My husband's choice has a decidedly Italian slant. The Sandwich Mediteran consists of deli sliced chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, mozzarella cheese on homemade whole grain bread for $5.95. If you have more of an appetite, you can order soup or a salad for just $2.00 more. Our waiter, who is also the owner, seems to be genuinely surprised when you do not order something more, but this sandwich is a nice size for a full lunch. What makes the Sandwich Mediteran so delectable is the bread. The owner and his family are in early every morning to bake the bread for sandwiches and rolls for the tables.
The interior decor is also a blending of all of the European cultures, mentioned earlier. The highlight of the restaurant's design is the art on the walls. These are sketches drawn by the owner, himself. The owner and his family are from Bosnia, and their attention to detail has made this downtown space into a European haven, with cloth table cloths and napkins, low lighting, and lush indoor plants.
Next door to the main restaurant is a deli that is a takeout version of Restaurant Mediteran. If you do not have a ton time for a lunch, you are able to get the same great food without the wait. After lunch at the sit-down restaurant, my hubby and I go next door for their fantastic rice pudding! It is so creamy and cinnamon-y. It is hard to resist, even though we are fairly full.
Restaurant Mediteran is a rare gem, far from the commonplace. Come try a European treat right here in Lansing.