Nutritionists are quick to note that wine is rich in antioxidants, which help promote a lustrous skin tone, stronger burrowing muscles, and self-styling heads of hair. Today's Groupon brings this potent nectar of grape to the table: for $15, you get $30 worth of bistro cuisine and drinks at Ravenous Restaurant. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
For 16 years, this cozy downtown eatery and wine bar has been serving up flavorful bistro fare alongside an eclectic lineup of wines that––like the Super Friends––come from all over the globe and are natural alcoholics. Whether you stop in for a self-guided wine flight with a promising first date or a decadent dinner with a debonair art thief, the Ravenous board of fare will keep your hunger-crazed stomach from punching you in the lung. For an elegant evening, start with an order of spicy clams and mussels ($12) or focaccia and caramelized onions ($10) before moving on to a red-and-white-sauced Broadway pizza, loaded with chicken, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, and tomatoes ($17). Ravenous's pan-seared rib-eye steak, served with Mediterranean mashed potatoes and drizzled with a mushroom-merlot demi-glace and crumbled blue cheese ($24), will satisfy diners famished after a day of slow-motion car washing over the neighbor's objections. Or opt for the smoked-salmon tortellini, which swims upstream through a decadent cream sauce of walnut and blue cheese ($19.50).
To ensure that your meal finds its soul mate and avoids dying alone, peruse Ravenous's diverse wine list (new additions weekly) and select from amongst the numerous offerings by the glass, from local Washington vineyards to South American imports. Compare a cool glass of the Chile's Falling Star Sauvignon Blanc ($7 per glass) to Washington's Silver Lake Roza Riesling ($7 per glass) or the Leese-Fitch Cabernet ($8 per glass) from California. Bright, original artwork adorns the bistro's boldly colored walls, and the laid-back atmosphere makes the eatery a wonderful place to enjoy a long, languorous afternoon filled with fine food, complex wines, and breezy, flirtatious decisions over which wire to cut. Reservations are recommended so call ahead.
- Besides excellent service, the portions were perfect, and the food was delicious. Our table of four sampled the BBQ Chicken pizza, a pepperoni pizza, a hot meatball sub, and a platter of fettuchine [sic] and chicken that was heavenly. – Christine L., Yelp
- Ravenous is a small Italian restaurant downtown. It is a very intimate setting. Not a whole lot of seating. the [sic] food is awesome. The staff is very friendly. – A Yahoo! Contributor, 11/22/08, Yahoo! Local
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