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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Amir's Marketplace Restaurant

4422 Mayfield Rd. (Green Rd.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Amir's Marketplace Restaurant Restaurant Review

: This storefront restaurant is not fancy, but it’s clean and comfortable, with a neighborhood feeling. The very authentic Lebanese fare is pleasing and offers many alternatives to meat. For those unfamiliar with the Middle Eastern cuisine, try the vegetarian mixed plate, consisting of baba ghanouj, hummus (with pita for dipping), stuffed grape leaves, mujadara (seasoned steamed lentils with chick peas), spinach fatayer (spinach baked in flaky pastry) and falafel. It’s listed as an appetizer, but it could be a meal for one. An interesting, if somewhat bland, entrĂ©e is the eggplant vegetarian, a very tender baked eggplant filled with spinach, carrots, chick peas, tomatoes and onions with tomato sauce over rice, There’s a ground meat-and-pine nut version, too. A wide assortment of meat dishes includes the standard Lebanese fare: platters of shish kebab (char-grilled marinated filet mignon skewered with onions, tomatoes and green peppers), shawarma (char-grilled seasoned beef with vegetables, tahini (sesame) sauce, and rice pilaf), shish tawook (grilled marinated boneless chicken breasts with garlic sauce, rice pilaf and tabbouleh), and their stuffed-pita counterparts. The falafel here is a standout, especially the spicy falafel in pita with cucumbers, lettuce, feta cheese and spicy hot tahini sauce. Amir’s also has its own bakery and produces terrific treats, including superior baklava. There’s also a nice Middle Eastern deli here, with many imported packaged items and freshly made foods.


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