Avner Samuel’s Urban Bistro features fine Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed, sophisticated setting. Don’t miss the Crispy Moroccan Beef Cigars — crispy wrapped chopped beef fried and served with a creamy dill-cucumber yogurt. And the Assorted Mezza Plate reminds us of why we love this genre so –dolmas, hummus, cucumber salad, and more. The cumin-rubbed rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and devoid of any lamby-ness. The flash fried snapper was delightful and served with a lightly seasoned ratatouille. Pan-seared scallops over Israeli cous cous proved a nice light lunch. The kitchen at Aurora’s casual cousin turns out Mediterranean cuisine with a deft touch. The tart tatin was a pleasant end to the meal, as was the check, which was less than expected for this dining experience.
7709 Inwood, 214.358.1100, www.urbanbistrodallas.com