Restaurant Salaam

Fine World Cuisine in Athens, Ohio

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Fine World Cuisine in Athens, Ohio

(PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING SO THAT OUR STAFF CAN CELEBRATE WITH THEIR FAMILIES. We will resume dinner service on Wednesday, December 1.) 


We are currently welcoming fully vaccinated guests for dine-in Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:00.  Please remember to bring your mask and wear it until seated at your table (and preferably until you begin dining.) Below you will find the specials for Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, November 20, 2021. (If you are seeing last week's specials, please refresh the page.)  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 THAT RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED EXCEPT FOR PARTIES OF 7 OR MORE. 

We are working hard to try to provide the safest "dine in" experience we can for you. We have installed  high-tech air purification systems (Reme Halo LED) in both the dining and kitchen areas. (For a non-affiliated review of the technology, you might want to watch this video about it HERE.)  We have also removed some tables from our dining room to place more space between tables.  In addition, we have a new "outdoor-ish" dining space we're calling the Garden Room... you can see a photo taken from the sidewalk, below. ALL our staff is vaccinated and we require that all dine-in customers be vaccinated as well.  If you are not vaccinated, we'll be happy to prepare food "to-go" for you. Our servers wear masks (yes, over their noses too!) and we ask that you wear your mask until you are seated and dining. 


In addition to our regular menu, we still have specials that change every week, so check below to see what we have coming up! We publish the specials for each coming week on Monday or Tuesday.  We will continue to offer both traditional and contactless prepaid carryout (of both regular menu items and specials.) The number to call is now the restaurant's land line: (740) 594-3800, and you may call to place your carryout order as early as 4:30 each day we are open. If it rings busy, we're taking an order from another customer, so leave a message or call back in a few minutes... and thank you for your patience!

 
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PLEASE NOTE:

Please note that we will be closed the week of Thanksgiving and will reopen for dinner on Wednesday, December 1. These were our specials for Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, November 20.  (If you are seeing last week's menu, please REFRESH THE PAGE.) 

We no longer accept tips, and the gratuity you may have added formerly is now included in the price you see for food and beverages. 

We've chosen instead to pay all our employees a living wage. :-)

appetizer special: PANEER PAKORA

A popular north Indian appetizer of paneer (cheese) tossed with spices, dipped in a dal flour batter and fried, served with cilantro chutney.  12

soup special:  MUSHROOM BISQUE

One of our most-requested soups; lots of mushrooms, a hint of dry sherry. Vegetarian but not vegan. Cup 4, bowl 7

main course special: GREEK-STYLE SLOW-ROASTED LAMB

Leg of lamb pot-roasted with lemon, garlic, oregano and aromatic vegetables until tender, served with crusty oven-roasted rosemary garlic Yukon Gold potatoes and carrots.  25

main course special: BRAZILIAN MOQUECA

One of our favorite seafood stews! We’re using halibut, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels, simmered in coconut milk with onion, tomatoes, peppers, organic red palm oil and lime juice, with white rice on the side.  25

main course special: FALL FARRO BOWL

A warm farro wheat pilaf with mushrooms, caramelized onions and kale, topped with roasted butternut squash and crumbled goat cheese, a reduced balsamic drizzle, toasted walnuts, and Green Edge Gardens microgreens (please specify “no cheese” if you prefer your bowl to be vegan.) 22

side vegetable special: GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION 


dessert special: POACHED PEARS WITH BUTTER RUM SAUCE

Local pears, oven-poached with nutmeg, butter, brown sugar and Myers rum, topped with a reduced sauce of the poaching liquid and cream.  So delicious!  9

ORDERING DIRECTIONS

We are now open for indoor dining by fully vaccinated guests Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30-9:00.  You may still order specials or regular menu items for pickup until 8:45 each evening; you may phone in your order as early as 4:00pm  for pickup starting at 5:15.  You may choose to still pay by phone (please use the restaurant number: 740-594-3800) and use our contactless pickup in the REAR of the restaurant.  To do this, please proceed in the direction of travel on S. 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 shelf unit on our rear patio, where we will place your bags of food as soon as they are ready.  No need to call, unless there's a problem with your order.

(740) 594-3800

 
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