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What You'll Get
Welcome to Groupon, Grand Rapids! For $25, our inaugural deal gets you $60 worth of fine steaks, beverages, and more at Louis Benton Steakhouse, located at 31 Ionia Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Grand Rapids: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our iPhone app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in three months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Eating a hearty steak makes a man more kingly than wearing a crown or banishing the dog to a small island in the South Atlantic. Get the royal treatment with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of fine dining and drinks at Louis Benton Steakhouse, located downtown on Ionia. Louis Benton is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Today's Groupon expires three months from today's date.
Succulent USDA Prime and all-natural steaks, savory seafood, an expansive libation list, and elegant décor reside within Louis Benton Steakhouse's dashing, locally owned fine-dining domicile. Highlights from its corral of high-quality signature steaks include cuts of top sirloin ($22) and queen filet mignon ($28), each trimmed to perfection and expertly dusted with signature spices and steak butter. Reward your tongue's years of loyalty with the lobster bisque, tasty crustacean cream infused with truffle essence ($8). Continue sea-faring with fresh sea-meat catches such as the horseradish-crusted salmon ($26), sizzling fish paired with artichoke, cannellini bean ragout, and port wine nage like a cosmic union between star-crossed co-workers who somehow manage to craft a really accurate financial report.
Stomachs stuffed with solid edibles can sample from an array of refreshing liquids, sure to rouse even the droopiest southern belle from a case of the vapors. Choose from the cosmopolitan collection of bottled beers that bedecks the steakhouse bar, request a glass from the massive list of wine options, or try other signature libations such as the Trudy Tini ($8.50), which mixes UV Blue Vodka with sweet and sour and a splash of Sprite.
Set in the former office building that once featured the Grand Rapids Weather Ball, Louis Benton Steakhouse is now furnished with elegant interior meteorology, such as a stately fireplace, candlelit tables dressed in linen, lovely tapestries, and rich mahogany wood. The restaurant also offers free valet parking, and reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended but not required.
Louis Benton Steakhouse was named Best Steak in Grand Rapids by Sneaky Sunday; it was also mentioned as a favorite in the Best of Grand Rapids Readers Poll in 2010 by Grand Rapids magazine. OpenTablers give it a 4.1-star average, and TripAdvisors rank it in the top 50 restaurants in Grand Rapids with an average rating of 3.5 stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Louis Benton
Low lighting casts the private enclaves and brick fireplace in a warm glow at Louis Benton’s dining room. The restaurant is led by general manager Richard Kozlowski and new executive chef, as well as West Michigan native, Noah VanDoorne, who serves up Midwest cuisine with a French flair. VanDoorne is well-versed in international flourishes such as saffron fumet, citrus beurre blanc, and tiny edible berets, yet pays homage to his roots by sourcing ingredients from local farms for his newly upgraded menu. Some of those ingredients debut on USDA Prime aged steaks, which has earned the spotlight in Grand Rapids Magazine Restaurant Guide and were lauded by the Grand Rapids Press as a “nirvana-like experience."