$12 for $25 Worth of Dinner Fare at Gilbert's Cafe & Bar (or $7 for $14 Toward Lunch)

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Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: $12 for $25 worth of dinner fare at Gilbert's Cafe & Bar, located on Tenth Street, or $7 for $14 worth of lunch fare.

Voted as one of Citysearch's top-five Mediterranean restaurants in 2009, Gilbert's Cafe & Bar's menus skillfully evoke Mediterranean flavors with a variety of traditional dishes accented by select local favorites. Gear up gastro-baskets for the Zorba sampler platter, a venerable mishmash of robust baba ghannouj, creamy hummus, fresh feta cheese, olives, and other Mediterranean favorites flanked by an overprotective side of pita bread ($13.95). The specialty moussaka fuses the forces of eggplant, béchamel sauce, and ground lamb meat into a formidable dish capable of overpowering unsuspecting hungers and small island nations ($14.95). Domestic offerings such as the barbecue pork samich ($8.95) and the braised pork shank ($17.95) stand out like savory tourists in a land of exotic, olive-centric treats.

Walls drenched in warm mauve hues enclose Gilbert's Cafe & Bar's romantic dining space, enhanced by black-and-white photographs, flickering candles, and a parrot that translates "I love you" into 432 languages. Grab a drink and engage the eardrums of fellow diners with a soulful round of karaoke, which takes place every Sunday after 6 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 p.m.


Gilbert's Cafe & Bar was mentioned in Associated Content. Yelpers give the restaurant a four-star average and Citysearchers give it 4.5 stars. OpenTable reviewers give it 4.2 stars overall:

*Gilbert's Mediterranean Café is a great place to unwind after a long day of a ridiculous work load. The small mid town café radiates with a strong beam of energy that is upbeat…The food consists of contemporary Mediterranean dishes with fantastic flair and a tasty edge. The best food choices are a tender chicken shish kebab that is heavily spiced ,just right. The Lamb burger on Ciabatta bread with a Turkish Shepherd Salad is the way to end the evening. – Rana Wiseone

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. Valid only for value and meal time purchased. Not valid towards special menu promotions. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About G's Midtown

Even though they had found success in Midtown with Gilbert's Cafe & Bar, the Yeremyan brothers are not one to get set in their ways. At the end of 2013 they relaunched their formerly Mediterranean spot as G's Midtown, a gastropub devoted to new American cuisine. The menu is comfort food with a gourmet twist—there's pork ribs glazed in plum-bourbon sauce, crostini with forest mushrooms and herb butter, and mac and cheese served next to sirloin steak. Inventive uses of ingredients is also apparent on the drink list, which includes cocktails such as a spiced pear cosmo, milkshakes, and a superfruit peach tea. Flat-screen TVs reflect off corrugated-steel walls, and vintage tin signs hang upon exposed brick. On one side of the dining room, a garage door opens up to the street, which is great for letting breezes in but a little confusing to the cars driving by.

Gilbert's Cafe & Bar

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