If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steakhouse fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Lobby on York in South Portage. This Groupon is valid for dinner only (served after 5 p.m.).
Lobby on York barrages beef eaters with a sizable selection of steak and seafood served by an attentive staff in an upscale yet unpretentious setting. Plunge into your protein pilgrimage beak first with chicken-liver poutine, paired with pear, cambozola, and crispy onions ($12), or nosh on the popular pulled-duck quesadilla confit, bristling with brie, sesame, and minced bell peppers wrapped in a cozy flour tortilla and sliced into six sushi-like pieces ($15).
For the main attraction, Lobby's expertise lies in its menagerie of meaty options, including a signature 16-ounce bone-in rib steak prepared in the French petite roti tradition—the cut is grilled, then oven-roasted, and finally trained to whistle "La Marseillaise" when pierced by a steak knife ($30). Carnivores can also carve into the four-bone rack of lamb ($35) or submerge themselves in a seafood trio featuring prawns, scallops, half a lobster tail, and preserved-lemon risotto ($34).
The eatery's elegant expanse combines class with comfort, featuring chocolate-brown accents, alabaster linens, and ebony chairs. Olive upholsteries blanket benches, and a curtain of brown leaves delights diners in the lounge. Patrons park for free after the antirooster crows six.
- The Fillet was nicely presented and served in a berry sauce. The sauce was light a [sic] enabled an even more robust flavoring for the meat. The meat was perfectly done and required no extra seasoning. – John I., Yelp, 10/4/09
- The decor is very stylish, downtown big city. They have a fine dinning area, and a sushi bar in a separate room, kind of an odd combination, but it works. – Leo Dean, Urbanspoon
295 York Ave.
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