Before fancy restaurants, members of high society would eat by the light of peasant-clutched torches while forcing Bach's imprisoned spirit to play smooth jazz. Dandify dinner with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of New American fusion fare and drinks, for dinner only, at The Grill Room in Hauppauge.
The Grill Room slakes stomach suspirations with a dinner menu consisting of steaks, seafood, pastas, salads, and more. Amid a sumptuous dining room outfitted with earth-toned walls, warm candlelight, and chandeliers, patrons can inaugurate a dinner with friends or surly highwaymen via an appetizer, such as lettuce wraps, sautéed chicken with stir-fry vegetables and hoisin soy glaze ($9), or steamed Prince Edward Island mussels ($10). Those ordering for their inner sharks can select entrees that include the blackened mahi-mahi served with potato mash, haricots vert, and mango pico de gallo ($24). Hungry vegetation cravers can select the caesar salad, lettuce topped with parmesan, fresh anchovies, and garlic croutons ($10 or $19 for two). Maintaining an elegant atmosphere and expansive bar, The Grill Room is great for a romantic rendezvous or after-work drinks with a favorite fax machine.
The Grill Room
Soft candlelight illuminates the pistachio-green walls and minimalist decor of The Grill Room, a Zagat-rated, Manhattan-style restaurant that draws on pancontinental influences to craft its menu of New American fusion fare. While guests mingle over plates of chili-rubbed pork tenderloin and hearty Black Angus new york strip steaks, bartenders fill martini glasses with violet, green, and marbled cocktails and shake classic gin martinis to crystal-clear perfection. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Miguel Berrios oversees the creation of delicacies such as tuna tartar, Prince Edward Island mussels, and hibachi ribs. While the weekend crowd awaits tastings of his latest masterpiece, jazz musicians set up on the stage and prepare to regale their audience with saxophone solos, walking basslines, and crooning recitations of the bar’s daily specials.
160 Adams Ave.
Hauppauge, New York 11788