When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of elegant American fare and drinks at The Cricket Lounge, located inside The Cincinnatian Hotel.
Amid the historic hotel's lofty luxury and eight-story atrium, The Cricket Lounge's epicurean engineers please palates of all types with a menu of classic café fare and a cornucopian supply of drinks. Ambitious appetites adore the lounge's signature hamburger, a meateor of 8 ounces of ground sirloin on a toasted brioche bun ($10+). Sink teeth into tender tubes of penne primavera and asparagus in butter and a white-wine sauce ($11), or float on a dark sea of chocolate in a slice of the chocolate-truffle-mousse cake ($8). Diners flex taste muscles to the strains of harp music throughout the day, soothing piano in the evenings, a live jazz trio on Fridays and Saturdays, and, at midnight, to the buzz of hotel's handsomest ghost's electric razor.
601 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202