The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap chickens with oven mitts and demand electric knives at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Californian cuisine at The White House in Laguna Beach. This Groupon is valid only for items on the dinner menu, available Sunday–Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Established in 1918 and frequented by early Hollywood stars, The White House serves a contemporary and casual menu crafted from fresh seafood and quality cuts of meat. Enjoy the bounty of the sea with a rare, sashimi-grade ahi steak drizzled in ginger-wasabi sauce ($17) or a flaky fillet of Atlantic salmon served alongside creamy basil-almond pesto and a mermaid coloring book ($16). Adorned in peanut and scallion frills, the singapore chicken ($13) competes for attention with the flat iron steak robed in a buttery béarnaise sauce and escorted by a protective convoy of steamed asparagus ($25). Crisp salads ($7+) and hearty pasta dishes ($10+) augment the expansive menu and cater to every cadre of taste buds.
The renovated dining room displays local artwork that, like a pinwheel in a wind tunnel, rotates often. After dinner, diners can thrash and bump the night away at The White House's adjacent lounge bar complete with a dance floor and live music each night.
The White House
Quite possibly the oldest continually operating restaurant in Orange County, The White House first opened its doors in 1918. Since its founding, the restaurant has fused meals with live entertainment and served as a popular landing spot for generations of Hollywood luminaries. Today, sporting a completely remodeled design, The White House is still home to casual, California-inspired cuisine, including seafood dishes and refreshing cocktails. The dining room doubles as a rotating showcase of local artwork, and in the next room, the venue's tradition of live music lives on every night of the week inside a lounge and dance area.