If you are not familiar with tapas, it is just a Spanish word for small plates or appetizer/snack portions. I had never done "tapas" before, so I wasn't quite sure how this was going to work. Of course, it was a rainy night when we went, but there was plenty of parking close to the door in the parking lot. Relish is located in a small shopping center behind the movie theater in Deerfield. When I walked in, I was glad to see April had already snagged us a spot. The inside of Relish reminded me somewhat of a cafe and kind of like a sit-down Chipotle restaurant. The tables were metal-like and the acoustics weren't great....meaning, a lot of noises echoed and it was kind of loud for not many people being in the restaurant.
Our waiter promptly brought out our hummus as we waited for Alli, which is very normal :) The hummus was disappointing. I didn't think it was very good at all. I believe it was the red pepper hummus, but I have had better from Kroger. This had little to no flavor whatsoever, except for the chips. The chips were warm and had a bit of seasoning to it which was a saving grace to the hummus.
We ended up deciding on a variety of plates: I ordered a side of the potato spheres and the signature chorizo in medjool dates. My friends ordered french onion soup, the signature salad, mediterranean flat bread, and stuffed breast of chicken.
The potato spheres were fine. They were served with a side of wasabi sour cream, which really just tasted like a spicy ranch or something. These were $4.25.
The verdict: I thought this place overall was okay. Between the three of us, we had plenty to eat and our bill wasn't terribly expensive; however, I still thought it was over priced. It was a lot of fun to try lots of different things which was defintely a plus. I like sharing, so this was something fun and different. I don't know if this is a place to go with two people or even more than 3 or 4. I don't think any of the food was really worth the price, but it was tasty. I would recommend this place to go for a drink or two to grab a small bite to eat.