Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today’s Groupon to The Foundry on Melrose. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get two drinks (a $13 average value each) and one appetizer (up to a $17 value; up to a $43 total value), plus 30% off items on the dinner menu. This option must be split between at least two people.
- For $36, you get four drinks (a $13 average value each) and two appetizers (up to a $17 value each; up to an $86 total value), plus 30% off items on the dinner menu. This option must be split among at least four people.</p>
Well-known executive chef Eric Greenspan tantalizes tongue buds with inventive appetizers and eclectic cocktails that call upon American, French, and Spanish influences. Expert drinksmiths hammer out a panoply of palate-pleasing cocktails, such as The Grape and the Cape, a tart and bubbly mélange of Tito’s vodka, champagne, and fruit juices. The spa martini fuses a blend of Grey Goose vodka, cucumber water, and lemon basil to create a refreshing treat for martini lovers or overworked Enya CDs. Those who prefer their beverages with more bouquet can select from a range of red, white, or sparkling wines by the glass. Pair an imbibable with the Foundry tots, served with cheese fondue and violet mustard; a gratin of prawns gilded with curry and fingerling potatoes; or the open-faced Cuban Reuben layered with pork belly, gruyere cheese, and pickled cabbage. The dinner menu compiles an edible greatest hits made up of some daily specials and favorites from the main menu, such as roasted salmon with crushed potatoes and fennel saffron ($18).
Upscale yet relaxed, The Foundry boasts wood and steel accents, antique light fixtures, and colorful abstract art for a sophisticated setting. The ambiance is just right for celebrating with family, friends, and well-heeled penguins. Snag a seat outside in the garden patio, or lavish appetites in the lounge while listening to live music.
The Foundry on Melrose
Executive Chef Eric Greenspan—who cut his teeth at restaurants such as Patina and Meson G—instills traditional American cuisine with a modern flair at The Foundry on Melrose, so named for its use of industrial designs to accent its art-deco décor. Featured in publications such as LA Weekly, the constantly evolving menu melds upscale dishes such as shellfish chowder with whimsical renditions of diner classics, including the signature burger stuffed between Hawaiian bread and onion-ring hula skirts. Often echoing with live music, the lavish dining room culls elements from the Machine Age to warm its space with antique light fixtures, sconces crafted from vintage heat registers, and colorful artwork. Outdoors, heat lamps protect diners from obnoxiously loud snowmen, and wicker chairs juxtapose the classic look of candles and white linens.