La Mediterranee offers an excellent variety of dishes throught the year. This summer, the gazpacho and the tomatillo gazpacho were a must. Not to mention the billibi, vichysoise, the cold lobster dish with seafood, and the classica avocado with seafood salad and the chef's very special russian dressing. The endives blue cheese and walnuts salad is the perfect lunch. The cold poached salmon with the herb mayo sauce... you will lick your fingers. Make sure you get a side order of stuffed chiles and oven roasted tomatoes. A great side for the veal milanese or a roasted duckling. Tthe Long Island duckling with orange sauce is simply heavenly. The mussels are available any time of the day: provencale, mariniere, Thai, and, if you love bacon, the house Flamande recipe cooked with beer. Great starters or light dinners are the grilled calamari with arugula salad and the nicoise with sashimi quality ahi tuna. The crab cakes with a wasabi and mango sauces, light, spicy and refreshing, all in one bite. The Dover Sole meuniere or amnadine, a great dinner choice. Fall, will welcome us with the venison medallions in cranberry sauce, the boulabaise with aglioli, frog legs provencale. A soup lover? The mussel soup, the tomato and dill soup, or the fish soup with rouile. Don't miss the po t a feu with turnips,carrots, potatoes in a savory light broth. Dry sea scallops in vermouth sauce are perfect with an arugula salad with marinated tomato vinagrette. The escargots. available all year round, with a butter, garlic, parsley and pernaud sauce. Saturday and Sunday brunch: steak a cheval, eggs benedict or Scandinavian, or just ask one with Canadian bacon and the other with salmon. If by yourself, try the bar for drinks and a cheese plate or an onion soup or just for a full dinner. Feel free to order a Sidecar or a Golden Cadillac. You will get it!! Ask Ernesto for his wine suggestions to match your courses. Once is simply not enought at La Mediterranee.
Pros: Excellent food and ambiance
Cons: Parking is hard to find in the neighborhood. Walk or take a taxi.