Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today’s Groupon to Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill in Downingtown. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare and nonalcoholic drinks at dinner.<p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean fare and nonalcoholic drinks at lunch.<p>
Inspired by health-conscious Mediterranean culinary traditions and the alfresco dining style of Greek cafés, Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill’s edible offerings of handmade, authentic dishes arrive at patrons’ tables prepared fresh to-order. Diners can bring their own beverages to complement the dinner menu’s elegant fare, including Yia-Yia’s crabmeat flounder ($24), which conceals jumbo lump crab in a baked sheath of fresh founder fillet. Tender, seasoned Greek-style lamb chops ($24) luxuriate in marinade for 48 hours before jumping onto the grill for a recap of news headlines from the past two days. Fresh tomato sauce and a decadent three-cheese béchamel elixir cascade down five layers of the house specialty moussaka ($16), swathing the casserole’s red-bliss potatoes, Angus sirloin, and grilled eggplant along the way.
On the lunch menu, imported feta bedecks the salads and three-egg omelets that tempt diners along with items including sandwiches cradled in grilled pita bread. The vegetarian-friendly marinated-portobello-mushroom gyro ($8.95) shelters zucchini and roasted red peppers from blandness in a flurry of oregano and paprika. Vibrant orange walls enclose Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill’s dining room, leading to a mural depicting an idyllic seaside scene replete with mountains, boats, and Norman Rockwell’s pet squid.