Sooner or later, your girlfriend is going to figure out that all those fancy restaurants are just your bedroom redecorated with a new elaborate disguise each week. Today's Groupon will help you postpone the inevitable by throwing a real fancy restaurant into the mix. For $20, you'll get $50 worth of creative plates at Kitchen 305, an inspired eatery that takes its culinary cues from nearby South Beach.
Housed inside the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort, Kitchen 305 specializes in shore-inspired dishes sided with an eclectic ambience. Helmed by chef and multiplication expert Julius Brown, the creative menu features a la carte options as well as a fixed price menu. For a first course, try a trifecta of martini ahi tuna tartare ($14) or a piping-hot cup of traditional French onion soup crested with gooey Gruyere and parmesan cheese ($7). For those aiming to dig into the local flavor, the key-lime conch fritters, sided with key-lime aioli and spicy marinara sauce for dipping ($9), is a standout choice. Entrees include fish and chips ($31), penne drenched in creamy vodka sauce ($16), and surf and turf skewers with Caribbean rice and roasted scallions ($30). You'll also find a variety of sides, salads, and flatbreads.
Kitchen 305's interior resembles the iridescent splendor of a pearl in the beak of a wild-eyed crow. Roomy booths lavished in a purple palette; white-clothed tables; and filmy, jellyfish-like curtains create an exotic, under-the-sea ambience, perfect for a resurgence of diving-helmet-based fashion trends. The lively restaurant plays host to a series of entertaining evenings, including Wired Wednesdays and Entree Saturdays, when DJs spin upbeat tunes from the '80s, '90s, and now. Stop in daily for dinner and cocktails after 5:30 p.m. Call ahead to schedule a reservation.
- The menu was fabulous and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is so romantic and fun! – GwendolynStudnick, Citysearch
- Kitchen 305 has a great T-bone steak and our server was just as sweet as can be. – OpenTable user who dined on 01/16/2010
- The food was well above average; we had the tuna tartare appetizer (served in a chilled martini glass), the crab cakes (excellent), the caesar salad (crisp and with the right amount of lemon), and three different "flatbreads" that disappeared as soon as they hit the table! – Foodmaster68, TripAdvisor
Nestled inside the Newport Beachside Resort, Kitchen 305 serves sea-inspired dishes in a modern dining room with linen-draped tables illuminated by vibrant blue lights. Chef Julius Brown, who brings talents perfected at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, directs the creative plating of seafood dishes including bluefin tuna, crab cakes, and steamed salmon. Turf options include chicken, rack of lamb, and skirt steak. On select evenings, a resident DJ pumps out tunes from the 80s, 90s and present day, and a master chef bestows expert sushi-making techniques during on-site culinary classes.
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