Tasting new, exotic flavors can be scary at first but also quite memorable, just like a dream in which the wolf that's chasing you turns out to represent your own untapped career potential. Face your hunger with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $33 for a salad or three-dip appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert (up to an $86 total value)
- $66 for two salads or three-dip appetizers, four entrees, and two desserts (up to a $172 total value)
Parties begin their meal with flights of three dips served with pita (an $11 value each) that may include red-pepper hummus, capers blended with greek yogurt, or whipped feta infused with a black-cherry reduction. Entrees (up to a $32 value each) include choices of braised lamb shank or mousaka. Meal concludes with a dessert (up to an $8 value) of housemade baklava ice cream or wine-soaked figs baked with sheep’s milk cheese.
The flavors of the Old World are never far away at Taverna Mazi, where tender lamb, imported Greek cheeses, and pungent garlic populate a menu of inventive Mediterranean eats. A diverse array of small plates encourages sharing and sampling of drunken prawns drowned in an ouzo-tomato-and-cream sauce or garlicky fries sprinkled with ample heaps of feta and oregano. Patrons can also dunk pitas into dips including caper skordalia—greek yogurt blended with parsley, garlic, and capers—or a pot of feta whipped with mint and peppers and topped with a black-cherry reduction. A roster of larger plates features a braised lamb shank in orzo and tomatoes that Seattle Weekly designated “the standout entree,” opining that “the lamb would probably fall off the bone if a gentle gust of wind blew through the dining room.” The Weekly also praised the fizzy Eos Lemon cocktail on Mazi's drink menu, which also features greek margaritas that replace limes with cucumbers and affectionate cheek-pinches from Yia Yia.
Mirrors flank Taverna Mazi's walls, reflecting cheerful ochre hues, deep-blue tablecloths, and urns of statuesque palm fronds. On the ceiling, strings of party lights fan out from a chandelier, which curls its wrought-iron tendrils into complicated curlicues that grasp small candle-like lights.
3426 NE 55th St.
Seattle, Washington 98105