In recent translations of Homer's Odyssey, sirens captured the hearts of passing sailors not with the enchanting sound of their voices, but with the enchanting sizzle of cooking gyros. Fall in culinary love with today’s Groupon to Odyssey Greek Taverna, with locations in Lombard and St. Charles. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get any two entrees (up to a $51.90 value) and two drinks (up to a $23 value; up to a $74.90 total value).
- For $58, you get any four entrees (up to a $103.80 value) and four drinks (up to a $46 value; up to a $149.80 total value).
- For $87, you get any six entrees (up to a $155.70 value) and six drinks (up to a $69 value; up to a $224.70 total value).
The culinary poets at Odyssey Greek Taverna compose a menu of Athenian classics paired with vibrant wines. Embrace communal Greek dining traditions with a combination of roast leg of lamb, spinach pie, dolmades, and pastitsio ($17.50) hurled to tables atop discuses. Friendly servers deliver love notes infused in spaghetti and meatballs and hidden under tomato-cinnamon sauce ($13.95). Dining companions can trek through the rustic flavors of the Mediterranean countryside on Odyssey’s broiler menu, where the tender crackle of double center-cut lamb chops ($25.95 for two) gives way to a pork-tenderloin shish kebab ($13.50) skewered with tomato and onion. The clink of wineglasses punctuates meals, marking the sips of Franciscan Estate cabernet sauvignon ($11.50) and the iambic hexameter of a full-bodied Grecian elixir from Skouras ($8.50).
Both of Odyssey Greek Taverna’s locations buzz with the lively chatter of good friends and families. Soothing beige tones and brick motifs, along with the murals showcasing Athenian landscapes, bless the restaurant with an elegant, yet relaxing, atmosphere, handy for wooing a date or boo-hooing in front of a date who is too beautiful for words.
Odyssey Greek Taverna
Odyssey Greek Taverna has two locations, both of which maintain old-world charm with crisp white linens, dramatic pillars, stone-textured cream walls, and interspersed colorful murals. Dinners begin with bites of moussaka, which layers eggplants, zucchini, and potatoes for a multitoned meal that doubles as a cutaway model of the earth's crust. The gyro plate showcases spreads of beef and lamb with pita, tzatziki sauce, tomato, and onions, and warm, flaky phyllo dough wraps around spanakopita —a savory spinach-cheese pie.
An extensive wine list loosens first dates’ tongues so they can give better PowerPoint presentations detailing their romantic qualifications.