New in Arlington
Just found this new BYOB gem in Arlington. Mixure of Itailian and Mediterranean.
I had a cool escargo in mushroom caps in a great tomato sause.
then a greek salad (lots of Fetta)
Lamb Chops cooked medium rare
my wife had Tilapia cooked prefectly and more than see could eat.
Riva Mediterranean Grill
2819 W Park Row
They are right near us -- I stopped in to pick up a menu while shopping last week. The space looks tidy, neat, uncluttered. Menu is concise but covers the basics, and that's best for a startup.
Thanks for the rec. Will try them. My heart goes out to small restauranteurs.
I ate lunch there and the salad was huge and flavorful, and some great Baba Ganoush!
I would ask for more pita bread, though.
Super nice people.
Off first post topic, but I think Crossroads BBQ is relatively new to Arlington??? Supposedly with a bbq Dallas heritage to the Deen family?? Anyway, I think I'm going to try it tonight.
Some good restaurants would be a welcome change for Arlington which has become rather depleted. Maybe Jerry World will be good for something besides his losing Cowboys.
Well, don't know what the dust-up's about on this place. Went last night (Fri) at 6:15. At that hour, they should be well prepared for a dinner crowd. Was prepared to order 4 meats among us. But taking a look at the self-serve sides and condiments - they all had a "sitting out untouched for hours film" over their surface, though the bowls were sitting in ice. There was only a serving spoon of slaw remaining and it had a very unhealthy appearance. I asked if it could be refreshed and was told the "girl" who makes it worked the morning shift and no one else knew how - not the best answer at your 3 week period. There was some type of construction trailer in the parking space at the entrance. Not a good overall welcoming intro. Yes, we were there for the bbq, but just couldn't get past the non-starters. If it's still open 6 months down the road, maybe another try.
Just to clarify Coco, you are talking about the bbq place Crossroads correct? Just concerned that people could think you are talking about Riva. I have eaten at Riva twice recently and both times were excellent. I've gone with the mediterrean both times, but they have an ample Italian menu.