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“Great middle-eastern food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Phoenicia Mediterranean

Phoenicia Mediterranean
1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 266-9990
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Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Highland Park, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great middle-eastern food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Best Middle-Eastern in HP or nearby area. Had the broiled lamb brochettes and they were excellent. Just what I needed to get my lamb fix. My wife had the snapper special and she was quite pleased. Wish I could come here more often. The owner is definitely enthusiastic about his restaurant, which is great to see, though I wish he'd be a bit quieter. But mostly they leave you alone so you can enjoy your meal.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Waukegan, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“They can turn on you.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We had a great meal. I had lamb and my wife had a Mediterranean salad. The service was good and the food was great and the prices were reasonable. However, some simple questions to the owner about the food got us a nasty rant in response. We never understood what the issue was and because of the meltdown will probably never go back.
Food great, service good, strong negative vibe from the owner.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glencoe, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Ask for Joseph for the Specials!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

An institution, this Highland Park Lebanese restaurant has incredible lamb dand fish dishes, and the owner/host, Joseph, is worth the price of admission. Sometimes we come just to hear him pitch the specials. Delicious food, warm, family service. A must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great med-eastern food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This restaurant has authenic dishes and good service.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Appetizers but at Times Disappointing main Dishes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

I love Phoenicia's appetizers and salads;however,some of their main dishes have been disappointing. The fish which is either served without their deboning it or is poorly deboned is a particularly good example. The service has always been good but not exceptional. Furthermore,the prices aren't cheap.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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