The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Enjoy other Gallic contributions with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine French dining at Restaurant L & E, located in Chester. This Groupon is not valid on holidays.
Restaurateurs Linda and Everett Reid orchestrate a multitude of seasonal dishes menu into a flavor symphony at the French-influenced L & E, garnering a feature in the New York Times. Appetizers such as Cape Cod Bay oysters ($3.25 each) welcome diners to tables covered with the original work of local artists, while seasonal entrees have included delicacies such as pork osso bucco with pink lady applesauce and celery root hash ($22) and pan-seared Atlantic fluke with fingerling potatoes and oyster and lobster mushrooms ($24). Delve into the extensive wine list to pair any entree with a glass of vino such as 2008 Le Vissoux Beaujolais ($7.75) or Domaine Talmard chardonnay ($8.50).
Connecticut magazine named Restaurant L & E 2011's best new restaurant in Middlesex County and gave it a superior rating. The Day dubbed the eatery one of its favorite restaurants of 2010 and praised its menu in a review. The New York Times and the-e-list also reviewed the restaurant. Zagat reviewers say the dishes are small but delicious, and seven Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars.
- The cuisine is a mix of French sensibility and American ingredients, served tapas style, but all dishes can be ordered in larger, main-course portions. – Stephanie Lyness, New York Times
- I'll go back there in a heartbeat, based on the promise of one meal. And wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to that friend who once sought a romantic getaway. – Charles T. Clark, Day
59 Main St.
Chester, Connecticut 06412