A high-protein diet can help to build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of steak-house fare at Symphony's in Evanston.
Symphony's menu helps to eliminate hunger in the morning with chorizo omelets ($8.95) and eggs benedict ($10.95) or in the afternoon with grilled Reuben sandwiches ($9.95) and chicken caesar salads. Dinner entrees such as char-grilled half-pound Black Angus steak burgers ($11) and chicken marsala ($18) are paired with sips of white and red wines ($6+). Rack of lamb ($30) sits resplendent atop a throne of garlic mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini and squash to rule taste buds with a velvet glove and an iron fork.
An emerald-hued awning beckons patrons to enter Symphony’s Cafe, serving as a vibrant precursor to the interior’s similarly tinged walls and cushy golden booths. The decor sets the tone for the bistro's eclectic, upscale yet casual steak-house fare. Chefs construct elegantly plated dishes with ingredients such as organic eggs, free-range poultry, and prime-aged steaks. Unlike restaurants that only serve guests during full moons, Symphony sates hunger throughout the day, whipping up omelets and crepes at breakfast, sandwiches and salads at lunch, and a slate of fresh seafood and vegetarian cuisine during dinner. Wine and beer shipped in from locales such as Argentina, Germany, and New Zealand draw out the sweet notes of tarragon in the risotto verdure or the earthy tones of the Frenched lamb rack.