According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a three-course Italian dinner (a $40 value) at Washington Park Grille. Choose between the following options:
- Dinner on a Sunday–Thursday
- Dinner on a Friday or Saturday
The three-course dinner comes from the chef’s tasting menu and includes:
- One appetizer
- One entree
- One dessert
The chefs at Washington Park Grille twist American and Italian cuisine together to form an array of gourmet dishes that speckle the tasting menu. A choice of appetizer begins each meal and tranquilizes stomachs before they revolt against pancreatic laws, with flash-grilled hearts of romaine invading maws with backup from strawberries, candied walnuts, and gorgonzola-basil vinaigrette. Entrees top tables with rosemary-marinated beef tenderloin, complete with caramelized shallot sauce and blue-cheese mashed potatoes, or grilled salmon and risotto milanese, dressed in arugula, parmesan, and sun-dried-tomato relish. Finally, the Colorado peach crème brûlée tart concludes three-course gnaw-a-thons with palisade peaches and puff pastry as flaky as a cheerleader’s chalk collection.
While leading their tongues on a culinary adventure, diners can relax in Washington Park Grille’s exposed-brick interior—with high-backed booths, floral centerpieces, and candlelight—or step onto the airy outdoor patio. On Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the end of summer, live music will grace ears and provide diners with soundtracks for synchronized chewing performances.
Washington Park Grille
Washington Park Grille's inviting interior, built from exposed brick and gleaming wood, draws in groups for hearty meals and after-work socializing. Bartenders fill snifters with single-malt scotches and mix dessert martinis to be sipped in the lounge or in the gentle breeze of their two patios. At lunch and dinner, guests choose from an assortment of Italian and American plates that won an OpenTable Diner's Choice award in 2015. Chefs sear ahi tuna to rare and top with a lemongrass-curry sauce, and plate rosemary-pesto-crusted Colorado rack of lamb with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The chef creates fresh flavors of house-made pasta everyday and nearly everything on the menu, from the grilled items to the pasta, can be prepared gluten-free.