What You'll Get
The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, which gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious falafel, hummus, and pasta growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mediterranean and American fare and drinks at Farah's on the Avenue, just minutes from the university.
For more than 30 years, Farah's on the Avenue has been marrying a Mediterranean mentality with an American palate in a bright atrium bursting with hanging plants and natural light. Barge in on bored taste buds fantasizing about unknown tongues with appetizers that include falafel fried to a crisp, arriving adjacent warm pita bread and tahini ($7.95), or hummus with submergible pita pieces ($6.95). Flatbread pizzas clamor for attention atop toasted pita crusts ($7.95), from the ornately dressed barbecue-chicken variety to the scantily clad margherita pizza in crust-exposing fresh basil, red onions, tomatoes, romano, feta cheese, and marinara sauce. Mediterranean pasta makes an appearance in a multitude of ways, topped with chicken ($13.95), shrimp ($15.95), or tofu ($13.95), and made to mingle with artichokes, garlic, capers, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese drizzled with a concoction of white wine and olive oil that also happens to be a favorite among those looking for an olive-based wine-spritzer alternative.
Though this Groupon is not valid for hookah products or services, Farah's on the Avenue hosts a happening hookah lounge. The current hookah of the month is the Mojito Mania, which is mojito tobacco with a filter of lime juice and crème de menthe, creating an easier way to inhale a cocktail than pouring it in a nebulizer.
INsite magazine and Gayot reviewed Farah's. More than 10 Yelpers give it an average of three stars, five Google Mappers give it an average of 3.4 stars, and 88% of Urbanspooners like it. Though reviews are mixed on the service, customers love the food selection:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required for parties of 6 or more. Dine-in and carryout only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.