Theodora from the same owner and chef as the popular Mediterranean/Israeli restaurant Miss Ada in Fort Greene and its sister concept Nili in Carroll Gardens, opens today at 7 Greene Ave. Similar to Miss Ada, Theodora focuses on Mediterranean flavors and dry-aged seafood in an open-fire kitchen concept. The menu features items like eggplant carpaccio with coriander and coconut, Thai falafel and lamb neck shawarma alongside a natural wine program.
The menu includes small plates such as Scallop, topped with hibiscus, celery, basil and lime; Hiramasa, with mint shug, husk cherry, habanero and crispy quinoa; Fluke, immersed with coconut turmeric, candied ginger and pickled fresno; Grilled Prawns, marinated with tamarind, fennel and pea leaves; Spanish Mackerel, with salmoriglio, tarragon and salsa macha; Eggplant Carpaccio, with coriander and coconut, topped with orange zest; and Thai Falafel, with makrut lime, curry and pickled carrots. Mains include Salmon Belly, with lovage cream fresh basil salmoriglio, fresno and mizuna; Whole Porgy Butterfly, with chipotle Harissa and mango schug; Whole Branzino, baked with rosemary, thyme, lemon and chermoula; Lamb Neck Shawarma, topped with rhubarb, amba, strawberry schug and tahini; and a Charcuterie Fish Board, adorned with anchovies, sardines; and other rotating items. Desserts round out the menu, including a Baked Alaska, finished in the wood-fire oven; Panna Cotta, with chemoy and mascarpone; Cheesecake, with labne, pineapple and rum; along with a selection of ice cream flavors. Theodora will also feature Israeli breads including Jerusalem bagels, Kubahna, pita, and sourdough from Christina Cavales.
Theodora is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 10:30pm for dinner. Reservations can be made via RESY.