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Mona's Cafe Restaurant Review: Restaurants have come and gone on bustling Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny, but Mona’s seems to have been here forever. This Middle Eastern establishment shares space with a supermarket full of specialties from the eastern Mediterranean. The place is bright and airy, especially at midday, when the simple, but practical, blond-wood chairs and tables look their best. First-timers are wise to try the sampler plate: baba ghanouj, grape leaves, tabbouleh, falafel and kibbeh. Traditional dishes --- falafel, gyros, baba and hummus --- are authentically prepared. Marinades and seasoning blends are well composed, too. Lamb chops and kebabs, prepared with succulence and just the right char, are made with fresh, good-quality ingredients. Baklava and similar classical sweets from this part of the world grace the dessert menu. Everything at Mona’s tastes even better with a refreshing Lebanese iced tea, made with rosewater and pine nuts. Best of all, the prices will put a grin on any skinflint's face. Mona’s does not serve wine or alcohol. Also located in Uptown and in Mid-City.