Historians know almost nothing about the Greek poet Homer, since his letters to loved ones were usually mailed in a delicious envelope of pita bread and devoured by peckish messengers. Send something savory to your own mouth mailbox with today's Groupon to Sofi Greek Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get a prix fixe dinner for two (up to an $81 value). Click here for an overview of the courses; click here to see the prix fixe dinner menu.
- For $18, you get a prix fixe lunch for two (up to a $41 value). Click here for an overview of the courses; click here to see the prix fixe lunch menu.
Voted Best Los Angeles Mediterranean Food 2006 by Citysearch, Sofi Greek Restaurant's tempting and traditional Greek dishes fill the air with authentic aromas within comfortable indoor seating and an intimate patio garden lined with hanging flowers. Evening meals support enticing appetizers with a choice of classic Greek salads before delving into heartier helpings, including the glossa filetto, a pan-fried fillet of sole backed by green asparagus and carrot aioli (a $25 value). Skewer-grilled chicken breast nestles atop sweet onions and peppers in the chicken souvlaki, served beside rice, green asparagus, and a tart lemon sauce (a $20 value). Finally, a choice of dessert crowns edible achievements, including kadaifi, which swathes ground walnuts and cloves in shredded filo dough before adding lemon and honeysuckle syrup (a $9 value). On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant invites diners to bask in the sounds of traditional Greek tunes and occasionally to dance, assuming Zeus brings his turntable. Though not included with this Groupon, an array of authentic Greek wines gratifies glasses.
At lunch, diners can soak up the midday sun while transporting palates to Mediterranean shores on a raft of dolmathes yalantzi, which bundles herb-infused rice in a tender grape leaf to protect it from quick-swimming schools of predatory baklava (a $7 value). Noontime noshing culminates with either a grilled-chicken sandwich (a $13 value), a gyro draped in a warm grilled pita (a $13 value), or the Olympian horiatiki salad (a $14 value).
Sofi Greek Restaurant
Aside from masterfully crafted Greek dishes prepared with fresh fillo pastry, freshly blended hummus, and imported Greek feta, the highlight of Sofi Greek Restaurant is undoubtedly its Arcadian patio. Amid thriving potted trees and white stone fences, servers use metaxa cognac to flambé kefalotyri cheese or overdue library book notices tableside with each saganaki order. They top blue and white linens with freshly grilled jumbo shrimp and swordfish or gyros platters served with grilled pita and creamy tzatziki sauce. While gazing at the evening stars or flocks of jets migrating for the winter, alfresco diners may follow bites of baklava coated with lemon and honeysuckle syrup with sips of Greek coffee and wine.