This Chicago-based chain brings a â€œModern Mediterraneanâ€ style to the nucleus of Dallasâ€™ Uptown. To not be confused by name with Roti Modern Grill, just north on McKinney, RÅti is a healthy, quick-bite restaurant with a relaxed vibe and ingredient-focused attitude. RÅti is what I like to call an â€œall of the above spotâ€ — one of those restaurants thatâ€™s good for dine-in and dine-out, by yourself or with friends, lunchtime or dinnertime, post-gym or post-workâ€¦all of the above.
When you walk into the glassy, grey interior of this new location, youâ€™ll quickly notice a wall sketched mural on your right that expresses the RÅti mantra, â€œFood That Loves You Backâ€. As you continue towards the back, youâ€™ll stroll past a colorful bar of ingredients that youâ€™ll use to create your delicious Mediterranean medley. Whether youâ€™re #protein, #vegan, #glutenfree, #carbload or just #foodie (like us Food Nerds), RÅti offers a variety that will delight any diet.
Setting them apart from the Austin-born, Vertskebap, RÅti 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 entrÃ©e. If you donâ€™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.
RÅtiâ€™s new, Dallas location is the companyâ€™s first stop outside of the Chicago area and the upper-East Coast, so I wouldnâ€™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 Saturdayâ€™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.)