Pita Grille Restaurant in North Palm Beach
- freakerdude Dec 15, 2010 06:00 PM
The owners of Middle East Bakery & Grocery in WPB opened up this resto in NPB on US-1 across from the NY Bar & Grill over 2 years ago. It's more of a pan-Mediterranean/American resto than Middle Eastern. The inside is small and cozy but nice. You can sit at the small bar and watch the open kitchen cook your food. Service is always good and the owner is usually present during the day and nights.
Lunch is a good deal and most everything is under $12. The menu has a lot of options for dinner and lunch and there's always specials. Cabbage and squash rolls are very good. They have lots of pita roll ups avalable for lunch and many kebabs as well. Chicken and kafta kebabs (Moroccan spiced minced lamb) are very good. Lots of apps as well along with humus, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, etc. to round out the menu. I've had almost everything on the menu: kebabs, shawarma, mahi wraps, soft shell crab po boy.
Dinner menu looks really good and they have quite a few options from the usual staples. Duck, tuna, all kinds of kebabs and quite few seafood options. Menu has both Turkish and Greek items and most are under $20. Dessert menu looked good and there's Turkish coffee as well.
This is one of my favorite lunch spots in the area.
PITA GRILLE RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR
12100 US Highway One
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
I've eaten dinner here several times now and the saku tuna is a must have. It's Moroccan Spiced Saku Tuna sesame crusted yellow-fin tuna, red quinoa roasted vegetables pilaf, red pepper coulis and harrisa aioli. The pecan crusted rack of lamb with couscous is another big hit on the dinner menu.
Pita Grille has been sold but they are keeping Hadib on as a consultant. Unfortunately, they will be changing or adding to the menu a bit to have a California flair. I have my doubts as to whether they can keep up the standards that Hadib had. The new owner said it will be American with a Middle Eastern influence instead of Middle Eastern with an American influence.
Lunch prices are a bit more expensive and they are adding wine dinners to the menu.This was my only 'go-to' Middle Eastern resto of this caliber and any change away from the main cuisine may not be good.
The new owners will be changing the name sometime soon to reflect it's new direction.
Just to clear things up... Pita Grille has been sold to owners coming from California (this is my family). We are still passionate about the Mediterranean food and love what Adib created... He still comes in from time to time to eat and to converse with his regulars.
Our goal with Pita Grille is only to enhance what Adib started and we hope you get the time to come in and see what we have done. Food is still fantastic and we are really enjoying our start here in the area.
Whether or not a name change happens is still up in the air... We would like something that encompasses our entire menu because sometimes "Pita Grille" doesn't sound like you can also walk in and get blue crab cakes, organic salmon, and pick from a variety of good wines... For now, we are just concentrating on getting to know our regulars and welcoming newcomers.
Thanks so much for starting this post, freakerdude. It's people like you who help keep us afloat and we really appreciate it! Hope to see you soon!