Listening to jazz and drinking wine have become some of man’s top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Let smooth saxophones entertain you with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$30 for a jazz dinner with wine for two Sunday–Thursday (up to a $78.50 total value)
$35 for a jazz dinner with wine for two Friday or Saturday (up to a $78.50 total value)<p>
Each dinner includes:
- Two entrees from a choice of petit filet mignon, pan-seared cod, jambalaya, coq au vin, tenderloin risotto, or goat-cheese-and-spinach-stuffed chicken (up to a $26.75 value each)
- Two cups of the soup of the day (a $3 value each)
- Two glasses of house wine (a $6 value each)
- One specialty dessert (a $7 value)<p>
After selecting a seat near the grand piano, diners dig in to gourmet meals from the Duet menu as pianists or jazz ensembles begin filling the dining area with tunes. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, and entree selections may change depending on the season. The restaurant is periodically closed on Sunday; call ahead to determine Sunday hours. On some evenings starting at 8 p.m., music performances require a cover charge, which is not included with this Groupon.<p>
Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant
It's a timeless scene: a man in a suit masterfully navigates the ivory keys of a Mason & Hamlin grand piano on a small stage, its Plexiglas lid illuminating the hammers as they delicately pad along the strings. On stools gathered around the instrument, a couple dines on braised filet mignon, and a bit farther back in the softly lit, intimate venue, a waiter carries a tray of gourmet cocktails. Every night, Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant sets the stage for world-class jazz players and the culinary stylings of chef and occasional ice sculptor Art Trafton. The menu is loaded with supper-club classics such as beef au poivre, peppercorn bleu cheese NY steak, and a diverse selection of pastas. The bar stirs up similarly comforting signature drinks, among them the alpine with peppermint schnapps, whipped cream, and hot cocoa.
Around dusk, ensembles that often include founder and master pianist Jim Templeton take to the stage with a blend of improvisation and standards. Nightly events range from jazz collectives to blues players, and occasionally depart from the jazz-club template to feature standup, poetry, and workshops on topics ranging from music to jazz-style stage-diving etiquette.