Without access to restaurants, people must rely on Internet tutorials to learn proper napkin-folding techniques and teach low-flying helicopters to refill their sodas. Eat the easy way with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of comfort American fare and drinks at Scarlet, located in historic Allentown.
Scarlet's eclectic menu surprises and delights with tasty twists on traditional American favorites. Diners can launch feasts by leasing unused stomach space to appetizers such as the strawberry bruschetta, a showcase of juicy fruits and mascarpone on a toasted baguette ($8). The warm goat cheese and field-greens salad woos vegetarian forks with fritter garnishes and a toasted pecan vinaigrette ($8), and the fontina cheese pizza hides from pepperoni purists under a thick cloak of artichoke and asparagus ($8). Gastronomes can watch the culinary collision of shrimp and grits with andouille sausage, bell peppers, plum tomatoes, and a slathering of hot-pepper cream sauce ($26), or squelch ocean uprisings through intimidation by sampling the lobster tail, which is served with lemon and asparagus risotto and drizzled generously with garlic shallot butter ($48).
Comfy loft seating, a full bar, and contemporary touches including two large TVs facilitate relaxing rendezvous at Scarlet, which inhabits a rustic, recently renovated coach house. Low lighting bolsters romantic dining experiences while helping compulsive silverware polishers hide their habits from nearby diners.
- The tuna tartar is not to be passed up and the "surf and turf" was heavenly. Great wine selection. The best part of the whole experience though was the service; friendly, helpful and welcoming. – Finediner82, TripAdvisor
- We were seated upstairs and ambiance was definitely romantic. Downstairs, there is a nice bar, and seating with more lighting. – Google Mapper on 2/12/2010
The cooks at Scarlet populate their menu with creative seafood and steak dishes as well as an assortment of grilled pizzas. Diners can enjoy shrimp and grits with andouille sausage and a hot-pepper cream sauce or taste lobster tail with lemon and garlic shallot butter. Bacon and gorgonzola mashed potatoes accompany prime cuts of filet mignon, and grilled pizzas rest on housemade dough.
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