After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon to Port Restaurant and Bar in Corona del Mar. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of upscale seasonal fare on a Friday or Saturday.
- For $25, you get $55 worth of upscale seasonal fare Sunday–Thursday.
At Port Restaurant and Bar, live music and contemporary décor ensconce diners as they feast on seasonal creations gracing the chef’s eclectic menu of globally influenced fare. Stoke stomach fires with a quartet of spicy grilled shrimp, which mingles happily with a cool dollop of cuban avocado mousse ($16) or globetrot with the M&M combo ($18), an assortment of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delicacies such as hummus and tzatziki served with warm pita triangles and a handwritten note from Zeus.
Main courses traverse culinary coordinates, ranging from Maine diver scallops ($31) to yellow chicken curry ($22), which brims with aromatic flavors, tender meat, and a colorful garden of vegetables. Filet mignon sliders ($13) and a septet of gourmet pizzas, such as the barbecue chicken ($9), fill phalanges and restrict hands from high-fiving passing meter maids. Throughout the meal, nibblers can enjoy libations from the restaurant’s fully-stocked bar before dabbling in dessert such as the chocolate flowing lava cake ($9), a soufflé that erupts into a melted river of vanilla ice cream lined by a landscape of fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Fresh air flows through Port's outdoor seating area, summoning diners to enjoy upscale cuisine amid upscale oxygen molecules. The earth-toned restaurant, marked by chocolate brown booths and pale wood flooring, also plays host to a lineup of live musical performances throughout the week.
Corona Del Mar
440 Heliotrope Ave.
Corona Del Mar, California 92625