I live close to the 1625 N Halsted St location. Most of the restaurants in this area are overpriced due to the location near the Steppenwolf and Royal George Theaters (or maybe its the closeness to Alinea...) but this is the exception.
You can get a lentil soup and lamb shish kebab sandwich for sub-$10. I love that meal. The lamb meat is flavorful and the garlic sauce that comes on the side is always licked clean when no one's watching.
I've heard others like the bread pies here, but honestly I've never been a big fan, and I've ordered most of them. The cheese and lamb seemed a bit dry to me, and the spinach was only a little better for me.
I did really enjoy the Knafeh dessert, but its definitely made to share. Made with haloumi, filo, carrots and syrup it was delicious.
It is BYO