The staff at a restaurant is there to make you feel comfortable, unlike the workers at Shame Barn. Go some place nice with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for lunch for two (up to a $77.80 total value)
- Two entrees (up to a $16.95 value each)
- Two dips or cheeses (up to an $8.95 value each)
- Two beers of glasses of wine (up to a $13 value each)
$59 for lunch for four (up to a $133.60 total value)
- Four entrees (up to a $16.95 value each)
- Four dips or cheeses (up to an $8.95 value each)
- One bottle of wine (up to a $30 value)
The menu of Old World dishes from Greek-born chefs includes entrees such as a sandwich with house-made gyro fresh of the spit ($7.25), sauteed pork or chicken with onion in a lemon wine sauce ($11.95), and a platter of seasoned beef stuffed with saganaki cheese ($16.25).
The Kiriakidis family arrived in the United States carrying more than their luggage. They also packed some true Old World values: a love of good food and family. Much of their lives was spent working in kitchens, and it became something of a dream to one day open their own eatery. It took time and effort, but under the urging of patriarch Theodoros, the octet of siblings came together to found Pontos Taverna.
The family now spends their days making the same food they grew up with, chatting boisterously with one another as they stuff marinated beef with saganaki cheese or grill octopus to tender perfection. Theodoros—or Teddy, as many call him—serves as the head chef, whipping up his signature dessert of cinnamon-infused rice pudding that serves as a cinematic end to any meal, like a plate engraved with the kitchen staff’s names in movie-style credits. How good is the family’s culinary work? The New York Times gave it high praise in a review from December 2012, stating “The… word—triumph—could be used, over all, for Pontos, a great place to go for a family-style Greek ‘fix,’ and a budget fix as well.”