Restaurant Salaam

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Fine World Cuisine in Athens, Ohio

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We are currently welcoming fully vaccinated guests for dine-in Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:00.  We would appreciate it if you bring your mask and wear it until seated at your table.  Click the Menu tab at the top of the page to see our regular menu, as these items are also available. We have a small but nice selection of beers and wines to accompany our food. 

RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED EXCEPT FOR PARTIES OF 7 OR MORE. 

PLEASE NOTE: With the uptick in covid numbers, we have been doing more contactless carryout, and sometimes get jammed with phone orders right around 5-6 pm.  Keri begins taking orders for the evening by phone when she arrives at 3 pm, so if you leave a message before that, expect a callback after 3. Ordering early helps the kitchen staff to plan and prepare for your order, so when you can, please order early! (you may Pick up anytime you choose between  5:00 pm and 8:30 pm.) The number to call is the restaurant's land line: (740) 594-3800.   If it rings busy, we're fielding other calls or returning calls to those who have left a voicemail.  Please do leave a message and we'll return your call.

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The following are our specials for Wednesday August 10 through Saturday, August 13.  (If you are seeing last week's SPECIALS, please REFRESH THE PAGE.) tO ACCESS OUR REGULAR MENU CLICK HERE

SOUP special: Andalusian Gazpacho
A salad in a bowl! A traditional blended cold soup of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, olive oil, Jerez vinegar and fresh breadcrumbs.   Cup 5, bowl 8

main course special:  Grilled Peach and Chicken Salad

Our always-popular grilled peach and chicken salad is topped with gorgonzola cheese, thinly sliced red onions and toasted almonds, and served with house balsamic vinaigrette on the side. 20

main course special: SESAME-CRUSTED AHI TUNA WITH GINGER SOY DIPPING SAUCE
A perfect dish for a relaxed summer evening: Seared Ahi tuna with a sesame crust, sliced and served with a soy-ginger aioli, an Asian cabbage slaw, and your choice of basmati rice or a low-carb pilaf of “cauliflower rice” (sauteed rice-sized bits of cauliflower and caramelized onion).  25

main course special: SWEET CORN CURRY AND CHICKPEA CURRY
Here’s a lovely vegan Indian-inspired curry containing chickpeas and lots of local sweet corn, fresh ginger, toasted ground spices and a bit of coconut milk.  It’s served with spicy coriander chutney and your choice of basmati rice or a low-carb pilaf of “cauliflower rice” (sauteed rice-sized bits of cauliflower and caramelized onion).    21

Featured Item from our regular menu: Salmon Taratour
Impeccably fresh 60 South salmon topped with a lemon tahini sauce and a salata of herbs, walnuts and sumac, dressed with olive oil and lemon; choice of a grilled vegetable medley or Asian cabbage slaw  26

featured vegetable: ASIAN CABBAGE SLAW
Our vegetable this week is a salad of red and green cabbages with scallions, cilantro, and a light sesame ginger dressing

Featured desserts: Tiramisu, Limoncello cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Drizzle, walnut BAKLAVA

ORDERING for CONTACTLESS PICKUP

You may order specials or regular menu items for pickup until 8:30, and can phone in your order as early as 3:00 pm for your choice of pickup time starting at 5:00. (Ordering early helps us with workflow in the kitchen and is always appreciated! DO leave a voicemail; we will call  you back in the order that calls are received.) You are welcome to pay by phone (use the restaurant number: 740-594-3800) and take advantage of our contactless pickup in the REAR of the restaurant.  To do this, please proceed in the direction of travel on South Congress Street. Don't turn left onto Washington Street... just pass it and then turn left to enter the parking lot behind the restaurant.  You will see  a big blue shelf unit on our rear patio, where we will place your bags of food as soon as they are ready. No need to call when picking up, unless there's a problem with your order.