Introducing a date to foreign cuisine can make you seem exotic, much like only communicating with them in the language you just invented. Be worldly with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for $50 worth of Mediterranean food, drinks, and hookah
- $45 for $100 worth of Mediterranean food, drinks, and hookah
The menu includes a rack of lamb with goat-cheese mashed potatoes ($24), a Cleopatra sushi roll with hamachi, salmon, and sliced jalapeño ($15), and falafel with rice and veggies ($12). Twenty hookah flavors ($20) range from rose, mint, and chocolate-mint to apricot and double-apple.
Off the Hookah
Equal parts restaurant, raucous nightclub, and Levantine lounge, Off the Hookah sets the senses adrift in a sea of ornately decorated, semiprivate booths, all bathed in red and orange light. Silken pillows upholstered in arabesque designs cushion the plush couches and banquettes, which sprawl throughout a space sectioned by curtains and arched doorways. Congregating around tables dressed in red linens or ottomans encircled by tassels, revelers can order a hookah or peruse a menu that reads like a culinary Baedeker of internationally inspired foods. The flavors are predominantly Mediterranean and Japanese—hummus and baba ghanouj precede meals of beef carbonara or wasabi salmon sushi—but the entertainment is decidedly Mediterranean. A few nights a week, belly dancers add a sultry flair to meals, much like using placemats made of pages from anatomy textbooks.