The long arm of the Roman Empire stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caspian Sea, overtaking barbarian hoards in a quest for power, wealth, and the perfect marinara sauce. Enjoy the fruits of empire efforts with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale Mediterranean fare at Travertine. This Groupon is worth $70 when redeemed Tuesday or Wednesday.
Travertine entertains puddle-jumping palates and celebrity appetites with a celebrated seasonal menu of upscale Italian-Mediterranean entrees and pasta dishes. The Travertine kitchen produces elegantly crafted signature dishes, such as beef carpaccio with spring radish, shaved piave, and unshaved hairy watercress aioli ($15), and the sea-faring mare paella featuring half a lobster, shrimp, calamari, Prince Edward mussels, and saffron rice ($28). The garganelli pasta, rated by Metromix as "one of the most memorable pasta dishes of 2009," features shiitake mushrooms, baby brussels sprouts and brown butter ($19). Peruse the sacchariferous dessert menu for delicious after-dinner items, such as the amaretto panna cotta with toasted almonds, raspberries, and orange-raisin sauce ($10), or explore the chef's daily selections of gelato and sorbetto ($7).
Named for the stone quarried to build the Roman Coliseum, Travertine creates an elegant atmosphere conducive to intimate dining and celebrating gladiatorial pugnacity. Exposed-brick walls and elegantly hanging curtains and chandeliers invite diners to relax in a candlelit ambience. Travertine diners can also celebrity hunt as they dine, as the restaurant has become somewhat of a hotspot for the New York elite, with sightings of famed entertainers such as Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, and David Bowie.
19 Kenmare St.
Manhattan, New York 10012Get Directions