I made the mistake of informing the person I made the phone reservation with that I would be using the Groupon. (In my defense, I have had an experience where I did not inform them upon making a reservation and it caused a problem when the bill came around.) I also let her know that I would be celebrating my anniversary. I was so blown away by the view when we first got off the elevator on the 70th floor, but that quickly fizzled as we were taken half way around the restaurant where the view was minimal for me and nonexistent for my boyfriend. We were seated right beside the kitchen entrance and I immediately regretted telling them I had a Groupon before hand.
Things started to turn around. We were brought complimentary glasses of champagne for our anniversary. We shared the Petite Steak Diane for our appetizer and paid $17 to have two bites each. My boyfriend had the duo of lamb which was delicious. I ordered the filet mignon and asked for it to be prepared medium but the outside was very overdone. I had the lobster mac n cheese as my side, it was tasty but not very cheesy, more like garlic butter. My boyfriend had the potato au gratin which was mediocre. We opted not to have dessert. With two glasses of wine our bill before the Groupon discount was $170. I would have been far more impressed had we been given a more romantic table given that I had specified the occasion of our visit.
As other people have stated, you pay for the view. We weren't upset with our visit, it helps to be in the company of the one you love, but do not tell them that you have a Groupon before your bill comes.
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