2 new Mediterranean restaurants coming to Middletown, Fairfield

A new Mediterranean restaurant is working to make its debut in Middletown

Vue 791 will open within the Forest Hills Country Club at 791 4th Ave. in Middletown, according to cousins and co-owners Hatem Shteiwi and Rania Shteiwi.

The pair purchased the semi-private country club April 1 and started renovation efforts the next day, Rania Shteiwi said.

Vue 791 will seat about 80 people, not including outdoor seating. The banquet hall seats as many as 180. Both will be open to the public.

The menu will feature traditional Mediterranean cuisine such as shawarma, felafel, hummous and babaganoush. It also will feature Italian favorites like pasta, Spanish favorites like empanadas and American classics like New York strip steak and filet mignon.

Hatem Shteiwi, a longtime Trenton resident, brings more than three decades of restaurant experience to the business. Rania Shteiwi said she previously was an an executive chef and served as an operations director at a hotel management company.

She said the menu was an attempt to be a bit “edgy,” but still stick with the classics.

As many as 40 employees are being hired, including cooks, servers, bartenders and banquet staff. An opening day is yet to be determined.

For more information, call 513-423-4797 or visit www.facebook.com/foresthillscountryclubmiddletown.

Milya Cafe

A Mediterranean restaurant is another new addition to Butler County’s dining scene.

Milya Cafe offers gyro, shawarma, falafel, hummus, wings and more. It’s located 6116 Winton Road in Fairfield between Mack Road and the fire station on Winton Road.

Guests may purchases as few as three chicken wings and as many as 100 per order. Wraps include a gyro wrap, chicken shawarma wrap, falafel wrap and schnitzel wrap along with lettuce, tomato, onion and sauce. Platters offer the same selection of gyros, chicken platter, falafel and schnitzel and come with one side of Greek salad, fries or rice.

“We are a family owned business with our original branch in Blue Ash, which has been open for four years,” said owner Bahaa Snoubar. “Everything is fresh and home made standard, prepared daily.”

Milya Cafe also caters to local businesses and private events from its Fairfield location and delivers via Uber Eats and Doordash.

For more information, call 513-829-1476 or visit www.tinyurl.com/milyacafe.

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