A good dinner, like a good mathematical treatise, has to be kept warm with piles of flaming protractors until it’s served to a scholarly thesis committee. Discover the mouthwatering side of mathematics with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of international cuisine from One. Six One on West Taylor Street. Offering global cuisine with an eye toward aesthetic balance in both dishes and décor, One. Six One is named for the Golden Ratio, a mathematical principal evident in everything from art to music to oil paintings of guitars. Executive chef William Alexander and sous chef Kevin McMullen oversee a globe-trotting menu with dispatches from Thailand (chicken satay, $7), Argentina (chimichuri-marinated flat-iron steak, $16), France (lobster bisque, $7), and other flavorful nations. Before or after dinner, recline on sofas near a fireplace in the WiFi-enabled lounge and terrify your friends with spooky loungefire stories.
- First-time owners Narsi Salivendala, Adel Ansari and Patrick Frazer are at the helm of the 80-seat bar, 91-seat restaurant and 80-seat patio, while Alexander oversees the sprawling menu of international small plates that takes stops in India (samosas with tomato-cumin chutney), New Orleans (po’ boys), Japan (hiramasa sashimi), Italy (white-bean soup), Mexico (tres leches cake)—and more destinations. – Julia Kramer, Time Out Chicago
- The flavours [sic] are very complex. I tried to pick apart the cooking methods, herbs, spices and juices they used, but I couldn't! So I just enjoyed the deliciousness. – Beth M., Yelp