What You'll Get
Dark and mysterious, caves afford an elegant, shadowy atmosphere that magically disguises wine stains, unfortunate blind dates, and spinach in the teeth. Gorge on grotto grub with today's Groupon: for $20, you'll get $45 worth of Mediterranean cuisine at Ali Baba's Cave. The cavernous restaurant also features an extensive drink menu and a full hookah bar.
Start with a creamy platter of hummus ($4.75), garlic fries ($3.50), or sweet red beets blended with yogurt ($2.95). Main courses at Ali Baba's run the gamut from a full falafel plate ($11.95), served with pita, hummus, and salad shirazi, to seasoned and grilled lamb chops ($14.95). Meat shunners will appreciate the veggie wrap ($7.95), packed heavy with grilled eggplant, zucchini, colorful peppers, tomato, pickle, onion, and hummus. For dessert, sample a frothy piece of tiramisu ($4.95) or Persian ice cream flavored with rosewater, saffron, and pistachio ($4.95).
After dinner, puff on a flavored hookah ($13 for a single flavor and $1 extra for combinations) and rev up with one of Ali Baba's energy drinks ($4.50) or an Armenian coffee ($2.95). Cerulean-clothed tables, plush banquets, and artfully designed walls lend a majestic feel to the stately surroundings. Gawk at spangled belly dancers on select nights, marvel at the wall murals, or experiment with foreign flavors. With fresh, organic ingredients and a distinctly cavernous charm, Ali Baba's serves up an ethnically opulent experience for both lunch and dinner.
- I went for lunch but ended up going back a few days later with some friends because we wanted to smoke the hookah. The food is great and surprisingly cheap. – Nickname unavailable, Google Maps
- I was really impressed with the decor, service and hospitality. – Shadi T., Yelp
- This is just one of those places that you have to be in the right frame of mind, and go to have a good time. We did, and we'll go back. – Eddie W., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Must be 18 to smoke. Not valid with other offers. Not valid for carry out. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.