Meals are usually best when brought fresh to the table, instead of being plated inside FedEx boxes and delivered by servers wearing cement-block shoes. Dine on fare that retains its temperature with today's Groupon at Nosh. Choose from the following options:
- For $14, you get dinner for two (up to a $29 value) that includes:
- One shared plate (up to a $9 value)
- One big plate (up to a $14 value)
- One dessert (up to a $6 value)
- For $7, you get $14 worth of eclectic cuisine during lunch.
- For $9, you get $18 worth of eclectic dinner fare.
At Nosh, guests can trade forkfuls from an artful menu of distinctive flavor combinations condensed into petite, shareable plates. Divvy up a clutch of lemongrass-habanero pork meatballs nestled in a bed of chilled citrus noodles like a Fabergé egg in a bird’s nest, or a mini bowl of green chili macaroni and cheese. Nosh’s big plates and bowls meet full-size appetites with meaty selections such as the rib-eye cheesesteak with peppers, onions, and mushrooms or shrimp and grits slathered in ham cider sauce. For dessert, dip a house-made italian doughnut hole in a truffle sauce made with dark and white chocolate, or use it to plug up a hole in a moth-eaten sweater as your date admires Nosh’s exposed-brick walls, candlelit tables, and airy outdoor patio area.
Silo Elevated Cuisine
Considering the farm-inspired name and the refined dining rooms—white tablecloths, towering wooden wine racks holding bottles filled from carefully polished grapes—you could be forgiven for assuming that Silo Elevated Cuisine is a steakhouse. But a look at the dishes emerging from the kitchen reveals a less-predictable beast. On a menu that stars Silo's signature chicken-fried oysters, sources of gastronomic inspiration range from southern (applewood-smoked bacon, shrimp-and-andouille white-cheddar grits) to European (red-wine and cognac sauces), with more than a dash of Asian influence.
This is especially apparent in seafood dishes—crusted with Sichuan peppercorn or sesame seeds—and duck, served with five-spice seasoning or in spring rolls. Accordingly, Frommer's has hailed the restaurant as "one of the best places for fine dining when you want something other than French food." The original Alamo Heights location was joined by a new outpost in 2007, whose space Texas Monthly called a "minimalist study in black and white illuminated by crystal chandeliers and silvery globes."