If you're going to propose to someone at a hookah lounge, it's best to carefully study her finger beforehand so you don't give her the wrong-sized smoke ring. Explore more romantic revelations with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean fare, drinks, and hookah at Divan Restaurant and Hookah Lounge. In order to partake in hookah activities, guests must order a minimum of $20 in food and drink.
Divan's Persian- and Mediterranean-inspired menu belly-dances in the eyes of all welcomed guests. Start the night with a pita-assisted plate of traditional hummus ($7), or dive straight into Mediterranean mainstays such as lamb kabobs ($20) served alongside yogurt and basmati rice, or pan-roasted grouper ($22) preserved by lemon-caper sauce and complemented with warm couscous salad. Guests can double up palate power with a wide selection of domestic and imported brews ($3–$7), fine wines by the glass ($6–$8), and fruit-infused martinis ($10) that illuminate taste buds like shooting stars trapped in microwaves.
Much like the consumables at Divan, the hookah menu ($15–$20 per flavor) also tempts. Options include bold, stand-alone fruit flavors such as pomegranate or mandarin, as well as premium creations such as cosmopolitan, margarita, and the after-dinner/pre-ostrich race essential, chocolate mint. Hookahs are priced to share, and Divan will gladly split a single hookah between up to six guests or one very wondrous caterpillar.
With a flavorful menu and a laid-back feel, Divan is an upscale destination for friends and romantics alike, nabbing "Atlanta's Best First Date Spot 2008" on Atlanta Citysearch. Proper attire is required, so leave baseball caps and sleeveless tuxedos at home.
Divan Restaurant and Hookah Lounge was featured on Daily Candy and City Insider. Atlanta Citysearch named Divan "Atlanta's Best First Date Spot 2008." Yelpers give them an average of four stars, and Citysearchers give an average 4.5 stars:
- I went there with friends and I greatly enjoyed this place. The food was great, hookahs are very entertaining. – Chris1968Jan, Citysearch
- The smells of exotic candles and hookahs mingle with the aroma of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, to create one tempting mix. – City Insider
- It is cozy and very romantic. The food is superb and the service is great. – roysanjing1, Citysearch
Divan Restaurant & Hookah Lounge
Divan Restaurant & Hookah Lounge serves Persian-influenced Mediterranean feasts amid exotic artwork, plush pillows, and flowing curtains. Hooded lanterns cast a warm glow on murals depicting a sultan's court, colorful modern canvases, and tucked-away corners where diners share mezzes amid crimson cushions or chairs wrapped in silver cloth. As they dine upon dishes such as duck confit with black-currant relish and grilled lamb with pomegranate-mint demi-glace, guests enjoy the comforts of the hookah⎯a traditional water pipe that relaxes users with smoke that combines a touch of tobacco, sweet notes from fruit molasses, and a dash of wispy ghost.
As wispy tendrils of hookah haze dissipate overhead, diners clink glasses filled with drinks such as fruit-flavored martinis and sup on plates of blackened salmon, garlic-butter grilled shrimp, and molten chocolate cakes with hints of tarragon and raspberry sauce.