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“Wonderful whole bronzini”

Phoenicia Mediterranean
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Ranked #12 of 112 Restaurants in Highland Park
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Food here is delicious and service is great (thanks, David!) in a warm and welcoming atmosphere (thanks, Fay!). Portions are very large and we enjoyed the tender lamb shank, and the curry lamb couscous in addition to the grilled, garlicky bronzini. Even had doggy bags to take home. Go soon!

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Thank smdds
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Phoenicia has always been in the forefront of Middle Eastern cuisine the North Shore of Chicago. But over the last two years new owners have modernized the restaurant and its menu. Persian recipes such as a fantastic Basmati rice with carmelized onions, currants and rice with miniature meatballs have brought it to new heights. The atmosphere is lovely. The staff is courteous, knowledgeable and kind and the food terrific. Great for singles who just want a bowl of the hearty carrot and lentl soup or groups who are hungry for platters of kefta kebabs or whole branzino fish . Not to be missed.

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Thank canejo
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Fay Z, Owner at Phoenicia Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Dear Canejo, We are so glad you enjoyed your dinning experience. We have added some new Persian specials to the menu since you were last hear in December. If you have not already you should try the Kashk-e-Bademjan. It's a warm grilled eggplant appetizer. Don't forget to like us on Facebook for upcoming events and specials. We post some of our specials exclusively on there. Please tell your friends and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We went to see Stevie Nicks in Highland Park and it was the first time for all four of us. So, we asked a few locals where to eat...this is where they sent us? Zoinks. The food is mediocre, overpriced and SLOW. I would have rather have had Jimmy John's. Our waiter was pleasant but nothing to write home about. I felt like I was in the basement of an old JCPenney store...weird decorations and odd all around. I wouldn't return ever and although I would go back to the Ravinia in a heartbeat...I'll skip the Phoenicia all together.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Soups are to die for! Go with friends and be willing to share with each other so you can try a variety of dishes. It is a family run businesss and all the staff is eaither family or longtime staff. Ask questions and for recommendations. The menu is varied and delicious. I have never had a bad meal here. Wonderful night out with friends or for a date night. Family service with family recipes

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The food here is amazing. They have the best fish here, soup and chicken dishes. In fact, all entrees are very good and authentic. Fresh and so delicious.

Thank Amy S
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