Unlike boiling, steaming, and baking, grilling applies the flame directly to the food, resulting in a more macho entree and enhanced street cred for your tongue. Beef up your flavor receptors with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic American cuisine from The Chelsea Grill, located in the Museum District.
Start off your dinner at The Chelsea with menu signatures such as an appetizer tower of fried onion rings ($8) or sweet potato won tons with ricotta, pecans, sage, and honey ($9). For the main meat attraction, try the buffalo meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans ($12) or the fried chicken sandwich, topped with sautéed basil cream sauce and artichoke hearts, capers, shitake mushrooms, and parmesan sided with The Chelsea Grill's crispy mix of white and sweet potatoes ($11). Test the eating waters with a light and satisfying grilled-shrimp spinach salad topped with manchego, kalamata olives, orange segments, and pink peppercorn vinaigrette ($11), or give weary taste buds a reason to taste again with a cup of Raul's chili ($5/cup, $6/bowl).
The Chelsea Grill's lounge-inspired atmosphere provides a cool, velvety-couched dining experience to match its trendy, velvet-couched Museum District home. Amid dim lighting and the flicker of elaborate candle-filled wall sconces, diners enjoy ample table space and a cozy earth-toned palette. An intricately detailed ceiling offers uncomfortable diners a chance to study something other than their awkward date's unwavering gaze. For an al fresco dinner under the stars, the huge outdoor patio places customers in the heart of the district's hip sights and tastes.