Before the invention of the morally degenerate spork, every dinner was a fine-dining occurrence. Hearken back to those bygone days of classy mastication with today's deal: for $20, you get $45 worth of upscale American dining and drinks at Prime 108, ensconced among the walnut paneling, stained glass, international artwork, and hand-blown glass chandeliers of historic Union Station. This Groupon is not valid for breakfast and does not include tax.
Executive Chef Thomas Cook has stuffed Prime 108's dinner and lunch menu with seasonal ingredients, beefy slabs of steak, and fresh seafood. Foreshadow your feast with the prime crab cakes ($15) with citrus beurre blanc, mango-pineapple chutney, and avocado before delving into a decadent dinner of 22-ounce cowboy, bone-in rib-eye ($34) coupled with herb-roasted potatoes and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. If your appetite is feeling aqueous, order the grilled salmon ($29), served with potato-fennel gratin, sauteed spinach, and tzatziki. Herbivores and herbivoyeurs, meanwhile, can photosynthesize their plate with the Green Market vegetarian dish, a special concoction made from organic, seasonal vegetables (ask your server for current information, $22). And because no upscale dining experience is complete without a flavorful finishing flourish or artful tablecloth yank that leaves the table setting intact, invade Prime 108's dessert menu with the mascarpone Napoleon (phyllo crackers with mascarpone cheese, berries macerated in Cointreau, and basil, $7).
Union Station's formerly train-filled 19th-century ambience provides an appropriately historic backdrop for a dinner celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or the anniversary of being fired on one's birthday. Feast your starving eyes before your stomach with a stroll through the Italian marble arches of the painstakingly restored Union Station Hotel, or simply lounge by the restaurant's stone fireplace before savoring a luxurious banquet from one of the equally luxurious banquettes beneath Prime 108's 22-foot ceilings, stone columns, and original stained-glass windows. Guarantee a second date or seventh remarriage with today's Groupon to Prime 108.
Reservations are required.
Prime 108 was named Best Hotel Bar by Nashville Lifestyles magazine in 2009 and has been featured in Southern Living. Gayot gives it a good rating, OpenTable reviewers give it four stars, and six Yelpers give it 4.5:
- With an excellent wine list and a bevy of outstanding signature martinis, it’s the perfect spot to come drink something really good. – Nick Bumgardner, Nashville Lifestyles
- You’ll find tried-and-true dishes plated with unusual touches, served in a striking setting, with soaring ceilings and lavish stonework. – Gayot
- Prime 108 has probably some of the best service of any restaurant in Nashville that I have been to, and the food is excellent, to boot. – Robert K., Yelp