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New Mediterranean Restaurant Coming to Rosslyn

by ARLnow.com November 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm 4,275 12 Comments

A Roti Mediterranean Grill location is planning to open on the ground floor of 1501 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn come January, a spokesperson said today.

The new restaurant is expected to open on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. It will be the Chicago-based chain’s first Virginia location, although it currently has half a dozen locations open in the District of Columbia.

“Rosslyn is the perfect location for the Mediterranean-inspired, fast, casual, tasty and healthy food because of the amazing community filled with hip, active and health conscious professionals,” the company’s PR rep said in an email. “By serving ‘food that loves you back,’ Roti is the perfect meal option for the residents and businesses in the area.”

Roti’s menu includes stuffed pitas, wraps, salads and Mediterranean platters. “Meat” options include chicken, steak and falafel. Toppings include hummus, baba ghannoush and cous-cous, among others.

To celebrate the opening, Roti will be raffling off a year’s worth of free lunches to one lucky winner. Interested diners can sign up on the restaurant’s website. Roti is also planning a “free lunch day” fundraiser for the charity Adoptions Together from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Photo via Facebook

  • wat

    Maybe the former employees of the Artisphere restaurant can find work here. Still sucks to lose your job right before Christmas.

  • ArlingtonChick

    This place is pretty good for a chain.

    • I agree. I really like the one at Foggy Bottom

  • NeedMoreFoodChoices


  • CrystalMikey

    I’m shocked no one has gone after their PR quote yet.

    • Novanglus

      LOL. “The food that loves you back”

      I was wondering when the Artisphere would host a food-foodie kiss-in. Looks like it’ll be a few blocks away instead.

  • jslanger

    ““Meat” options include chicken, steak and falafel.”
    Um, ARLnow, falafel isn’t meat! It is delicious, but not meat! 🙂

    • ShirliMan

      Which is why it is in quotation marks, just as it is on Roti’s take-out menu that is sitting on my desk.


      • KalashniKEV

        That’s so stupid it makes me not want to go there. Why don’t they put quotes around “Vegetables” and throw Shrimp on the list… oh, wait, I see there’s an asterisk explaining that not all vegetables listed are vegetables. No wonder all those Mediterranean countries are going out of business…

  • TGEoA

    I hope it’s better than that nasty Tarbouch

  • John

    The food at Roti Grill is good. I just wish Amsterdam Falafel was closer to home.

  • Rory

    Roti is really good for a fast lunch spot. A great addition


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