Like a cantaloupe or a glance from the milkman, fillets of steak are best when tender. Try a little tenderness with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steakhouse fare at Rumors Steakhouse in Lee’s Summit.
Rumors Steakhouse’s hosts guide patrons past rustic brick walls and dimmed lights to a table set for a dinner of hand-cut Angus beef, seafood selections, and myriad wines. The restaurant's menu tells stories of a 6-ounce center-cut fillet called steak diane ($28.95), making snow angels in aromatic herbs while bundled in a coat of brandy, dijon, cream, and demi-glace. After a slow roast, the 8-ounce salt-encrusted prime rib ($19.95) rendezvouses with au jus under a creamy horseradish sauce. A plank-smoked salmon fillet ($24.95) and the pan-seared pork chop ($22.95) drizzled in a Vermont maple sauce compete for the privilege of a molar massage. Entrees arrive at tables with sides such as loaded baked potatoes and three-cheese macaroni.
Diners can sip a glass of the house Canyon Road Series ($8) or Bollini pinot grigio ($8) fetched from a climate-controlled wine cellar as they sit at the bar or one of two outdoor patios, arguing with the wind about the best wine pairings.
Salt-encrusted prime rib and a 10-ounce top sirloin, created from certified Angus beef hand-cut in house, depart the kitchen of Rumors Steakhouse daily to delight diner palates. Filet mignon can enter the dining room stag or accompanying crab legs or lobster. Sandwiches, entree salads, and four desserts round out Rumors Steakhouse's extensive menu, which diners can savor while sinking into the red leather seats surrounding the dining room's circular tables. Guests can also recline in a private dining area, a flat-screen-television-equipped lounge, or two outdoor patios boasting uninhibited amounts of oxygen.