The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their moms. Assert your independence from mom with today's Groupon. For $22, you get $55 worth of the elegant fare and savory wines at The Tower Room. Resting atop the 33rd floor of Clark Tower, this contemporary American restaurant energizes business lunches with natural light and makes romantic dinners glow and shimmer in the changing light of a watercolor sunset.
Step off the elevator and into the window-laden interior of a sunset-soaked dining space. As you settle in, one of The Tower Room's many knowledgeable servers may suggest a properly paired plate to any waft-worthy glass on the extensive wine list. Each menu item is hand selected by resident executive chef and culinary sage Kevin Rains, who holds membership in the American Culinary Federation and The Wine Guild. While most established chefs run their kitchen remotely via cup and string, Kevin opts to personally prep dishes nightly with detectable flavors of passion and discreetly disguised dustings of sea salt.
Start off a night at The Tower Room with lightly garnished appetizers such as Thai egg rolls—zucchini, carrots, crisp cabbage, lemon grass, and noodles wrapped in a warm, flaky shell served aside peanut-sesame sauce ($8)—or the succulent hand-packed crab cakes ($12). Perk up your palate with a crisp iceberg or tossed green salad ($5–$14) for a firm foundation of veggies before climbing the food chain to signature beef filet drizzled in green-peppercorn demi-glace ($28) or pan-seared Alaskan halibut resting in a beurre rouge sauce ($22). All main plates come with heartfelt hearty greens that provide nutritional and moral support for meats recently grilled by their supervisor.
This Groupon is not valid for Easter Sunday or other special events.
- Several visits to Roustica affirmed Rains' intentions: To serve thoughtful, uncomplicated and well-prepared food in a setting that combines informality with some fine-dining touches. The dining rooms themselves are enchanting and don't need extraneous works of art and sconces hung on the exquisitely carved and painted walls. Tables are covered with white cloths and formally set, while service and presentations are more casual but never questionable. – Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal
- The first thing you notice upon entering the main dining room is the view. You are treated to a complete panorama of Memphis. The room also faces west so one would have a great sunset view if you arrived at the right time. – Anthony, Urbanspoon
- My wife and I had dinner here and we were blown away at the view of the city skyline. The food was outstanding and the piano player made for a very romantic atmosphere. – Bing, Yahoo! Local