A casual dinner with friends is the ideal place to announce a promotion or a successful bid to host the summer Olympics in your backyard. Relay exciting bulletins over Mediterranean fare with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Greek cuisine at Santorini Taverna and Grill in Eden Prairie.
Minneapolis dining scene veterans the Nicklow brothers own and operate Santorini Taverna and Grill, where diners salivate over a dinner menu of grilled lamb chops, marinated swordfish, and other Mediterranean delicacies. The wood-grilled octopus appetizer ($11) rouses tongues to service, its red-wine vinaigrette awakening them in time to savor a wood-oven iberian pizza topped with prosciutto ham and aged fontina ($15). The lamb shank ($22) backstrokes through lamb gravy, and a gyro dinner ($17) provides a tzatziki-laced opportunity to learn to pronounce “gyro,” one of the few words composed entirely of silent letters. Eggplant, peppers, and grilled mushrooms pack the veggie pita ($12).
On weekends, Taverna guests boogie to the strains of such live entertainment as bands and DJs. During agreeable weather, diners feast outdoors on a large deck and patio, where they take in an enviable view of the seasonal migration patterns of commercial air balloons.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Santorini Taverna and Grill a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
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.: