International Small-Plate Cuisine at S@mple (Half Off). Two Options Available.

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Chef slings globe-trekking dishes such as grilled shrimp kebabs, spicy crab empanadas, red curry duck, and shanghai fried rice

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Promotional value expires Dec 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of international small-plate cuisine
  • $30 for $60 worth of international small-plate cuisine for four or more people

Entrees include confit duck hash ($14), grilled Atlantic char ($16), crispy pork belly ($10), and fried oysters and chicken salad ($12). See the full lunch and dinner menus.

Groupon customers with a valid Virginia Commonwealth University I.D. will receive one free happy-hour-sized small plate.


Chef Todd Butler's culinary journeys have taken him to Finland, France, Japan, and the Netherlands in pursuit of new gastronomic techniques. Born in Germany and raised on America's East Coast, his story has had a globetrotter's edge from day one. His early interest in cooking was sparked by watching his mother and sisters' adroit navigation of the kitchen, and that's where he still draws his inspiration from today. He's synthesizing the flavors of the world in hopes of capturing the nearly universal joy of mom's cooking.

His signature dishes highlight the accumulated wisdom of his travels, spotlighting shareable small plates inspired by French, Mediterranean, Latin American, Asian, and southern favorites. Todd's dishes highlight fresh seafood, such as lobster knuckle and rock shrimp, as well as rich cheeses, complex sauces, and high-end meats including pork belly, duck confit, and beef short ribs. Similarly, bartenders infuse spirits with everything from muddled berries and mint to scotch bonnet peppers to forge an equally adventurous cocktail list.

The dining area at s@mple glows with the light of three wall-mounted Apple Mac minis, whose 24-inch LED monitors beckon diners to mediate chat disputes between salt and pepper. Patrons may also rent iPad 2s by the hour and use iPads at the restaurant.

Customer Reviews

I loved it and so did my spouse it was tasty a nice looking at the same time.
Brittney N. · September 24, 2012
It was a great atmosphere. I'll definitely go back.
Anna W. · September 23, 2012
2 items we wanted were not available so was disappointing but overall excellent service and food
Joni D. · September 23, 2012

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