Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Greek fare at Athens Restaurant.
With a menu that boasts regionally produced ingredients, the chefs at Athens Restaurant masterfully craft fresh Greek cuisine from original recipes, as well as pastas, pizzas, and breakfast fare. Stuffed grape-leaf dolmades ($7.99) or a platter of goat's and sheep's milk feta with kalamata olives ($9.99) prime appetites for main courses, much in the same way that wearing blue and white is the first step to learning the Greek alphabet. Classic dishes include the rotisserie lamb ($17.99) and the ground-beef stuffed bell pepper of the yemista ($13.99). Meat specialties include a 10-ounce new york striploin ($20.99) and house-made desserts such as baklava unravel their sweet stickiness, much like a postage stamp that moved in with a tongue. Most dishes at Athens Restaurant can be made to fit special dietary needs, be they religious, cultural, or allergy-based.