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Mediterranean restaurant with familiar ring lands in Uptown Dallas

Mediterranean restaurant with familiar ring lands in Uptown Dallas

Roti Modern Mediterranean
Uptown Dallas is getting some modern Mediterranean. Photo courtesy of Roti

A restaurant chain from Chicago with a familiar name to local diners will open at a new Uptown Dallas building. Called Roti Modern Mediterranean, it is not to be confused with Roti Grill, a Dallas Indian restaurant mini-chain which also has a branch in Uptown on McKinney Avenue.

Roti Modern will open at the McKinney & Olive building with a menu that includes sandwiches, rice plates, and salads. Roti touts its use of organic chickpeas and sustainable meats such as grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone-free chicken, and fresh sustainable salmon. Stale salmon is not good.

Roti offers a customizable build-your-own, aka Chipotle-style menu where you choose a sandwich, salad, or rice plate, and and then choose toppings, sides, and sauces. Each meal also comes with a whole-wheat, house-baked pita. A whole pita, just for you.

CEO Carl Segal says in a release that they want diners to craft an eating experience, and he uses the word curate.

"Whatever you’re in the mood for, whether it’s char-grilled steak, crispy falafel, or something spicy, we’ll help you curate your perfect meal, ensuring that whichever path you choose, they all lead to delicious," he says.

Roti will open in summer 2017, joining a gallery that includes Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, which is already open, and the Texas debut of Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, a Chicago-based fast-casual concept with food, craft beer, wine, and spirits.