Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today’s Groupon to The Tomato Bistro, located above The Couch Tomato Café. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a four-course meal for two (up to a $63.94 total value), which includes:
- Three small plates (up to $35.97 value)
- One salad (up to an $8.99 value)
- One pizza (up to a $12.99 value)
One dessert (up to a $5.99 value) </p>
- For $47, you get a four-course meal for four (up to a $127.88 value), which includes:
- Six small plates (up to a $71.94 value)
- Two salads (up to a $17.98 value)
- Two pizzas (up to a $25.98 value)
- Two desserts (up to an $11.98 value)<p>
Owners of The Couch Tomato Café bring American influences to an inventive menu featuring tapas-style small-plate offerings created by executive chef Christian Gatti at the recently opened Tomato Bistro. Sit-down diners share adventurous fusions such as the chicken-and-waffles dish, which prances beneath caramelized apples and bacon drizzled in maple syrup and causes alchemists to make sudden trips back to the office. Servers hand off charred-shrimp tapas starring jumbo crustaceans seasoned with garlic, lemon, pesto, and white wine. Popcorn mac ‘n’ cheese entertains numerous palates with popcorn situated atop a medley of toasted pearls of pasta, roasted corn, and fontina, and sweet-potato latkes make the rounds like the security guard at a ferris wheel.
Wine sommelier Brian Freedman curates a unique selection of wines designed to pair with house-made pizzas and small plates, and a rotating list of craft beers offers a wide selection of hops. Tomato Bistro provides free, on-site valet parking in a private lot for guests. Exuberant groups chatter over shared plates in a new dining room aglow with orange lights, and customers who redeem their Groupon between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. will receive 15% off lunch at their next visit.
The Couch Tomato Bistro
Flush with the success of their first restaurant, The Couch Tomato Cafe, business partners and college buddies Craig Mosmen and Michael Cassano have expanded their plant-themed empire with The Couch Tomato Bistro. Situated in the Manayunk district among an array of boutiques, salons, and nightclubs, the comfortable yet formal dining space surrounds diners with loft seating, cut-stone walls, hardwood floors, and modern lighting fixtures.
The Bistro’s dinner menu is filled with thin-crust, New York style gourmet pizza creations topped in San Marzano sauces and Grande mozzarella cheese. Produce is ordered and prepared daily and used to cover pizzas, fill salads served with homemade dressings and rolls, and add splashes of color to otherwise lackluster chef uniforms. Gourmet small plates encourage sharing, while an intentionally limited menu of specialty pizzas, salads, wraps, paninis, and homemade soups allows The Couch Tomato Bistro’s cooks to maintain a high level of quality.
102 Rector Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127