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Phoenicia Mediterranean

1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 266-9990
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Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Highland Park, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wonderful food, a great atmosphere and friendly service. Who could ask for more? We've been coming here for years and it satisfies my Middle Eastern craving every time. I highly recommend the vegetable combo appetizer (falafel, baba ganoush, hummus, pita). It was so good we should have had two. For entrees, my family and I ordered lamb shank, kabobs and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I went here along with two friends for an early dinner, 6:30 pm, on a Saturday. Good thing we had reservations as there was a number of people waiting. We got seated right away, given menus and water immediately. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere although a bit eclectic. The staff was very professional and attentive from... More

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Ames, IA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very impressed with the several meals we've had here - my Turkish husband can vouch for the authenticity of the food to the region (the owner kindly made him a special yogurt drink off the menu, at his request). Their various types of fish are done perfectly (we had them whole for authenticity, but they can be served filleted for... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Took forever to be seated, owner was rude to us, once seated we couldn't get any service, got up to walk out and owner tried to stop us. Will not go back--he is rude to his staff as well.

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Friends and I met for dinner at Phoenicia last weekend. We were handed the menu when we sat down and immediately began looking it over. After discussing amongst ourselves what we intended to order, Chef Joseph came over to our table. He explains, in great detail, his specials of the night. After hearing Chef Joseph's spiel we decided to order... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We visited here more than once and the meals have ranged from average to excellent. I guess timing is everything!

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Wilmette, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a great local white table clothe restaurant. It was our anniversary so we wanted something a bit more special. The owner-chef is kind of entertaining as he explains his specialties a Of the evening. He has a flair for words and deliverance as he talks. His specials are always delicious and plentiful. Leftovers are tasty the next day.... More

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were in the area and found this fabulous place to eat! We highly recomend the lamb! The appitizers were out of this world and the owner was very friendly.

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Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you can't decide between the delicious vegetarian yellow lentil and the carrot soups, order them both in one bowl. ($5.95) At the end of your meal, your server will bring you a complementary Mid-Eastern pastry with your check. In between, you can't go wrong with any choice from the extensive menu. The food is truly delicious.

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Skokie, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a gem and a real treat. The service is warm and very helpful. The mood is relaxing and conversation friendly. The food is mouth watering and full of love and care. I go there every time I possibly can!! The food is cooked and chosen with care. Much of the food is organic and only the finest, freshest... More

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