Location – 2748 N. Lincoln (Lincoln and Diversey)
In one word – Familiar
Food – Come for the Lebanese menu, stay for the family-like treatment you’ll receive from the staff. I had one of the specials, a lamb casserole with dried fruits. It was juicy and flavorful. Additionally you receive a complimentary soup (the carrot soup is great) and dessert (an ice cream/kulfi mixture). My eating partners had the lamb couscous and the other two specials for the day. All were satisfied.
Drink – We settled for a bottle of the cab. The nice thing is that the wine ranges in price, you have plenty of options if your wallet isn’t thick.
Service – The food was complimented by the service. The owner was on the floor of this place serving the food, making sure all the customers were happy. I felt like the owner was a father-figure by the end of the meal. This is the type of place where you’d want to be a regular because the service is that good.
Occasion – The place is pretty quiet and relatively intimate. Come here on a date or with some friends. You also could have a work dinner here if you want the atmosphere to be low-key.
Dress – I wouldn’t dress down, but at the same time, don’t try that hard for your dinner look. Jeans are fine.
Cost – You’ll pay $30-ish for an appetizer, entree and beverage.
If you like, try…Cedars of Lebanon