A growing number of chefs specialize in small-plate meals as a ploy to curry favor from miniature food critics and the tiny silverware industry. Enjoy pocket-sized platters with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seasonal small plates at Mix Downtown. This Groupon does not cover alcoholic beverages and is not valid with happy-hour prices. Mix Downtown will waive the nightly cover for guests who use this Groupon.
Mix Downtown offers a menu of seasonal small-plate items in a stylish atmosphere replete with gourmet-worthy tables, lounge-worthy furniture, and dance-worthy floors. The Mix version of poke ($12) sends taste buds on a crisp Hawaiian outrigger ride across slices of ahi tuna and taro chips in spicy soy dressing. Plates of Kobe beef sliders ($10) and barbecue-glazed baby back ribs ($10) allow carnivores to exercise nature's silverware (the hand). Light eaters can allocate orders of sweet potato fries ($6) or roasted vegetable flatbreads ($9) with herbed goat cheese to ensure that there's room in the tummy's dessert cabinet for a peach melba float ($6).
A mixture of raw and organic elements paired with art-deco touches creates a welcoming environment perfect for a night out with friends or a clandestine rendezvous between lovers from rival knitting circles. Exposed rafters overlook dusk denizens lounging in the leather chairs and banquets or imbibing alcoholic elixirs at the bar made of reclaimed wood. After a long day's work, free spirits stuck in the human cocoon of office drones emerge to flutter their kaleidoscopic wings on the intimate dance floor and around fire pits on the rooftop patio.
More than 100 Yelpers give Mix Downtown a 3.5-star average: