Dinner and a show have always gone hand in hand, from the madrigal dinners of the Middle Ages to the Friar Club’s infamous roast of Porky Pig. Enjoy similarly entertaining eats with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a cabaret night for two at Metropolitan Room (up to a $122.90 total value), which includes the following:
- Two admissions (up to a $25 value each; customers pay the difference for cover charges greater than $25)
- Four beers or glasses of wine (up to a $12 value each)
- One Metro Snack appetizer (up to a $14.95 value)
- One dessert (a $9.95 value)<p>
Voted the Best Cabaret in 2008 by New York magazine, Metropolitan Room tickles tympanic membranes with a calendar of nightly live jazz, blues, and comedy while curbing hunger with late-night bites. Dining duos sip glasses of Francis Coppola pinot grigio or cans of Guinness Pub Draught as jazz singers such as renowned vocalist Annie Ross or returning crooner Joel Ginn, who pays tribute to legendary singer, performer, and snow salesman Bing Crosby. An assorted cheese plate prevents stomach grumbles from being misinterpreted as stomach heckles during giggle-grabbing standup acts, and an order of spinach-and-artichoke dip cossets taste buds with a creaminess rivaled only by the rich vibratos of singers from the Broadway on 22nd Street series. Twosomes can end the evening with a pair of spoons and a bowl of dark-chocolate mousse or by swapping forkfuls of cheesecake or apple strudel.
New York magazine praised Metropolitan Room’s intimate space for its “warm vibe,” “accessible pricing,” “perfect layout,” and “ insightful bookings.” The cozy concert venue’s grand piano is backlit with a white screen that catches glowing pink and orange spotlights, under which budding musicians or unsigned ventriloquist dummies can wax lyrical during MetroJam open-mic nights.
34 W 22nd St.
Manhattan, New York 10010