What You'll Get
The best things come in pairs—particularly in the realms of poker, romance, dueling banjos, conjoined twins, and today's deal. For $15, you get $30 worth of cuisine and any accompanying fermented grape juice at the Wine Loft in The Gulch. The restaurant gets pretty busy, so be sure to call ahead and make reservations.
The Loft's menu is short and partially sweet with a deliberate list of flavorful dishes and a few delicate desserts for good measure. Split a plate of wild-mushroom bruschetta with aged manchego cheese ($12) or fork-feed each other the meaty, green filet-mignon salad with blue cheese, spiced pecans, dried cranberries and pepper-jelly vinaigrette ($16). If you like your food the way you like your hip-hop—heavily sampled—get the charcuterie board stocked with mixed olives, roasted tomatoes, capers, and assorted mustards ($15).
Each meal's piquant and unique flavors match the personality of a selection from the Loft's vast wine menagerie (or vinagerie). The wine list lets you play matchmaker with vinos from around the globe in all essential categories, including non-solid and not mixed with cottage cheese. White wines hail from California to Argentina to Germany and range from $7 to $13 a glass. Reds fall in the $7 to $15 per glass range and possess a similarly worldly distinction. Methods for picking out the appropriate wine include: making a tournament bracket of choices and deciding the winner of each matchup with a coin toss until only one remains, or asking your knowledgeable waiter for assistance.
The sleek, elegant atmosphere of the Wine Loft's interior makes it the perfect Valentine's Day getaway for couples, or trios who have an "understanding." Take your significant oenophile(s) out for a night of sipping and snacking on the nectar and pollen of life with today's Groupon.
Though many have yet to write reviews, Yelpers give The Wine Loft a lofty four stars:
- Appetizers are designed to complement the wines, and do so nicely…Staff is happy to patiently describe wine choices in simple or technical language. The Wine Loft is a relaxing addition to downtown gulch nightlife choices. – Tart L., Yelp
- …this is a great place for ambiance, great place to be out in the scene, and even great for wine snobs who like to drop some money on quality wines. – Anna A., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Not valid with other offers. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.