A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of cuisine with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steakhouse fare and non-alcoholic drinks at SB eighty one in Westlake.
The protein whisperers at SB eighty one grill up a menu of burgers, seafood, and meaty entrees to excite eagerly awaiting table operators. Small-plate appetizers, such as crispy calamari with shaved parmesan ($10), fuel debates about whether adults need to share when they're not being observed by impressionable youngsters or kindergarten teachers. Tilapia arrives crusted in cornmeal with a date of lobster risotto on its arm ($17), and filet mignon ($29) escorts a ragtag team of crabmeat, wilted spinach, goat cheese–whipped potatoes, and béarnaise sauce.
The 81 burger snuggles with mushrooms, caramelized onions, and melted gruyere between halves of a challah bun ($10.75), which vibrates on Friday and Saturday evenings when the eatery encourages revelry fueled by live music, DJs, and a dance floor tilted at a 45-degree angle.
SB Eighty One
SB Eighty One puts a modern twist on the familiar supper clubs of days of old, peppering the dining experience with live music and DJ tunes five nights a week. Chefs tickle palates with starters such as crispy calamari with shaved parmesan and duck confit bruschetta, and bartenders set to work warming insides with wine and martinis made with hand-squeezed organic fruit juice. The selection of entrees is composed largely of rich meat and seafood dishes—such as a tender filet mignon served Oscar-style with crab meat and béarnaise sauce, or the surf & turf burger, which melts brie cheese over sautéed lobster and garlic-saffron aioli. In the dining room, hanging lanterns illuminate opulent dishes that stand out against a backdrop of sleek wood finishes, and outside, massive black umbrellas shade alfresco diners on the patio.