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Mona's Cafe Restaurant Review: Don’t be surprised if you detect a bit of Amman or Jerusalem in the air. The concessions to Western tastes are few in this Middle Eastern eatery, which shares space with a supermarket filled with specialties of 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. The traditional Middle Eastern 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. Unfortunately, the dining experience at Mona’s is inconsistent. It seems to depend on who happens to be cooking on the day you arrive. But the prices will put a grin on any skinflint's face. Mona’s does not serve wine or alcohol.