Our Saturday night visit here was a special treat, recommended by friends. The owner is also the chef, and after a short conversation with his son, one of the waiters, the six of us decided to just let them decide what we would have. You can give them a price you want to pay for the meal, and it will be prepared accordingly, including dessert.
They brought at least 6 mezze dishes, and we were nearly full by the time three large platters of the entrees arrived. Service was excellent. By the time the baklava and coconut squares came, we could hardly move. It was all authentic Mediterranean food, and delicious. What made the place really special was the belly dancer who did three or four performances between 7 and 9, and then the Middle Eastern band that began playing around nine. If you closed your eyes to their music, you could not miss the feel of that part of the world. The owner obviously takes great pride in his work and enjoys talking with the customers. We we had him sit with us for a few minutes after the meal, to express our appreciation for the food and ambiance of his restaurant. It was a light crowd this particular night, and he made us feel part of the family.
The restaurant was a bit difficult for us to find, in the Deerwood Village Shopping Center on the south side of Jacksonville. But it was well worth the search, and we will be returning.
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