Kent Station is proud to welcome Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar to town. Celebrating its Grand Opening with a fundraiser for Kent Youth & Family Services last Wednesday, the restaurant officially opened last week. I had the pleasure of dining there with a friend on Tuesday, and it was fantastic. Located in the space previously occupied by Zephyr Grill & Bar, the atmosphere is beautifully decorated, creating a warm and inviting ambience. We went for a late lunch, so the restaurant wasn’t overwhelmingly crowded, and we got fantastic service (thanks, Barbara!).
The food was just as wonderful. I had the grilled chicken skewers served with mixed greens and a cucumber-dill dipping sauce. The chicken was tender, moist and flavorful, and the dipping sauce was just the right touch! I didn’t realize the meal also came with a light salad, so I ordered a small Caeser salad beforehand and it was fresh and delicious with an interesting, crispy topping I had not had before.
My friend and I also tried the restaurant’s Raspberry Lemon Drops which were heavenly: Absolut vodka, Triple Sec, muddled lemons, and Chambord with a sugared rim. I don’t recommend the martinis if you plan to be productive afterward, but they were well worth it.
I, for one, was sad to see Zephyr close, but Mama Stortini’s is a nice addition to Kent Station’s family of restaurants. Try it for your next business lunch, girls’ night out or date night!
Server’s Note: Barbara tells us that bread with oil & vinegar are served at lunch by request only, so be sure to ask for it when you’re seated. She also said that the restaurant has not finalized its menul, so the chef is open to suggestions.