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Mediterranean Kitchen (Bellmore, LI) Report

misterjosh | Jul 17, 2005 08:39 PM

A friend and I finally had dinner on Friday at the Mediterranean Kitchen in Bellmore, Long Island (2620 Merrick Road, east of the Wantagh Pkwy). It's a nice little place tucked in a typical Merrick Road strip mall, next to a Thai place (never been).

The menu is pretty straightforward, with cold appetizers are typical old standards (hummus, baba, etc.) costing a few dollars and entrees consisting mainly of kebabs, grilled fish, and turkish meatballs which top out at around $12.

Feeling up for some variety, instead of ordering specific dishes we asked for a sampler appetizer platter and entree of mixed kebabs for two people -- a request that our waitress graciously accomodated.

First came the appetizer sampler, containing four large portions of babaganoush, spicy tomato salad, hummus, and eggplant salad. The spicy tomato salad was a real standout, with a complex assortment of flavors. The baba was good, although I personally prefer baba that has a smoother consistency.

Entree-wise, the mixed platter was nice. The chicken, veal and beef kebabs were pretty good -- good quality meat, perhaps a bit too well-done. The turkish meatballs were quite tasty, and to me seemed to be what I've had elsewhere as "kafta". All were served on a bed of basmati rice with a side salad.

Had we been more hungry, I would also have liked to order one of the grilled fish dishes that I saw coming out. If they were anywhere near as delicious as they looked, they're a steal at $12.

Overall, it was a pleasant meal with excellent value in an area that I rarely dine in.

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