What You'll Get
Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: at The Finnish Bistro, located on Como Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of dinner fare and wine or beer (good Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.)
- For $6, you get $12 worth of breakfast or lunch fare
More than 30 years ago, owner Soile Anderson carried a suitcase full of delicious heritage from Finland all the way to the Twin City area. Soile's menu is full of Finnish-inspired fare replete with American twists. Savor the comfort of a loaded baked-potato pizza, which features fresh onions, cheddar cheese, and applewood-smoked bacon resting on a buttery garlic-mashed-potato foundation set deep into an earthen crust and served with a side of sour cream ($9.95). Beef tenderloin, carrots, rutabaga, and onion can be relieved of their cramped quarters by biting into a Finnish-beef pasty, served with cucumber dill sauce ($9.95). Evening diners can potably punch-up their meals with a variety of wine and Teutonic beers, and the early-rising avian can start the day the Nordic way via a traditional Finnish breakfast of smoked salmon lox, pickled herring, salami, egg, and rye crisp ($8.95).
The dinner option is valid for food and alcohol between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and the restaurant closes at 4 p.m. on Sundays. The breakfast or lunch option is only valid for food, not alcohol.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per party. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid toward alcohol. Dinner fare option valid Mon-Sat 4PM to 8PM. Not valid for cakes or retail products. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.