Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, a falafel’s rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with this Groupon to The Mediterranean Grill in Chesterfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean cuisine for dinner after 5 p.m.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of Mediterranean cuisine for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.<p>
Chef Elie Harir draws culinary inspiration from all shores of the Mediterranean and incorporates natural, preservative-free ingredients to create a menu of sumptuous eats that garnered praise from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for its flavorful combinations. Much like Marco Polo’s glove compartment, the meat-filled gyros brim with fragrant spices as well as spoonfuls of tzatziki sauce and feta cheese ($12.99). Orders of salmon ($18.99) swim in a pesto cream sauce and the two Spanish–style shish kabob skewers ($18.99) bask in a wine and onion marinade. Leaving out meaty ingredients altogether, a falafel platter surrounds its crisped patties of chickpeas, onion, and cilantro with a dollop of velvety humus ($10.99). The lunchtime menu focuses more on quick, handheld bites, including a selection of sandwiches ($6.50+) with flame-kissed meats and crisp vegetables.
The Mediterranean Grill
No MSG, artificial colors, or synthetic flavors can be found in The Mediterranean Grill's kitchen. That's because chef and owner Elie Harir works with fresh, whole, and all-natural foods to make pan-Mediterranean dishes such as falafel, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and gyro platters topped with tzatziki and feta. He pan sears farm-raised salmon before topping it with a Mediterranean pesto cream sauce, marinates sirloin kebabs in wine and onions, and nestles falafel in pitas for lunch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted that, more important than Harir's "Israeli roots and knowledge of a range of Mediterranean cuisines" is his ability to use spices "without overwhelming the underlying ingredients." In addition to serving lunch and dinner Tuesday–Saturday, The Mediterranean Grill can also cater events—such as weddings, dinner parties, and baptisms—for up to 500 humans or a single hungry hippo.
703 Long Road Crossing Dr.
Chesterfield, Missouri 63005Get Directions