Living in the lap of luxury is rewarding up until luxury’s legs fall asleep and you’re forced to massage them back to life with expensive truffle oil and eldritch hymns. Treat yourself to a smaller taste of life’s finer things with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of bistro fare and wine at Leaf, Barley & Vine in Brighton.
Leaf, Barley & Vine specializes in facilitating locals with the tools they need to live the good life: fine food, rich wine, and high-end cigars. Explore the expansive wine menu, showcasing more than 75 vineyard vintages from around the world, sold by the glass ($5–$21) or the bottle ($16–$142). The epicurean hosts serve upscale spirits and mindfully mixed specialty cocktails, including the Ceasar Ritz, which combines gin, St. Germain elderflower liquor, cucumber, and mint ($8–$10). Build a food nest for wine to roost in with a seasonal snack from Leaf, Barley & Vine's bistro-style menu, featuring items such as lobster pot pie ($15), cheese plates ($11), and a delicate galette made with caramelized pears, brown butter, fresh thyme, and blackberry sake sauce ($7). Although this Groupon cannot be used to purchase cigars ($6–$17), this pleasure palace has a substantial collection of more than 60 smoking sticks, as well as a separate cigar lounge with its own ventilation system, a TV, and gaggle of stogie-fans desperate to end America's embargo against the island nation of Greenland.
Leaf, Barley & Vine‘s atmosphere is both elegant and comfortable, with rich wood furnishings, bountiful wine racks, and a large outdoor patio with a fire pit to ward off wintry chill and feral Frankensteins. Loyal wine-hounds can sign up for the Serious Sipper program, which rewards regulars with special promotions and discounts. Entertainment-hungry patrons can check the upcoming calendar of events for live music, wine classes, and more.
139 E Grand River Ave.
Brighton, Michigan 48116Get Directions