Specializing in fine Bosnian cuisine full of fresh ingredients and tasty meals, Restaurant Sarajevo brings a little bit of Central Europe to Albany Park. Filled with Turkish, Greek and many other Mediterranean influences, Bosnian cuisine is a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe's tasty specialties.
White cloth-covered tables and dark brown wooden walls with matching chairs bring a fine dining atmosphere in this North Side restaurant. But make no mistake about it, Sarajevo offers a family-friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Bulgarian feta cheese and grilled mushrooms are standouts from the short list of appetizers ($6.35-$8). The entrée list ($7-$12) is made up of chicken Alfredo and veal bone steak — grilled veal shoulder served with your choice of a side. But if you're going to dine in this Bosnian restaurant, then select a meal from its "Bosnian Menu." Its chicken medallion ($11) is a Bosnian-style sautéed chicken breast topped with mushrooms. But its house specialty is the Bosnian cevapcici ($6.31), a classic dish of grilled minced meat served on flat bread with onions and cream cheese.
For lighter meals, the menu offers the garden salad ($4) filled with fresh garden vegetables and the Bosnian feta cheese salad ($4.50) — a mixture of vegetables, grilled peppers and topped with feta cheese. Desserts are limited to the deliciously made French crepes.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Kimber Solana