Review: Astor Mediterranean
1829 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Treat yourself to one of the most healthiest cuisines in the world at Astor Mediterranean. As you walk down the street to the Adams Morgan location, cast your eyes toward the quaint tables and chairs outside and sit on down. The wait staff is happy to take your order either to dine-in or take-out. The laid-back style of the Mediterranean waters is just the first feeling you get as you open the menu to tasty delicacies.
You can't go wrong with a basic hummus and pita appetizer. This chickpea staple allows you to indulge your dip cravings, but without the guilt of fatty sauces. Chickpeas are full of protein and good nutrients for your body. If you're looking for a light lunch, try the entree salads beside the hummus. Along with all the dressings you can imagine, add lamb, gyro or even salmon to the lettuce bed to complete the meal.
Astor Mediterranean is known for the half chicken meal. They roast whole chickens and chop them completely in half, serving you with both breast and leg. Decorate your plate with vegetables, spicy chickpeas, rice or potatoes too. Share this plate with a friend at lunch or splurge at dinner for a feast you won't feel too guilty about.
If traditional Mediterranean fare is your goal, take a look at the grill options. Lamb or Kufta kabobs are perfect finger foods for those weekend gatherings. Bring a group down to Astor Mediterranean and try several of the kabobs. Even order a few paninis for good measure. It's like a veritable family home inside the restaurant.
They know you have many options for Mediterranean cuisine in the Washington D.C. area, but they build their reputation on quality and reasonable prices. Their regulars know they'll be full and satisfied with only $10 or $15 spent. Where else can you find a deal like that? Astor Mediterranean also caters to meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Just tell them all about your dietary needs and they'll suggest several platters to meet your goal. Between health-conscious foods and specific ingredient requests, Astor Mediterranean is the people's restaurant.