Monday, June 6, 2011

Sonoma Adds Mediterranean Fare to the Oakley Mix

Dexter Heading Out for a Picnic

Jan picked up Neil for lunch while I went on a little picnic in my park.

This restaurant has closed

     Sonoma American & Mediterranean Grill is a relatively new addition to Oakley Square.  Located adjacent to Dewey's Pizza and in the previous location of Kona Bistro (we still miss them), the space is simple with only a few changes to the interior.  

      Jan joined me for lunch.  We perused the menu as our server highlighted some of the favorite items.  We decided to share her suggestion of the Spanish Fried Cheese.  The cheese itself was rather bland, but combined with the greens, herbs, olive oil mixture, and pita bread we found it to be delicious and satisfying.  Jan chose the Blackened Fish on Toasted Marble Rye, while I went with another suggestion in the Kefta Burger.  The Tilapia was a light generous serving with tartar sauce...nicely seasoned and flaky.  My burger was a combination of beef, lamb, parsley, and onion on a fresh toasted Kaiser roll.  It was cooked to my liking and moist throughout.  We both chose the slaw as
our side dish.  It was the creamy variety and Jan felt it reminded her of her Mom's, which was a good thing.  Service was friendly and efficient.  Everything was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary or registering on the creative meter.

Spanish Fried Cheese
Blackened Fish on Toasted Marble Rye
Kefta Burger on a Kaiser Roll

      All of our lunch orders are available on the dinner menu, which is pricier, although the Kefta is then served as 3 mini burgers.  Other menu offerings have Mediterranean influences with kabobs, falafel, stuffed pitas, hummus, soups, and salads.  Items are marked for gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan.  There is a nice wine, beer, and specialty drink list.   

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