The Greek gods lived atop Mount Olympus because of its posh amenities and its unobstructed sightlines of the countryside’s most scenic tzatziki geysers. Enjoy savory skyline fillers with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Greek and Mediterranean fare at Santorini Grill in Brooklyn.
Surrounded by colorful artwork and stone walls reminiscent of a seaside Greek abode, Santorini Grill’s head chef Paula Douralas assembles a menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Traditional moussaka ($15) challenges forks and archaeologists in training to excavate ground beef and potatoes from strata of sautéed eggplant cloaked in béchamel cream. Skewers puncture the souvlaki platter’s morsels of chicken, pork, or lamb ($22), and Greek beer, wine, and herbal tea form the liquidy yin to the grilled bronzini’s ($25) solidy yang. To prepare the Santorini shrimp ($22), kitchen wizards sear the crustaceans and nestle them alongside feta, garlic, red wine, and mild hot peppers that suffer from a perpetual identity crisis.
Inside the dining room, decorative pots and pans punctuate exposed-brick walls and a floor-to-ceiling mural depicting Poseidon’s luxury yacht. A cabana-like roof hovers above glowing lights that illuminate a stone wall and tables and chairs adorned in bright-blue hues, and an outdoor seating area encourages alfresco chewathons.
167 Grand St.
Brooklyn, New York 11211