What You'll Get
Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $15, you get Italian and Mediterranean brunch, lunch, dinner fare, and more at SALUTE!, located in Murray Hill.
SALUTE! is famed restaurateur Gennaro Sbarro's culinary salute to the edible traditions of Italy and its geographic neighbors. The brunch menu peddles the french toast alla SALUTE!, a medley of homemade sweet raisin-cinnamon bread, house-made marmalade, fresh fruit, and whipped cream ($14). Lunchier brunch fare includes the ravioli di astice, which punishes lobsters for their year of disobedience by mixing them with ravioli and tarragon sauce ($28). SALUTE! also offers brunchers a complimentary mimosa. SALUTE!'s lunch menu includes seafood, pasta, and brick-oven pizzas, and the dinner menu features pasta and decadent entrees such as pan-roasted filet mignon that wears a top hat of foie gras ($46).
Sink your weary limbs into SALUTE!'s ivory-colored chairs and enjoy attentive service, fine wines, and exquisite gelato sundaes ($10). Accent your meal with a shakerato ($5), a shaken iced espresso drink for suave secret agents needing a respite from marathon martini-drinking sessions. Call ahead to reserve your table.
Reviews are polarized on the service, but OpenTable reviewers give SALUTE! an average of 3.8 stars, Yelpers give the restaurant an average of three stars, and Citysearchers give it an average of 3.5 stars.
- The service was attentive without being overwhelming, the food was excellent and we were able to have an enjoyable, quiet dinner. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 08/01/2010
- The staff is on top of things and seems to have great knowledge of the food served, the wine (there was a HUGE menu) and service steps. – kerryjomama, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 17, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. No cash back. Reservation required. 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.
Salute!'s central Manhattan eatery fuses Italian and American culture within a warm, curtain-lined dining area that's also ideal for large parties and group events. House specialties such as braised beef ravioli and pan-seared seafood entrees illuminate the dinner menu as bartenders shake custom cocktails such as Salute Lemonade, a house blend of Absolut Citron and limoncello. Like a UN daycare, the capacious wine cellar houses bottles from around the world, and daytime passersby can meander in for lunch or a hearty weekend brunch spread.