Tangier's Bistro opens
I finally caught up with one of the owners of Tangier's Bistro Bar and Martini Lounge, which opened Wednesday in Canton, in the spot where Meridian 54 used to be.
Alain Suissa, who worked for Washington's Ritz-Carlton for many years and was food and beverage director for The Jockey Club Restaurant & Lounge in The Fairfax Hotel, said this is his first restaurant venture in Baltimore.
The restaurant has about 200 indoor seats, plus about 60 more on the sidewalk. It serves French Northern Moroccan cuisine.
"It's a tapas menu, small plates, like we have in the south of Spain and all the beaches of Morocco," said Suissa, who was raised in Montreal but was born in Casablanca. His grandmother was born in Tangier.
You can see the menu at idine.com, though Suissa notes that the website got a few things wrong. It describes the restaurant as Greek, for instance. He hopes to get those errors fixed shortly.
He described the atmosphere as "very casual chic -- simple, elegant. Just a fun place to be."