Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet fare and nonalcoholic drinks at The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head.
Named one of the top 150 great jazz rooms in the world by Down Beat magazine in 2011, The Jazz Corner harmoniously couples delectable entrees from its gourmet menu with nightly live music crooned from its intimate, uplifted stage. As spinach, walnuts, and pears burrow into chicken flanked by cheddar-cheese grits and edamame succotash ($24), swordfish encrusted in herbs and mustard ($29) defends patrons' honor by dueling their disrespectful stomach rumbles. Eggplant, butternut squash, and rutabagas nestle onto a bed of linguini ($19), and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin is accompanied with dried blueberry demi-glace and spiced peach butter ($26). Customers can toast chilly tongues with an array of teas, coffees, and cappuccinos as a nightly lineup of musicians serenade finger-snapping spectators with jazz standards, rhythm and blues favorites. Upcoming artists on the schedule include award-winning Delta Blues pianist Mose Allison, international Italian jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello, big band and swing vocalist Lynn Roberts, and more.
The Jazz Corner
The velvety, almost liquid-like sounds of brass instruments flood The Jazz Corner. Tinkling pianos, playful clarinets, and wailing guitars can also be heard forming everything from swing and bebop to Dixieland and Rhythm & Blues. The jazz club keeps its lineup of musicians fresh and has hosted the extraordinary talents of George Shearing, Freddie Cole, and Bucky Pizzarelli. These eclectic sounds are one reason The Jazz Corner was named one of the top 150 great jazz rooms in the world by Down Beat. The other reason is the restaurant's fine-dining menu, which features artisanal dishes of bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, marmalade duck breast, and she-crab soup. Bartenders up the ante with jazz-themed cocktails, including Count Basie's Cosmo with Chambord-flavored vodka.
Hilton Head Island
1000 William Hilton Pkwy.
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928