Southern Living says Sonoma's dinner menu blends "a Slow Food philosophy, which focuses on local, organic, peak-season ingredients, with true culinary artistry." Menus change with the seasons; current appetizers include gruyere- and bacon-topped Kobe beef sliders with a side of pommes frites ($9) and a seared sesame-crusted tuna ($10) flanked by a spicy cucumber salad. Main courses such as a leg of venison ($20), a duck breast ($18), and a Kobe beef burger ($10) take aim at the freshest fruits and vegetables in Old MacDonald's inventory. Neptune also sacrifices some denizens to Sonoma's flavorful fare; sup on grilled Atlantic salmon ($16) and grilled sea scallops topped by a pineapple-jalapeño chutney ($18). Salads, sandwiches, and daily specials populate the lunch menu.
Inside Room 112, a self-described "modern Asian cuisine and sushi lounge," a wall of wooden alcoves imposes right angles on flickering candlelight, echoing the clean lines of modernist Japanese lanterns and cube-shaped red stools. This harmonious aesthetic extends to the menu of traditional Japanese and Chinese cuisine: chefs adorn thinly sliced beef with a single tropical flower, for instance, and arrange sautéed shrimp inside a delicate lettuce-leaf cup. Sushi is the restaurant’s specialty, though; chefs roll up more than 30 varieties of maki, which showcase ingredients such as soft-shell crab, yellowtail, and spicy salmon.
Everyone who visits City Tan leaves with fashionably bronzed skin thanks to regular and UV-free technology. Inside beds and booths, lamps cast their tanning spells during 9- to 15-minute sessions. These sessions are enhanced with amenities such as air conditioning, teddy bears to snuggle with, and sound systems for MP3 players. The staff also provides tanning with an airbrush formula inside a heated Norvell booth.
This hip uptown nightspot offers guests a multifaceted menu that fuses traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dishes into flavorful harmony. Heat up taste buds with classic appetizers of egg rolls ($5) and crab rangoon ($5), or move straight to the main course with savory entree selections such as Mongolian beef ($9 regular, $11 large) or piquant mango shrimp ($11 regular, $13 large). Though today’s Groupon does not cover alcohol, the fully stocked bar is also equipped to provide craft beers and signature drinks to parched patrons or socializing goldfish. Located on the second floor of the historic Ivey's Department Store building, Wok Bar greets visitors with a comfortable yet social atmosphere ideal for a midday lunch, intimate dinner, or late-night brunchfast. With exciting events and frequent live music, bar-goers can savor sophisticated dining while people-watching and water-balloon-dropping on Tryon Street below.
Through the wide entrance of Onoki Sushi Bar, visitors are greeted into the dining room's bright colors and clean lines that allow the food to take the spotlight. Servers present menus that feature traditional rolls and specialty rolls such as the Dazed & Confused that's lined with shrimp tempura and topped with tuna, salmon, and a yellowtail bandana. During lunch, stop in for a nine-piece chef's choice sashimi lunch or another special combination and refresh with a glass of the house beer.
Using recipes passed down from the owner's Scottish ancestors, Molly MacPherson's menu is stocked with cuisine traditionally served in the Scottish highlands. Start with the golden-fried Guinness-battered onion rings ($6.50) or the potato scones, garnished with sliced almonds and served with sweet raspberry preserves ($5). The homemade Scottish meatloaf emanates savory smells, served with a heaping of garlic smashed potatoes and fresh veggies ($11), and the Blackwatch burger satiates stomachs with a half-pound of grilled highland beef ($8, add cheese or bacon for $0.75 each). For dessert, toss out your makeshift edible kilt and snack on the sticky toffee pudding, a warm sponge cake baked with toffee sauce ($5).