Every self-respecting Eastside neighborhood needs one, breezy Mediterranean restaurant with a carefully curated design plan that makes you feel like you’re an extra in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (see: Saso. And for Atwater Village, that restaurant is Momed. They have a huge space on Casitas Ave., complete with cabana seating, a full bar, and long communal tables (if that’s your thing). The food is Mediterranean, with dishes like avocado hummus, grilled lamb chops, and a whole-roasted orate that’s bathed in a lemon, herb-y sauce we wish we could actually bathe in. But what you’re really here for are the casual, laidback vibes and channeling your best Meryl Streep with a tan.
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