What You'll Get
While brains are preoccupied with creating a race of atomic supermen, hungry stomachs are often forced to cook their own food. Covertly supply your insurgent appetite with today’s deal. For $12, you get $25 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks at Merchants NY Cafe in the Financial District. Your Groupon is good for dine-in, pick-up, and delivery (which is free). Delivery area and hours are available here (valid only at the Café).
This European-style eatery features ample outdoor seating and a tasty menu stocked with creative cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with brunch on weekends and drunch on Shrigsday and Mabsday. No matter what meal you come for, the eats will be decidedly American. Start dinner with a wild-mushroom pizza ($10.95) or spicy tuna tartar with sake-marinated cucumbers ($13.95) before moving on to a hearty, half-pound, charbroiled steak burger ($11.95) or butternut-squash ravioli topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and sage brown butter ($13.95). Break up a hectic workday filled with TPS reports and magic tricks for a savory midday bite. Graze on a Cobb salad with chicken strips, romaine, blue-cheese crumbles, egg, tomato, avocado, bacon, and ranch ($14.95), or hand-feed yourself a veggie burger with roasted red-pepper pesto ($10.95). Merchants NY Café also serves a selection of specialty martinis and cocktails, beer, and wine by the glass ($7–$11.50) or bottle ($26–$42).
Though the Financial District is a bustling part of town, finding a suitable bite to eat can be like locating Waldo in a red and white haystack. The outdoor eating section is quiet considering the noise potential of NYC streets, and the sit-down aspect offers a quaint escape from other area joints. Inside there are a good number of tables and a full bar where business lunchers and dinner daters can grab a seat and hold heartfelt conversations about the differences between jelly and jam.
- I absolutely loved the outdoor seating, and, especially on a clear night, the ambience is extremely chic. The service was fantastic - friendly and helpful, and pretty quick on top of that. – Skipper1234, Citysearch
- The menu was refreshingly creative, and the food was absolutely delicious. – PPal, Citysearch
- Good place to hang out and have some drinks and finger food with friends. – EvelynK0314, Zagat
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Limit 1 per delivery order. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid only at Washington St. location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.