The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, who gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious falafel growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Zemra Bar Lounge, located on St. Clair Avenue.
Zemra stocks its creative menu with innovative Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Commence consumption with an appetizer of the specialty falafel ($7.25), or crown your dictatorial appetite with the deconstructed caesar salad ($8.95). The Mediterranean home burger ($9.25) features sautéed mushrooms and onion carried atop a gilded pita litter, and the oven-roasted chicken supreme ($16.50) keeps it saucy with a pomegranate chili drizzle. Other entrées include Ontario grilled lamb chops ($16.95) and hearty steak frites ($19.25) starring a 10 oz. New York strip loin.
Subdued lighting, warm colours, and a fully stocked bar with tile foundation lend an elegantly inviting ambience to Zemra. The frequent showcases of live music and an official panda-bear hugger add to the welcoming vibes permeating throughout the lounge.
Zemra Bar Lounge
Wanting to fuse Mediterranean hospitality with modern elegance, the owners of Zemra Bar Lounge took design plans into their own hands, opening their walls and stage to local artists and musicians. Subdued light bounces off red and goldenrod walls dotted with paint, highlighting the friendly wait staff as they bustle between the dining room and kitchen. Inside the culinary chemistry lab, chefs Ghandour and Brunke prepare pastas, steaks, chops, and seafood from a menu of fine Pan-Mediterranean fare. To compliment the cuisine, the chefs recommend a variety of wines or one of the bar master's signature cocktails. Events such as the open mic on Wednesdays and live music on Fridays create a festive atmosphere while reflecting the local community, their talents, penchant for creativity, and ability to whistle in Italian.