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: for $20, you get $40 worth of organic seafood fare at Questan’s in Harlem.
Reeling in boatloads of fresh seafood, the culinary captains at Questan’s quench appetites with organic ingredient-infused dishes and outstanding service. The lunch menu bears the precious midday cargo of a succulent grand marner jumbo shrimp appetizer ($15) and the lobster-salad sandwich served with homemade fries, beefsteak tomatoes, and avocado ($19). Dinner portions transform tumultuous seas of hunger into languid Lake Placids with a half-dozen oysters ($9) and organic beet salads featuring toasted pistachios, goat cheese, and poorly table mannered wild arugula ($9). Dunk a ladle deep into the hearty seafood chowder ($7) before stabbing your fork wildly into one of Questan’s entrees, including crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp scampi in sweet garlic and butter sauces ($28). The fisherman’s platter boasts a bounty of broiled, grilled, or fried fish, shrimp, lobster tails, scallops, and calamari served inside a pair of topsiders ($36).
With a full bar and live DJs spinning winning grooves after 10 p.m. every Monday–Saturday, Questan’s motto of “live, love, and laugh” is manifested throughout every happy maw and hopping seat the eatery serves. Weekend guests can peruse Questan’s Sunday brunch menu loaded with lobster benedict ($16), egg-white omelets ($8), and a host of plunder-worthy sides.