Dining out can cut down on the dinner-time distractions associated with eating at home, such as pets begging for food or unsolicited mariachi bands singing the nutritional content of each meal. Avoid unwanted guests with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Odyssey Greek Taverna, valid at the Lombard and St. Charles locations.
Specializing in the hearty flavor collages of traditional Greek cuisine, Odyssey Greek Taverna's chefs boast a tongue-hypnotizing dinner menu packed with generous portions of Mediterranean eats. The fried calamari ($8.75) precedes dinners, warming up bellies for Greek staples such as the mousaka ($12.75 vegetarian; $13.95 with ground beef), which layers eggplants, zucchini, and potatoes over one another for a multi-toned meal and can double as a cutaway model of the earth's crust. The gyros plate ($11.75) blends beef and lamb with pita, tzatziki sauce, and tomato and onions, and plantavores can sink their mouth bones into the spanakopita—spinach cheese pie ($12.50).
Odyssey’s striking, elegant interior swathes guests in luxury, and an extensive wine list loosens first dates’ tongues before giving PowerPoint presentations detailing their romantic qualifications.
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.