6917 S Staples St, Ste 104, Corpus Christi, TX 78413 (361) 334-2172

Menu

Poultry / Veal

Chicken & Waffles | 16
Ara's famous Belgium waffle topped with fried chicken. Served with a nice warm cinnamon maple syrup on the side.

  • Substitute a chicken breast 4

Chicken Fried Chicken | 17
Seasoned, dipped, coated, deep fried to perfection! Served with our butter mashed potatoes OR house made french fries and Country cream gravy.

Chicken Paprikash | 19
8oz chicken breast sautéed with tomato, onion, and bell peppers. Finished with sour cream and Hungarian paprika. Served with butter mashed potatoes.

Chicken Scaloppini Picatta | 18
Breast of Chicken thinly sliced, seasoned and flour dusted. Quickly pan fried for the perfect crispy edge and deglazed with white wine. Placed atop a bed of Fettuccini pasta tossed in olive oil, white wine, lemon, capers and butter sauce.

All our Poultry, Fowl and Beef are Locally Sustainable, From Texas Ranches. With the Requirement of Non-Steroid and Non-GMO

Chicken Parmiggiano | 19
Breaded and deep-fried chicken breast topped with our In-House, 8-hour slow simmered marinara sauce. Topped with fresh Mozzarella Cheese.

Chicken Kiev | 17
Breast of Chicken stuffed with our house blend herb butter. Dipped and breaded with seasoned Panko bread crumbs, cooked to a crispy golden brown, ensuring a juicy chicken. Served with butter mashed potatoes & vegetables du jour.

Roasted Smoked Duckling | 25
This semi-boneless duckling is slowed smoked and roasted for the perfect crispy skin that everyone looks for. Served with our In-House blueberry glaze, atop our buttered mashed potatoes & vegetable du jour.

Veal Scaloppini Picatta | 22
Filet of Veal thinly sliced, and pan seared to a crispy edge. Deglazed with white wine, lemon and butter. Placed atop your choice of mashed potatoes or penne pasta.
Other Styles:

  • Traditional - w/ braised red cabbage & buttered mashed potatoes.
  • Jaeger - w/ white wine mushroom sauce, peas and buttered mashed potatoes.

Vienna Schnitzel | Veal 24 | Chicken 19
A thin seasoned and breaded fried cutlet served one of two styles:

  • Traditional - w/red braised cabbage & butter mashed potatoes.
  • Jaeger -  w/ white wine mushroom sauce, peas and butter mashed potatoes.

Seafood

Florentine Salmon La 'Orange | 25
Pan fried fresh filet of Salmon served on a bed of sautéed spinach. Served with an Orange beurre blanc.

Important: As for All Seafood, there is always a risk of finding a small bone. Our staff is very meticulous in finding and removing all we see.

Shrimp Mozambique | 23
Five Jumbo Gulf shrimp lightly grilled for that background smoke flavor, sautéed with Ara's in-house spicy & smoky Moroccan Harissa tomato sauce, bell peppers and sweet peas. Served atop a bed of rice pilaf.

Rosemary Garlic Diver Sea Scallops | 25
Five "U-10" Diver Sea Scallops seasoned with fresh rosemary and garlic. Seared for the perfect caramelization. Served with rice pilaf & vegetable du jour.

Drum Mozambique | 25
Fresh Local Drum filet lightly grilled to create a smoky background flavor, sautéed with Ara's in-house spicy Moroccan Harissa tomato sauce, bell peppers & sweet peas. Served with rice pilaf & vegetable du jour.

Pecan Crusted Drum  | 25
Fresh Filet of Pacific Black Drum Lovingly seasoned, dredged, dipped, encrusted with our In-House blend of seasoned Pecans, and Panko bread crumbs. Topped with fresh avocado, tomato and cilantro. Presented on a painted plate with a lime beurre blanc..

Gulf Shrimp Plate | 21
Fresh jumbo Gulf shrimp prepared one of three ways. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable du jour.

  • Panko crusted and fried
  • Grilled
  • Sautéed in garlic, olive oil and butter

Crab Cakes | 28
Fresh Locally sustainable Blue Crab fused with our in-house spice mix. Pan seared to perfection. Served with our in-house made beurre blanc.

Creole Drum | 24
Lightly blackened drum sautéed and topped with our crawfish creole sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable du jour.

Drum Provencal | 25
Fresh Filet of Pacific Black Drum sautéed and topped with a mélange of fresh mushroom buttons, garlic, cherry tomatoes & roasted red peppers.

Seared Ahi Tuna | 25
8oz lightly blackened Ahi-grade Yellow Fin Tuna, seared to your desired temperature (Inform your server). Topped with an avocado, mango, shallot relish.

Our Promise to You & Our Community: All our Seafood is Locally Sustainable Seafood. To Ensure the Freshest available Product, & Show Support to our local Community Businesses.

Fresh Fish Du Jour | 22
We will only offer the freshest fish available from our local Fish Monger daily. Prepared five ways. Accompanied with Rice Pilaf & Vegetables Du Jour.

  • Grilled
  • Sautéed
  • Broiled
  • Fried
  • Pan Seared

Beef & Pork

Hungarian Goulash | 18
The taste of Hungary in a bowl! Chef’s choice of meat slowly stewed with root vegetables & Hungarian Paprika. Served with butter mashed potatoes.

Ribeye Chicken Fried Steak | 22
7oz (CAB) Ribeye pounded into a Texas size chicken fried steak. Topped with our country cream gravy. Accompanied with your choice of French fries or butter mashed potatoes. Served with a small sample of vegetables du jour.

Hand Cut Beef Tenderloin | 6oz 28 | 8oz 32
Locally sustainable Beef (CAB Top 2%) provided by Texas ranches. We pride ourselves in supporting our State for all our Beef products. Our Beef is very important. We cut your steak to order, prepared to your temperature & properly allow it to rest before serving to ensure a juicy steak. Accompanied with mashed potatoes & vegetable du jour.

All our Poultry, Fowl and Beef are Locally Sustainable, From Texas Ranches. With the Requirement of Non-Steroid and Non-GMO.

Grilled Pork Loin | 24
Two boneless pork loins grilled to perfection. Paired deliciously with our In-House apple rum butter sauce, butter mashed potatoes and vegetable du jour.

Seared Pork Tenderloin | 33
Fresh filet of pork loin seared for the perfect caramelization and color. Garnished with our creamy In-House mushroom sherry & plum sauce.

Double Whammy Burger | 18
8oz of In-House ground blend of Sirloin, Tenderloin and Ribeye cooked to your order. Topped with sliced American cheese, Sliced Prime rib, Fried egg and onion rings. Yep, That’s right. This is a serious Burger!!!!!!!
Add: Marinara Or Prosciutto OR Bacon 3

Prime Steak Sandwich | 19
6oz (CAB) served on a toasted English muffin, drizzled with our In-House Creamy Honey Horseradish Sauce.

Cabbage Rolls | 18
Fermented cabbage leaves stuffed with pork & beef, with dilled rice. Slow simmered with smoked meats & tomatoes. Served with bread & sour cream. Pofta Buna!

Prime Surf & Turf | 26
8oz CAB Prime sirloin grilled to perfection and paired with two jumbo grilled shrimp. Served with mashed potatoes and vegetables du jour.

Hand Cut Ribeye | 12oz 33 | 16oz 40
Locally sustainable Beef (CAB Prime) provided by Texas ranches. We pride ourselves in supporting our State for all our Beef products. Our Beef is very important. We cut your steak to order, prepare it to your temperature & properly allow it to rest before serving to ensure a juicy steak. Accompanied with butter mashed potatoes & vegetable du jour.

Ara's Fusion Platter | 33
Cabbage rolls, Pierogis, Romanian meatballs, Pork schnitzel, Hungarian goulash, butter mashed potatoes and braised red cabbage.


Pasta

Spaghetti Genovese | 12
Spaghetti or Gluten free Penne tossed with in-house prepared fresh basil pesto.
Add the Following:

Grilled Chicken Breast  5 (4oz)
Meatballs 5 (5)
Shrimp 8 (3 Jumbo)

 

Spaghetti Marinara | 12
Spaghetti or Gluten free Penne pasta tossed with our 8 hour In-House simmered marinara sauce.
Add the Following:

Grilled Chicken 5 (4oz)
Meatballs 5 (5)
Shrimp 8 (3 Jumbo)
Prima Vera (Veggies Du Jour)  4

 


Childs Selections

Chicken Nuggets | 8
Fresh cuts of chicken beaded and cooked to perfection. Served with country cream gravy, and your choice of side.

Twin Sliders | 9
Two slider burgers cooked to your temperature, and served with tomato, lettuce, pickle and onion. Served with your choice of side.

Grill Cheese | 8
Served with your choice of side.
Sides

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Medley of Fresh Fruit

 

Wines Selected by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

Nationally known wine expert Catherine Fallis, the 5th woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, is a author, speaker, and wine advisor through her firm Planet Grape LLC & Tasting Panel Lead/Publisher at Planet Grape Wine Review. She is the only person in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and Advanced Certified Wine Professional credentials, and is a professional Champagne sabreuse, using her sword to open Champagne with panache and flair. Catherine was recently inducted into Les Dames d'Escoffier International and is a Board Member of The American Institute of Wine & Food. She is a wine buyer for Universal Wine Alliance. As an author, she has 77,000 unique readers.

Bar Snacks & Starters

Seared Ahi Tuna | 15
4oz Filet of Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna (Sushi Grade). Coated with our blackening mix and seared to a perfect medium rare. Thinly sliced. Served with our In-house made raspberry chipotle sauce.

Smoked Salmon | 16
Thinly sliced smoked salmon. Served with an assortment of red onion, caper, crème fraiche and garlic crostini.
Add Avocado 2

Flaming Saganaiki | 12
Imported Greek Kefalograviera cheese lightly floured, pan fried & flambeed with Brandy table side. Served with warm pita bread.

Pita Pizza | 9
Your own personal pita pizza. Topped with Roma tomatoes, red onions, garlic, fresh basil and shaved Parmesan Reggiano. Served with our In-House made  8-hour marinara sauce.
Choose a Protein:

Shrimp 5
Chicken 4
Smoked Canadian Bacon 4
Avocado 4
Extra Firm Seasoned Fried Tofu  5

 

Pierogis | 12
Nine polish style dumplings, pan seared with garlic, caramelized onions and dill. Ask your server for today's selection.
Add bacon 3
Add sour cream 2

Le Charcuterie | 15
A board of imported European meats, cheeses, olives, nuts & crackers.

Fried Calamari | 15
Fresh Calamari, flash fried to perfection, coated with our in-house batter and seasoning. Served with our in-house 8-hour marinara sauce.

Crab Cake | 15
Fresh Locally sustainable Blue Crab blended with our in-house spice mix. Pan seared to perfection. Served with our made in-house beurre blanc.

Onion Rings | 12
AIn-House marinated sweet yellow onions dipped and coated with seasoned panko bread crumbs. Garnished with parmesan Reggiano cheese.
Add Black Truffle Oil 5

Appetizer of the MONTH | 12
Ask your server about the always changing appetizer special.


Soups

  • Creamy Oyster Chowder | 4
  • Tuscan Tomato Basil | 4
  • Soup Du Jour | 4

Salads

Grilled Romaine Salad | 15
Fresh Romaine coated with our In-house honey balsamic vinaigrette and flash grilled for the perfect caramelization. Accompanied with grilled mushrooms, bell peppers, roma tomato medallion and asparagus. Topped with either Crumbled blue cheese or Shaved parmesan Reggiano.
Add Protein:

3 Shrimp 8 (16-20s)
4oz grilled Chicken 6
4oz Salmon 10
4oz sliced Prime Sirloin  8

 

Florentine Salad | 12
FFresh spinach, seasonal berries, mushrooms & egg. Served with our hot bacon dressing.
Add the Following:

Candied Walnuts 3
Grilled Chicken 5 (4oz)
Sliced Tenderloin  8 (3oz)
Grilled Shrimp 8 (3 Jumbo)
Salmon 8 (4oz)

 

House Salad | 6
Our blend of Texas field greens topped with tomato, carrot & cucumber. Server with your choice of house dressings.

Greek Salad | 10
Romaine lettuce, roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts Kalamata olives & feta cheese. Tossed with our In-House Greek balsamic vinaigrette.

Classic Caesar Salad | 15
Fresh romaine lettuce tossed with our In-House Caesar dressing, Caesar size herb croutons and shaved parmesan Reggiano cheese.

Caprese Salad | 10
Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, fresh basil layered throughout. Finished with a drizzle of EVOO and reduced balsamic vinaigrette.

Dressings
Ranch, Thousand Island, Bleu Cheese, Caesar, Raspberry, Honey Balsamic & Greek Balsamic vinaigrette, Thahini lemongrass vinaigrette, Creamy Citrus Dressing.


Sides

Rice Pilaf 3
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables 3
Butter Mashed Potatoes 4
Seasoned French Fries 5
Braised Red Cabbage 3
Herbed Polenta 4
Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries 7
Sauteed Mushroom Buttons in a sherry cream sauce 8

 


The Sweet Side of Life

A collection of our In-House (Made from scratch)

Apple Crumb Cheese Cake | 8
Imagine a cheese cake and apple crumb pie joining forces to create a truly amazing combo of flavors. Garnished with fresh berries and caramel sauce.

Crème Brule | 8
Traditional Vanilla bean custard with caramelized sugar on top. Garnished with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Brownie Ala Mode | 10
Homemade chocolate fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, then drizzled with carmel, toffee, and pecans.

 

Flourless Chocolate Torte | 8
Decedent, rich flourless chocolate cake that seems more like a huge piece of chocolate fudge. Garnished with fresh berries and raspberry sauce.

Fresh Berries and Cream | 8
Mélange of seasonal berries accompanied with fresh In-House whipped cream.

All our Sweet Treats are Made In-House, from Scratch.


From the Bar

Adults Only

Kahlua & Baileys Mudslide Pie | 9
Duo of Layered Kahlua cream and Baileys cream with an Oreo cookie crusted.

Velvet Hammer | 12
The Best Milk Shake for any adult. This is a blend of Remy Martin, Godiva white & Kahlua, mixed with our In-House made Vanilla Ice Cream.

Berries & Grand Marnier | 12
Fresh Selection of Seasonal Berries macerated with Grand Marnier.

Ask your server about our selection of Ports & After Dinner Libations.