Update: Dardanelles is closed.
In a word: Nice place for a light dinner. </Billy Idol>
JM ate the tomatoes Andalous with rice.
Nichole ate the Tangier stew with couscous.
The bill was about $25, or $12.50/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Dardanelles an A- (see our grading rubric).
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Once upon a time, long before Eating in Madison A to Z was born, Nichole tried to get JM to take her out to a nice meal. She chose the Dardanelles, and JM tried in vain to enjoy himself - not because of the Dardanelles, but because it wasn't JM's idea of a good time. This visit was much more relaxed and fun. It just goes to show what a little direction and purpose can do when applied judiciously.
Both of our meals were excellent and the server was nice. The Tangier stew lived up to both senses of the word, leaving Nichole's tongue tingling. Yet the portions were smallish and not inexpensive - a perfect combination, JM pointed out, for a date, where taking home leftovers or appearing cheap are both romance quashers.
Chris, our silent partner at this outing, has highly recommended the chicken doner sandwich. With a cold drink from Barrique's, you can have yourself a satisfying picnic or lunch break at a reasonable price.