Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mediterranean Sandwich Co. - Mobile, Alabama

Mediterranean Sandwich Company, located on Dauphin Street, just down from the Cathedral, gets 4.5 stars on Yelp with 46 reviews and is the number one rated restaurant (out of in 560) in Mobile on Trip Advisor with 73 reviews.  We had no idea at the time we visited that it was this highly regarded.  We were walking Dauphin and it looked like the best of the options. We did have at least two people, while we were looking at the menu in the window, comment as they walked by that it was amazingly good. 
Located on Dauphine, the main tourist street in Mobile.

The staff (the owner and one other worker) was friendly and good about answering questions we had. The menu is fun and varied and catered to our desire to eat vegetarian for this meal. One of the staff told us we needed to have the orzo pasta, so we got both kinds, the spinach-tomato and the bacon carbonara. He was right, they were both very good. We took it take-out and as we were eating it later in the day in our hotel room I was wishing we'd ordered more. Both were good, but the bacon was probably a tad bit better than the spinach (so we didn't stay strictly vegetarian). 
bacon carbonara orzo pasta
spinach-tomato orzo pasta
The roasted vegetable and cheese pita had peppers, onions, mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan and pesto mayo. It was a decent sauce, the pita was nice and all the ingredients were there, and it was pretty good, but it just did not have anything real distinguishing about it. If I'd had access to some condiments I would have added salt and perhaps some hot sauce.
roasted vegetables and cheese pita
The goat and boursin cheese salad had roasted red peppers, roasted mushrooms, goat and garlic boursin cheese mixed together, almonds, citrus vinaigrette dressing and lettuce. There was a nice volume of mushrooms, just a small bit of red peppers, a glob of the cheese (which was good, but small) and mostly just lettuce without enough dressing. It was disappointing. 
goat and boursin cheese salad
I'm sure we did not have the best they had to offer as we were going vegetarian and the orzo pasta they recommended was very good. I'm sure if we'd gotten some meat sandwiches we'd have had an even better experience. 

1 comment:

  1. The menu was pretty interesting--lots of options. I think I liked that goat and boursin cheese salad more than you did.