Comfort food is engineered to give people a soothing experience with cuisine, whether they're enjoying a quiet meal with the family or soaking their feet in mashed potatoes during a movie. Calm your body with cozy edibles with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of comfort food and libations at South End Grill 'N' Bar.
South End Grill 'N' Bar serves up a menu of assorted comfort fare that gently pampers worn-out palates. Start off with an order of thai lettuce cups filled with minced beef, spices, and lime ($7), then proceed to a fresh salmon filet entree on a bed of spinach-basil aioli ($14.50) or a cider-brined pork chop served with apple-cranberry chutney and mashed potatoes ($13.50). Diners can set their snatchy hands to grab at the mac 'n' cheese bar, which features classic and creative styles of mac 'n' cheese such as fiesta mac with mexican ground beef, tomatoes, and sour cream ($10), and crab mac stuffed with crab, garlic, and parmesan, cheddar, and jack cheeses ($12).
Midmeal, necks clear their food tunnels of masticated stragglers with selections from the beer and wine list, including a glass of Red Guitar tempranillo ($7), a draft of Big Daddy IPA ($4.50), and a can of PBR ($2.50). The restaurant also offers soft drinks, tea, and coffee for the kids.
South End Grill 'N' Bar's interior is chic and inviting, with warm glowing table lights and stylish art, including a rendition of a view of Valencia from the South End. Unlike other eateries, South End beckons hungry guests with a rustic weathervane that perpetually gazes to the south, ready to give warning if polar bears invade from Antarctica again.
- Chicken is often quietly dissed as characterless, but, as this dish proves, it can sometimes stand on its own without high-powered sauces and rubs. – Paul Reidinger, San Francisco Bay Guardian
- The food came out tasting like how I wish I could make it at home: fresh, non-greasy, tasty, and filling. Service was super friendly and attentive. – Ryan L., Yelp, 12/27/10