The French language, with its silent consonants and dropped vowels, is confusing to many native English speakers, who don't realize that it is ideal for simultaneously speaking and eating. Have a delicious conversation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine and wine at Pomme Cafe in Astoria.
Pomme Cafe unites a menu of rich, sauce-slathered French cuisine with a sprawling wine list amid an elegant wood-paneled atmosphere. Hungry Francophiles can revel in the decadence of the duck confit, which swims in caramelized pears and garlic and is accoutered with braised port shallots over a tsoureki bread pudding ($19). The ragôut au taglietelle— a scrumptious mélange of slowly stewed beef, turkey, pork, and liberty— tastily truncates hungerdom ($14). Guests can sate thirst pangs with a signature mixed drink, such as the ginger-peach-and-lime Canton Julep ($10), or with an imported wine, such as a 2007 pinot blanc from Alsace, France ($9). Or pair a dish of béarnaise-infused hanger-steak frites ($16) with a Jenlain amber, which, like Jacques Cousteau, was born and brewed in France ($8).
The culinary team at Pomme Cafe bakes taste bud-watering desserts and pastries every day, ideal for mollifying obnoxious sweet teeth and releasing more endorphins than sitting alone beneath a darkened bridge. Bookend your succulent entree with an appetizer of escargot bourguignon ($8) and a chocolate-and-hazelnut mousse ($6) for dessert while enjoying further comfort in the restaurant's cushioned chairs and booths. Pomme Cafe also maintains a bar, where pleasant libations can be enjoyed late into the evening and guests can exchange firsthand accounts of Napoleon's impressions of Bill and Ted.
37-19 Broadway Ave.
Astoria, New York 11103Get Directions