What You'll Get
Unlike cinematic love scenes, food can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Lebanese fare and drinks at Sahara Lebanese Cuisine in Sterling.
Sahara Lebanese Cuisine’s fresh, authentic Middle Eastern dishes come courtesy of timeworn family recipes passed down through multiple generations of culinary expertise. After poring over the extensive dinner menu, commence a taste travelogue with a decadent appetizer of grilled haloumi cheese ($7.99) or lahim b'ajin ($3.99), homemade meat pies benefited by savory spices and the portability of a Hot Pocket. The veggie platter combines a meat-free medley of hummus, baba gannouj, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, and tabbouleh into a vegetarian-friendly feast ($13.99), and the chicken shawarma ($14.99) and gyro ($13.99) platters placate cavernous carnivores with mounds of marinated meats served with creamy hummus and herbaceous salad. These platters also exist in sandwich form ($5.99–8.99) for cutlery boycotters.
Bookend your meal with a sip of imported Lebanese wine ($8.50–$11 per glass), a gullet-warming slurp of Arabic coffee ($2.99), or a bite of baklava sweetened with syrup and crunchified with nuts ($4.99). Sahara's casual dining room is inspired by Middle Eastern design, with dramatic arches set to upstage prima donna dates or yammering Greek choruses.
- Most of the recipes hail from Abousamak's mother, Nagwa, whose thin-shelled beef kibbe tweaked with pomegranate extract and cinnamon are among the best I've had. – Tom Sietsema, the Washington Post
- The food is outstanding!!! They just started serving homemade bread and it is soooooooo delicious. Both lunch buffet and dinner menu are wonderful. – Nadine, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for lunch buffet. Valid for food only at hookah lounge. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sahara Lebanese Cuisine
Sahara Lebanese Cuisine’s fresh, authentic Middle Eastern dishes come courtesy of timeworn family recipes passed down through multiple generations of culinary expertise. At the helm of the kitchen, the head chef—with 16 years of experience—manages a staff of five talented chefs, each dedicated to creating housemade Lebanese favorites, from falafel and gyro sandwiches to baked red snapper, pomegranate lamb kebabs, and other dinner specialties.
In the dining room, the Middle Eastern-inspired design scheme, including arches overhead, complements the fare with another element of Lebanese authenticity. Neighboring the dining room, an on-site hookah lounge facilitates shisha consumption in a variety of flavors. Coffee and tea drinkers, meanwhile, can finish off a cup of Turkish coffee and then decipher their fortune or a forgotten PIN from the grounds.