Momed Expands Their Excellent Mediterranean Menu in Atwater Village

[caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“1024”] Bar at Momed[/caption] There’s been a Mediterranean favorite of a few years now called Momed, on Beverly Drive. It was at the opening of this restaurant where I tasted some really solid flatbreads with interesting toppings, exquisite white wines and discovered the wonder that would become an outpost favorite, their Duck Shawarma Wrap. Fast forward to today, and I’m intrigued that while the first location is close to my office, the second is now close to my home. Lucky me. [caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500”] Squash Blossom Falafel[/caption] Owner Alex Sarkissian has big plans for his new location.Ā You can still get starterĀ favorites in which to scoop your warm pita like theirĀ Avocado Hummus, Red Kale Tabouleh and Tzatziki in Atwater Village, but there are some surprises to be found all over the menu. The Squash Blossom Falafel was one new addition, and it was a delicious, California modernĀ take on the (here, delicately) fried appetizer, served with aĀ bit of their trademark cilantro tahini. The wine list has been expanded a bit, and he plans to put some wine-based cocktails on the menu in the immediate future, with hopefully a full liquor license coming next year. There are a few other things that they’ve changed from the Beverly Hills location. Some items wereĀ updated as far as to the presentation and serving style, if things aren’tĀ just a larger serving size, such as the salads. These larger portions Ā is all conducive to their largeĀ patio (formerly site of The Crossing), a space that’s big enough to fit more than doubleĀ the capacity ofĀ their Beverly Drive location. [caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500”] Charmoula-crusted Wild Sea Bass, Charred Shishito, Herb Coulis[/caption] Their famous lamb shawarma remains in a wrap in Beverly Hills; however, you’ll find it on a challah bun in Atwater Village. Most of the new additions to the menu are the entrees, or mains, including a Seabass Crudo, a Smoked Veal as well as the Charmoulah (pork t-bone) dish. I tried the latter during my tasting. [caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500”] Chalaghaj - Pork T-Bone, Roasted Chickpea Baleela, Baby Purple Artichokes, Preserved Lemon Butter[/caption] In all, I was pleased with practically everything. The fish was expertly cooked with that perfectly soft texture on the inside and that always-desired crispy skin on the outside. The pork was tender, if done a little bit more well than I’d prefer, but all the flavors and flavor combinations in the dishes were superb. Momed is a welcome addition to Atwater Village. Sure, you’ll have to travel east, west or south for Texas BBQ now, but hopefully, hopefully, modernized Mediterranean is here to stay. And now, to visit Momed during the day… [caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500”] Exterior[/caption] All food and wine were hosted.

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Cafe: 8 AM to 6 PM


11:30 AM -Ā 2:30 PM

Dinner: Sun - Thu

5:30 - 9:30 PM

Dinner: Fri - Sat

5:30 - 10 PM

Momed 245 Casitas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039 323.522.3488