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Act III Restaurant has closed.
Act III Restaurant
529 King St.
Littleton, MA 01460
Hours of operation (winter season 2015):
Tuesdays through Fridays 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 4-9 p.m.
ACT III RESTAURANT (FORMERLY ACTON JAZZ CAFE)
Gallery 529 - We are so happy to be the restaurant and live music venue associated with this amazing homespun cooperative gallery of local artists and artisans. Please visit their website, www.gallery529.com, to learn about classes, workshops, paint nights, art openings and more! There's a lot going on here at 529 King Street, and we hope you will enjoy it all!
With our new, more relaxed alcohol service license, you can just drop by anytime during service hours, have a glass or wine or cocktail, and walk around Gallery 529. Bring a book or laptop, lounge on the patio, and take your time, without the need for reservations. It's a great place to participate, buy or create a gift, or just browse. We'd love to see you!
Do you have an event coming up? ACT III is now scheduling private functions in the more intimate rooms of the old farmhouse. Groups of 6 to 20 are invited to arrange a special event here! Call 978-486-3600 and ask for Liz, our function manager.
ACT III: OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Live music was always the major theme and purpose of The Acton Jazz Cafe, for 18 years (since 1996).
It is also the driving reason for our new project, ACT III, as we negotiate for our full entertainment license in our beautiful new location in Littleton.
The mission of ACT III, as we enter our 1st year of our new phase of operation:
- To serve healthy, handmade, artful and nourishing food to our community of wonderful patrons.
- To be a comfortable, attractive and affordable meeting place.
- To present and to support the highest quality regional music in an intimate and interactive atmosphere.
(Please stay tuned. For the moment, we are featuring CD's of Acton Jazz Cafe artists, playing all day and night during service.)
- To provide a space that is conducive to conversation, to fine and nourishing dining, to the imbibing of quenching beverages, and to the enjoyment of music and good company
- To support a community of all ages of professional and non-professional musicians, and to provide a place for growth, networking, experimentation and performance.
- To serve the community that supports it in as many creative ways as possible.
- To provide an honest and reasonable living to its full and part time staff.
- To survive and to stay true to these ideals into the future, despite the inevitable changes in our economy and political situation.
- To promote and support the ideal of worldwide peace at a community level.
- To join together with our friends in celebration of the best that we all have to offer, and to add something tangible to a dream of a more creative and festive life for everyone.
Iryna G. Binghamton, NY
4.0 star rating 2/13/2015
We were definitely surprised to find in the middle of nowhere such a nice place to eat. Especially considering that we can find only pizza places and American style restaurants through the yelp. Nice fresh food, portions on the small side. The ambience is very sophisticated.
Bill F. Milford, MA
5.0 star rating 4/2/2015
Ate here last Sunday. Food was Eastern Mediterranean for the most part and simply delicious. The presentation was also lovely. We both kept raving during the meal and afterward. Wine was really good too. We will be going back and on a night when music is playing too. We noticed that the staff was celebrating some Batman event and all were wearing these very cool Batman shirts that we've never seen before. I asked our waitress about them and she turned us onto the perfect site to buy the best Batman sweatshirt styles online which I visited as soon as we got home and ordered my nephew a great birthday gift! Batman would be proud.
There were two dining rooms, one with music and the other with bar and tv. Building includes an art gallery with some interesting pieces. We love this place!
Sherry C. / Littleton, MA
5.0 star rating 2/18/2015
We went back a second time at 3:00 on Valentines Day-- it was a special 5 course meal that was just amazing. It was more like a feast! We had another waiter who was just as attentive and wonderful as the first one. I love how everything is homemade! It was by far- the best baklava I have ever had... We can't wait to go back again. The art / crafts gallery in 2 rooms was really nice as well- lots of great artwork.
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5.0 star rating 2/14/2015
Previous review We went a week ago and thought the food was really yummy& interesting. We both had lamb dishes and they were tasty. Mine had an almost fuscia bright pink color which was a bit unnerving though. The atmosphere was nice and the waitress super attentive.
We plan on returning in the next week to try another dish!
Tanya P. / Littleton, MA
4.0 star rating 2/20/2015 Updated review
I went back tonight with hubby for drinks and apps. We checked out the bar. It's a very cozy spot. It's not really a great place for privacy but it's definitely a warmer environment than the dining room. We had very good service and enjoyed our BBC beers and fantastic spanikopita (2 spanikopita with a nice side of greek salad). It was a nice 'light' dinner. I really hope they can make a go of it in the new space. The food is fantastic and we are looking forward to live music.
4.0 star rating 2/15/2015
I visited for lunch on a weekday. The restaurant is in an old house and shares the space with an art gallery. The ambience is a bit odd. I think they've done the best they can with limited funds and an older space. The dining room is small and does not afford much privacy. The bar was tiny but looked inviting and cozy and more conducive to a date.
The menu was varied and interesting. Our meal began with complimentary bread and two spreads. The bread was nice and crusty and both dips very tasty. I had the lamb shish kebab with vegetables and rice. The presentation was nothing special but the taste blew me away. Each element was very well done. The lamb was simply amazing. The portions were just right. Prices, overall, seemed a bit high but, given the scale of the operation and the quality of my meal, well worth it.
Sharon W. / Groton, MA
5.0 star rating 7/23/2015
Went for dinner on a Tuesday night, the Jerry Bergonzi Trio was playing. Food and music were great. Only 2 empty tables in the dining room on a week night! Will go back again.
RED LENTIL SOUP / ANATOLIA
A soup from the Greek and Turkish border.
Slow-cooked red lentils in vegetable broth with homemade red pepper paste, mint, onion, and potato. 6.
TOMATO SOUP / FRANCE
Homemade tomato soup made with fresh Roma tomatoes and French red wine,
topped with fresh mozzarella. 6.
SHEPHERDS’ SALAD / TURKEY
Chopped peppers, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, herbs, Turkish olive oil. 7.
GREEK SALAD / GREECE
Romaine lettuce, chopped tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, sliced red onion,
cherry tomatoes, and homemade Greek dressing. 8.
Ask about our daily Panini specials, made with our own homemade bread!
Served with your choice of soup or salad. 12.
STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES / TURKEY
Grape leaves stuffed with jasmine rice, currants, pine nuts and fresh herbs,
cooked in olive oil. Chef’s family recipe. 7.
BEET TARATOR / FRANCE
Made with freshly shredded red beets, sour cream, sweet pickles, and a touch of mayonnaise. 6.
ROASTED EGGPLANT WITH VEGETABLES / ITALY
Roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper and herbs, with olive oil and garlic. 6.
HUMMUS / LEBANON
Chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and spices. 7.
LABNEH / LEBANON
Rich, strained yoghurt with chopped basil and dill, with a caviar garnish 7.
SPICY MASHED VEGETABLES / ANATOLIA
Twelve seasonal vegetables, walnuts, olive oil, and crushed red pepper flakes. 6.
STUFFED POTATO / FRANCE
Mashed potato balls stuffed with fresh spinach, then rolled in bread crumbs and baked. 8.
WINE CHICKEN SCHNITZEL / ITALY
Chicken breast, homemade breadcrumbs, eggs, herbs and white wine with an olive oil drizzle. 8.
MOZZOFETA / TURKEY
Phyllo dough with Turkish feta cheese, fresh mozzarella and parsley, deep fried to a golden brown. 8.
Traditional spinach pie with phyllo, feta, spinach, egg, and leeks. 8.
FALAFEL / MIDDLE EAST
Chick peas, celery, cilantro and herbs formed into balls and deep fried to golden brown. 8.
FROM THE GRILL
CHICKEN SHISH KEBAB
Tender cubed chicken marinated with white wine and herbs, with roasted vegetables,
topped with red wine tomato sauce. 10.
LAMB SHISH KEBAB
Tender cubed lamb marinated with white wine and herbs, with roasted vegetables,
topped with red wine tomato sauce. 11.
This unique dish is named after a city in Turkey. Ground chicken with fresh red pepper and herbs, formed on a hand-pounded wide skewer and grilled. Served with baked vegetables. 10.
BEYTI/ STUFFED GROUND LAMB
Hand minced lamb, fresh red pepper and herbs, red wine tomato sauce and roasted vegetables. 11.
ADANA SHISH KEBAB
Ground lamb and ground beef, fresh red pepper and herbs, served with baked vegetables. 12.
Served with baked seasonal vegetables 18.
NEW YORK STYLE SIRLOIN STEAK WITH MEDITERRANEAN RUB
Cooked to order, served with baked seasonal vegetables 18.
BAKED SALMON WITH VEGETABLES
Fresh Atlantic salmon marinated in white wine and herbs,
then slow-baked with vegetables, served with a white Empire sauce. 16.
OCTOPUS WITH VEGETABLES
Slow oven-cooked octopus, with seasonal vegetables. 18.
Whole trout stuffed with fine herbs and seasonal fresh vegetables. 24.
A whole Mediterranean fish served with roasted vegetables. Chef’s specialty. 24.
Whole fish may be requested bone-in or bone removed prior to service.
All of these main dishes are served with steamed jasmine rice.
Fresh garlic mashed potato available upon request.
ZUCCHINI PARADISI / ITALY (Vegetarian)
Fresh zucchini, eggs and herbs. Baked, not fried. Served with seasonal vegetables 12.
STUFFED EGGPLANT / TURKEY
Fried Italian eggplant stuffed with fresh 90/10 ground beef, chopped onion, chopped peppers,
herbs and cherry tomatoes, then baked until velvety. 14.
CHICKEN CASSEROLE / ITALY
A traditional Italian dish. Hand-cut chicken breasts, white wine, mozzarella, baby onion, cherry tomatoes, chopped red peppers, zucchini, summer squash, asparagus and herbs in a creamy sauce. 14.
LAMB CASSEROLE / TURKEY
Cubed lamb and seasonal vegetables in a red wine and tomato sauce. 15.
LAMB SHANK IN RED WINE SAUCE / FRANCE
Roasted lamb shank, slow-cooked until tender. Marinated for 5 days in Mediterranean red wine
and served with a pureed tomato, red wine and herb sauce, and vegetables. 14.
All of the above main dishes are served with steamed jasmine rice.
Fresh garlic mashed potato available upon request.
STUFFED CABBAGE / GREECE
A delicious, healthy dish with meat minced by hand, Mediterranean white rice, onion, red wine, fresh herbs, currants, pine nuts and olive oil, served with tomato red wine sauce. 13.
BEEF RAVIOLI /TURKEY / ITALY
Homemade stuffed beef raviolis served with creamy red wine tomato sauce.
A traditional food from the Mediterranean. 13.
BAKLAVA / TURKEY
A rich, sweet, handmade pastry with layers of phyllo, filled with chopped nuts
and sweetened with our special traditional syrup. 6.
RICE PUDDING / TURKEY
An ambrosial version of a traditional dessert. 6.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a Mediterranean diet as an eating plan that can help promote health and prevent disease. Enjoy our fare today, and maintain energy for what is ahead!
Research has shown that following a Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
Consumer advisory: consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
ACT III CATERING MENU
All of these items and more are available for preparation in our kitchen, to be packaged and picked up
(fewer than 20 items) or delivered (more than 20 items) for your private event.
Please call to schedule a private consultation with Chef Joseph.
Advance notice is needed for certain items.
FRESH HOMEMADE BREAD
Chef’s recipe with fresh mint, dill, oregano, olive oil and spices.
MEDITERRANEAN OLIVE DIP
Black and green Mediterranean olives, brandy, fresh basil, fresh oregano, fresh mint and olive oil.
This is a Lebanese dip, mild in spice and delicious, made with fresh red peppers, olive oil,
garlic, walnuts, crushed red peppers, homemade breadcrumbs and spices.
This is a traditional starter that helps with digestion.
MILANO ZUPPA DI POLLO PROCEDURALE/ Milano style chicken soup/ ITALY
BOEUF SOUPE AUX LEGUMES/ vegetable white beef soup/ FRENCH
CREAMY MUSHROOM SOUP/ PONTUS/ GREEK
LAMB AND WHITE BEAN SOUP/ kuzu etli kuru fasulye/ OTTOMAN/ TURKEY
RED LENTIL SOUP/ kirmizi mercimek corbasi/ ANATOLIA
CREAMY OCEAN SOUP/ ENGLAND
ZUPPA DI PROCEDURA VENEZIA CON VERDURE/ venezia style vegetable soup/ ITALY
SOUPE A LA TOMATE/ tomato soup/ FRENCH
STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES/ yaprak sarma/ TURKEY
BEET TARATOR/ Bette rave tarator/ FRANCE
PEAS WITH OLIVE OIL/ pois avec l’huille d’olive/ FRANCE
GREEK STYLE ARTICHOKES/ GREECE
STUFFED MUSHROOMS/ champignons forces/ FRANCE
STUFFED MUSSELS/ moules forcies/ FRANCE
SPICY MASHED VEGETABLES/ acili ezme/ ANATOLIA
ZUCCHINI PARADISI/ tortiera zucchini paradisi/ ITALY
STUFFED SPANISH-STYLE POTATO/ pateto personnel sipanic/FRANCE
WINE CHICKEN SCHNITZEL/ pollo wine schnitzel/ ITALY
FRIED MOZZOFETA STICKS/ sigara boregi/ TURKEY
EUROPEAN STYLE BRUSCHETTA
STUFFED ZUCCHINI WITH OLIVE OIL/ zeytinyagli kabak dolmasi/ TURKEY
SPINACH PIE/ spanakopita/ GREECE
SHEPHERDS SALAD/ coban salatasi/ TURKEY
ANATOLIA SALAD/ ANATOLIA
ARTICHOKE SALAD/ salat di carciofi/ ITALY
MIMOSA SALAD/ salade mimosa/ FRANCE
AUTHENTIC ISLAND SALAD/ otantik ada salatasi/ CYPRUS
GREEK SALAD/ GREECE
OTTOMAN SALAD/ osmanli salatasi/ TURKEY
STUFFED EGGPLANT/ karniyarik/ TURKEY
BEEF BOURGIGNON/ FRANCE
BEEF FILLET WITH VEGETABLES/ filetto di manzo con verdure/ITALY
CHICKEN CASSEROLE/ ITALY
LAMB CASSEROLE/ kuzu guvec/ TURKEY
LAMB SHANK WITH RED WINE SAUCE/ jarret d’agneau sauce au vin rouge/ FRANCE
SULTAN’S ADMIRER/ hunkar begendi/ TURKEY
BEEF STEW/ ragout de boeuf/ FRANCE
STUFFED CABBAGE/ GREECE
BEEF RAVIOLI (pelmeni) / TURKEY/ ITALY/ GREECE
BAKED SALMON WITH VEGETABLES
SHRIMP WITH VEGETABLES
TOTA DI PESCE/ FISH CAKE
OCTOPUS WITH VEGETABLES
FRIED MUSSELS WITH BECHAMEL SAUCE
FROM THE GRILL
CHICKEN SHISH KEBAB/ grilled skewered chicken
LAMB SHISH KEBAB/ grilled skewered lamb
BEYTI/ stuffed ground lamb
ADANA SHISH KEBAB
STUFFED DUCK WITH ORANGE SAUCE
LAMB STEWED WITH FIGS AND RED WINE SAUCE
OVEN ROASTED GOOSE WITH VEGETABLES
KUL BASTI/ OTTOMAN STYLE STEAK
BEYTI/ OTTOMAN STYLE STUFFED MEAT
CRACKED WHEAT RICE/ BULGUR RICE
WALNUT FIG DESSERT
Chef Joseph is interested in tailoring your menu to your tastes.
Please call for a consultation appointment!