What You'll Get
Mediterranean food is among the world's greatest cuisines, far tastier and more accessible than the abstract, self-referential mess that is meta-terranean food. Celebrate straightforward succulence with the help of today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mediterranean fare and drinks at Ansari's Mediterranean Grill & Lounge in Eagan.
Unlike the real Mediterranean, Ansari's extensive menu of tasty Mediterranean dishes is infused with Italian, Lebanese, Israeli, Greek, and Turkish influences. Start with an order of house-recommended saganaki ($7) soaked in brandy and then set aflame with a boisterous "Opa!" which is Greek for "Fire! We're all gonna die!" Portobello mushrooms stuffed with artichoke dip, shrimp, and seasoned bread crumbs ($9), or the very popular Mediterranean sampler platter—which includes hummus, spinach pie, falafel, gyros, kibbeh, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, Greek olives, or pepperoncini ($15 platter serves two, $25 platter serves four)—also provide a tasty "Sing to me, O Muse…" for your edible odyssey. With your palate's interest piqued, migrate your mouth to a heaping plate of fettuccini pesto with scallops, shrimp, tomatoes, and a pesto cream sauce ($17); a gyros burger (ground beef topped with thin slices of gyros, melted feta cheese, lettuce, onions, tomato, and tzatziki sauce, $9); a platter of build-your-own shish kabobs (two for $15); or a decadent rack of Frenched lamb (sizzling with onions, mushrooms, lemon, and garlic, served with rice or Greek potatoes, $18). More culturally specific cuisines, meanwhile, can be toured via Taste of Jerusalem, Greece, Lebanon, Italy, or Morocco plates (all $17). Top off your taste buds with a pistachio baklava ($3), tiramisu ($4.50), or a cute little fedora.
Ansari's warm environment, sharable plates, and impeccable union of diverse Mediterranean flavors are enough to make even the most feuding Furies growl in perfect harmony. Stop in Ansari's for a fun family feast or lively first date, especially when the bellies come out to dance on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, followed by live music. Ansari's also features a hookah lounge on its outdoor patio with more than 40 hookahriffic flavors to choose from. Check the online calendar for a full list of events.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.