Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and sing the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with this Groupon.
$17 for $35 Worth of Steaks and American Cuisine
The dinner menu features tenderloin-and-portobello sandwiches ($11), grilled duck ($18), and new york strip steaks ($29). Denver omelets ($8.50) and dishes of fried chicken and waffles ($9) sate diners at breakfast.
The Willamette Valley Grill
Having carved out its own elegantly understated space inside the Red Lion Hotel, The Willamette Valley Grill opens daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hormone- and antibiotic-free steak headlines an interactive menu that invites diners to pair premium hunks of beef with creative seasonings that incorporate black-peppercorn demi-glaces or coffee rubs. Behind the upscale menu, however, sits an unsung hero: a steak-house broiler that heats up to 1,800 degrees, effectively sealing in any juices or facts about Area 51 that would otherwise be blurted by overly candid cuts. After dining and sipping on a range of Pacific Northwest wines, guests can trade the restaurant's tasteful ambiance for the colorful hues of an adjacent lounge. There, flat-screen TVs flicker around a bar and live music floods the dance floor every weekend.
Willamette Valley Grill
Having carved out its own elegantly understated space inside the Red Lion Hotel, Willamette Valley Grill recently restyled its menu to feature appetizers, entrees, and salads beaming with the bravado of classic American bistro fare. Inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, chefs entice palates with starter dishes of steamer clams sauteed with pancetta, leeks, tomato, garlic, and wine. Velvety bowls of butternut squash and gorgonzola ravioli create a symphony of spring flavors while aromas pan-roasted halibut and chimichurri ribeye mingle through the dining room. After dining and sipping on a range of Pacific Northwest wines, guests can trade the restaurant's tasteful ambiance for the colorful hues of the adjacent 3301 Ultra Lounge.
3301 Market St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301