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“Good place to eat”

Nicholas Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 185 Restaurants in Gresham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: This is the newest location of Nicholas Restaurant, serving authentic Lebanese food in beautiful downtown Gresham. Convenient free public parking nearby, as well as street parking. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and have a relaxed meal with family, friends, and colleagues. Vegetarian and vegan options. Gluten-free bread for purchase or enjoy our free large pita, served hot from the oven. Best hummus in town. Dieter's menu for those counting calories. Beer and wine served. Turkish coffee. Scrumptious desserts.We also cater for meetings and events. All this and more can be found on our website. If you're traveling to the Portland area, schedule a little time to visit downtown Gresham.
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went with a large group. Unfortunately they were busy so the service was very poor. We have been here before when traveling so we are giving them the benefit of the doubt.
Otherwise the food is good, plentiful and normally the service is decent.

Thank Brandon N
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great middle eastern food selection, always more than I can eat. The flat bread is warm and huge and included with meal. Share a plate or plan on take home package.

Thank Ron B
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The server was so unbelievably helpful, we were able to choose a montage of food to try out a variety of dishes. Most of what we ate we really enjoyed. The atmosphere was average but it was a fun place to go have lunch with the husband. Next time, we'll bring the kidlets.

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Thank Jaime F
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Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Great little place. The bread in the beginning was very good, the oil very bland, make sure you say yes to hummus! The wait staff is very sporadic and the tables are small. We recieved our salads and hummus on the same large plate. That was weird since usually the salad plate gets cleared before the rest of your
food comes and you need the hummus for your food. Then about 20 minutes later our horderve came out and 2 minutes later came our food. A little wierd since the grape leaves had not even cooled off enough to eat and here comes the rest of our food. The waitress noticed we were fumbling with all the plates and just walked away. We ended up just setting them on the table next to us, I felt bad because it was a clean table but we had nowhere to put things. So the reason for the 5 stars is despite all of this I would come back and definately recommend to everyone because of how fantastic the food is! The hummus, chicken schwarma and gyros were superb!!! I am very picky with my hummus and tzatziki sauce. I was in heaven it was so good! So it would be the ultimate experience if they could correct the staffing issues but I will be back regardless just for the food. Although maybe next time it will be a to go order.

1  Thank froggymommy03
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

For as foodie a city as Portland is many of it's suburbs are culinary oases. Gresham has for decades been the sort of place that a franchisee just salivates about. Recently though the city has shaken up it's downtown core and made it walk friendly and clearly appealing to restaurateurs thinking outside the Outback mould. One local chain of Middle East food has decided to stake a claim on Main Street and diners in East County are better for it. The original Nicholas on Grand in Portland is like a transplant from Beirut. Tiny, crowded, steamy, and if we allowed smoking you can just imagine how clouded it would be. This location has a bit more breathing room with a couple of tables on the street but it still has a bit of the Lebanese vibe of it's parent. Giant, fresh, piping hot pitas overtake the table shortly after arriving. Get a side of hummus or baba or enjoy the house dipping herbed oil. Want another, just ask, they're gratis. The menu can be daunting and the portions are substantial (you will be happy digging into the take out container the next day though). There is something for everyone too, plenty of veggie options and great lamb or beef for the carnivores. The beds of saffron rice under many of the entrees is to die for. I've eaten at this location several times, the original many many times and the NE Broadway spot as well. Frankly I have yet to notice a difference except in the respective atmospheres. The one draw back to them all though is that their beer and wine selection is pretty wan. Regardless this local chain is a leader is home style Middle Eastern dishes that will feed an army and not break the bank.

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Thank JA R
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