If you've got Mediterranean fare on the brain, you're in luck: We've found the freshest Dallas eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Mediterranean food.
308 N. Bishop, Oak Cliff
Paradiso is a Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar.
According to the business' Facebook page, this new establishment specializes in "seasonal fare, inspired by Southern Europe’s coastal approach to dining." The spot offers handmade pastas and wood-fired pizzas, plus lavender grapefruit oysters and other wild-caught seafood.
With a four-star Yelp rating out four reviews, Paradiso has been getting positive attention thus far.
"The atmosphere is really beautiful. It's light, airy and full of beautiful velvet and leather seating with tons of greenery," said Yelper Natalie S., who reviewed Paradiso on August 24. "Our waitress suggested the halibut, and I'm so glad she did. So much flavor!"
Yelper Caroline K. wrote, "Had the Paradiso soda cocktail and I loved it. ... Then, we had the sopressata pizza and it was delicious. We had to order another one."
The new eatery has yet to post its hours online.
4511 McKinney Ave., Uptown
Jasper's Uptown is a bar and Mediterranean fusion steakhouse.
Jasper's Uptown, the restaurant's third location, provides a blend of tastes from the Mediterranean, Pacific Rim and American Southwest, as reported by D Magazine. The seasonally rotating menu features items such as spicy melon salad, angel hair pasta with late summer squash, coal-charred rib-eye steak and other locally sourced culinary creations, plus a comprehensive cocktail selection.
Yelp users are generally positive about Jasper's Uptown, which currently holds four stars out of three reviews on the site.
Yelper Kenneth S., who reviewed Jasper's Uptown on August 25, wrote, "We had dinner there ... and everything was spectacular! We started with the quail legs, as well as the [blue] cheese potato chips, then we had the pork loin and the ribs. ... Drinks were delicious, as well."
The new steakhouse hasn't shared its business hours online.
Roti Modern Mediterranean
2000 Ross Ave., Downtown Dallas
Roti Modern Mediterranean is a Mediterranean cafe chain, specializing in salads and pita sandwiches.
This eatery's latest Dallas location offers meals inspired by the Mediterranean diet. On the menu, look for rice plates, pita sandwiches and chopped salad bowls, which are fully customizable and can meet the needs of various dietary restrictions.
Roti Modern Mediterranean's current rating of three stars out of four reviews on Yelp indicates the newcomer is still finding its way, but it's in its early days.
Yelper Andrew D., who was one of the first users to visit Roti Modern Mediterranean on August 21, wrote, "Great location and the food was amazing! Really fresh and healthy options, and great for a fast lunch. Also has a nice patio!"
Roti Modern Mediterranean is open from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on weekdays. (It's closed on weekends.)