Despite its location, tucked down a side street, Yella is far from a secret—national media has come calling for the recipe for the restaurant’s pan-seared salmon and light, fresh fattoush salad, a tasty mix of tomato, cucumber, onion, parsley, mint, sumac, and the chef’s special vinaigrette. Lebanese-inspired dishes, featuring locally sourced ingredients where possible, take center stage in the cozy space.
16 Post Office Ave., Andover, 978-749-0011, yellagrille.com
A deft touch with seafood has kept patrons coming back for nearly 20 years.
25 Hammatt St., Ipswich, 978-356-0099, ithakicuisine.com