What You'll Get
The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Partake of French gifts with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a four-course prix fixe dinner at Rover's (a $59 value). This Groupon is not valid during Seattle Restaurant Week, from October 17–28, on holidays, or for special events.
At Rover's, James Beard Award–winning Chef Thierry Rautureau offers Pacific Northwest cuisine refined by a distinctly French accent. His prix fixe menus transform local ingredients into French culinary art forms such as emulsions, mousses, and casseroles festooned with jaunty berets. The four-course Discovery Menu changes based on seasonality and accessibility to local goods, but a typical meal may begin with an amuse-bouche that warms up taste buds for a pressed cantaloupe salad with saucisson sec and hearts of palm. Heap your mouth with flaky forkfuls of Pacific black cod served with grilled corn, fennel, and herb pistou before refreshing your palate with a grapefruit-tarragon granita. The culinary culmination comes in a tender Oregon rabbit flanked by saffron couscous, olives, purple carrot, chanterelle mushrooms, and rabbit jus. A dessert of espresso crème brûlée offers a one-two punch for diners typically torn between after-dinner coffee and sweets. Although wine is not included in this Groupon, Rover's boasts a wine cellar stocked with more than 500 varieties from France, the United States, and the ice planet Hoth.
Nestled in a converted house tucked away in a private courtyard, Rover's enchants with a warm ambience that simulates supping in a dear friend's 64-seat dining hall. Rautureau provides his own sartorial charms, wearing an omnipresent fedora that's earned him the sobriquet "The Chef in the Hat," which is also the appellation for the world's most notorious jewel thief. Call to book a reservation.
OpenTable reviewers named Rover's a Diners' Choice in many categories, including Best Food, Best Overall, and Best Service. The restaurant also won a Best of Citysearch award for fine dining in 2008. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and The Seattle Times reviewed Rover's and Frommer's named it "exceptional." Zagat rated the food and service "extraordinary to perfection." More than 115 Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars and 87% of nearly 350 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- Rover's is not just another high-end dinner in Seattle: it's a classically French dining experience with a Northwest twist. You're buying chefs who know what will impress you, and they make certain they do so: waiters aware of your needs before you are and a dining room so inviting you'll feel coddled and at ease until the last sweet truffle arrives to bid you adieu. – Nancy Leson, Seattle Times
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Reservation required. Valid only for 4-course Prix Fixe menu. Not valid 10/17-28. Not valid for special events or on holidays. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.