Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Today's Groupon brings bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth, the skilled breaker of horses: for $12, you get $25 worth of Greek and Mediterranean fare and drinks at Acropolis.
Originally from Cyprus, Acropolis owner Doros Hadjisavva uses his culinary savvy to create lunch and dinner menus full of classic Greek and Mediterranean recipes. Start with an order of the brandy-licked flaming saganaki ($7) or dolmades, grapevine leaves stuffed with spiced ground beef, rice, and herbs and topped with homemade marinara sauce ($7). Greek specialties, such as the gyros platter ($11) and tender lamb shanks ($18), awaken lethargic tongue buds with a savory alarm. For herbivores, the horiatiki, a Greek village salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, feta cheese, olives, and oregano topped with house-made Greek dressing ($8.50), provides a tasty stomach-suitcase stuffer.
Acropolis features bright blue accents and green ivy twisting through the wooden ceiling trellises. The welcoming staff keeps dining experiences casual yet upbeat, and lively music encourages rousing revelry and using a fork and knife to re-create well-known Perry Como dance routines.