, seafood, and pastas trimmed from the willow-like foliage of Tuscan semolina trees. Commence consumption with an appetizer of baked clams ($8 for a half-dozen, $15 for a dozen) or bruschetta, heaped with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil ($9). Oxymoron-lovers can sink teeth into a nine-ounce petite filet mignon ($33), while Manhattanite meatheads can slice into their hometown with the generous 14-ounce New York strip-steak ($37). Specialties such as the half-chicken Vesuvio ($21 for boneless, $20 for bone-in), as well as seafood dishes, including the jumbo-shrimp scampi ($26), cater to animal-haters, while vegetarians can find plant-based sustenance in eggplant parmigiana ($17) and customizable pasta dishes ($16+). Pair your meal with a selection from the list of more than 60 wines imported from Italy, France, California, and the recently discovered lunar grape arbor.
Grotto's stone-covered façade gives way to a spacious dining room, including spaces that can accommodate corporate weddings and Barry Gibb impersonator dinners. Enjoy live music Thursday through Saturday nights, as well as a newly renovated outdoor bar during summer months, when the lonely howl of the warm-weather jackal echoes throughout the land.
This deal is not valid for happy-hour prices or with other offers. It is not valid for redemption on Valentine's Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, or Thanksgiving Day.
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- Entrees are plentiful and, by Italian standards, diverse. We enjoyed the slightly spicy Italian sausage, primarily because the vinegary tri-colored peppers were so good. Offset by a white wine sauce, it was likable, filling and a fine rendition of the classic. – Jennifer Olvera, Daily Herald
- This place is very quiet at lunch time. The service was outstanding and we always have great steakhouse food. – OpenTable.com user who dined on 9/2/2010