The best restaurant menus give customers a variety of choices, are easy to read, and, when formal attire is called for, can be worn as a hat. Tip caps to a full menu of dining companions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of casual fine dining at The RyeGate in Tecumseh.
The RyeGate's chefs draw from an array of culinary disciplines to create a menu populated with eclectic choices such as sushi, steakhouse fare, and seafood and Italian dishes. White wine veloute drizzles over a roasted chicken breast stuffed with garlic cloves and brie cheese ($21), and garlic shrimp scampi and fried calamari keep a 12-ounce Angus new york strip steak from floating up to the ceiling ($35). Meanwhile, chefs sprinkle italian sausage, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and a bevy of cheese onto a thin crust pizza that bakes to a golden brown inside a stone oven ($15). Diners can complement their culinary journeys with a spicy tuna roll ($12) and sing tired forks a lullaby after finishing off a turtle chocolate tart for dessert ($6).
From 4–6 p.m., patrons can order off a dining early menu populated by a selection of entrees at lower prices. Stroll beneath the eatery's milled stone archways, venture out to the patio, or contemplate black holes in the lounge while sipping potables from the bar (not included with this Groupon). Light from a stone fireplace flickers across tables and exposed brick walls as diners listen to the restaurant's rotating lineup of occasional live entertainment.