The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, which gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious falafel, hummus, and olives growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and drinks at Absinthe Restaurant and Lounge.
At Absinthe Restaurant and Lounge, a serene atmosphere blends with the passing wafts of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, embracing guests with the alluring airs of sizzling brunch, lunch, and dinner platters. Diners can corral a small plate of hummus ($7) and use the toasted edges of the grilled flatbread to etch confessions of frequently eating with their elbows on the table into creamy tides before devouring the evidence. Highlighted by roasted duck, grilled steak, and chicken platters, main courses ($16+) sate carnivorous cravings, and pasta fusions feature crabmeat-loaded fettuccine ($20) and linguine tossed with clams and glistening ebbs of olive oil ($18). Desserts conclude mastication sessions with selections such as a zeppoli ($7)—a Sicilian-style donut cloaked in wildflower honey and a miniature Armani suit.
Within the modern, lounge-style dining room, diners unwind at tables draped in elegant white cloths as candlelights dance, illuminating the muted, natural tones and sparkling upon the sleek black floor. The room's soft lighting and gauzy curtains create a mellow atmosphere, evoking intimate conversations about cross multiplication.