What You'll Get
Bistros became popular in America after French diplomats visiting the Continental Congress insisted on dining outdoors, breaking Ben Franklin’s time-saving tradition of eating while sleeping in the shower. Today’s Groupon gets you out of the meal-shower: for $20, you get $40 worth of fresh, eclectic American fare at SOHO in historic Vinings.
SOHO is an American bistro with a wide-ranging menu, created by Executive Chef Joey Ahn, that offers Atlanta’s cuisine-curious constituency inventive, border-blurring fare. Starters such as General Joey’s tempura calamari ($9), with diced sweet peppers and serranos, and the Thai pesto-layered salmon topped with citrus ponzu ($8) anchor the pre-meal proceedings. Seafaring entrees include the salmon Napoleon ($21), which adds to its height with portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, spinach, artichokes, and more, and the saltine-crusted old-bay crab cakes ($24). Turf enthusiasts will enjoy the elk tenderloin with raspberry and mustard marinade ($30), which finds green beans hiding near sweet potato gratin, or the black-beans-and-rice-assisted grilled hanger steak ($20). The ever-evolving wine list provides fermented complements to engaging meals.
SOHO’s buzzily charming vibe is due in part to its double punch of picturesque patio and romantic sun porch, the latter of which overlooks the Vinings Jubilee Courtyard and is suited for long-awaited proposals and talking about the lost episodes of Dallas. There's also an open kitchen where diners can watch the chefs prepare food and take turns recording their heights on the wall.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Not valid New Year's Eve. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.