A neighborhood find. Mediterranean cuisine, but unusually fresh, tasty, and not quite what you might be expecting. Cooks have a sure hand with all dishes.
Quiet, nice decor, bright Mediterranean style pottery that turned out to be Pier 1, Made in China; gracious service; reasonable pricing.
On to the food: Not spicy gaspacho and creamy red lentil soup were enjoyed, $4. My main was stellar: sauteed shrimp, linguine, a lemony, delicate sauce with peppers, artichokes and mushrooms, $15. Very generous portion, shrimp to perfect degree of doneness. Our friend ordered the most expensive entree--lamb chops, pilaf, veggies, for $24. She's the fussy eater, but there were no complaints.Her husband had grilled mediterranean eggplant--quite a meal for $9, with olives, mushrooms and pine nuts over couscous.. My husband thought he wasn't hungry, so he ordered mediterranean salad, which had all sorts of goodies in it, for $7. The gracious owner recognized our friend who lives down the street, and we were treated to a plate of falafel with salsa tahina and very fresh grilled pita. We were also treated to chicken shishkabob, with unusual rice/raisins, cinnamon in it. What did we do to be so well treated? Anyway, that dish was worth ordering also--tasty, not a bit dry.
One order of yummy chocolate cake and another of tiramasu were shared, and enjoyed by all.
Extensive menu; I would be happy to return. Also open for lunch: I would order an aya's burger, topped with sauteed onions and mushrooms, for $8.
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