Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon to Mantra. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of French-Indian fusion cuisine.
- For $45, you get $100 worth of French-Indian fusion cuisine for a table of four or more.<p>
Served amid Italian-marble walls, saffron-colored drapery, and candlelight, Mantra’s fusion of French and Indian cuisine has garnered high praise from Zagat and Gayot. Tongues tango with fresh naan crisps and the sun-dried cherry gastrique drizzled over duck confit ($16) before casting their lines into the rainbow trout with coconut chutney ($26). The grilled filet mignon, like taking a lap around the kitchen on a unicycle, is the chef’s specialty and mingles with wilted arugula and caper cream ($36), and sesame seeds encrust the pork tenderloin escorted by golden raisin jus ($25). Patrons can also peruse the lounge menu, where cumin-dusted halibut ($16) and naan pizza ($12) serve as nibbles for lighter appetites.
Mantra’s dishes top tables within a renovated bank that has stood since 1800. Bartenders pour dozens of wines, shake martinis, and mix cocktails (not included in this deal) behind a former teller’s cage, taking inspiration from the past, and halogen lights and lasered mirrors bring the space into the modern era and ensure that nobody’s date is a vampire in disguise.
52 Temple Pl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02111