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“Small and intimate”
Review of Yella Grille

Yella Grille
Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Andover
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Description: 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 his culinary expertise to create classic, yet modern Mediterranean dishes.
Boston
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small and intimate”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Excellent food and small and intimate atmosphere. My only complaint is that it's so small, it's hard to get a reservation on the weekend and it's
a bit pricy to be so cramped.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Cathy G
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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for the feedback, Cathy! We absolutely agree with you in that Yella certainly has space limitations, and do wish that we were able to accommodate everyone seeking a reservation with us on the weekends. The good news is that our outdoor patio will be opening soon for the season, which will provide us with six additional tables to enjoy in nice weather. We hope to see you back at Yella soon!
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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful and Unique”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We have dined here several times and the food and service are always excellent. The menu is varied and offers many good options - hard to decide which to choose at times. I would highly recommend Yella.

Visited December 2013
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Thank JF38
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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Hi JF38, thanks for your kind words about Yella- we very much appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing. Hope to see you again soon.
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Culinary Delight”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is a great restaurant and I would put this on your list of places to go for 2014. The food is absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the short ribs and he said that the flavor was unbelievable and the meat was so tender. I ordered red the scallops and I savored every bite. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. The service is very attentive. I have been here for lunch also and it does not disappoint.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SwimmerGirl13
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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Your positive comments are much appreciated, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! The scallops and short ribs are two of the Chef's specialties, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed them so much. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon.
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Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The food did meet the standard one would expect at a restaurant with an elegant atmosphere and pricey menu. We asked the waitress for a second com The hummus was bland, the mezza platter had what appeared to be frozen mini hors'deuvres, the shrimp dinner plates was mostly pasta and a few shrimp. We asked for another complimentary hummus and was told that it would be billed. The waitress kept pushing wine and liquor which is bad form. I would never recommend this place.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank george s
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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your experience with us at Yella. We apologize that your expectations weren’t met, as we absolutely want to make every possible effort to exceed expectations. My husband and I are embarrassingly meticulous perfectionists and we have worked very hard to establish a reputation of delicious food and gracious service for Yella. We apologize for the confusion with the hummus; it is made daily in a limited quantity and is given with the compliments of the Chef as a sample, but is featured as an appetizer in larger quantity, and all of our appetizers are made by hand daily. I would like to invite you back to Yella in hopes that your experience with us will be much different, and ask that you contact me directly prior to that so that I can personally see to it.
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dining Delight”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

At the suggestion of friends, we experienced a wonderful and delicious meal at Yella Grille. The friendly staff, especially our waitress Danielle, coupled with knowledge of the menu, made it easy to choose a meal. The scallops were outstanding! Crab cakes amazing and the chocolate mouse was sensational. We will definately return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Cooki D
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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Hi Cooki, thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed your meal with us. I'm happy to hear that you loved the scallops and pots du creme so much, and that Danielle took such fantastic care of you. Hope to see you back soon!
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