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“Authentic, Delicious”

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 112 Restaurants in Camp Hill
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Romoland, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Authentic, Delicious”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The food and atmosphere were authentic and delicious. However, it's BYOB. My friend had to run to the store to get a bottle of wine while I ordered. They do not charge a corking fee and you will not be disappointed. They serve more food than you can eat at one sitting and it is spectacular

Visited March 2013
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English first
Bradenton, Florida
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Awesome Lebanese place”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I loved the decor of this place, the feeling of it and the attention from servers and owners. The food is very good, they will explain to you what all the dishes are, if you are not familiar, and the belly dancing, which we just happen to run into a few nights, is very cool and interesting and not as intrusive as you would think.

Visited April 2012
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Rather disappointed, but average”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I had been very excited to try out Cedars for quite a few months, as it is the only sit-down restaurant to offer Middle Eastern cuisine that I am aware of for quite a few miles. We went on a Saturday, having made reservations the night before. We sat at a small table crowded towards the window and far too close to another table, but we didn't ask to be moved, so that's our own fault. The place ended up being packed (we arrived at 5pm, early for our reservations at 5:30, but were seated quite promptly) and the reservations are definitely necessary on a Saturday night, because people were being turned away for the lack of room. When we were seated the waitress, who was very nice our entire visit, asked us if we would be done by 7 because they would need the table for another reservation. Having been on wait staff at restaurants, I understand that sometimes you accidentally double book. However, I didn't find it very welcoming that they were planning when we would leave so they could get more customers in.

Having read the good reviews here and online, my guest (vegetarian) and I ordered the mezza and the Emjadra. The mezza had stuffed grape leaves, hummus, tabouli, falafel, and a dish with a cheese base covered with onions and tomatoes. All in all, the food was quite average if not slightly below. I perhaps had slightly raised expectations having lived in the Middle East for a year (Palestine, so slightly different than Lebanon, but still similar in cuisine). The hummus was good, but could have likely come from the store brade Sabra; tabouli had way too much parsley, enough to make your mouth dry; the falafel and cheese dish were decent, but nothing to write home about; the grape had mint in them, which is fine and totally expected in some preparations of Middle Eastern cuisine, but is definitely a peculiar taste and would have been nice to know about from the menu, which did list ingredients of dishes. Pita bread was included, but that was paper thin. The mezza (5 for roughly $20/25) was plenty of food for the two of us hearty eaters.

Halfway through our mezza the Emjadra came. So, so disappointed. It was basically rice mush. A good portion, though.

Nice decor (except for some crowded seating). Did not see the belly dancers, although the pictures on the wall gave the impression that the dancers were very Americanized. Many options for vegetarians.

We ate, we lived, a bit disappointed but not gut-wrenchingly horrible (heartburn-inducing perhaps). We will not return.

  • Visited February 2013
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Gettysburg, PA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Great Value, Fine Food”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Lebanese food prepared in authentic style, not Americanized. We found everything delicious, amazing in fact. I think that this is a great bargain. The decor is very nice, and everything is managed with care. Very good service. Friday and Saturday nights they have belly dancing (with audience participation), for which you need reservations.

  • Visited January 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I rarely eat out, because the only places we like to go (where the food never disappoints) are $$$. This place is one of those places on our list that is worth the splurge! We went here for our 2nd anniversary on a Saturday night, and we had a beautiful night. The food was AMAZING, and the belly dancing was a pleasure to watch. The atmosphere of this place is perfect for couples and intimate groups. We love it and will definitely return again and again!

Visited October 2012
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