Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks at The White Chocolate Grill in the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree. This Groupon is valid for dinner (4 p.m.–10 p.m.) only, and it expires November 25, 2010.
The White Chocolate Grill's menu brims and bubbles with modern favorites made fresh from top-shelf ingredients. Start by buzzing your belly with a portly portion of shrimp cocktail ($12.99) or the house-specialty tomato gin soup, a fiery medley of roasted tomato, mushroom, and smoked bacon spiked with a dose of Tanqueray gin ($5.99). For burgers, such as its namesake cheeseburger ($9.99) and its BBQ bacon burger ($9.99), the Grill grinds fresh chuck-roast each morning, sculpts it into the likeness of notable vice-presidents, and grills it over live hardwood. Poorly disguised grizzly bears, meanwhile, may hunch into their trench coats and order the citrus-soy-glazed salmon ($17.99) or fulfill meaty fantasies with the prime-rib French-dip, served on a toasted French roll slathered with mayonnaise and waiting patiently to be dunked into the steamy surrender of real-beef au jus ($14.99). But all these delicacies are mere prelude to the White Chocolate Grill's house-made white chocolate and decadent desserts for two. Romantically eye-wrestle with a date, life coach, or landlord over a white-chocolate brownie ($6.99), a white-chocolate raspberry cheesecake ($6.99), or a white-chocolate banana-cream pie, which perches fresh bananas, vanilla pastry cream, and caramel atop a stately throne of graham cracker and chocolate-chunk crust ($6.99).
Rich wood, smooth stone, and soft lighting give White Chocolate Grill's Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired environment an elegant, modern ambiance. Sleek booth seating and a fully stocked bar contribute to the subtle scent of sophistication, and the friendly, personable staff will try to meet any request, except for those beginning with "I dare you to…"
White Chocolate Grill was named a Diners' Choice Winner by OpenTable, and reviewers give it an average of more than four stars. It's been written about in the Rocky Mountain News. Yelpers give a 3.5-star average:
- Great place! I had the Rotisserie Chicken Crêpes (again) with the Israeli Couscous. Both are amazingly good. While you have an assigned server, WCG's team approach to service is very effective in ensuring your needs are always met, even when your server is busy with others. – OpenTable diner who dined on August 6, 2010.
- I love this place for lunch! The ambiance is very nice and the service is usually very good. The prime rib french dip is the best for a sandwich. The fillet Mignon salad is absolutely delicious. For dessert the White chocolate brownie is to die for. – Colleen S., Yelp
White Chocolate Restaurant & Bar
On any day, White Chocolate chefs fire entrees of seafood, steak, and pork on a wood grill. At this restaurant from the makers of the White Chocolate Grill, they blend American and international culinary traditions to craft a citrus-soy-glazed salmon, new york strip with steakhouse butter, and slow-smoked pork ribs. Servers ferry these dishes—and flights or recommended pairings of craft whiskey, along with a selection of wines—to diners in the main space where the architecture evokes the inside of a brewer's daydream.