Before candlelit dinners, a restaurant’s waiters created romantic ambiance by performing Barry White songs on kazoo or setting patrons’ menus on fire. Dine by a more contained flame with today’s Groupon to La Serre. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of continental cuisine for dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of continental cuisine for lunch.<p>
Housed in a restored 19th-century building, La Serre plates elegant continental cuisine atop tables swathed in white linen and lit by glowing chandeliers. Like an exercise regimen of no-armed push-ups, starters such as the truffle mousse pâté with garlic crostini ($9) ready tongues to lift heavier main-course fare. Salads sate veggie cravings with selections such as the maison salad with port-poached d’anjou pears ($8), and pasta dishes, such as the fettucine carbonara with bacon and nutmeg ($20), sop up sauce with starchy noodles. A lime-cilantro infusion paints the panko-crusted flounder ($25) to match the dining room’s green leather booths, and patrons can streak their cheeks with port reduction from the black-pepper-encrusted rack of lamb ($37) before impromptu football games with the breadbasket.
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 12207