$25 for $50 Worth of Lebanese Cuisine at Maza

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Edwin S. · 7 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed March 18, 2015
Expect a small, neighborhood, owner managed limited inexpensive offerings of excellent ethnic foods. Conversation friendly. Wine offerings pricey! Location change may be in future.

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Fabianne S. ·
Reviewed February 28, 2015
Great food! If you're going on a Saturday night call ahead to make sure you don't need a reservation. Although it doesn't say it's required, if it's too busy, they will not seat you without one. I absolutely adore this place. You must go!!!

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Serena L. ·
Reviewed January 11, 2015
I called an hour ahead for a table because of the Groupon recommendation and they were happy to accommodate. Not long after my call their heat went out (which we didn't find out until we arrived). Although we had to keep our coats on through dinner the food was well worth it and the owner brought us extra appetizers and desserts in apology. I probably wouldn't want to sit through another frigid dinner but I would definitely go back again because it was a great experience despite the heat mishap!

What You'll Get


The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Lebanese fare at Maza in Lincoln Park.

Seductive, smooth-talking hummus and tender, marinated lamb are just a few of the authentic offerings that greet Maza customers looking for an unhurried Middle Eastern meal. Kick off a romantic dinner or platonic meeting of mouths with a plate of perfectly fried falafel ($4), or test gastro-geometry skills by dividing fatayer bil jubn, a collection of triangular phyllo dough pies stuffed with three imported cheeses ($4). Kelaya, a traditional entree, combines bite-size morsels of lamb, beef, chicken, and vegetables, simmered in an herb infused red sauce ($11), and shawarma gives customers their choice of thinly sliced marinated meats readied on a rotating spit like the most delicious of cartoon enemies ($11).

Leading a list of broiled specialties, Maza's Signature Entree for two presents lambateurs and seasoned lamb lovers alike with a juicy crown rack of lamb filled with rice, minced sirloin, herbs, almonds, and pine nuts ($48). The dazzling dish is then flambéed to order at the table, inviting diners to warm themselves or roast marshmallows in the intoxicating glow. No matter where you sit in Maza’s clean, casual dining room, the friendly, attentive serving staff will try to meet any request, except for those beginning with "I dare you to…." Groupon holders should remember that reservations and the ability to breathe above ground are required for total meal nirvana.

Reviews

More than 130 Yelpers give Maza an average of four stars:

  • been coming here for ages; still absolutely delicious. I highly recommend Maza to anyone wanting to try Lebanese food and enjoy a nice, romantic dinner... – Lori M., 10/4/10
  • Food, hands down, was amazing (or maybe aMAZAng - haha corny)! – Paul d., 8/22/09

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Tax included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Maza Restaurant


Inside Maza Restaurant, glass urns filled with grains of rice and a variety of herbs remind diners of the diverse array of ingredients used to construct traditional Lebanese dishes, several of which drew praise from the diners on Check, Please!. Entrees include kebabs of charbroiled meats—such as lamb, chicken, and beef—and fresh seafood, including red snapper and trout. Chefs also create an ample assortment of vegetarian dishes and sweet desserts. In addition, Maza Restaurant helps hosts feed guests during parties, small get-togethers, and late-night talk shows with their catering services.

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