The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, which gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious kebabs, yogurts, and gyros growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon to Caspian Bistro in Overland Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Mediterranean fare during dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Mediterranean fare during lunch.
Caspian Bistro, which was featured on the PBS show Check, Please!, fires a sweeping selection of Persian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean dishes over open flames. Conquer lunch cravings with a fresh-broiled chicken gyro ($7.69), snuggled into a hot pita alongside tomatoes, onions, and a cucumber-garlic yogurt sauce invented as a sports drink for ancient Olympians. Dinner diners can appetize their bellies with the vegetarian dolmeh plate ($6.79), which envelops split peas, basmati rice, and spices in grape leaves with tomato sauce, before diving into the vegetable kebab ($13.69). Other skewers bear hunks of seasoned ground beef ($9.99) and marinated filet mignon ($16.49), served over basmati rice and a choice of vegetables.
During evening hours, candle-lit tables make for romantic tête-à-têtes as well as proof of man's dominion over fire for caveman pals. Grab a booth nestled in the Romanesque pillars and arches on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy the accompaniment of live music and belly dancers starting at 8 p.m.
If you like eggplant, be sure to try the eggplant spread. It was the best I've ever eaten … Try the vegetarian dolmas too.Debbie M., Yelp, 7/14/11
The wait staff were courteous, attentive … The salad with the house dressing was absolutely delicious. Both the Filet and the beef were tender and exquisite!Le Chef Critic, Yahoo! Local, 3/6/11
8973 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, Kansas 66212