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Fadi’s Mediterranean Bistro
14902 Preston RD
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 934-8500
http://www.fadiscuisine.com

My lunches are often short, so I am always looking for the healthiest, least expensive options available for a quick in and quick out. There isn’t always time for a sit down meal in a full service restaurant. On those days, I try to run in to a Souper Salad, or a Sweet Tomatoes, where I can fill up on my favorite vegetables and grab a bowl of soup, but healthy and filling isn’t always savory and satisfying. For savory and satisfying that is healthy and filling, I love Mediterranean food. I cannot tell you how excited I was to find out that a Salad Bar and a Mediterranean Restaurant had had a baby and named it Fadi’s Mediterranean Bistro. Even better, since I am very particular about cleanliness, Fadi’s serving line was meticulous.

The salads were delicious.

The salads looked very good. Nothing wilted, nothing browned, nothing I could turn my nose up at. I went for the hummus, Greek salad, Tabouli salad, and chick peas, then turned the corner to the serving station, where I chose clay oven baked chicken and rice, and some zucchini. All of that, plus pita bread and a drink, came to $12.75 with tax. Considering the portion sizes, it was a very good value.

A very generous portion of chicken.

While the zucchini was just all right, and the Tabouli was a little too sharp with lemon, everything else was fantastic. I was shocked at how good the salad was, especially since there was very little dressing. Just the combination of vegetables (including radish, carrots, peppers, and onions) with the olives and feta was quite good. And the veg were as crisp as they had looked to be. The hummus was one of the best blends I’ve tasted, having a warm, nutty appeal, and the chick peas were fantastic. I even liked the chicken, which was moist and tender.