Well folks, we have a winner! I dined here tonight and it was a very enjoyable meal.
To start with the negatives, I don’t really have one that I can think of, except that there wasn’t any parking so we parked in the galleria which was railed. My guess is triumph is taking a lot of that lot over. No big deal to walk 50 yards.
This place is actually quite nice inside with a coastal Mediterranean decor. This is a restaurant you can bring your spouse, a date, family or clients to and no one would dislike the atmosphere imo. It isn’t fancy but it has a cool vibe. Don’t expect several water choices, elegant glassware, or fancy cutlery. It’s byob which most people probably know. This is good food with casual dining, and the pricing reflects this.
The food is what this place is about. They start you with complimentary pita bread and olives which are outstanding. The pita is good as well, but the olives shine. The seasoned oil left under the olives was speaking my language. With a little salt and pepper added to the oil, this was a home run when sopped up with pita. The oil on the table was actually quite nice. It actually had flavor! I’m not a fan of bland olive oil. Also, they have sea salt…brilliant. A pepper cracker would have been cool but not big deal at this price.
And onto prices, for 17 bucks I was very impressed with my shrimp dish. Look at these shrimp! They come with shells on but are cut and deveined. They are fresh and tender. The shells keep these suckers moist as hell and they were cooked to perfection. I know shell peeling isn’t for everyone but trust me, these work! Why they don’t say “jumbo” shrimp on the menu is beyond me. Once I peeled one I drowned it in the lemon potato sauce and this was spot on…so nice. A little salt and pepper in the sauce was all this needed. And yes, the potatoes were good too.
My friend had this braised beef dish that that was delicious and very “rib sticking.” It could have fed two of us and she took more than half home. It has pieces of egg plant and zucchini in a tomato sauce that had a hint of cinnamon. I would order both of these again tomorrow. At 17 dollars a dish this place did it for me. In fact, I’m going to terrorize this menu and try to eat my way through it lol. 40 dollars for two meals and a side of rice pretip.
Great service, no wait. Get here before they raise the prices
The pic of the pita is before I had two pieces and a few olives