Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable-cookware footprint with today's Groupon to La Serre. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of continental fare during dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of continental fare during lunch.
For more than 30 years, La Serre has served new and traditional continental cuisine alongside a menu of Italian and French entrees, including steak, seafood, and pasta. Evening visitors roll up their sleeves before tackling the dinner menu, which showcases crab cakes doused in roasted red-pepper coulis ($13) and mixed greens mingling with lemon-herb vinaigrette, artichokes, and goat cheese in the nicolina salad ($8). Forks swirl through tangles of the shrimp toscana ($28) pasta, sautéed in an assortment of sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, and virgin oil, and the rack of lamb ($37) comes coated, like an avant-garde manicure, in cracked black pepper and a port reduction. Lunching patrons quell hunger pangs with a lunch menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and entrees. The Angus burger ($13) presents customers with the difficult choice of blue, swiss, or cheddar cheese, and the veal picatta ($16) features a medley of lemon, capers, and white wine as harmonious as a choir conducted by a feng shui expert.
Dating back to 1829, La Serre's restored historic dining room houses patrons on plush chairs and leather barstools, and the courtyard patio envelops guests in leafy greenery. Nestled near Times Union Center and the Palace and Capital Rep Theatres, the restaurant's downtown location facilitates leisurely dining before a show or frenetic digesting before Olympic swimming tryouts.
La Serre Restaurant
Housed in a historic building originally erected in 1829, La Serre Restaurant has been described as "frozen in [a] good moment in time" by Times Union. During dinner, the formal, wood-paneled dining room bustles with conversation as plates of truffle mousse pate, lobster ravioli, and beef au poivre travel out to tables draped in white. In the more casual bistro-style bar, forest-green leather seats cushion patrons as they sip old-fashioned libations or fold napkins into swans capable of real flight.
14 Green St.
Albany, New York 12207Get Directions