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Mediterranean Chef

This is a gem of a place, right next to the Johnson Space Center. It's small, intimate and cozy, with an efficient waitstaff. Serving mainly Middle Eastern standbys such as hummus, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh, the place also features many Greek dishes like souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita and pastitsio, all at bargain prices. The lamb-and-beef gyro, available as a sandwich or on a platter, is simply outstanding, as are the chicken kebabs. The wine list is fascinating, with choices from Turkey, Greece and Lebanon intermingled with more traditional offerings. Be sure to leave room for baklava and Turkish coffee flavored with cardamom.
Dawn M. Simmons
  • Price: $, $$
  • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not necessary
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout