What You'll Get
Eating a hearty steak makes a man more kingly than wearing a crown or banishing the dog to a small island in the South Atlantic. Get the royal treatment with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale steakhouse fare and drinks at Plaza III in the Country Club Plaza. This Groupon does not include tax or gratuity and is not valid for other offers or on holidays. Reservations are required.
For nearly 50 years, Plaza III has exhibited a thoroughly Midwestern approach to fine dining, as evidenced by its hearty, beef-centric menu of USDA Prime cow-meat fare. The midday menu features an ungulate-friendly assemblage of sandwiches, salads, and classic luncheon entrees as dense and meaty as a Pynchon novel; unlike Pynchon novels, however, Plaza III's cuisine is not made from ungodly amounts of mind-altering substances. Sink bovinophilic cuspids into a USDA Prime roast sirloin dip sandwich ($10.50), or the luncheon Oscar, a petite filet mignon topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and accompanied by asparagus and potatoes ($17.25). Evening eaters, meanwhile, can satisfy all four of their stomachs with a turf-heavy dinner menu. Experience a splash of surf in the form of seafood-heavy starters such as the shellfish sampler ($31) of crabcakes, sautéed jumbo shrimp, shrimp cocktail, and oysters Rockefeller. Lasso a regular cut of tender USDA Prime rib ($34) or strip steak fromage ($40), which arrives luxuriously draped in Roquefort, and partner it with a classy side of Lyonnaise potatoes ($8). And if your sweet tooth is gifted with second sight, then it will order a decadent dessert of chocolate or Grand Marnier soufflé ($11) early to make sure it's ready by the time you finish dinner.
Plaza III displays its commitment to elegance and patrician grandeur in an intimate setting that nonetheless swells with live entertainment on Saturday nights. Sip a grapey glass from the extensive wine list or quaff a cup of the popular Plaza III steak soup ($5) to the sounds of freshly performed jazz, the steakiest form of American music, with today's Groupon to Plaza III.
Plaza III Steakhouse received a 26 rating for its food from Zagat. Nearly 70 OpenTable reviewers give it a four-star average. Yelpers give an average of 3.5 stars and 84% of more than 150 Urbanspooners recommend it:
- The steaks are the best. The service effective. The memories for over thirty years divine. – rond1417415, Zagat
- The food was outstanding. Our server was excellent. It truly was a night to remember. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 03/28/2010
- Steaks were high quality and well cooked. – Charles C., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. No cash value. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays. Not valid with other offers. Reservations required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Plaza III The Steakhouse
For many steakhouses, the art of preparing a tantalizing cut of meat begins in a professional kitchen. But Plaza III The Steakhouse reaches back further, choosing cuts of meat from its own facilities where it ages corn-fed beef inside specialized lockers. Once the cuts reach the restaurant, they are displayed tableside or via limousine motorcade for prospective diners before the chefs char grill chosen selections. To complete the flavor profile, patrons need only peruse a wine list of more than 700 bottles.
This meticulous process of cultivation and presentation embodies the award-winning steakhouse's sophisticated approach to mealtime. Its menu spans ribs, chops, and seafood in addition to Prime aged steaks, and appetizers such as the hand-chopped tenderloin tartare—a dish lauded by Gayot as a "classic rendition … sprinkled with caviar."
Visitors bask in elegant dining rooms on two floors, which host live jazz and a dancing area on Saturday evenings. Parties of up to 64 guests can set up their fetes in private rooms, enjoying bacchanalias in the wine cellar and other intimate spaces such as the western-themed American Royal Room, which accommodates midsized gatherings.