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Semiramis

4639 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-4426 (Northwest Side)
773-279-8900
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Ranked #808 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Lebanese
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Evanston, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My cousin wanted Middle Eastern food, so I needed to find a convenient location to where we both lived. Living in Evanston, Semiramis is a short drive down Western, Lawrence and Kedzie. This is a BYOB restaurant, which I prefer, so you can avoid paying for overpriced wine and instead focus on the food. We were not disappointed - the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good home cooked Middle Eastern Lebanese food. Friendly service. It is difficult to find restaurants that allow you to bring your own alcoholic beverage [beer and wine] 99% of the restaurants rip you off with astronomic beverage prices [I can not find a decent restaurant that offers beer for less than $4 or a glass of wine under $7 It... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Took the Brown Line el to explore further than we could walk. Watched lots of stations pass and decided we better explore some neighborhoods more closely. At Kedzie we left the train. After walking down the street past several restaurants we circled back to Semiramis. The lobby has sofa seating but tables are just beyound in the dining room. We... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Semiramis is located in the Albany Park community area on the northwest side of Chicago. It specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine that is served in a small but comfortable and unpretentious dining room. This restaurant is BYOB and charges a $3 corkage fee for each bottle of wine. On a recent weeknight our party of four dined there with a... More

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Chicago, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a tasty place in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. There are lots of delicious dishes but I think that Lamb and Beef or Chicken Chawarma with Baba Ghannouj is the best on the menu! This is the best Baba Ghannouj I have tried in the city. The lentil soup is good too. Fun atmosphere, good service. BYOB.

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chicago, illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Semiramis is a spit from the Kedzie stop of Chicago's Brown Line El - where it's ground level. Cross the street - and there it is, just a couple of steps north of Wilson Avenue. It's tastefully decorated with one storefront space for comfy seating - lovely rugs and fabrics on walls and nice lighting - and another storefront is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

My friends and I always go here. In some ways its almost tradition to eat there! Whether you go for lunch or dinner you won't be disappointed. The food is very good, although the portions are a bit large. The staff is always great -very friendly and helpful. The decor is nice too -warm and inviting.

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Elmwood Park, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Semiramis is a cozy little restaurant that we discovered via http://checkplease.wttw.com/ (good video reviews there too). Service is great and very friendly. Food is good and not overpriced... Candle on the table adds to the charm. It's BYOB also and it only costs $3 if you want to bring your own bottle of wine. We will definitely keep it on... More

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Chicago, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Fresh middle-eastern food made by the chef/owner of the restaurant. They are very accommodating there and will try to make you happy as much as possible. I wanted something else instead of the pasta-couscous combination with my Solomon (which was outstanding) and the owner himself came to our table to suggest an alternative. I took Lentils and Rice (Magadra) and... More

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Monterrey, México
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

You have to go out from the city centre to Kedzie. It's far but you can enjoy a nice view from the train to get there. In Kedzie there are a lot of businesses owned by Arab people so it's like a trip to the Middle East in Chicago (you should check out the shops around because you can find... More

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