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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was deplorable ~ the worst I’ve ever seen. Owner never made good on his promise to compensate us for our terribly unpleasant dining experience. Would not recommend. Will never go again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

Very consistent food that is very good. Staff always friendly. Can eat outside in the good weather. Don't forget about take out - in case you don't want to wait for a table.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

1st time here and will be back! The food was absolutely delicious and more than enough for 2 nights! We ordered for pickup and everything was ready as soon as we arrived. Very pleasant staff and lovely interior. When safe, we would like to try...eating in. Had Grilled Eggplant appetizer, Barg Combo, and Veggie Shereen Polo -- look forward to trying other items!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021

It is dark, worn out and terrible service. We were seated at 6pm. There were 2 other tables with 4 people seated, another group of 4 leaving. We were seat immediately by a pleasant young lady, with nothing on the table. We sat at least...15 minutes and no one came over. Several groups came in and were seated.....still no table set. We kept trying to get attention, until finally she said Oh okay!! They brought pre packaged utensils. I asked for glasses and could we pay a corkage fee and use out wine. No one ever answered the question. Then I went over to an older man sitting at a pc for calculation, who was ignoring us. I asked about the corkage. He said ok. Finally signaling the same server, we got her to come take our order. The eggplant and hummus were tasteless mush- no flavor. The wedding rice was nothing like the good recipe I've tasted here and ate years ago at the same Persion Grill. The grilled onion was raw, the hen was dry. One bite of my partners lamb chop was good, the others were dry and over cooked. This place needs to close!!! Overall the experience was awful. Ah yes, it took well into our food to get cups of water. The baklava was pasty and not even syrupy and sweet. DONT GO! Oh and the entries were each (3) more than is listed on menu by $3-4 dollars, and she said they didnt update the menu yet!!! Didnt say at the beginning. WORST AND today my friend asked if we had heartburn? We all did...too much grease.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Made a special request for small (1/2 size) dishes of 4 appetizers and ordered a salad (would love to see an option on the menu for a version of what, in The South, we call a Vegetable Plate). Everything was absolutely delicious, as good as...food I have had at Persian friends’ homes. Headed back the next time in the area. Keep up your incredible high quality cooking!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Terrific, attentive service, and all the dishes were well prepared and delicious. Plus a great value, especially considering the large portions. I can never pass up the wonderful eggplant appetizer (mirza ghasemi), and the hummus was expertly made and one of the best I have...had anywhere.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Food was ok. Service was extremely bad. If u wanna go there just for 'to go' then it should be fine. But not recomended for dine-in with that kind of attitudes from the staffs.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Persian food is a wonderful and when it is good, it is great! The unusual mix of spices, fresh hummus, pita, lamb accented to elevate its flavor, basmati rice and shirazi salads...and the Persian Grille embodies the best taste and value combination I have rarely...ever had! While the Persian Grille, just past Chestnut Hill but in its "sphere", has been around since 1984, I have been remiss in not eating there until lately. Now, I find myself saying, "Uh, how about the Persian Grille for lunch?" This is an EXTREMELY affordable meal that sacrifices nothing. In fact, I have rarely paid less for such delicious food -- not that that mattered, because I am a firm believer in great food should be charged at the price the market and restaurant thinks is fair. The ingredients are well applied, the dishes are of perfect proportion and whether the special of the kababs or gyro, having ordered a range of food, everything was superb. When I say, "down-to-earth", I mean the restaurant has no pretense; it is fairly spare in the dishware and cutlery; the interior is plain and very diner-like. So eats the OutspokenTraveler!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the food and the server as she explained the ingredients to newcomers. Very relaxing and a great experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We've been eating here for 20 years through several ownership changes but the food hasn't changed. Authentic Persian food served in abundance. I like the skewered chicken with Basmati rice. Plenty for dinner and next day lunch. It is a good sign when so many...Iranian-americans eat there.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

It took us a long time to try this place, but after years of living in LH, we decided to give them a try. So glad we did. Consistently good Persian food. I love the chicken kabob and my husband will get the beef. The...hummus is very tasty. I even use it as a salad dressing if we go for lunch. Yum!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Went here for dinner. The place was extremely busy and we had to wait 30 minutes to get a table despite making reservations. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Especially the owner who makes sure that his guests get the attention they deserve. The...food was typical Persian and fairly authentic. Great place for a casual dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Dined at Persian Grille in Lafayette Hill, off Germantown Pike. Ambiance of a family run restaurant and often filled w foreign nationals. Cuisine is excellent w a wide assortment of traditional entrees and a number of vegetarian options. Selected Bareh Koubideh—Lamb on 2 skewers and...the veggie version of Shereen Polo. The latter is quite delectable with slivered almonds, orange peels, slivered carrots and pistachios. There is also a similar offering of SP with Cornish Hen—which I’ve ordered on previous occasions. All were excellent and the lamb was tasty. I asked for the sizes of draft beer available and ordered what was a pint. Our waitress indicated size by holding her hand above the table to indicate height of glass. This is a laid back dining experience and consistent with other similar types of Persian restaurants I have dined at elsewhere. Some families with small children are welcome.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

It’s sometimes difficult to get together with other family members. Persian Grill has become a focal point for us. Not pretentious... just wonderful food and really friendly staff. Lamb is great.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here since 2009. The food and service has always been great. Not the best for vegetarians but first the rest of us every skewer and platter is perfect. I especially love the ground chicken platter and their hummus is to die...for.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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  • Value: 4
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