Like contemporary art, contemporary cuisine may look complicated, but it all makes sense once you taste it. Savor the flavor of mouth-art with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American cuisine at sonata restaurant.
A BYOB establishment, sonata crafts imaginative dishes with seasonal ingredients that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. The dinner menu ambushes unsuspecting palates with feast-launchers such as the braised spanish octopus, which splashes around its pool of lemon cayenne vinaigrette, hunting for the crispy potato it can smell nearby ($12). The buttery depths of the lobster pot pie ($27) satiate the most ravenous maritime appetites, and the chestnut-stuffed, pan-roasted chicken wrapped in bacon ($22) makes patrons as giddy as children tearing open their first bacon-wrapped Christmas gift. Gently tap the hardened sugar surface of the caramel banana crème brûlée ($7) with a spoon to hear a charming crack, or with a harmonica to hear the intro to "Thunder Road."
Northern Liberties/ Fishtown
1030 N American St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123