Restaurant Salaam

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Fine World Cuisine in Athens, Ohio

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We are currently welcoming 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. 


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 17 through Saturday, August 20.  (If you are seeing last week's SPECIALS, please REFRESH THE PAGE.) tO ACCESS OUR REGULAR MENU CLICK HERE

SOUP special: Green Pea with Tarragon
A creamy blended bright green soup made with chicken stock, with hints of tarragon.  Cup 5, bowl 8

main course special:  Roasted Rack of Lamb

A five-rib roasted rack of lamb, with a pomegranate bbq glaze, served with creamy mashed sweet potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts topped with a balsamic reduction and toasted pistachios. 28

Fresh Prince Edward Island mussels cooked in a buttery garlic white wine sauce with chunks of fresh local tomatoes, tossed with linguine pasta and served with plenty of our crusty French bread.  24

main course special: Ratatouille
A classic Provençal end-of-summer vegetable stew, featuring zucchini, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes.  We’re serving it with lots of our crusty French bread.  23

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 roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze and pistachios  26

featured vegetable: Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Our vegetable this week is oven-roasted brussels sprouts drizzled with a balsamic reduction and topped with toasted pistachios

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


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.