A blend of iceberg, romaine, and field greens with cucumbers and vine-ripened tomatoes, served with your choice of homemade dressing.
Romaine lettuce tossed in our homemade caesar dressing, topped with parmesan cheese and herbed croutons.
Fresh baby spinach tossed with mushrooms, pine nuts, and mixed berries. Served with your choice of warm bacon dressing or light raspberry vinaigrette.
A traditional greek salad. Romaine lettuce with vine-ripened tomatoes, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and feta cheese tossed in our house balsamic dressing.
Soups & Salads Add-Ons
Grilled Chicken Breast
Ara's Signature Cold Sandwiches
All cold signature sandwiches are served with house chips and a gourmet pickle spear.
The Eiffel Tower
Stacked triple decker sandwich with ham, oven roasted turkey, smoked gouda, red onions, lettuce, and tomato with french dressing served on marble rye.
Garlic and oregano infused fresh mozzarella, basil, and sliced roma tomatoes drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served on focaccia.
Add Prosciutto or Capicola
Texas Club Croissant
Oven-roasted turkey breast, crispy bacon, swiss cheese, avocado, greenhouse tomatoes, and sprouts with our homemade ranch dressing.
Prosciutto, capicola, genoa salami, sun dried tomatoes, garlic aioli, spinach, and provolone on italian bread.
Ara's Signature Hot Sandwiches
All hot signature sandwiches are served with your choice of chips or a small house salad with your choice of our homemade dressings* substitute a small caesar salad, one of our specialty salads, or a cup of soup for $1.
Chicken Ala Ara
Thinly sliced chicken schnitzel topped with prosciutto, melted swiss cheese, and a creamy white wine and mushroom sauce. Served on ciabatta bread.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Triple decker with melted gouda, provolone, and swiss cheeses on grilled white bread.
Little Italy (Meatball)
Seasoned ground pork and beef meatball in marinara sauce on italian bread with melted mozzarella cheese.
Mom's Grilled Cheese Combo
Our gourmet grilled cheese served with a bowl of warm, house made tomato basil soup.
The Italian Job
Caramelized sausage with sautéed bell peppers and red onions in a light marinara topped with provolone. Served on italian bread.
Our homemade tuna on fresh rolls topped with cheddar cheese and baked to perfection.
Eggplant Ala Greque
Sliced eggplant baked in olive oil topped with a light marinara sauce and smoked gouda on focaccia bread.
Hot Italian Hoagie
A warm, scrumptious combination of ham, salami, capicola, and roast beef topped with melted cheddar, provolone, and mozzarella. Served with lettuce gently tossed in our garlic aioli and fresh tomato on italian bread.
Thinly sliced tenderloin topped with sauteed bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and provolone cheese. Served on italian bread.
Tender beef milanese rolled and stuffed with herbed bread crumbs, raisins, parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, garlic, and olive oil. Wrapped in bacon and braised in a plum tomato sauce. Served over a cozy bed of pasta.
Tender and flaky 6oz. Filet of grilled salmon topped with a creamy dijonnaise sauce. Served over sautéed spinach with roasted pine nuts.
Have your linguine just the way you like it! Choose your sauce and ingredients and enjoy.
Fresh Tomato, Herbs, and Olive Oil
Tomato Sauce with a Hint of Anchovy, Garlic, Kalamata Olives, and Capers
A cup of any of our homemade soups paired with half of any of our signature sandwiches. Served with your choice of a small house salad or chips.
Substitute One of Our Specialty Salads
Ask about our chef's delicious innovations. Specials and availability may vary. All specials will include either your choice of chips or house salad, or fixed accompaniments designed to pair perfectly with your entrée. Daily specials served Monday through Thursday.
Visit our dessert case or ask your server for our selection of fresh-baked goods. Selections include:
Ara’s Midtown Café is the culmination of a lifelong passion for creating European cuisine for its proprietor, Ara Babos. Ara was born in Romania and raised in Canada, traveling extensively in Europe throughout her childhood. Trained in some of the finest kitchens, Ara’s unique talent for coaxing the very best flavor from her dishes is legendary. Her attention to detail and presentation, along with her standards for exceptional service make every visit to Ara’s Midtown Café a wonderful experience.