A good chef, like any artist, must demonstrate incredible manual dexterity, a total comprehension of the human condition, and an appreciation for a ham carved into a likeness of Julia Child's head. Experience creative culinary craftsmanship with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale fare and drinks at The Nimrod Restaurant in Falmouth. This deal is valid for dinner only.
The Nimrod’s enchanting ambience is steeped in history and brimming with the enticing fragrances of traditional New England fare. The restaurant's exquisite dinner menu eases diners into a warm sea of indulgences, with appetizers including the mushroom strudel, a delicate, doughy craft laden with wild mushrooms, hearty cheese, and a port sauce ($10.95), and the baby beet salad, an archipelago of poached baby beets, gorgonzola, bacon, and walnuts ($13.95). Steak au poivre, a hearty sirloin massaged with green and black peppercorns and bathed in a fresh cream and brandy reduction ($25.95), and raspberry chicken, a tender chicken breast basking in shallots and wine-simmered raspberries, vinegar, and heavy cream ($19.95), entertain entrée-ready audiences with complex flavor orchestras and saucy components perfect for painting portraits on napkins. A full gluten-free menu offers fitting refreshment to wheat-eschewers and human-shaped glutens.
The restaurant's ornate colonial interior is bedecked with art and furnishings suited to its stunning, well-maintained seventeenth-century architecture, which oozes exciting history that's slightly less sticky than tree sap. Nimrod also hosts a wide selection of musical events in candlelit elegance and boasts a screened porch and air-conditioned lounge.
The Nimrod Restaurant & Jazz Lounge
One of the most popular establishments featuring a cannonball hole from the War of 1812, The Nimrod Restaurant & Jazz Lounge serves upscale American cuisine within its historic walls hailing from the 17th and 18th century. Native pine, 16th-century brick fireplaces, and hand-hewn posts and beams surround guests as they feast on delicately prepared dishes, such as citrus shrimp, spinach salad, or stuffed sea scallops, by candlelight atop the elegant dining room’s white tablecloths. They can also take their meals on a screened-in patio adorned with decorative fishing nets. Most nights, as guests sip on a libation plucked from an extensive wine list, they can enjoy live music and tap toes in time to the sounds of a piano or a big band.