Nino's Restaurant

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Flagship restaurant of Nino Selimaj’s empire welcomes diners with Maine lobster, prime filet mignon, wine, dessert, and live romantic music

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Promotional value expires Dec 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, limit 2 for tables of 4 or more. Reservation required. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ordering lobster and filet mignon can make you feel wealthy, like picking up a stranger’s check or writing the waiter into your will. Revel in richness with this Groupon.

$79 for Surf ‘n’ Turf Dinner for Two (Up to $235 Value)

  • Two appetizers
  • Two Maine lobster and prime filet mignon entrees
  • One bottle of wine
  • One dessert

Nino’s Restaurant

When Nino Selimaj arrived in the United States from his native Albania, he began his career in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher at a 58th Street eatery. Nino saw more than soap and water in his future, though, and began his nimble ascent up the kitchen hierarchy. Today, as the proprietor of a five-restaurant fine-dining empire, he’s turned in the dishwasher’s apron for a sharp tailored suit, sporting a jeweled American flag on his lapel in honor of his adopted home and rubbing elbows with diners including James Gandolfini, Carol Burnett, and Clint Eastwood. Nino also often rubs elbows with patrons at his flagship restaurant, ensuring that diners are enjoying their menu selections of zuppa de pesce, braised lamb shanks, or tender cuts of filet mignon. Elegantly plated veal medallions, homemade ravioli, and pan-seared scallops reflect the vibrant colors of the dining room’s wall-sized mural, which depicts the restaurant’s regulars in their natural environment—motionlessly still and covered in dried paint.

Nino’s Restaurant

When Nino Selimaj arrived in the United States from his native Albania, he began his career in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher at a 58th Street eatery. Nino saw more than soap and water in his future, though, and began his nimble ascent up the kitchen hierarchy. Today, as the proprietor of a five-restaurant fine-dining empire, he’s turned in the dishwasher’s apron for a sharp tailored suit, sporting a jeweled American flag on his lapel in honor of his adopted home and rubbing elbows with diners including James Gandolfini, Carol Burnett, and Clint Eastwood. Nino also often rubs elbows with patrons at his flagship restaurant, ensuring that diners are enjoying their meals of zuppa de pesce, braised lamb shanks, or tender cuts of filet mignon. Elegantly plated veal medallions, homemade ravioli, and pan-seared scallops reflect the vibrant colors of the dining room’s wall-sized mural, which depicts the restaurant’s regulars in their natural environment—motionlessly still and covered in dried paint.

Customer Reviews

Great service and food . Keep it up.
Nancy B. · February 3, 2014
Will recommend it to all our friends.
Robert D. · April 21, 2013
Surprisingly charming atmosphere. Noise level never interferes with your private conversation, making it easy to enjoy a romantic date. Decent wine list and a full service bar round out the experience.
Kim L. · December 29, 2012
Merchant Location Map
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    Upper East Side

    1354 1st Avenue

    Frnt 1

    New York, NY 10021

    +12129880002

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