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Yella Grille


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Falafel Plate
Falafel served w/ chopped tomato, parsley, cucumbers, red pickles, tahini sauce & pita bread
Mediterranean Mezza Platter
Meat pies, grape leaves, spring rolls, spinach pies, falafel, babaganouj & homemade pita chips
Kafta Crisps
Ground lamb, parsley, onion & cinnamon stuffed in pita bread & baked served w/ a cucumber, yogurt dipping sauce
Sautéed mussels steamed w/ tomato, garlic, herbs, white wine, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, & lemon
Hummus served w/ toasted pita bread
Potato Kibbeh
Seared crushed potato, cracked wheat, chopped vidalia onion & mint served w/ a garlic sumac dip
Hummus Awarma
Hummus topped w/ sautéed ground beef, carmelized onion & cinnamon
Feta & Herb Spring Rolls
Crispy phyllo dough stuffed w/ feta cheese & herbs
6 wings $8.00
12 wings $15.00
Chicken Wings a La Provencal
Crispy Chicken Wings
With tomato, lemon, garlic, cilantro & cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Romaine lettuce, fried pita bread, tomato, cucumber, onion, parsley, mint, red radishes, sumac, chef’s specialty dressing
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, herb croutons, caesar dressing
Finely chopped flat parsley, onion, tomato, cracked wheat, lemon juice, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil served w/ hearts of romaine
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red radishes, onion, olives, & feta cheese, w/ greek dressing 8.00 v.
Lamb Chops
Special marinated seared lamb chops w/ demi glace, served w/ grilled asparagus & sautéed wild mushrooms over truffled risotto
Kibbeh Lebneay
Kibbeh, braised beef & carmelized shallots served w/ a cilantro, garlic yogurt sauce accompanied by long grain white rice
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Sea scallops pan seared & served w/ a cilantro, roasted garlic, shallot, & white wine sauce accompanied by a trio of sautéed shitake, portobello & chanterelle over truffled shaved potato
Stuffed Eggplant
Crisp eggplant stuffed w/ Egyptian rice, roasted peppers, poached tomato & braised shallots served w/ a red pepper coulis
Pan Seared Salmon
Served w/ moroccan couscous, melted fennel & vidalia onion & a tomato, cumin & cilantro coulis
Beef Short Ribs
Tangerine braised beef short ribs. Served w/ grilled asparagus & sautéed wild mushrooms over truffled risotto
Braised Lamb Pappardelle
Braised lamb shanks w/ basil, mint, sautéed spinach& wild mushrooms, served over pappardelle
Seared Skirt Steak
Seared skirt steak served w/ a crushed potato & fennel tower, topped w/ carmelized onions, sautéed wild mushrooms & demiglace
Pan​ seared day boat fish fillet, accompanied by spiced long grain rice topped w/ crispy vidalia onions & toasted pine nuts, served w/ a duo of sesame & brown butter sauces
Roasted Vegetable Pappardelle
Pappardelle pasta w/ roasted squash, zucchini, vidalia onion & wild mushrooms, topped w/ parmesan & toasted pine nuts
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms Over Truffled Risotto
Haricot Verts Sautéed w/ Carmelized Onion
Lentils, Cracked Wheat & Carmelized Onions (Mujadarah)
Yella, which means “Come On, Let’s Go” in Lebanese, is a Modern Mediterranean Grille located in the heart of downtown Andover. Chef Carlo Berdahn and his wife Danielle together co-own the picturesque bistro, bringing a new and fresh dining option to the Merrimack Valley. The intimate space and updated décor provide a warm and relaxed atmosphere, while its crisp linens and open layout give the dining room a comfortable and inviting setting. Lebanese inspired, these beautifully plated dishes remain true to the hearty traditions of regional cooking; warm soups, dark lentils, subtle teasing spices, velvety risotto, crispy pan seared fish, succulent lamb and delectable desserts. Chef Berdahn uses
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

This is acute little restaurant in downtown Andover. Like most of the local spots it is over-priced (probably to cover the high rent). We went a couple of other peolpe who really enjoy this spot but I found it crowded and food mediocre with small...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank EdsGirlBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best food, great service, consistently high quality. Our favorite restaurant in New England. Mediterranean recipes.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jim F
Reviewed 16 February 2019

We went with friends for dinner and had a lovely meal. In our party we had a mediterranean platter to start and lamb tacos- all great, Then we had a salad with falafel, scallops, chicken and the lamb shank. All dishes were good and the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Geela1
Reviewed 8 November 2018

A great little place tucked away in Andover. Just keep going back and trying everything. You can't go wrong with a thing. Even kale salad! Chef owned and run as a couple. Lovely staff, and good wine list.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank victoriabY682HW
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Don't let the size of this little cafe fool you. The salads are great and the entrees truly magnificent! I particularly love the Lamb Tajine. Andover presents a wonderful variety of fine restaurants, but Yella should be among your first choices.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kris G
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great service but that was all. Prices were expensive. Food was overcooked and dry. Would not go again...sorry!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Julia K
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Best Mid-Eastern food in the area! Located in Methuen’s menga valley - it’s a superb family run restaurant!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Another big group for a birthday. Excellent Meze, Baba Ganouj, lamb, and seafood. Attentive service, allowed us to spread out as the crowd cleared.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andy T
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This place is sort of hard to find in Andover, but it is a hidden gem! It's so delicious and unique authentic and healthy food you can't find in a lot of other restaurants!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank gabriellagoodwin
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our Mediterranean lunch with friends. Chips & hummus along with their spiced fresh black tea with cinnamon and mint with a drop of honey. We had the falafel salad and the fisherman taco. Dessert was over the top - bread pudding with raspberry and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Esmosier
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