The Bottom Line
- Casual atmosphere
- Bring the kids
- Bring a date
- Bring a vegetarian
- Menu book (I'll explain later)
- Don't confuse "Mediterranean Salad" with traditional Greek salad
- Extra charge for fries instead of salad
- Spices Mediterranean Kitchen serves lunch and dinner Mondays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
- Order, pay, pick up your own drink and utensils and wait for your food to be delivered. Check out the daily specials board.
- You can get beer and a few varieties of wine at Spices.
Guide Review - Spices Mediterranean Kitchen
The two of us started with a lovely plate of Labni Cheese ($5.75) with fresh, hot pita bread. It was a large portion, and we were afraid to finish it, because we knew there was more food coming. Delicious! For our meal we ordered a Falafel Plate ($8.25) and a Shawarma Sandwich with chicken ($6.25). Both were good, but I would have a hard time ordering anything other than the Falafel Plate on subsequent visits. Worried about how hard the falafel pieces (5 of them) were on the outside, inside they were fresh and hot and moist. Perfect. The hummus served with that selection was wonderful.
I can't bear to order french fries in a Mediterranean restaurant, although they looked good at the next table. Our mistake, we ordered a Mediterranean salad with the sandwich for a small upcharge, not realizing that the sandwich has Mediterranean salad in it. No problem -- we took the salad home with us and enjoyed it later. Next time I'll ask for a side of Tzatziki instead.
I was advised that the baklava isn't made on the premises, so I ordered the homemade Sweet Malawach ($5). I only intended to have a bite for review purposes, but that didn't work out. The pastry was so light and crispy and perfectly adorned with honey and lots of cinnamon that we devoured that, too. It was an appropriate size for two to share.
Never heard of some of these words or some of these foods? Not to worry. At the front counter at Spices Mediterranean Kitchen there is a binder describing all the menu items with a picture of each. And, yes, the items that we were served looked exactly like those photos. You can see them online at their website, too.
Enjoy your visit to Spices Mediterranean Kitchen; I know I did.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. (07/2010)