This Chicago-based chain brings a “Modern Mediterranean” style to the nucleus of Dallas’ Uptown. To not be confused by name with Roti Modern Grill, just north on McKinney, Rōti is a healthy, quick-bite restaurant with a relaxed vibe and ingredient-focused attitude. Rōti is what I like to call an “all of the above spot” — one of those restaurants that’s good for dine-in and dine-out, by yourself or with friends, lunchtime or dinnertime, post-gym or post-work…all of the above.
When you walk into the glassy, grey interior of this new location, you’ll quickly notice a wall sketched mural on your right that expresses the Rōti mantra, “Food That Loves You Back”. As you continue towards the back, you’ll stroll past a colorful bar of ingredients that you’ll use to create your delicious Mediterranean medley. Whether you’re #protein, #vegan, #glutenfree, #carbload or just #foodie (like us Food Nerds), Rōti offers a variety that will delight any diet.
Setting them apart from the Austin-born, Vertskebap, Rōti offers a Laffa Wrap among their bases, along with a rice plate, pita sandwich or roti salad. Their proteins include a salmon kabob and steak roti; not just the typical beef, lamb and chicken normally found on the menus of Mediterranean spots.
The vegetable toppings taste freshly picked (or pickled) and rinsed and blend well with the savory sauces, like Tahini, that marinate your entrée. If you don’t mind a little heat on your tongue, the Spicy Lamb Meatballs are a must.
The nutritious fare can be accented with light and flavorful teas and juices, such as Watermelon Coconut Fresca, Cucumber Mint Fresca, Pomegranate Lemonade and Black Tea mix, or Peach Black Tea. You can enjoy your meal inside, on cafeteria-style seating (major plus: pop-up table chargers) or outside in the midst of corn hole boards and patio-like tables and chairs.
Rōti’s new, Dallas location is the company’s first stop outside of the Chicago area and the upper-East Coast, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this modern Mediterranean concept shows up in nearby cities, soon. You can enjoy this healthy, filling cuisine Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Saturday’s 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit roti.com or follow them on Instagram, @rotimodernmed, to learn more.
(Disclaimer: My menu tasting was complimentary, and all opinions stated are my own.)