I have eaten Persian cuisine before but nothing quite as creative or unique as the food served at Darvish restaurant. The atmosphere was casual and friendly but was dressy enough for a date or business meeting, the walls were covered in ethnic tapestries and soft classical music was playing. The chairs were covered with light pink cloth and the tables were made of glass. My party of four sat by the window, which gave us a nice view of the street and businesses across the street, as soon as we sat down the waiter arrived with tall glasses of ice water and menus. He introduced him self and was extremely friendly and sociable. We pondered the drink menu before ordering decaf tea, and I ordered Yogurt soda, which I had never tried before. The waiter asked me if this was a new drink for me, and when I said yes, smiled and said he would bring samples for me to try. He came back promptly with three shot glasses of Yogurt soda, it was fizzy and unique but I stuck with water. However, I would highly recommend that people try it, just because I didn't personally like it doesn't mean you won't. The menu had a wide variety of items which all sounded wonderful. The most interesting being the unique assortment of rices. From Jewel Rice, flavored with orange peal and nuts to Black cherry rice with dried black cherries. We decided to order a combo appetizer plate, $6, Lamb Soultani, and Shirazi Salad. The appetizer plate allows you to pick 6 mini appetizers from the large assortment of appetizers, including soups and salads. We picked the Baba Ghanougue, Mast 'o' Kheyar (fizzy yogurt with cuecumber), 3 orders of Dolmeh (Rice wrapped in grape leaves), and the Shirazi Salad. The food arrived promptly, everything on the appetizer plate was wonderful, especially the Baba Ghanougue. We ate everything and then wiped the dish clean with the thin flat bread that is delivered to your table along with a plate of fresh radishes and onion. Our entre arrived shortly afterwords, we had ordered the Lamb Soultani with Jewel rice for our table to share. The plate was huge, quite large enough for all of us. The Jewel rice was wonderful, slightly fragrant and sweet, tasting slightly of orange and other spices. The lamb was served two ways both were tender and delicious. We also polished off the entire plate and still had room for dessert. The dessert menu was also impressive, with many interesting and unique types of gelato and Persian ice cream. We ordered Chocolate and Raspberry gelato and a rosewater Persian ice cream. The Persian ice cream is made in house daily by the owner of the restaurant, and is unique and wonderful, tasted strongly of rose water but in a very nice way. It was quite refreshing and not at all heavy. The gelato was also great, especially the raspberry which was very fresh tasting. The waiter who was also the owner, was very kind and attentive, making sure our water glasses were full, our bread basket was full and we were enjoying the food. He was an excellent excellent waiter. The bill came to $53.00, for four people, which was very reasonable. Tax, however, is quite expensive at almost 10%. We gave a 21% tip, as the owner/waiter was so perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling or who lives in the area. If your touring colleges or attending them please try Darvish Restaurant you will not be disappointed.
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