The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap chickens with oven mitts and demand electric knives at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale American fare at The Islander on Mercer Island.
The Islander transforms fresh, local ingredients into delectable American fare in a comfortable, scenic setting. Midday diners can trawl the lunch menu for strawberry-gorgonzola-spinach salad tossed with champagne vinaigrette and candied walnuts ($12), or the classic bangers and mash, featuring juicy sausage tapping out tunes on caramelized onions, mashed potatoes, and a whole-grain mustard jus ($13). Dinner portions include the bacon-wrapped kobe meatloaf blanket mouths in a red wine demi-glaze and a side of garlic mashed potatoes ($16).
The Islander features weekly dining and happy hour specials, assembled from a cache of libations, including microbrews and rare European-style beers and imports on tap. During the warmer months, guests can feast on the outdoor deck, ideal for afternoon lunches or candlelit evenings spent yodeling love sonnets toward the Cascade Mountains.
7440 SE 27th St.
Mercer Island, Washington 98040Get Directions