Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, a falafel's rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Dinner
Appetizers such as stuffed grape leaves ($6) and the seasoned eggplant puree of baba ghanouj ($7) commence meals. Entrees include the lamb kafta plate ($16), with tzatziki sauce accompanying a pair of charbroiled ground lamb skewers, and the shrimp kebab ($19), black tiger shrimp marinated in vinaigrette and supplemented with vermicelli rice and asparagus. Click here for the full menu.
Monaco Middle Eastern Cuisine
Each day, restaurant owner and chef Adel Elsayed assembles his Lebanese platters from scratch. Using breads hot from the oven, ingredients that have never been frozen, and falafel with no past stints as ping-pong balls, he creates a menu of zesty Middle Eastern staples, such as meaty kebabs and lunch pitas. His shared plates of appetizers and entrees satisfy groups of two or four, and the catering menu provides ample skewers for larger outings. On some weekend nights, Monaco’s dining room comes alive with the strains of live Arabic music and the hypnotic undulations of belly dancers.