Fine dining was invented so aristocrats would finally have something to do with their massive spoon reserves. Celebrate applied dinner science with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine dining at 555 at The Stanford Inn, located in Bartow.
Hidden inside an elegant Victorian-style bed and breakfast, 555 at The Stanford Inn allows nonboarders the opportunity to savor a fine meal while enveloped in picturesque comforts. The intricate menu features chef's specials that rotate nightly—start a meal with an appetizer such as the French brie sprinkled in sweet honey and seasonal berries ($8) before sampling one of five main-course options. Past entree selections have included a hearty pan-seared rib eye (with thyme-infused compound butter and fingerling potatoes; $22.50) and chicken scallopini, thinly pounded chicken breasts sauteed with mushrooms and scallions in a tarragon crème sauce and served with angel-hair pasta ($18.50).
For mouth-botanists, each section of 555's menu always contains a vegetarian dish, such as the vegetarian kebabs, sofrito-basted vegetables grilled and served with seasoned vegan black beans, cilantro-lime rice, and warm tortillas ($17.50). Call ahead for reservations.
As a new location, there are few online reviews available for 555 at The Stanford Inn, but TripAdvisors give The Stanford Inn itself an average of 4.5 owl eyes, and TeaMappers rank The Stanford Inn tea room as the fourth best tea room in Florida.