What You'll Get
People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with local eats: for $20, you get $40 worth of fresh Southwestern flavors and drinks at Lodge on the Desert on North Alvernon.
The eatery, nestled within a posh boutique hotel, serves up a fresh menu of locally sourced fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily in its casual-elegant dining room. A breakfast of huevos rancheros ($8.50) and mesquite-flour-buttermilk pancakes ($8) offer suitably Southwestern sustenance for a pair of comically mismatched police detectives, while cubicle-farm escapees looking to linger over lunch will find a haven of upscale hand-held delights, like the Alaskan halibut tacos with cilantro slaw, peppers-onions-garlic, and peppercream ($9), washed down with a glass of prickly-pear lemonade ($3.50). Dinner diners will peruse a pared-down menu featuring a prime-beef filet wrapped in house-cured bacon, served alongside a golden-butter mash and fresh vegetables with demi-glace ($32), as well as a seared duck breast served with Moroccan couscous, hydro-watercress, and a post-razz cherry glace ($26).
The Lodge's warm and inviting dining room, with a wall of windows that looks out onto the stylized patio, offers diners the pleasant experience of dining alfresco without the pesky desert winds that abscond with napkins and identities. So spend an evening savoring the fermented flavor of one of the eatery's wines, or indulging in a decadent slice of the ancho-chocolate torte topped with Chantilly-laced whipped cream and a rich raspberry coulis ($7) with today’s Groupon to Lodge on the Desert.
Not valid with happy hour or other promotions.
- A great place to meet for lunch in the middle of the city -- tasty food and attentive and accommodating staff. One can actually have a conversation here! Very nice experience. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 5/26/10
- The Lodge always seems to deliver food wise. The service is elegant and never rushed. A good mid-town find. – Fred G., Urbanspoon
- I came in to eat with a large group of ppl [sic] after it came highly recommended. It exceeded my expectations. The food was by far one of the top 3 meals I have ever had. – kasandrahoffmann, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy up to 2 more as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Must redeem in 1 visit. Not valid with other promotions or happy hour specials. Dinner reservations recommended. No cash back. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.