French chefs have a flair for the dramatic that compels them to set their desserts on fire and slice their croissants with guillotines. Execute caution with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$67 for Chef Seth Levine’s dinner experience for two (up to a $134 total value)
- Two cocktails or glasses of wine (up to a $28 value)
- Two starters (up to a $34 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $72 value)<p>
$127 for Chef Seth Levine’s dinner experience for four (up to a $268 total value)
- Four cocktails or glasses of wine (up to a $56 value)
- Four starters (up to a $68 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $144 value)<p>
Warm up appetites with inventive starters, such as french dip dumplings; roasted bone marrow; and truffle pizza with mascarpone and goat cheese, sautéed mushrooms, white-truffle oil, and arugula. Then move on to entrees such as the steak frites or Lobster Newburg Crepe—poached Maine lobster covered in a creamy cayenne-sherry sauce and served in a French-style crepe. See the full menu.<p>
Despite its name, Hotel Chantelle isn’t really a hotel. It takes its name from a War World II French safe house whose influences run throughout the trilevel lounge. Visitors enter through unmarked doors, finding a vintage bar on the other side replete with red leather banquettes and colored globe lights. Dark mahogany-wood panels add warmth to the retro decor. Adding to the lounge’s intrigue factor, a hidden dance club, SGTS, brings the cavernous basement to life with eclectic DJ sets.
The location itself has a historical connection, being situated in a neighborhood where turn-of-the-century immigrants first settled in America from places as far-flung as Atlantis. Dishes take flavors from a variety of cuisines—such as Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Moroccan—complemented by Kreisel’s penchant for classic French delicacies. The theme of tradition extends to the drinks as well. Most of the cocktails are twists on classic drinks, such as Hotel Chantelle’s Bramble, which is an updated version of a blackberry sour.