$55 for a Five-Course Prix Fixe Middle-Eastern Meal and Wine for Two at Simon’s Cafe in Sherman Oaks (Up to $110.80 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic Middle-Eastern fare
  • Moroccan-born chef
  • Includes Israeli Yarden wine
  • Large dining room with artwork

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Tasting menus are the most effective way to sample a chef's specialties, aside from licking his apron at the end of the night. Nosh your way through numerous meals with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a five-course tasting menu of Middle-Eastern fare and wine for two at Simon’s Cafe in Sherman Oaks (up to a $110.80 total value). The five courses and wine selection include:

• One combination appetizer platter (a $15.95 value)
• One Israeli salad (an $8.95 value)
• One Moroccan moist-lamb tagine (a $22.95 value)
• One couscous royale (a $24.95 value)
• One dessert (up to a $6 value)
• Two glasses of Yarden wine (a $32 value)

Simon’s Cafe, helmed by Moroccan-born chef Simon Elmaleh, tantalizes diners with an acclaimed menu of upscale Middle-Eastern cuisine that brims with authentic Mediterranean flavors. Famished diners can prime palates for five-star feasting with the combination appetizer platter, a diverse panoply of hummus, baba ganoush, matbucha, zaalouk, and falafel that emerges from the kitchen alongside fluffy fleeces of pita bread. Fancy-free forks then romp beneath the Israeli salad’s forest of freshly cut veggies, candidly cavorting as the distant bellows of waiters beckon them toward succulent cuts of lamb tagine, which is slowly cooked with dry fruits, fresh apples, and cinnamon. Served with a homemade vegetable broth suffused with a signature blend of spices, the couscous royale provides a penultimate attack on prolonged stomach growls before a saccharine epilogue of flan, chocolate mousse, or baklava assuages them into a state of gastronomical bliss.

Atmospheric track lighting casts its gauzy glow across Simon’s spacious dining area, allowing diners to readily gaze upon the wall’s imported artwork and voluminous collection of invisible sculptures as they sip on their glasses of Israeli Yarden wine.

Though Simon’s Cafe sometimes features discounts online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Simon's Cafe

At age 14, Moroccan-born Simon Elmaleh already had a job, and it was no paper route—he was already earning his chops in the kitchen of a Mediterranean restaurant. Just two years later, he launched his 17-year career as an assistant chef on a five-star passenger cruise liner, and in 1986, he opened the first Moroccan restaurant in Japan. In 2001, he brought his decades-long passion for Mediterranean cuisine to California, where he founded Simon's Restaurant.

A Los Angeles Times writer praised the "warm atmosphere," which is decked out in rich cream-colored tones and vintage French cabaret posters. At cloth-draped tables, guests feast on traditional Moroccan tagines, spicy homemade lamb sausages, and baba ghanouj, described as "vivid—roasty and pure, whipped into a fluffy cloud of eggplant."

Customer Reviews

I'm glad you lured me back with the Groupon offer. Even though you were working alone when I was there and the place was full, you did a great job. Offering a set meal was a good idea. II want to repeat that meal!
Sylvia W. · March 21, 2012
All the food was delicious and with the groupon deal we got to try quite a variety.
Erin S. · March 21, 2012
The food was fantastic and we appreciated the attentive service.
Errol G. · March 21, 2012

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