What You'll Get
Unlike drinking alone at home, drinking in a friendly bar is a great way to not end up in a fistfight. For $20, today's deal gets you $40 worth of gourmet grub and guzzle at The Savant Project. Located at 1625 Tremont Street, The Savant Project is a mix of urban chic and casual dining and drinking that provides just enough atmosphere without forcing the cool down your throat like an unwanted freezy pop.
Though a bar by nature, Savant Project's menu boasts exquisite lunch or brunch bites like the half-pound Angus burger stuffed with Vermont cheddar cheese and topped with crispy applewood bacon ($11), and surf-and-turf omelettes ($9.50) stuffed with chicken, salmon, chorizo, roasted veggies, cheddar, and mango salsa. Lunchtime loungers can savor Savant's signature specials such as Savant steak frites (marinated filet mignon, yucca fries, caramelized onions, and herbed parmesan, $21.50) or beer-battered fish tacos with smoky slaw and guacamole ($15). Lighter, more-social appetites can tip-toe among the tapas with a few plates of beef sliders with ginger, cilantro, and cucumber ($9.50) and raw tuna sashimi in a lime, sesame, and wasabi vinaigrette ($9.50)—it's like the sushi gods cried a salty-sweet tear in the shape of tuna sashimi right into your mouth.
Savant Project's drink list includes a beer selection to match its massive menu, offering brews like Rapscallion Honey Wheat ($4.50) and Smuttynose Brown Dog Ale ($4.50). Sticking strictly to suds, however, means you'll miss out on Savant's more than 25 martinis and specialty cocktails ($7–$9). Put a manly spin on an old sangria with the jalapeño-infused mangria. After a round of musical chairs and Mad Hatters (ancient anise mixed with absente and memories of Prague), try a culinary concoction like the Cocoa-Cochon, a smoky mix of bacon vodka and chocolate. A nightcap of Scoff Law (Prohibition-style whiskey) on Savant's gorgeous outdoor patio is a fitting way to end the evening. Savant also offers a signature brunch on Saturday and Sunday, so late-nighters can nurse their war wounds in the morn with a tall stack of fresh ginger pancakes topped with whipped lime cream and sake drunken berries ($8).
Though not valid with other specials, today's Groupon can be used at any time of day, so gather some friends with some unusual areas of expertise and check out Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll Sunday Night Trivia at 8 p.m., which has garnered praise from multiple Yelpers.
More than 140 Yelpers give The Savant Project a 3.5-star average:
- The food is great...Service is great...I think it's quite cozy but still comes off as hip. – Trisha F.
- I had a blast at Trivia Sunday- sampling more of their drinks...I tried some of their apps- an assortment of unusual quesadillas and some mini tuna burgers (my new fave). – Anna F.
- Mmmm the gazpacho with tempura shrimp croutons is really amazing. I have also had the three cheese and pickled jalapeno empanadas, which were spicy, crispy on the outside, cheesy and gooey on the inside. – Sar M.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers or specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.