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“Divine Dining Last Evening”
Review of Yella Grille

Yella Grille
Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Andover
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Description: Yella, which means “Come On, Let’s Go” in Lebanese, is a Modern Mediterranean Grille located in the heart of downtown Andover. Chef Carlo Berdahn and his wife Danielle together co-own the picturesque bistro, bringing a new and fresh dining option to the Merrimack Valley. The intimate space and updated décor provide a warm and relaxed atmosphere, while its crisp linens and open layout give the dining room a comfortable and inviting setting. Lebanese inspired, these beautifully plated dishes remain true to the hearty traditions of regional cooking; warm soups, dark lentils, subtle teasing spices, velvety risotto, crispy pan seared fish, succulent lamb and delectable desserts. Chef Berdahn uses his culinary expertise to create classic, yet modern Mediterranean dishes.
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were looking for someplace to have a special dinner and decided on Yella. It was our first visit. I rang the restaurant and was pleased that they could seat us inside in 15 minutes. It was a beautiful summer evening and the outside seating was full. Our server, Jenn, was lovely with the perfect mix of attentiveness, helpfulness, and humor. We chose a bottle of Ghost Rider California blend and appreciated every sip. While we were waiting for our falafel appetizer, a complementary small portion of housemade hummus was served with pita chips. Yummy. The falafels were the lightest I have ever had; I might say ethereal. I would go back just for those. The serving was six generous falafel balls, which are great for sharing. My only suggestion is the traditional turnip pickles could use a titch more vinegar. My lamb chops were amazing, perfectly seasoned and cooked medium rare and served on a perfectly cooked truffled wild mushroom risotto. My spouse had the lamb pappardelle and loved it. Portions are generous and some went home with us, so we could have a bite of dessert, the Moroccan spice chocolate pot de cream strawberry preserves. This was "to die for" chocolate and we had to restrain ourselves from licking the bowel
The restaurant is pricy, but not outrageous and it is great value.
When we make a find like this, we always ask, "who can we take there next time?" We were please to see our vegetarian and gluten free friends could be accommodated.

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Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Mediterranean style food - absolutely love pretty much everything there . Very small restaurant so make a Ressie - great for Lunch as well as dinner - outside seating in the summer - parking can be tricky

Thank maeve3
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This place has a Middle Eastern cousins. It is small place, seating is tight. Though the food was good and delicious, the noise prevented any decent (or intimate) discussion.

A great place if you want good food, drink and enjoy a raucous evening. Not a place for an intimate evening with quite discussion.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The scallops in mushrooms and brussels sprouts were wonderful.

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1  Thank Phillip O
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Five stars again for a beautiful and ample takeout dinner for six. Try the mezza appetizer tray and the assortment of kabobs. Add a fatoush salad and voila!! Yalla!!!!

Thank DavidHastingsMBA
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