Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $19, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean cuisine from the dinner menu at Sinbad's Feast in Johns Creek, or for $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.
Sinbad's Feast specializes in fresh, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, served as a bountiful buffet ($8.95 for lunch; $12.95–$14.95 for dinner) or off of an à la carte menu. Appease appetites with a starter of kashke badamjoon, a creamy dip made with eggplant, fried onion, mint, garlic, and whey ($6), or most-o esfenaj, a tangy yogurt spread with sautéed spinach ($4). Dinner entrees come with basmati rice and grilled tomatoes, and most morsels are prepared over an open flame to enhance flavor and set the mood for the kitchen staff's ghost stories. Platefuls include savory meygoo, an oxymoronic ode to jumbo shrimp, marinated with fresh garlic, herbs, and smoked paprika ($20), and barreh, a rack of lamb flavored with fresh mint, garlic, and lemon ($24). Vegetarians can make merry with meat-free meals, such as the veggie entree with grilled and marinated zucchini, eggplant, onion, and bell pepper ($13).
Sinbad's Feast houses a spacious dining room with high ceilings, dark wood furnishings, crimson accents, and plenty of natural lighting to illuminate courses. The restaurant designates a special corner for its hookah lounge, where patrons partake in flavored smokes while relaxing on piles of pillows mounded atop plush day beds. Sinbad's Feast occasionally hosts live entertainment, including a troupe of belly dancers that, like grasshoppers, undulate their abdomens to produce high-pitched chirps when birds of prey are present.
- Most buffets make you feel stuffed and so full, but at SF I didn't feel like I normally do at buffets. Plus, I think it is much healthier than most buffets. – Gina C., Yelp, 11/03/2010
- Unbelievable flavors with top-notch ingredients…Everything is made in-house from scratch. The stews are incredibly delicious. – Chloe M., Yelp, 10/29/2010