Though bathing in baba ghannouj results in rehydrated and refreshed skin, science-doctors claim that eating the creamy concoction can improve infrared vision and repel mosquitoes. Test the alleged uses for Lebanese staples with today’s deal: for $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Lebanese fare at Habibi Lebanese Cuisine. Your Groupon can be redeemed at either the Southwest Morrison Street or Southwest Pine Street location.
Bring forlorn foreign exchange students to Habibi for an authentic lunch or dinner sure to evoke memories of alfresco dinners on the Beirut beachside. The fresh menu at the family-owned eatery, which boasts a bevy of vegan and vegetarian eats alongside more-carnivorous creations, is composed of passed-down family recipes from both Lebanese and Syrian kitchens. Start with an order of vegan-friendly stuffed grape leaves ($6.95) or creamy hummus ($5) and fight your mail carrier for the last triangle of house-made pita to dip into the smooth also-house-made dip. A selection of salads and sandwiches pepper the menu, along with Mediterranean-inspired pizzas and pastas, such as the zattar pizza ($6), with sesame seeds, sumac, fresh herbs and olive oil. For the skewered meat lovers, the tender kebabs ($10.95 and up) served over rice and drizzled with a house-made garlic sauce will result in smiles.
A meal at the casual eatery promises a comfortable culinary experience, and the relaxed atmosphere makes it ideal for a quick midday meal or a slow supper with the spouse. Friday- and Saturday-evenings guests at the SW Pine Street location can simultaneously please the senses, treating taste buds to a flavorful meal while eyes feast on the sensual sights of a live belly dancer.
- We got the veggie mezza and the phoenician pizza. The falafel is amazing and their hummus, which i usually like a bit lumpier, had a great flavor, no specific spice overwhelming the rest. We ended up taking half of the pizza to go because we were near full after sharing the mezza. – CLASSYSOB, Citysearch
- I just visited Habibi for the first time. The waiter was a sweetheart and treated our table like gold. The tahini sauce and grape leaves were very flavorful. Decor is elegant and I'll definitely go back for a broader taste of the menu! – Nicole, Urbanspoon
Habibi Lebanese Cuisine
Habibi Lebanese Cuisine's cooks refer to generations of family recipes as they assemble vegetarian mezzas, marinate shawarmas and kebabs, and toss crisp, tangy salads. The menu unfolds a feast of Levantine delicacies, all arranged under headings such as "My Loving Mother's Specialty Dishes," "May's Delicious Kabobs," or "The Secret of Curly's Gold." Guests savor honey-drizzled baklava or roasted-eggplant casserole underneath the dangling orbs of whimsical postmodern chandeliers and alongside colorful landscape paintings. Belly dancers entrance spectators with hypnotic twists and turns on Fridays and Saturdays as visitors sample exotic Lebanese anise arak and dine on artfully plated lamb and kafta kebabs.