Healthy living, like catching a really fast pig, requires balance, discipline, and a lack of grease. Embrace well-rounded ravishings with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Northern California–style cuisine and drinks at Sprig, located in the Lipstick Building in Midtown.
Sprig's creative menus showcase seasonal items procured from tri-state-area purveyors. Hearty locally raised selections include the tomato fondue with Humboldt Fog goat cheese and an obliging toasted baguette ($12) and the vineyard-style roasted chicken, which models proudly on the plate next to buttered fava beans and thyme-potato pureé ($21). The tender center-cut Delmonico rib eye similarly satiates by teaming up with lemon-garlic potatoes and a roasted-shallot compote ($29), and the lobster and wild-mushroom pasta—Maine-derived tails under Winter Forest mushrooms and thyme-scented butter—proves that the claw is mightier than the swordfish's pen ($22).
The wine list at Sprig accommodates palates of all preferences and personalities. Couple a plate with one of many sippables sold by the glass, including such fermented selections as Chateau D'Aqueria from Rhone ($13) and Castello di Gabbiano from Piemonte ($16), both of which tickle the taste buds in a fashion likened to that of a quivering feather recently dipped in Pop Rocks.
885 Third Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10022Get Directions