Unlike visiting a new neighbor’s house, visiting a steak house comes with a virtual guarantee that you’ll be welcomed, fed, and trusted with knives. Make a hunger-halting house call with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale American fare and drinks at The Silver Fox Steakhouse in Ellicottville.
Prime cuts of beef sizzle at The Silver Fox Steakhouse, where chef Jack Atkinson curates a menu packed with steak, seafood, and elegant American eats. Take a break from bench-pressing enormous bottles of wine to dine on the Cab Calloway fillet ($37)—8 ounces of seasoned meat topped with three shrimp—which arrives smothered in bordelaise sauce, much like the microphones that Calloway ate after each performance. The champagne mussels arrive cooked in garlic, onion, thyme, and cream sauce ($12), while fresh fruits de mer can be plucked from tiers of barramundi, ocean perch, scallops, and shrimp ($32).
More than 100 hand-selected bottles of wine await pouring, including a HobNob pinot noir ($25), a Chateau St. Michelle riesling ($25), and the local Dr. Konstantin Frank chardonnay ($30). Inside The Silver Fox's main dining room, dark-wood paneling creates an elegant backdrop to the restaurant's Friday night martini club, where diners snack on free appetizers while arguing about which season of C-SPAN's Book TV was the most violent.
23 Hughey Aly.
Ellicottville, New York 14731