$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Tapas
The menu includes small plates such as lamb tagine with butternut squash in saffron broth ($13), lightly breaded calamari with chipotle lime aioli ($8), and blue cheese and caramelized onion dip with pita ($7).
In the heart of The Grove's up-and-coming avenue sits Joyia, a Mediterranean-style tapas venture from Chuck Pener, the owner of Momos Greek Restaurant in University City, Missouri, that combines flavors inspired by Greece, Italy, Spain, and eastern Mediterranean countries. This tempting combination has already earned the city's attention, with everyone from the neighborhood association to the foodies at Sauce Magazine already buzzing with anticipation. When they're not busy adding to the dining room's unique atmosphere, diners turn their attention to the versatile menu, munching small plates of pork empanadas and spanakopita, grabbing kabobs featuring grilled chicken, roasted lamb, or beef tenderloin. Belly dancers further emphasize the Mediterranean atmosphere with performances six nights a week.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Great food, good service, nice belly dancing!”
“We had a lovely time and the food was great.”
“Excellent quality and presentation, generous portions, exceptional staff, interesting and inviting décor. Will definitely be back.”
4501 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63110