A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of steak, seafood, and drinks at The Blue Lantern in Mishawaka.
The chefs at The Blue Lantern sate appetites of land and sea with a host of hearty sandwiches, perfectly broiled cuts of meat, and fresh seafood. Rev stomach engines with a mouthful of italian peppers stuffed with mozzarella and meat sauce ($6.95), or put years of opposable-thumb experience to the test with a half-pound plate of peel 'n’ eat shrimp ($7.95). Main entrees introduce diners to a world of handheld fare, such as the half-pound Lantern burger ($5.95) or the barbecue pork sandwich ($4.95).
Plates sparkle with a dozen sea candies, including a 4-ounce lobster tail ($17.95) and baked walleye ($12.95), and a septet of broiled indulgences, such as an 11-ounce new york strip ($14.95). Sweet treats and libations top off the meal as feasters bite into an indulgent slice of rum cake ($3.95) or take a rich gulp of a brandy alexander ($5.95), which leaves mouths feeling as spirited as the Blue Lantern lounge filled with cobalt countertops, blue chairs, and Fighting Irish memorabilia.
The Blue Lantern
Since 1972, the kitchen at The Blue Lantern has filled plates with an array of steak, seafood, and comfort-food dishes. The chefs batter or pan-fry lake perch, mix lobster meat into a five-cheese macaroni, and expertly sear 8-ounce Lamplighter steaks that were traditionally used to illuminate alleys in Charles Dickens novels. As a nod to Notre Dame, whose campus is only 10 minutes away, The Blue Lantern's lounge screens sporting events while surrounding alumni, fans, and students with memorabilia and drawings of the school's best coaches and players. The main dining room is decorated with images of Mishawaka and the New York City skyline around intimate table settings. Electric blue light bathes up to 48 attendees during private soirees in the Blue Neon Room, which includes its own bar, wide-screen television, and outdoor balcony.
928 E McKinley Ave.
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545