Europe is known for its artful and refined cuisine, originating internationally renowned dishes such as ratatouille, beef bourguignon, and French Toast Crunch. Snag a taste of tradition with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of European-inspired fare at Sansaveria Seafood & Steakhouse in Bartlett.
Happenstance restaurateurs Rakesh and Sarina Chopra opened Sansaveria after a whirlwind excursion to the city of lights left them longing to bring the sights, sounds, and tastes of Paris back home with them. Meals commence with classic appetizers such as the baked onion soup ($5) or a French charcuterie plate, boasting a collection of cured meats, artisan cheeses, and multilingual croustades ($12). Pair plats principaux such as the garlic and herb sautéed steak Mediterranean ($27), or the wine-basted, caper-kissed sautéed tilapia carciofi ($19), with one of more than 40 wines, or choose any three by-the-glass options to sample a flight of fermented fancy. Suppers saunter toward their sugary conclusions with decadent delights including homemade bananas foster and Grand Marnier–filled crêpes ($7), or with sweet cocktails such as the creamy and indulgent choco-tini or a Sambuca Romana cordial—known for its impeccable manners.
Attentive to artistry—edible and aesthetic—Sansaveria replicates a traditional Parisian café both inside and out. From its woven bistro chairs and merlot-colored walls to its outdoor patio lined with flower boxes blossoming with amateur mimes, Sansaveria brings the understated elegance of European feasting to the Chicago suburbs.
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