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2448 E. Burnside St. Send to Phone
Sophisticated North African-inspired food presented in a relaxed, intimate setting.

Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Levant Restaurant Review

: Appropriately warm hues color Levant’s dining room, which is centered around a hearth and looks out to a warm-weather patio. Anchoring the menu is chef/owner Scott Snyder's French culinary training and his fascination with North African and Middle Eastern spices and meats. The combination yields enticing French-Arab hybrids. Start with an order of hummus and homemade pita bread, fried garbanzo beans with za'atar, or a plate of almonds garnished with harissa-spiced orange peel. Alternatively, choose something substantial, such as the carrot and sunchoke salad with toasted pistachios, or sautéed squid in a Turkish pepper sauce. Entrées include imaginative items like winter squash phyllo pie, chermoula-spiced sturgeon, and hearth-roasted lamb with a vegetable and bean stew. Favorites for dessert are walnut baklava and Turkish chocolate mousse with orange whipped cream. The family-style prix-fixe ($55 per person) is a good value, but the whole table must participate. Family-style is also a favorable idea for brunch where a lavish Israeli-style meal is available at $20 per person. A full bar and a wine list featuring international and Oregon varietals offer something for everyone.


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