The French have bailed Americans out of wars, statue depletion, and snail-eating contests ever since Washington made King Louis XVI a friendship bracelet at summer camp. Honor our allies with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of French dinner fare at Les Zygomates.
After graduating cooking school in Paris and testing his skills in French brasseries, owner and chef Ian Just made his way back overseas to open Les Zygomates and has been providing patrons with authentic French cuisine since 1994. The dinner menu kicks off taste-bud tournaments with a smorgasbord of small plates, such as the savory lobster and creamed leek crepe with black-truffle sauce ($14). Munch on a bowl of mollusks with parsley and garlic butter ($10), or discover a new appreciation for root vegetables with a plate of roasted beets paired with aged goat cheese ($9).
The main meal stage pleases palates with plates of scallops accompanied by morel mushrooms, spring onion confit, and asparagus ($28). Molars and incisors exercise their functionality by digging in to lamb chops with favas, leeks, fingerling potatoes, and bordelaise ($28), and the chicken breast with pea and bacon ragout, potato mousseline, and reduction sauce ($23) dresses up poultry without stuffing it into a piñata.
Lift a fork full of pork along to two- and four-beat time signatures during live jazz sessions held in Les Zygomates Tuesdays–Saturdays. Exposed brick and ducts combined with funky fixtures and earthy colors mix warmth with edge like a cuddly velociraptor, and a mixture of wraparound booths and tables for two make it a versatile meeting place for groups of friends and conjoined twins. While Les Zygomates is also known for its expansive wine selection in addition to its food-fight ammunition options, this deal is not valid for alcoholic beverages.
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