My husband and I were there recently. The person who greeted us at the door was very receptive and made us feel at home. After a nice starter of Hummus, (at which I got hooked on the stuff), we had our meal. The kebabs were cooked perfectly, and the presentation was really nice. We enjoyed the ambiance. During the time we were there, the owner came in and greeted us warmly, and made sure we were happy with the service. We will definitely be back!
This was truly the worst meal we've experienced in years...maybe even the worst meal ever. The Mediterranean Combo Kebab platter included one skewer each of ground beef/lamb, chicken and lamb for $19.99. The Kufta Kebab platter included two skewers of ground beef/lamb for $15.99. All the meat was severely overcooked, the rice was cold and bland and their veggie mix was awful.
The owner even tried to deny our $25 Gift Certificate and when we kept pointing out to him that we followed all the terms and conditions of ordering a minimum of $35 worth of food, he finally agreed to honor it "this time" he said. There will NEVER be a next time...period.
We had an amazing time. From the polite staff, to the great food. We had beef and chicken kebabs, and everything was so spot on. I couldn't have imagined a better meal.
My husband opted for the Baklava, and he said that it was one of the best ever. Since I'm trying to lose weight, I decided to have another salad. That was a great choice.
We will be back.
Pros: Fantastic Hummus
Cons: Can't think of any
It's a good thing I came here with a $25 Restaurantdotcom gift certificate that I bought for $2 (80% off) because this was one of the worst meals I've had in a long time...not to mention waaaaaaaaaay overpriced!
Pride of the Mediterranean (bad choice of name, IMO) is located in the Blackhawk Plaza behind Anthropologie and next to Alberto's Cantina. It's a teeny place (only 6 tables) but it has ample outdoor seating for hookah's, which I imagine is their big $$$ maker. Teenagers and 20-somethings started pouring in at around 9pm on a Friday night to smoke hookah on the patio, which is why they stay open till at least midnight.
The hummus they served as a complimentary starter was decent; it was about a 1/8" layer thinly spread across a small plate, but at least it was good. Everything went sharply downhill from there. We ordered a Mediterranean Combo Kebab, one skewer each of ground beef/lamb, chicken and lamb ($19.99) and a Kufta Kebab, two skewers of ground beef/lamb ($15.99). All the meat was severely overcooked, the rice was served cold and their veggie mix of raw cucumbers and unripe tomatoes was simply awful.
To make things worse, the owner came to our table and tried to tell us that in order for the $25 gift certificate to be valid, we had to order an appetizer and a dessert. However, we pointed out that the certificate only stated: "Minimum food purchase of $35 plus 18% gratuity added to pre-discounted check amount. Dine in only. Dinner only." After a bit of arguing back and forth, he told us that "he would let it go this time" and I thought to myself "uh, there will NEVER be a next time, dude!"
Cons: Horrible BURNT Kebabs, Awful Rice, Inedible Veggies...YUCKY!