Dinner, like two tin cans connected by a string or a United Nations translator, is an ideal conduit through which to convey sentiments of love, appreciation, or jealousy toward baseball-card collections. Sit down and savor good tastes and good talks with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of contemporary American fare and drinks at Luna Park.
Luna Park’s crafty cooks stir a melting pot of culinary influences, blending French, Italian, and Asian tastes into a menu of contemporary American cuisine. Sink choppers into a grilled portobello and quinoa sandwich ($10), or spoon up the oven-baked mac 'n' cheese with broccoli, which immerses taste buds with warm, homey feelings easier than swallowing a handmade quilt ($11.50). The coulotte steak frites entree arrives flanked by a crisp-potato entourage ($22), and the grilled beer-brined pork chop pals around alongside a trio of cabbage, potatoes, and apple sauce ($23). Clear room in your culinary cargo hold for dessert, with make-your-own s'mores and coconut cream pie satisfying sweet teeth ($7.95, available at dinner and brunch only).
Sip on a selection from Luna Park's list of mixologized cocktails, with the mixed- berry mojito ($10.50) and the Kentucky mint julep ($10) dousing tongues a-fire. The restaurant is part lively bar and part casual lounge, with cozy booths and nightly caber-tossing contests all rolled into one mauve-and-amber-encrusted package.
Luna Park offers an eclectic menu of French and Italian eats accented by notes of American and Asian cuisine. From within the warm, jewel-toned eatery, satisfying, house-cooked meals of rigatoni with spicy lamb ragu and pizzas topped with wild mushroom and brie arrive to tables artfully plated. Ample seating at the bar invites perusal of the drink menu, which overflows with local and international wines, frosty beers, and chandelier-swirled signature cocktails.
694 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110