The best way to familiarize oneself with a different culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about the Mediterranean culture with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Zodiac Bar and Grill.
Zodiac Bar and Grill's flame-wielders sizzle up fresh and healthy Mediterranean fare, compiling a menu brimming with hearty tapas and kebabs. Lunch options include a bevy of sandwiches and burgers, including the Zodiac burger, which weaves a tapestry of bacon, mushroom, and provolone across an 8-ounce canvas of beef ($6.25), and a falafel-, hummus-, and tabbouleh-stacked veggie wrap ($6). Many dinner items arrive in tapas form, so the shrimp scampi ($8) or the seven cheese and spinach roll ($5) are small enough to store in upper cheeks for upcoming hibernations. For a heartier entree, try the tastefully impaled lamb kebab ($18), which comes accompanied by an entourage of Greek salad and your choice of pilaf or rice.
Zodiac’s booth-lined eatery cultivates a simple, yet elegant dining experience with a fleet of sleek, cherry-wood tables refracting the luminance of ambient wall lighting. The full bar emanates a charmingly bucolic atmosphere, boasting rustic brick walls and chandelieresque lights. Guests can stop by this low-lit watering hole to sip on a postmeal drink or to practice blowing smoke decahedrons with a flavorful hookah.
Zodiac Bar & Grill
If you could ask the Zodiac Bar & Grill its star sign, it might say the notoriously enigmatic Gemini. At lunch, the meals are decidedly casual—full of Italian-style paninis or wraps stuffed with gyro meat. As night falls, however, the menu transforms into a more elegant dinner spread. Diners can order from a selection of Mediterranean-style tapas, which includes calamari and wine-splashed shrimp scampi, or commit to a kebab entree. Along with beef and chicken, skewers also come loaded with aquatic meats, such as swordfish or scallops. On Friday nights, the restaurant stays open until 2 a.m. DJs spin beats as loungers smoke hookah while sipping on top-shelf cocktails or one of six house wines.
120 W Adams St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202Get Directions