Traditionally, Mediterranean cuisine is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Experience this regional fare the way it was originally meant to be served. For $15, you get $35 worth of Mediterranean dinner cuisine at Aesop's Tables, the Mediterranean café on Massachusetts Avenue.
The Great Sea of Mediterranea has spawned fantastic dance moves, as well as cuisine that delights the most stoic of palates. Aesop's Tables celebrates traditional dishes from Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Morocco, with a dinner menu of succulent fare. Any food tour can begin with Aesop's dipping plate featuring Tuscan bean dip, hummus, and sun-dried tomato and feta spreads with pita pallets ($8.25), or a dozen garlic-and-wine steamed mussels ($9). At the sound of the dinner gong, professional illusionists unveil the grilled Portuguese chicken and shrimp over rice with a caramelized onion sauce ($18.50), and a rich lamb stew served over a roasted potato with cinnamon, Allspice, herbs, and green beans ($17.50).
Vegetarians can turn to the delights of the pita grill, with grilled squash, green peppers, and onions served with mozzarella and tzatziki ($9) and the Greek salad with a blend of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta, olives, and house-made Greek dressing ($8.75). For all appetites and in all weathers, Mediterranean cuisine is regarded as an essential gustatory experience.
Valid for dinner service only. Not valid for Valentine's Day.
Indianapolis Restaurant Scene says this of one of Aesop's Tables' dishes:
- Probably the best thing was the lobster bisque—it was very brightly colored though and very thick, thicker than any lobster bisque I have had, but it had a good flavor. And you could really taste the lobster. Hubby thought it was the best thing we had, and declared he would go back for it. – Indianapolis Restaurant Scene
- I had the gyro, which was huge and delicious. Instead of the side it came with, I substituted a Greek salad for $1.75 and it was a good salad. We got our food very quickly and the server was very friendly and attentive. – LHWIndiana, TripAdvisor
- OH...try the cannoli too! Very slight orange hint in the cream filling and it's very refreshing and a perfect ending to a great meal! – laura0227, TripAdvisor
At Aesop's Tables, cooks prepare a menu of specialties that amalgamate the culinary traditions of Greece, Morocco, Spain, and Portugal. Seasoned, roasted lamb shank share menu space with shrimp that has marinated in a blend of spices and herbs for 24 hours. Plentiful vegetarian offerings include pitas topped with squash, peppers, and tzatziki.