The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Add a dash of class to your next destination meal with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of modern American lunch or dinner cuisine at South Gate.
Inside South Gate’s spacious modern oasis, guests can relax in the low-sitting leather chairs, talk business, or simply soak up the elegant view of nearby Central Park. The lunch menu gathers creations to bemuse multifarious appetites with recipes distilled from diverse springs of culinary inspiration. Simple snackers catalyze conversation with braised pork buns with chili glaze ($13) or the bubbling pizzette, topped with artisan cheese and grilled artichokes or untamed mushrooms ($14). Focused diners can fill hollow torsos with more substantial repast such as a grilled steak and panzanella salad ($24) or a sautéed European sea bass symbolically swimming in celery fondue ($21). For eased ordering, guests can also test-drive the three-course market menu, a choose-your-own-adventure featuring both vegetarian and predatory plates ($26).
Though South Gate is a popular lunchtime destination for conducting deal-closing handshakes, the restaurants resident chefs also craft an elegant selection of dinner dishes including lovage-seared tuna tartar ($19) and house-smoked muscovy duck breast served with tabs stuck to the parts that require initials or bitemarks ($32).
- I love the style and intensity of wild-mushroom soup in a martini glass with spinach fondue, a poached egg and crisp pancetta chips. – Gael Greene, New York
- I was wow'd. Seriously wow'd. South Gate is sexy, sleek, and scrumptious. The service was fantastic and they utilize every nerdy girl's dream menu-a high tech etch a sketch (a digital menu where you can order your wine). – karen c., Yelp