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Yella Grille

16 Post Office Ave, Andover, MA 01810-3618
978-749-0011
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Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Andover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Yella, which means “Come On, Let’s Go” in Lebanese, is a Modern Mediterranean Grille located in the heart of downtown Andover. Chef Carlo Berdahn and his wife Danielle together co-own the picturesque bistro, bringing a new and fresh dining option to the Merrimack Valley. The intimate space and updated décor provide a warm and relaxed atmosphere, while its crisp linens and open layout give the dining room a comfortable and inviting setting. Lebanese inspired, these beautifully plated dishes remain true to the hearty traditions of regional cooking; warm soups, dark lentils, subtle teasing spices, velvety risotto, crispy pan seared fish, succulent lamb and delectable desserts. Chef Berdahn uses his culinary expertise to create classic, yet modern Mediterranean dishes.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Yella, which means “Come On, Let’s Go” in Lebanese, is a Modern Mediterranean Grille located in the heart of downtown Andover. Chef Carlo Berdahn and his wife Danielle together co-own the picturesque bistro, bringing a new and fresh dining option to the Merrimack Valley. The intimate space and updated décor provide a warm and relaxed atmosphere, while its crisp linens and open layout give the dining room a comfortable and inviting setting. Lebanese inspired, these beautifully plated dishes remain true to the hearty traditions of regional cooking; warm soups, dark lentils, subtle teasing spices, velvety risotto, crispy pan seared fish, succulent lamb and delectable desserts. Chef Berdahn uses his culinary expertise to create classic, yet modern Mediterranean dishes.
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Pound Ridge, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I don't think it is hard to make or find high quality med food. This place has good food no doubt. Atmosphere is stale. Bathrooms need renovation. Staff is competent, but boring. I would not go back here on my own, but wouldn't turn away if someone else wanted to go.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The falafel was to die for, the best I've ever had. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because my husband's meal was a little bland and too rich. That said, he tried a new dish (kibbeh) and didn't know what it is supposed to taste like, so maybe it's just a bland dish in general. But judging... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've eaten at Yella several times and it's never failed. Starting with a choice of indoor or outdoor seating (nicely appointed spots in both cases) and superior waitstaff (Jay was our waiter tonight: he was attentive, knowledgeable about wine and very pleasant), our visit this evening began in a positive way. The complimentary hummus/toasted pita was delicious and the falafel... More

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Boston, MA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have dined at Yella a couple of times and have always enjoyed the experience. The food is authentic Lebanese/middle eastern. The hummus and baba ganoush are very tasty. The place is small and cozy and also has outdoor seating in the summer. The wine list is very good too. I would totally recommend this place if you happen to... More

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30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A friend and longtime Andover resident brought me here for dinner--said it is favorite for his family in area. Very interesting options both for appetizers, salads and entrees. Taking inspiration from around the med, I had grilled octopus, a Tuscan themed salad, and Lebanese Kibbeh. Decent wine list. Desserts looked good but we were full. Pleasant dining room, as evening... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Local friends told us about this restaurant, tucked away on an obscure side street. It's the kind of restaurant travelers like me seek out. There's no secret to this kind of success. All you have to do is pay attention to every detail, be a superb chef, and treat your customers right. The thing is, very few restaurants achieve that... More

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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review

Hello Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We pride ourselves on serving globally inspired cuisine sourced locally and prepared thoughtfully. We try to pay special attention to the small details that make experiences memorable. Your review in particular means so much to us because we are such a small restaurant that is tucked away on... More

Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and small and intimate atmosphere. My only complaint is that it's so small, it's hard to get a reservation on the weekend and it's a bit pricy to be so cramped.

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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Cathy! We absolutely agree with you in that Yella certainly has space limitations, and do wish that we were able to accommodate everyone seeking a reservation with us on the weekends. The good news is that our outdoor patio will be opening soon for the season, which will provide us with six additional tables to... More

Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have dined here several times and the food and service are always excellent. The menu is varied and offers many good options - hard to decide which to choose at times. I would highly recommend Yella.

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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review

Hi JF38, thanks for your kind words about Yella- we very much appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing. Hope to see you again soon. More

Amesbury, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a great restaurant and I would put this on your list of places to go for 2014. The food is absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the short ribs and he said that the flavor was unbelievable and the meat was so tender. I ordered red the scallops and I savored every bite. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable.... More

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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review

Your positive comments are much appreciated, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! The scallops and short ribs are two of the Chef's specialties, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed them so much. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. More

Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The food did meet the standard one would expect at a restaurant with an elegant atmosphere and pricey menu. We asked the waitress for a second com The hummus was bland, the mezza platter had what appeared to be frozen mini hors'deuvres, the shrimp dinner plates was mostly pasta and a few shrimp. We asked for another complimentary hummus and... More

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Danielle B, Owner at Yella Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your experience with us at Yella. We apologize that your expectations weren’t met, as we absolutely want to make every possible effort to exceed expectations. My husband and I are embarrassingly meticulous perfectionists and we have worked very hard to establish a reputation of delicious food and gracious service... More

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