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Phoenician Restaurant

623 French Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413-1013
315-733-2709
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Ranked #9 of 80 restaurants in New Hartford
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Reservations
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- Mar 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Hartford, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Middle East Restaurant in Central New Yok. George, the owner always comes to greet us upon arrival (I'm crippled) and check on us after each dish is consumed. The waitresses, Yelena and Nadia are the epitome of excellent service and courtesy. The food is superb and the wines from Lebanese vineyards, especially "Ksarah" is excellent. Best place to celebrate... More

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Upstate New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The Phoenician is a casual restaurant located in an older, bungalow type home. Three small dining areas make for a homey feel. First, let me state that the food is consistently delicious. Kabobs and other Mediterranean delicacies are created by an adept husband/ wife team in the kitchen. If you happen to be there on a Saturday night try the... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Was recommended to try out this restaurant by one of my colleagues. Took a day trip just for the drive, some shopping, then ended off the day with an excellent experience at this restaurant. Decor is average, casual atmosphere. Service was excellent, waiter attentive. Appetizers were large portions, and we were pretty much full after our appetizers. Was expecting perhaps... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Phoenician serves freshly made authentic Lebanese dishes. The lunch buffet is awesome all week long. The Wednesday nite buffet is my favorite because I love the lentil dip! Some people may be expecting more attentive service but it's family owned & operated and they treat you like family - you come in, find a seat, eat & visit -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Loved it here! The food was great with endless pita bread. I definitely would suggest getting the kebab and instead of having a salad pay a little more for an appetizer. Something like labneh or hummus which is great with the pita bread. Service was pretty good and the atmosphere was cozy.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

After only one visit it's hard to get really excited about this place. The food was fresh, authentic and very reasonable. There just seems to be a disconnect between the staff and customers. The waitress was there but not really part ofthe experience. The hummus was great as was the lamb. The rest was good but seemed to just miss... More

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Central New York State
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

M-F noon buffet and Wednesday evenings. Expensive lunch @ 12 with tax , dinner a few dollars more BUT what you get for that is delicious , tasty grilled chicken, lamb and beef., rice, salads, grape leaves and so much more. Ordering off the menu is ok, too. One of my go to places for great service and food.

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Utica, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I especially love the buffet because it's a real bargain. One can eat all the chicken, pork, beef, hummus tabouli, etc. that one wants. One can build one's own salad, including Greek-style olives. I always follow up with Baklava (honey, nut and filo pastry, which is extra. They also serve beer, including Saranac, which is a must for some of... More

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ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We went to the restaurant when visiting a family member at Hamilton College, as students raved about the place. To say they were right is an understatement. The food is amazing!!! Nothing fancy, but simple, middle eastern comfort food ... Like my grandmother used to make!! And so reasonably priced. Service is more like visiting with friends, as George the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We used to live in Upstate NY and listed this as one of our favorite restaurants. Now we live in NC and cannot get this type of food. The lamb and artichoke is absolutely delicious, his Babbaganouche (sp?) is second to none. We try to get here on a Saturday night when George has fresh kibbe available. We were in... More

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