Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another Restaurant/Market coming to Media: Desert Rose - Mediterranean Cuisine

The latest addition to the Media State Street restaurant scene will be an eatery/market by the name of Desert Rose.  The business will occupy the former site of Selene's Co-op on the west side of State St.

Not much to report other than what's been posted in the windows, but it looks to feature some kind of market with perhaps a sit-down section.  

With a Mediterranean flair, this ought to add nicely to an excellent selection of great restaurants.
Welcome to Media!


  1. Brendan O'RiordanJanuary 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    There definitely is a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern gap in the cuisine options of the Borough. I am looking forward to this place opening and hope it offers some well prepared dishes.

  2. Brendan O'RiordanJanuary 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Although I have to say, *another* restaurant? One of the things that makes Media a vibrant, livable community is a variety of businesses on State Street. We need service, retail, and restaurants.

  3. Brendan,
    Media will be restaurants, salons hair and nail and bars. With all the big box stores and malls retail can not survive on state street. It is a shame the public does not support the "little guy" anymore its Wall-mart, Target, BJ's ect. atleast we don't have an aplebees' iron hill is bad enough Save a dollar ruin small town business.

  4. I can't wait for the new restaurants to open!

  5. Looking forward to it - a real Med restaurant will be a great addition to State Street.

  6. As the owner and Chef or Desert Rose it is very exciting to see people talking about my new restaurant! We are planning on opening in March or sooner! Without giving too much away we will have seating, we will be serving Mediterranean Rim Cuisine with and emphasis on Morrocan and Israeli street food. It will be a limited opening for the first few weeks until we really get rolling. I will be introducing Media's 1st Chef's Table "The Shulhan" or The Table an 8 top private table (You will be the only table the night that you are there) it will be a traditional Mediterranean family style dining with a tasting menu on top. Think Zahav meets Talula's Table. I very much look forward to bring a new style of cuisine to my hometown. Look forward to serving you all very soon.


  7. Jason,

    Thanks for sharing! Welcome to Media and good luck with your effort.


  8. Having lived in Manhattan for 18 years it is exciting to have such a variety of restaurants in Media. Having a variety of restaurants is the key to making Media a destination. We at the theatre would love to work with you. Welcome and congratulations. Please come to our next show WINGS. I will have two comp tickets for you. We do this for almost every show. Love middle eastern cuisine.

  9. Thanks Jesse I look forward to meeting you!

  10. Our family are big fans of Mediterranean dishes so we're looking forward to this. Would love to see a bread bakery in Media one day too.

    1. I will be baking my own freah "Laffa Bread" daily at Desert Rose!