A restaurant meal is incomplete without its after-dinner mint, which cleanses the palate before patrons gnaw a subterranean tunnel home. Chew the scenery with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Middle Eastern cuisine at Sababa Middle Eastern Grill.
The traditional menu at Sababa Grill blends meat and parve ingredients into Middle Eastern meals served in a dining room warmed by tangerine-tinted walls. Beneath a Warhol-esque canvas of technicolor pitas, diners fork through the restaurant's signature shawarma, svelte slices of broiled chicken and lamb ignited by a classic concoction of spices and a flamethrower ($15). Lemon and garlic marinate into boneless grilled chicken steak ($16.95), and the Sababa salad's mountainous greens come flecked with wedges of avocado, garbanzo beans, and homemade lime dressing ($9.50). Vegetarians can also warm up to the shakshuka ($9.90), two eggs over easy atop a stew of tomatoes, peppers, and onions in an individual frying pan, handy for subduing cartoon burglars trying to steal food from the table.