Other than truly fine house-made gyro (both chicken and lamb with beef), it was one “if only” after another at Mediterranean Grill in Bay Shore.
If only the small Turkish storefront had table service. (You order at the counter and pick up your own food when it's ready.) And adequate heat. (It was freezing in there.)
If only the savory zucchini pancakes weren’t so oily. And the lamb chop on my mixed grill combo wasn't chewy and overdone.
While I was happy with an appetizer of hummus and ezme (spicy red pepper dip), the thick, spongy half-warm-half-cold pita was a drawback. A well-seasoned Adana kebab might have been ideal had it come off the grill moments earlier.
True, the place is very new. That’s why I’ll check back in a few months.
Mediterranean Grill is at 164 E. Main St., Bay Shore, 631-647-4466
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