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Phoenician Restaurant

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623 French Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413-1013
315-733-2709
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch buffet

One of my favorite places for lunch. Serve an excellent Middle Eastern buffet Monday thru Friday. Shish-ka-bob meats are outstanding. Buffet is the only thing I've tried here. Don't think you will be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Bob C
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of my favorite places for lunch. Serve an excellent Middle Eastern buffet Monday thru Friday. Shish-ka-bob meats are outstanding. Buffet is the only thing I've tried here. Don't think you will be disappointed.

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New Hartford, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It doesn't matter what I have ever ordered, the food has always been exceptional! Locally owned - very nice people.

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New Hartford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Utica has many good ethnic restaurants. The Phoenician is a leader among the Lebanese ones. Their lunch buffet will satisfy even the hungriest and most demanding customer.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We all enjoyed the food, but the service was dreadful. Every step (being seated, getting menus, etc.) took about 3 times as long as it should. As it happens, we were fine with that and we needed some talk time; but it you want to eat and get on with your life it is definitely a mistake. They either have... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We used to live in this area and the highlight of coming back is the opportunity to eat at this restaurant. The food is all fresh and home made, I look forward to ordering a little of everything and the leftovers we bring back with us to enjoy another day. This place is consistent and never disappoints, one of the... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One more time, George, the owner and our wonderful waitress, Victoria, presented us with dishes perfectly executed and served. For starters, my wife and I ordered a Hummus salad and a Babaganoush salad. The taste reminded us of our time touring the Middle East, many years ago. The main dishes were Shawarma lamb on a skewer, medium rear for my... More 

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The atmosphere, service and of course the food is excellent! The daily buffet is well worth the trip! Delicious, generous!!!

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been here many times and it is always a great experience. Try the platter for 2, you won't leave hungry and there will be enough for lunch tomorrow. I love the hummus, the baba ganoush, the salads and the kabobs. Everything is so good. My only minor complaint is that they tend to serve warm-ish bottled beer, so... More 

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Utica, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have to go to the Phoenician every couple of months to get my Lebanese fix at their Wednesday dinner buffet. The buffet is excellent, with one slight exception, the last two times the food has been warm-ish, but not hot. I am hoping this will be fixed by the next time I go, as that makes a huge difference.

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came as a party of three on a week night at about 5pm. There were a total of four s tables including ours. The one young waitress was courteous and gave us menus immediately but seemed not interested. We ordered the olive and cheese appetizer. About a dozen olives with two slices of feta and some dry lettuce with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 623 French Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413-1013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Hartford
  • Phone Number: 315-733-2709

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?