With your kitchen's griddle and coffeemaker inhabited by the evil spirits of dead waffles and grounds, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality brunch without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $30, you get unlimited brunch and bottomless drinks for two at Santorini Taverna in Eden Prairie (a $60 value).
Santorini Taverna, a 2010 OpenTable.com Diners' Choice winner, combines classic Greek cuisine with contemporary American flavor. Brunchers can select unlimited nourishment options from three menu categories—hot, cold, and desserts. The hot line features torrid treats such as roasted leg of lamb, sizzling vegetarian eggs Benedict, and steamy Belgian waffles served with strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Around 20 salad options reside in the cold line—including chicken and artichoke salad and Nicklow's famous potato salad—alongside smoked salmon, coleslaw with crabmeat and tuna pasta salad. The dessert menu offers ice cream with cherries jubilee or bananas Foster as well as a chocolate fountain where strawberries, pineapples, and s'mores are unwillingly submerged for the creation of a succulent dessert. Saturday nights are continued or erased with Santorini's bottomless drink menu, which includes select champagne, mimosas, screwdrivers, greyhounds, and seabreezes.
Santorini is a family-run and family-friendly eatery owned by the Nicklow brothers, who have been igniting cheese and the souls of the hungry for two generations. The restaurant's recently doubled dining space features tasteful marble fixtures and blue and white décor that exude Grecian grace and a festive atmosphere, while old photographs and dual fireplaces furnish homey comfort. Santorini's resplendent outdoor summer deck harbors a fountain where diners can wish for a Millard Fillmore bobblehead or an AOL free trial disk. Brunch is served Sundays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and reservations can be made by phone or online.
Santorini has received positive reviews from Minnesota Monthly and City Pages. Nearly 200 OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.1 stars. Five Citysearchers give it a four-star average and Yelpers give it an average of four stars:
- The place is huge. It’s luxe. It’s classy. The opulence is not restricted to the décor: The food was actually great. – Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Minnesota Monthly
- Brunch is always very good with a wonderfully varied salad bar (over 15 homemade), good omelet bar, very nice non-standard buffet offerings including breakfast and Greek entrees, and a nice desert [sic] bar. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/30/2010
- This Sunday brunch is the best! A huge variety of foods, all greatly prepared. – cschons, Citysearch
- I love the ambiance and I highly recommend Santorini for brunch. – Cara F., Yelp
The Nicklow brothers, veterans of the Minneapolis dining scene, own and operate Santorini, where diners salivate over a slate of Mediterranean delicacies during brunch, lunch, and dinner. On weekends, guests boogie to the strains of live entertainment in the forms of bands and DJs. Dual fireplaces keep shoulders toasty during winter months, and during agreeable weather, diners can feast outdoors on a large deck and patio perfect for viewing the seasonal migration patterns of commercial air balloons.
With a whole brigade of restaurants under his belt and an impressive backstory that includes coming to this country with $3 in his pocket, brother Tony Nicklow was recently inducted into the Minnesota Restaurant Association Hall of Fame, according to CBS Minnesota. He aims to treat every diner with warmth, as if they're a friend, which is why he flings his opponent's favorite foods only during food fights.:
13000 Technology Dr.
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