Sharing a meal with loved ones is a way to connect, create memories, and discover which family member has been a robot all along. Refuel your clan with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine American cuisine at Mill Street Bistro Bar in Norwalk.
Mill Street Bistro Bar's owner, Joe Nagy, inks a dinner menu of sophisticated dishes that showcases fresh, local ingredients. His Milan farm, River Ranch, supplies the locally raised elk for the ground-elk quesadillas ($10), a fiesta-worthy appetizer layered with corn and pepper relish, black beans, and chipotle sauce. The pan-fried perch ($19) hails from the waters of Lake Erie, and the chevre pasta ($19) marries tenderloin tips, mushrooms, and mild creamy sauce on a carb-rich altar of fettuccine noodles. Inside this historic building that was a steam mill in 1847, herb butter tops the half-pound aged filet mignon ($31) like a jaunty cap on a grain baron's head.
Mill Street Bistro Bar
Inside the former mill that is now Mill Street Bistro Bar, servers deliver entrees of buffalo, beef, and elk sourced directly from the owner's farm. In addition to handcrafting locally sourced entrees that have included pan-fried Lake Erie perch and beer-brined, center-cut pork chops, the chefs also flambé cherries jubilee tableside for dessert. Post-dinner patrons may meander to the outdoor patio to smoke an imported cigar from the restaurant's humidor.